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Hiring spree at Midwich

Tech distributor Midwich has recently hired 30 new employees across the group in a variety of locations and roles. Ranging from brand campaign manager, logistics coordinator, solutions specialist and general sales manager, Midwich says its new employees highlight the firm’s ongoing investment in its people and in the areas of …

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Micron announces job cuts due to ‘challenging market conditions’

Micron is preparing itseful for job cuts after posting a loss for its third quarter of 2016. The Crucial and Lexar parent company generated revenues of $2.9 billion during the quarter ending June 2nd 2016, but made a loss of $215 million. "Although we have made good progress in deploying …

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Avnet announces new UK security and networking director

Distributor Avnet has appointed Danny Yeowell as director for its Technology Solutions UK Security and Networking business unit.  Yeowell will be responsible for accelerating growth and profitability for Avnet, its partners and suppliers in the area of security and networking – a business in which Avnet UK says it has …

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Channel veteran Mark Haddleton joins Peak Development

Mark Haddleton has been appointed Peak Development’s new business development manager for the UK. He joins from Exertis, where he spent more than seven years as retail category manager. Prior to that, he held roles at Tech Data (then Computer 2000) and Smithie UK. Haddleton’s new role at Peak will …

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Tech Data appoints new HP PC team manager

Distributor Tech Data has named Nick Stancliffe as its new HP business development manager. Stancliffe joins Christian Cox and Sam Trinder on the company’s new-look HP PC team, after previously working as a Software BDM – a role that he’d occupied for almost half of his six years – in …

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Azlan announces new additions to enterprise business dev teams

Azlan has announced the appointments of Jody Taylor as its dedicated Veritas business manager and Adam Wilcox as business manager for Lenovo and Nutanix. Taylor joined from Arrow where she spent almost seven years managing Symantec and latterly, EMC. She was previously at Symantec itself and has also worked at …

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‘We’re ramping up investment to support both national and, very importantly, independent retailers,’ says Tech Data

Distie Tech Data has outlined how important indie retailers are to the channel as the firm completes its CE and retail team line-ups. Tech Data is continuing to invest in supporting retailers, adding new heads to complete its Consumer Electronics-focused product management and Retail customer-facing account management teams. Ross Turner …

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F-Secure appoints new president and CEO

The F-Secure board of directors has appointed Samu Konttinen as the new president and CEO of the firm following the resignation of Christian Fredrikson. As Fredrikson departs to pursue a leadership opportunity outside the company, Konttinen will take over the role on August 1st. Konttinen joined F-Secure in 2005 and …

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CMS Distribution’s Simon Carr joins iSheriff

Cloud-based security firm iSheriff has announced the appointment of Simon Carr as director of sales for EMEA. This latest appointment reflects the company’s growth strategy for expanding its local presence in the region, said the firm. Carr will be driving sales through existing and new channel partners for iSheriff’s scalable, …

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Microsoft to cut 1,850 jobs as it calls time on Nokia phone business

After acquiring Nokia’s phone business for $7.2 billion two years ago, Microsoft is continuing its job cuts in that division, with a further 1,850 employees being let go. Last year, the firm cut 7,800 jobs to ‘refocus’ its phone efforts, but it seems that wasn’t enough. Now, a further 1,850 …

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