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Changes in ALSO-Actebis Management

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Changes in ALSO-Actebis Management

Klaus Hellmich resigns as CEO of ALSO-Actebis following over 20 years of service in IT distribution, citing personal reasons "in order to pursue other interests outside of the Group."

Replacing him is former Prof. Gustavo Möller-Hergt, the man responsible for the integration project of ALSO and Actebis.

The appointment of Möller-Hergt also eliminates the dual management structure of CEO and COO-- resulting in the simplification and shortening of decision processes.

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Hauppauge Launches HD Video Streamer

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Hauppauge Launches HD Video Streamer

Hauppauge Digital releases StreamEez, designed as a simple- to-use, HD video streamer.

Designed to broadcast live events over internet, the StreamEez box connects to an HD video camera using HDMI or component video. It compresses the camera's video (using a built-in H.264 encoder) into a form compatible with common streaming video sites such as USTREAM and Justin.tv.

StreamEez then connects via USB to a laptop computer equipped with Hauppauge’s StreamEez control application, making a Continue reading...

Distributing IT in Maghreb: A Guide

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Distributing IT in Maghreb: A Guide

ITdistri launches the first IT distribution guide in Maghreb...

The Maghreb guide is available in French or English as a 100-page PDF file from over 3500 IT resellers in the 3 main French-speaking Maghreb countries.

It has data on around 202 local and international distributors, semi-distributors, brokers, traders and VADs working in the region.

The guide is also available directly through ITdistri or its press partners.

"...Some vendors cover Maghreb only from foreign countries. But it is often Continue reading...

Ingram Logistics for Freecom

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Ingram Micro Logistics signs an agreement to provide Freecom logistics and e-commerce services across Europe.

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Freecom says outsourcing these 2 key business parts helps streamline the process, free up capital and improve order accuracy.

This new agreement brings the market new services and ideas, Ingram says. The company supplies chain services for manufacturers, publishers, brick and mortar retailers and web marketers.

Go Ingram Micro Logistics adds Freecom to Customers

Tech Data on Acquisition Trail, Buys Triade

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Tech Data on Acquisition Trail, Buys Triade

Tech Data buys Triade Holding, a Netherlands-based distributor for consumer electronics, mobility and IT products that sells in Denmark, Norway, Belgium, Luxembourg and Netherlands. Triade held Rosemeier Electronics in Denmark and HON, Quote and Battrex in the Benelux countries.

Simultaneously, Brightstar Europe (JV between Brightstar and Tech Data) will buy Triade’s Mobile Communications Co. unit. The deals should close in Q3.

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Tech Data Buys DLi Portugal

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Tech Data buys certain assets of distributor DLI.

Distribuicao e Logistica para Informatica, with €124m in annual revenue, serves the Portuguese corporate IT and consumer IT sectors.

Dli Portugal

Go DLi Acquisition

European Wholesale Group Halts

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European Wholesale Group Halts

"I am very proud of the success of the EEC," says Alex Sozonoff, Chairman and President of the European Wholesale Group (EEC), as he annnounced the dissolution of this Europe-wide IT distribution group. 

EWG began at the end of 2002 with four members - the Swiss ALSO Holding AG, the Dutch Copaco NV, the Italian Esprinet SpA and the British wholesaler West Coast. 

The declared aim was to unite for a shopping benefit and grow the group geographically.  A close partnership with Hewlett-Packard, Canon and Fujitsu Siemens was created. The EWG partners six years ago were in only five countries, today it is sixteen.  During the same period, the alliance's total turnover (now 6.1 billion euros) more than doubled.  

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V7 Backpacks...Just the Beginning

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V7 Backpacks...Just the Beginning

Ten years ago it seemed like a radical idea: a distributor’s own brand. A house brand. Sure, in those days you had a few odd distributors like Trust that lived by building their brand, but in general the Brand (with a Capital “B”) was still territory occupied solely by Tier 1 vendors who could buy expertise from marketing gurus and big agencies.

Vendors built brands, distributors built channels and route-to-market for those brands, and retailers built traffic and sales. It was a far more, simple world (although we still managed to get confused in it).

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Tech Data Buys Scribona

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Tech Data Buys Scribona

Scribona, Scandinavia’s broadliner distributor with revenues of 873 million Euro, grows tired of cost-cutting, krona-pinching and closing offices ...and sells out to pan-European rival Tech Data.

Scribona had 14,456,937 reasons to sell out as that matches their latest losses in Euro on their 2007 Annual Report. (Based on today’s currency exchange.)

Tech Data, driving a good bargain, will pay only the net asset value for inventory, some intellectual property, material contracts, office Continue reading...

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