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Synnex' US$830 million acquisition of Westcon completes
Synnex has completed its acquisition of Westcon-Comstor’s Americas businesses and its minority investment in the Asia Pacific and EMEA business.
Interview: Westcon-Comstor NZ on the Cisco opportunity
Dave Rosenberg outlines Westcon-Comstor's plans and the opportunities available for Cisco resellers following the distie's exclusive appointment.
Updated: Westcon-Comstor NZ business drops into the red
'Significant' investments in the local market and a decline in revenue have seen Westcon-Comstor's Kiwi business slump into the red.
Westcon-Comstor scoops up exclusive Cisco distribution, ousts Ingram Micro and Dicker Data
Westcon-Comstor has been appointed as the exclusive New Zealand distributor for Cisco, ousting Ingram Micro and Dicker Data.
Westcon-Comstor adds Juniper Networks UCC solutions to portfolio
Westcon-Comstor has added Juniper networks to its Unified Communications and Collaboration (UCC) Practice to address the channel space.
China Telecom, Silver Peak & Westcon-Comstor launch managed SD-WAN partnership
“We’re partnering with industry leaders, Silver Peak & China Telecom to bring managed SD-WAN services to our joint clients across China & the world."
SOLD: Synnex acquires Westcon-Comstor stake
Synnex is taking a minority stake in Westcon-Comstor's local business with a 10% stake in Westcon International and 100% of North America and Latam.
Westcon-Comstor gets grilling with NetApp and Cisco
Westcon-Comstor's partners mastered the art of the BBQ - and Flexpod - at a recent masterclass in Auckland.
Westcon-Comstor parent reports revenue, profit drop; sale negotiation continues
Negotiations for the sale of Westcon-Comstor continue as parent company Datatec posts big drops in revenue and profit - despite a security upswing.
Asia Pacific provides bright spot in gloomy Westcon-Comstor financials
APAC has been one of the few bright spots for Westcon-Comstor in its latest financials, recording increased revenue and profit as other markets slump.
Former Westcon managing director takes on Dicker Data role
Former Westcon-Comstor ANZ managing director Wendy O’Keeffe has joined rival Dicker Data as its first independent non-executive director.
US$800m deal on table in possible Westcon-Comstor sale
Datatec has confirmed its considering a possible US$800m sale of a major share of Westcon-Comstor. Analysts tip Synnex and Arrow as best fit buyers.
The week in channel-land: New deals, channel reappearances and revenue tumbles
The weather outside may have been frightful this week, but that didn’t stop the distie deals, vendor offerings and channel reappearances.
Tech Data and Westcon-Comstor make the cut as APJ distie partners for Datadobi
Datadobi recently announced the appointment of Tech Data and Westcon-Comstor as their distribution partners for Asia Pacific and Japan.
Negotiations continue for Westcon and Logicalis parent
Negotiations are continuing for Westcon-Comstor and Logicalis parent Datatec for a 'significant transaction' first flagged in January.
Westcon-Comstor appoints David Gage to manage AU operations
Channel veteran and highly respected and accomplished IT executive, David Gage will soon take the reins at the AU Westcon-Comstor headquarters.
Exclusive: Distributor eyes Indonesia as test bed for ‘business in a box offerings’
Westcon-Comstor is looking to Indonesia to pilot new programs, following its launch of Blue Sky cloud services in Indonesia and Singapore last year.
Exclusive: AWS spot instance optimisation tool coming to Westcon-Comstor
Westcon-Comstor will launch an AWS spot instance optimisation tool later this month to enable resellers to take advantage of spot optimisation prices.
Updated: Westcon lands Cylance distie deal, ANZ excluded
“Westcon’s geographic footprint and technical capabilities in key regions make them an ideal partner as we expand our footprint all over the globe."
Rosenberg returns to fulltime NZ role as Westcon-Comstor seeks AU boss
Dave Rosenberg will head up Westcon-Comstor’s Kiwi operations next year, with the distributor currently looking to hire an Aussie managing director.
2016: 366 days of change in Kiwi channel-land
We take a look back at the year that was, the stories that showcased the Kiwi channel at its best -and worst- and the people that make up the channel.
2016: The year that was - and the stories that shaped the Aussie channel
Another year older, a little bit wiser? We take a look back at 2016 and the stories that shaped the Australian channel.
Benefits of upgrading your servers & OS – and the dangers of staying put
It has become vital to be agile and on the pulse of change – not least of which lies the importance of refreshing servers and operating systems.
2017 a year of change for Westcon-Comstor
Westcon-Comstor is bullish about 2017 as it strengthens its data centre focus - and promises 'a year of change'.