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Cisco seals Tandberg acquisition

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Cisco has announced it has completed its voluntary offer for Tandberg, a global provider of video communications solutions. The close of this transaction, and the consequent creation of an extensive combined product portfolio, accelerates Cisco’s vision of changing the way people communicate and collaborate by delivering simple, unique and interoperable collaboration experiences. Under the terms of the tender offer, and following the completion of the compulsory acquisition of shares, Cisco will have purchased all of the outstanding shares of Tandberg […]

Emitac Distribution appoints GM

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The Emitac Group, a regional provider of IT, communication technology and healthcare products, solutions and services, has announced the appointment of Patrick Mulligan as General Manager of Emitac Distribution. Mulligan will be responsible for the management and reporting on all areas of Emitac Distribution’s activities in the region. In his new role, Mulligan will redefine and execute Emitac’s business development strategies, drive sales support and marketing activities and build, maintain and strengthen relationships with vendors and channel partners. “This is […]

Lenovo has new GM

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PC vendor Lenovo, has appointed Ali Al-Amine as the new Regional GM for the Middle East, Egypt and Pakistan (MEEP) region. The appointment, which is effective 1st April, sees Al-Amine who has been Lenovo’s transactional business director since mid-May 2009 and has over 15 years of experience in the technology market assume responsibilities for Lenovo’s operations in 13 countries across the Gulf, North Africa and Levant, as well as Pakistan. “In his previous role, Al-Amine has built a very credible […]

Stargate retains GDS distributorship

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Travel technology service provider Stargate Cyber Active has been reappointed distributor for the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Nigeria of Worldspan and Galileo global distribution systems (GDS) from Travelport. Under the multi-year agreement, Stargate retains exclusive rights to distribute Worldspan technology and services to travel agencies in the three countries. It is effective from this month. “Our relationship with Stargate in the UAE and Saudi Arabia dates back more than a decade and continues to move from strength to […]

ZOTAC, Golden Systems seal distribution deal

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ZOTAC International, a global manufacturer of graphics cards, mini-ITX motherboards and mini-PCs, has signed a distribution agreement with Golden Systems Middle East, a components solutions distributor of in the region. In terms of the agreement, Golden Systems will promote and distribute ZOTAC’s award-winning products through its extensive channel and reseller network across the Middle East region. Carsten Berger, Marketing Director, ZOTAC International said the Middle East market is very important for ZOTAC and over the last two years, the company […]

Canon Club’s Morocco launch

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 Diffazur, Canon’s Middle East’s channel partner in Morocco has launched the first Diffazur Canon Club, designed to support Morocco’s rapidly growing IT industry and provide essential customer feedback and market intelligence. The Diffazur Canon Club gathering was characterised by team building activities and hosted a total of 42 tier-two partners that included mass markets, power retailers and IT resellers, who have helped shape Canon’s presence in that country. The Diffazur Canon Club forms the cornerstone of Canon Middle East’s Channel […]

Almasa IT Distribution to distribute SpectorSoft

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    This agreement authorises Almasa IT Distribution to distribute the complete SpectorSoft product line of solutions in the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA). “We are very pleased to partner with Almasa IT Distribution in growing mind and market share for SpectorSoft’s security solutions and services in the Gulf and Africa,” states Jim Fields, Vice President of Sales at SpectorSoft. “Almasa’s expertise in both the geographic and business diversity of the region and the synergy of our business […]

AOC’s unique innovation in LED monitors’

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AOC, part of Taiwan based TPV Technology Limited, and the largest display manufacturer in the world today, announced the launch of its latest Ultra Slim and fashionable LED Monitor AOC e2240Vw with its unique design and key features it targets business as well as fashion and environmentally cautious customers in the Middle East and Africa region. The monitor incorporates Multi-ECO technology along with intelligent energy saving functions such as eSaver and eSensor, which allows the monitor to save nearly 50% […]

Belkin appoints Egypt distributor

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Patrick Hayati, Managing Director for Emerging Markets, Belkin Ltd.” Belkin, the global leader in connectivity solutions, has announced the appointment of International Business Systems (IBS), one of the fastest growing importer and assembler in the regional ICT market, as an authorized distributor for their extensive product line up across the Egypt market. IBS will be working closely with Belkin to help widen its scope further across the Consumer, SMB & Enterprise markets. The main objective of the partnership is to […]