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Ingram Micro sales solid
Channel Roundup Super-distie Ingram made a proft of $46.4m for the fourth quarter ended January 3, 2004, on sales of $6.76bn. European sales were $2.77bn, an increase of 33 per cent on the same period a year ago. Gross margin was 5.37 per cent, against 5.62 per cent last year.
C2000 wants top Big Blue spot
Computer 2000 is putting resources into helping resellers target small and medium enterprises, through IBM's TopSeller scheme. C2000 is upping levels of IBM stock to co-incide with an IBM marketing push which will see four million inserts going into papers and magazines every month this year. C2000 is also claiming to have beaten targets set for sales of Fujitsu Siemens desktops and laptops. The companies have been working together for six months and in January sales of Fjuitsu machines accounted for 15 per cent of C2000's PCs and peripherals business.
Gamers get shiny boxes
Enta Technologies is introducing "visually-appealing" computer cases aimed at the serious gamer market. The Lancer range come with two fans as standard, space for 10 drives and two USB ports. They come in silver, black and red. Enta has also won distribution rights for the full range of VisionPlus TV PC cards - which mean you can watch digital television on your PC or laptop.
Unipalm gets inky
Unipalm has agreed to distribute ThinPrint specialist software products. ThinPrint offers software to sort out print jobs in internet and mobile environments. Unipalm is increasing its Citrix range and sees ThinPrint as key to this process. ®