Central Europe: in Poland, network and security VAD Alstor has started the distribution of Opengear IT management systems in the country. In Czechia, broadliner ASBIS has decided to structure its approach of the network market through the appointment of Petr Winkelhofer1. As a product manager, Petr manages all the network-related brands of the distributor, including 2N, Asustor, Cisco, Mellanox, QNAP, TP-Link, Triton, Uniview and ZyXEL. Storage VAD BK Commercium has become exclusive distributor for Exagrid (storage and data deduplication) and Tech-Arrow (email archival) in Czechia, Slovakia and Baltic States (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania)2. Broadliner eD'system has added Umax mobile devices (smartware, tablets, smartphones and notebooks) to its portfolio3. Broadliner Ingram Micro has hired Jiří Kodeda as Product Manager Cloud and Data Center Solutions. As the distributor is historically (through RRC) active almost only on the DC/POS market in the country, this appointment means that Ingram Micro plans to expand its business in the Value market on the very short term. Finally, audio specialist Soon Pro Audio Systems has been chosen by Italian speaker vendor K-Array as an official distributor for the country (sources: CRN Polska, ChannelWorld Česko 1, 2 and 3, Reseller Magazine Online Česko, inAVate United Kingdom).