United Kingdom: print specialist Beta Distribution has appointed Ben Jackson as Director of Sales – Prosumer and Enterprise Channels, to lead the Technology Solutions Division. The Technology Solutions Division has been in existence for a couple of years now focusing on developing a "disruptive" product portfolio to provide the VAR and MSP with alternative solutions to the traditional tier one brands. Jackson has been with Beta for eight years and has been in the data industry for over twenty years. He sees this development at Beta as absolutely critical to securing the company's position as a trusted partner to the channel.
Application delivery vendor A10 Networks has reviewed its channel organization in the country and decided to grant exclusive distribution rights to network and cloud VAD Cloud Distribution, dropping network and security VAD Wick Hill in the process.
Similarly, encryption and authentication vendor has cropped its distribution network by ending its partnerships with network and security VADs Arrow ECS and Wick Hill, to focus on their competitor Exclusive Networks.
Finally, Kim Thurgood has been appointed as Alliance Development Director to aid office supply specialist Spicers' continued commitment to helping dealers grow and prosper. Joining the senior management team, Kim brings knowledge and experience from an array of positions across the channel. Time spent with both wholesalers, as well as XPD, combined with her involvement with many dealers made her the choice to drive the Spicers Alliance programme forward (source: Comms Business United Kingdom, ChannelWeb United Kingdom, ChannelInfo United Kingdom).