Market & Technology News
Netherlands-based Vistaprint NV, an online provider of marketing products and services to micro businesses and the home, today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Pixartprinting Srl for a base purchase price of approximately €127 million, resulting in Vistaprint ownership of 97% of Pixartprinting, and 3% retained ownership by Pixartprinting’s founder.
Capita plc, BPO and integrated support service solutions specialist, has announced its acquisition of Updata Infrastructure, a UK-based IT network services provider, for a cash consideration of £80m (€96.4m).
This year's European IT Excellence Awards shows just how diverse the IT supply industry has become with solutions ranging from construction site management to healthcare systems and government document control, and from all parts of Europe.
Tech Data Europe will supply Google’s indirect channel across Europe with services around the Chromecast media streaming device. Chromecast has just gone on sale in the UK, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Finland.
OpenConnect Systems,specialist in process and workforce analytics solutions, has announced it has entered into a distribution partnership with CIMtrek Limited for its workforce reporting and performance analytics solutions WorkiQ, it says.
US-based unstructured data governance specialist STEALTHbits has appointed Mark Pilgrim to drive its sales and operations across Europe and the UK as new Vice President of Sales and Operations for EMEA market.
Software solutions specialist Attunity has announced its business expansion across Europe with an addition of new sales present in Germany and the Nordics.
The quarterly security appliance market in 2013 in the EMEA region posted a 0.4% q/q decline, according to a consultancy International Data Corporation (IDC).
EMEA server revenues reached $12.4 billion for the full calendar year 2013, which shows a moderate annual decline of 5.3%. The decline in unit terms was less significant at 2.7%, with over 2.2 million server units shipped in 2013.
Giant German integrator Bechtle is now in what it calls a "close alliance" with PC Connection in the US. This gives it the ability to support US clients in Europe, and adding further partners is also being looked at.