Winter led the company to become one of the world’s largest software licensing specialists, boasting revenues of €6 billion and a headcount of 3,000 staff until his death.
Schlosser joined the outfit in 2012, and lately held the position of global COO and transformation leader. He will take the reins as chief exec on 1 January 2019.
MD Richard Rymill said the opening of its office in One World Trade Centre in New York came about because of a doubling of its headcount from seven employees to 14.
Amongst his predictions for next year, Gheri said that migration to the cloud has become a megatrend. This has led to new requirements in terms of securing services and the required infrastructure.
CEO Charles Nasser described as an “exceptional” year with the EBITDA for Claranet’s financial year ending 30 June 2018 increased by 29 per cent to £50 million on revenues that soared by 49 per cent, totalling £321.6 million.
Deloitte was appointed as administrator for the failing distributer in October, and it declared that Beta did not have enough money to cover debts owed to unsecured creditors.
“We do not think that the companies have sufficient property to enable a distribution to be made to unsecured creditors,” the letter said.
Its Client Stephan Buys was the main shareholder in NSIS Systems. His wife was a non-executive minor shareholder, and the other partner was Sian Banks, who wanted to stay on after an acquisition. The company is a mid-sized IT support Company based in Central London. The business was started in 2006 by the original partners and specialises in outsourced ICT functions within the SME sector.
Internet of Things (IoT) solutions provider Boston Networks has written a cheque for Newcastle-based 2020 Vision Systems.
The Glasgow-based VAR has undertaken a strategy to establish itself as the UK in “network-enabled smart integrated technologies to improve the performance safety and security of buildings, campuses, and cities.”
2020 Vision specialises in IP-enabled security technology and video surveillance and has a strong presence across the North-East, including an office in Birmingham.
The deal brings the headcount of the Boston Group to 170 after it previously acquired London-based audiovisual solutions provider PEL Services in April.
Scott McEwan, Boston Networks CEO, said: “We look forward to using 2020’s many years of experience of working in key areas of critical physical security, which will help us to drive towards the next phase of our growth as we continue to focus on applying technology to improve the performance, safety, and security of people, buildings and assets. In particular, this acquisition further deepens our services in the further education sector, enhances our existing security offering through the cloud platform and significantly spreads our geographic coverage.”
Greig Brown chairman of Boston Networks said that the latest acquisition is a strong fit for the VAR.
“In addition to the complementary solutions offering and strong management team, it is a significant step forward in our plan to create a national provider of integrated life safety, security and networking services, in key sectors, specifically targeting mid-market UK-based Blue-Chip companies.”
Dixons Carphone has blamed its slumping sales on a lack of demand within its smartphone unit over the last six months, and its £440 million loss was because of changing market conditions. Mobile revenues in UK & Ireland were down four percent.
Although Carphone’s electricals market share was up over the half-year period across all of the company’s territories and like-for-like revenues were up two percent, with the second quarter of the year performing best, with revenues up by four percent. Group sales were up one percent year-on-year.
It had 17.5 percent of market share, followed by HPE at 16.3 percent. HPE had held top position for the same period in 2017.
Lee Harris will become Divisional Director focusing on AV (Midwich Ltd) and Ross Floyd will assume a wider role as Divisional Director covering AV, Document Solutions and further technologies.
Lee Baker will be passing over his responsibilities to Lee Harris and Ross Floyd in January following an extensive handover period.
However the survey found that that limited solutions knowledge and budget constraints are top barriers the channel faces in deploying cybersecurity solutions to small-to-medium businesses (SMBs).
Grey tin box shifter Michael Dell is about to list his company back on the New York Stock Exchange on 28 December, bringing to a close a restructuring process that started at the beginning of the year.
The top five vendors in the space were HP , Canon, Epson, Brother and Kyocera. HP held its position at the leader of the pack, with 40.8 per cent of the market share.
However Canon retained second place on the list, with 21 per cent and experienced year-on-year shipment growth of 7.7 per cent to 5.3 million units, the only vendor in the top five to report growth for the quarter.
IDC stated that the US market was a “key contributor” to Canon’s growth, delivering a 41 per cent expansion in the laser market.
This year saw European data regulation and companies buying each other up left, right and centre, and he does not expect much to change in 2019.
“While it’s not a very controversial prediction, I do not expect this to change in the next year or so. But what does bring potential is the way channel partners adapt to and address these challenges. That could make all the difference,” Howells said.