News Archive

  • August 03, 2015 03 Aug'15

    CDW increases Kelway stake to 100%

    US reseller CDW has increased the stake it holds in Kelway taking over the business completely

  • July 17, 2015 17 Jul'15

    Daisy completes acquisition of Phoenix IT

    Daisy takes step closer to ambition of becoming a £1 billion unified communications & IT infrastructure managed services business

  • June 18, 2015 18 Jun'15

    Nadella delivers a fresh org chart as Microsoft restructures

    Resellers will have a fresh structure to familiarise themselves with as Microsoft's CEO outlines a company restructure

  • February 03, 2015 03 Feb'15

    Computacenter sells recycling arm to Arrow

    Arrow buys IT disposal and asset recovery business RDC for a cool £56m cash

  • December 19, 2014 19 Dec'14

    Exclusive Networks acquires ITEC

    Distributor bags global services firm, extending support reach across the globe

  • October 20, 2014 20 Oct'14

    Daisy Group agrees to £494m takeover

    After nearly three months of uncertainty, Daisy announces that a deal has been struck

  • May 12, 2014 12 May'14

    IBM releases Watson supercomputer yottabyte storage into the market

    IBM has started to flex its muscles with the Watson super computer after launching its software defined storage options for the big data era

  • March 21, 2014 21 Mar'14

    Capita buys security VAR Network Technology Solutions

    Acquisition of London, Yorks-based reseller gives services giant Capita extra clout around intrusion detection, data loss and remote working

  • February 03, 2014 03 Feb'14

    Microsoft settles copyright case with Discount-Licensing

    Microsoft has settled its case at the High Court with second-hand software specialist Discount-Licensing

  • November 13, 2013 13 Nov'13

    Amazon Web Services beefs up channel programme

    Amazon Web Services is increasing the support for those resellers that put some consulting muscle behind selling its cloud offering

  • October 29, 2013 29 Oct'13

    Arrow Computerlinks purchase a done deal

    The acquisition of Computerlinks by Arrow Electronics formally closed on 28 October 2013

  • October 07, 2013 07 Oct'13

    Computer 2000 renamed Tech Data

    The Computer 2000 name is to disappear from the UK market 15 years after its purchase by global distribution giant Tech Data

  • October 01, 2013 01 Oct'13

    Ingram Micro buys hardware recycling outfit CloudBlue

    Ingram Micro buys into reverse logistics business with acquisition of US-based asset disposition, data destruction and e-waste recycling firm CloudBlue Technologies

  • July 01, 2013 01 Jul'13

    Evesham founder Richard Austin pops up at Centerprise

    Evesham co-founder and chairman Richard Austin back in the channel after six year absence

  • May 15, 2012 15 May'12

    Dell launches social media training for partners

    Dell Premier and Certified partners are to get access to social media training sessions, with on-demand modules set to be added to Dell's Partner Direct portal in the near future.

  • December 23, 2011 23 Dec'11

    News review of the year Q4

    Cisco was slamming its rival HP as the fallout from its CEO changes continued, the Thailand floods caused havoc in the hard disk drive market and December started with some distribution veterans returning to the fold and getting promoted.

  • November 29, 2010 29 Nov'10

    Phoenix IT Group to merge Servo and ICM businesses

    Phoenix IT Group is to merge its Servo and ICM Continuous Business division from the beginning of April in a nod to the converging technologies they sell.

  • November 22, 2010 22 Nov'10

    Computacenter MD Walsh: Why I resigned

    Computacenter (CC) managing director Simon Walsh tendered his resignation after weighing up the short to medium term prospects for getting the role as CEO and out of fear of being typecast.

  • September 07, 2010 07 Sep'10

    SCC acquires Kavanagh

    Bracknell-based integrator Kavanagh has been sold to SCC for an undisclosed sum with managing director Rob Campbell standing down immediately. The negotiations started about a month ago and the deal was signed late last night, building on parent SCH...

  • March 31, 2010 31 Mar'10

    Laptops Direct takes grave approach to sponsorship

    Huddersfield-based etailer Laptops Direct has pounced upon a dead canny marketing scheme to build traction with UK customers in these uncertain economic times by offering to sponsor funerals that use its logo.

  • March 10, 2010 10 Mar'10

    How important is the role of CEO?

    Amro Gebreel reports on the diverse range of views of the top job from a cross-section of CEOs in the channel. Just how important is the position of a CEO?

  • February 03, 2010 03 Feb'10

    Phoenix IT Group acquires KCOM network break fix arm

    Phoenix IT Group has confirmed that it has acquired the contracts held by KCOM's network maintenance arm for £1.8m.

  • November 27, 2009 27 Nov'09

    Computacenter completes Thesaurus acquisition

    Computacenter has completed the acquisition of Thesaurus Computer Services for £900,000, bolstering its IBM z series business.

  • February 12, 2009 12 Feb'09

    Dell moves to address channel conflict

    Dell has expanded throughout the entire organisation a UK pilot that precluded its direct sales team from achieving their bonuses without using the channel, in an attempt to kick-start wider collaboration with reseller partners.

  • January 15, 2009 15 Jan'09

    SCC's Rigby discusses channel credit with Gordon Brown

    SCH chairman and chief executive Sir Peter Rigby has met with Gordon Brown as part of the Prime Minister's regional tour of England and Wales to detail what the Government is doing to help the commercial sector in the downturn.

  • July 16, 2008 16 Jul'08

    Hamilton Rentals splits from 2e2 after £10m MBO

    IT and AV rental specialist Hamilton Rentals has split from 2e2 after a £10m management buyout The company was previously part of Compel, which 2e2 acquired in March last year, and is aiming to exploit its independent status to reposition ...

  • June 24, 2008 24 Jun'08

    Dell's indirect business on track

    When Michael Dell, CEO of the PC firm announced plans to formalise partnerships with local resellers and systems integrators last May he pointed out the channel accounted for $9bn (£4.59bn) of Dell's revenues each year.

  • August 30, 2007 30 Aug'07

    Acer acquires Gateway

    In a move that would have impressed the most Machiavellian politician, Acer has acquired Gateway and exercised a contractual clause under the deal that gives it first right of refusal to buy Packard Bell, a target of arch rival Lenovo.