Avaya introduced several new channel initiatives which will help recognise and reward its most loyal and dynamic partners during its recently held Annual Channel Partner Conference in Berlin, Germany. The Avaya Connect partner programme reflects the changing channel dynamics and ensure that Avaya partners are well equipped to deliver the broadest possible solution sets to customers. Avaya has released more than 60 new products over the past 18 months, and it now focuses on increasing the competency, customer satisfaction and competitive advantage of its channel partners. Read More…

BenQ announced the appointment of gaming specialist distribution company Geekay Distribution to distribute their latest XL and RL Gaming Monitor series in the Middle East region. Geekay is the exclusive distributors for Steelseries, Gioteck, Licensed Nintendo, Licensed PlayStation, Duracell Gaming and the Ben 10 licensed range in the region.Read More…

Recently, world’s leading IT distributor Avnet reported impressive numbers $6.43 billion worldwide sales for the first quarter results of the fiscal year 2012, which is an increase of 3.9% year over year. Avnet Technology Solutions experienced solid year over year improvements in profitability and returns during the quarter. Gross profit margin improved 75 basis points sequentially and 37 basis points year over year. In addition, operating income increasing 14.7% year over year, and operating income margin increasing 28 basis points year over year to 2.5%.
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LG recently become the first company in the world to be certified by a recognized authority for its flicker-free 3D notebook display. TÜV Rheinland is one of the world’s leading technical, safety and certification services and Europe’s highest authority on standards, recognized the LG A530 notebook for being the first 3D notebook PC to offer a flicker-free viewing experience.
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Canada based DragonWave plans to acquire Nokia Siemens Networks microwave transport business, including its associated operational support systems (OSS) and related support functions. In the post acquisition scenario, Nokia Siemens Networks would be responsible for its existing solution sales and associated services for microwave transport, while DragonWave would be responsible for the product line, including R&D, product management and operations functions.Read More…

Oracle and Intertec Systems will jointly be hosting the “Oracle Technology Summit” at the Intercontinental Hotel in Abu Dhabi on 16th November, 2011 and it expects to bring together key IT decision makers under one roof to demonstrate the efficacies of Syros ERP, Oracle BI and Oracle’s latest technologies on Database & Fusion Middleware. The aim is to simplify ERP software selection, alleviating some of the painful inefficiencies faced by IT, finance & business operations and delivering solutions in one event. Read More…

Logitech unveiled a compact sound system for music, movies, games and calls that pairs easily with smartphones, tablets and other Bluetooth-enabled devices, the Logitech Mini Boombox in the Middle East region. Mini Boombox is a small package with a big performance, that features specially designed acoustic chamber with enhanced bass, and the handy speakerphone with built-in microphone to give clear calls in the office, in the car or in the back yard. It’s great for phone calls or video chats – alone or with a group.Read More…

Leading WAN optimisation and application performance management solution provider, Exinda recently embarked on its African growth journey with the opening of an office in South Africa to drive the business in African continent. Now, it extended its reach in the continental Africa with the appointment two Kenya based resellers Adwest Communications and IntraCom primarily to cover East African market, while, Mauritius based User-Tech Solutions will cater to Indian Ocean islands region.Read More…

Intel Egypt announced the appointment of Eng. Karim El Fateh as the new country manager for Egypt, where he will focus on making technology accessible to the different segments of Egyptian society by working closely with our ecosystem partners and making technology more accessible and affordable; and growing Intel’s business in Egypt in the fields of consumer and education. Karim El Fateh joined Intel in 2004 and held several key positions before elevating to the current level of Country Manager for Egypt.Read More…

Kenya based largest data and internet backbone in East Africa, Altech Kenya Data Networks (KDN) the provider of comprehensive suite of services over its 6,000 km fibre optic network, including Internet Protocol services, broadband transport, infrastructure and collocation services appointed Shahab Meshki as the CEO. Meshki comes with over 20 years of working experience in the information technology and telecommunications sector, brings a wealth of global management experience and expertise in the convergence of IT and telecommunication services. Read More…

Microsoft Hardware recently signed up with leading electronics distributor, Techmart to build a direct distribution business structure for its products in the Gulf countries of UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman and Qatar. Techmart has been operating in the Middle East for the last nine years, and has evolved a unique direct distribution structure, with ground level presence in 10 countries, servicing 7,000 retailers directly through its own sales force across the Middle East.Read More…

Legatum, a private international investment group and Omidyar Network, a philanthropic investment firm, announced the selection of 10 companies as finalists of the 2011 Africa Awards for Entrepreneurship of which 5 are Technology companies hailing from various parts of Africa. The selected 5 Tech companies for the finals are: Unique Solutions Company Limited from Gambia, Expand Technology from Mauritius, First Atlantic Semiconductor & Microelectronics from Nigeria, Cellular Systems International from Senegal and Securico from Zimbabwe.
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