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Arrow launches « IoT Innovator Program » in EMEA

Infrastructure VAD Arrow ECS has announced the launch of its "Things Evolved: IoT Innovator Program" in the EMEA region. The programme is a new initiative to develop the company's Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem and to facilitate channel partners' path into IoT markets. Arrow is uniquely positioned in the IoT markets, with a wide portfolio addressing every layer of the IoT solution stack, ranging from electronic components to IT solutions. Through the launch of the "Innovator Program", Arrow will enable the channel community and IoT solution providers to benefit from its IoT technology reach and skills. Additionally, other benefits include access to all services delivered by Arrow such as remote management and monitoring, support, design, integration, training, marketing and financial solutions. The ‘IoT Innovator Program’ allows Arrow’s channel customers to offer their end customers best-of-breed IoT solutions. To support this approach and accelerate IoT market development, Arrow is, in addition, creating dedicated IoT stacks with new, specialised IoT solution providers. These providers are already established in key vertical IoT market segments: smart cities, industrial IoT, healthcare and automotive/transportation.

A key element of the "IoT Innovator Program" is to connect "Things Evolved" partners with IoT projects generated through Arrow's extensive sensor and connectivity market reach. "Things Evolved" customers will benefit from Arrow’s skills and expertise in data gathering and transportation in IoT projects.

"Our 'IoT Innovator Program' kick-starts the most comprehensive channel enablement initiative in the industry's complex IoT environment", says Eric Nowak, president Arrow ECS EMEA. "In the light of our sensor-to-sunset strategy, Arrow is the only global distributor capable of offering reliable and secure IoT solutions to cover all aspects of technology. With our full service IoT programme based on solution stacks and professional managed services, Arrow provides the channel with new exciting sales opportunities."

Channel solution providers will receive many benefits from participating in Arrow’s IoT Innovator Program, such as:

  • Access to IoT solution stacks that include sensors, connectivity, cloud, analytics, security, IT infrastructure, managed services up to end-of-life asset disposition
  • Certification with the Arrow Things Evolved Partner accreditation
  • Business reviews with the Arrow IoT sales team
  • Qualified leads and incorporation, in addition to IoT projects
  • IoT training and marketing expertise

The IoT Innovator Program will be launched in Europe through Arrow ECS offices in Austria, Belgium, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Luxembourg, Morocco, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom.

News from Beta Solutions, Siewert & Kau, Tech Data Mobile and Zibris

DACH: in Germany, print supply specialist Beta Solutions has gone bankrupt. It is yet unknown whether the company will continue its business or close altogether. Broadliner Siewert & Kau has added Rapoo gaming accessories to its catalog. In Switzerland, the mobility division of broadliner Tech Data has added Lenovo Motorola smartphones to its catalog. Storage specialist Zibris has expanded its offer with Rubrik cloud data management solutions (source: Business Partner Deutschland, ChannelObserver Deutschland, Inside Channels Schweiz, IT Markt Schweiz).

Dyanemo, Exertis, Spire Technology and Target Components ink more distribution deals

United Kingdom: Protected Networks, the provider of 8MAN Access Rights Management solution, has appointed young network and security VAD Dyanemo as its flagship distributor, signifying a new strategy of focus and commitment to support and grow its channel community. Broadliner Exertis has unveiled a distribution agreement with ZOTAC for its complete line-up of products, including graphics cards and Mini-PCs. Swedish gaming gear specialist Xtrfy has signed broadliner Spire Technology as distributor for the local market. Finally, broadliner Target Components has partnered with manufacturer Energenie to distribute their MiHome smart home products. The range includes electrical light and power switches, door, window and movement sensors as well as energy monitors, all of which are also available in "starter bundles" with a heavily-discounted MiHome control hub included (source: PCR Online United Kingdom).

New partner and employee for ASBIS and Bakotech

Czechia: broadliner ASBIS has inked a distribution deal with cabling and rack vendor Solarix. Software and security VAD Bakotech has hired Gigi Bokeria as region manager for Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania (source: Channel World Česko and Reseller Magazine Online Česko).

Honeywell partners with Aptec

Middle East: Honeywell, a global software-industrial company, is set to further enhance its technology distribution across the Middle East through a new distribution agreement with broadliner Aptec, an Ingram Micro company. The agreement will see a wider range of Honeywell's productivity solutions, including scanning, printing and mobility technology, distributed through Aptec's network targeting resellers and channel partners from Afghanistan, Bahrain, Egypt, Kuwait, Oman, Pakistan and the UAE. The agreement will cover the distribution of smart and connected technologies, from cutting-edge mobile computers, voice-enabled software and workflows, bar code scanners, and printing solutions. Edmond Mikhael, General Manager for Honeywell Safety and Productivity Solutions (SPS) in the Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META), commented: "This is an important agreement that will bring our sophisticated, state-of-the-art technology closer to customers, improving safety and productivity across industries. Aptec will play a vital role in the value chain, linking our industry-leading technology to thousands of resellers across the Middle East. Our work will continue to make the region more connected and drive efficiency across sectors and geographies." Ali Baghdadi, senior vice president and chief executive, Ingram Micro META, commented: "we are delighted to be partnering with a global technology leader such as Honeywell and work together to provide industry stakeholders with the latest innovations and technological advancements. We will create significant sales and profit opportunities through unique marketing programs, advanced logistics services, technical support, product delivery and distribution. We look forward to working closely with Honeywell following the signing of this milestone agreement."

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