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Tarsus lifts stake in Tarsus Cloud On Demand to 100%

South Africa: IT distribution giant Tarsus Technology Group has bought the 49% of Tarsus Cloud On Demand it did not already own, as part of its strategy to be a leading player in the cloud computing and software as a service markets. Tarsus Cloud On Demand is a leading cloud enablement partner to the South African ICT reseller channel and enterprise customers. Following the transaction, Tarsus Cloud On Demand will benefit from the additional investment that it can use to grow its business, which focuses on delivering platforms, applications and solutions that help resellers, users and service providers embrace the cloud easily and in a cost-effective manner. The company has especially aggressive plans to ramp its software subscriptions business in the months to come. Tarsus Cloud On Demand provides a comprehensive infrastructure as a service platform for delivering a range of IT services from the cloud. It enables partners to resell its prepackaged solutions or build their own branded and customised solutions for their customers, without the need to make the significant investment in cloud infrastructure.

Says Jonathan Kropf, CEO of Tarsus Cloud On Demand: "Following Tarsus Technology Group's acquisition of a majority stake in our business two years ago, it makes sense to become a 100%-owned subsidiary of the group. In addition to providing us with funding to grow our business and invest in our billing systems and data centre, this transaction is a great opportunity for us to align ourselves even more closely with the rest of the group."

"The cloud provides the channel with the ability to create an incremental source of predictable and high margin revenue and offers us a tremendous growth opportunity as we continue to evolve from a traditional distributor into a solutions partner for South African IT resellers and systems integrators", adds Miles Crisp, CEO of Tarsus Technology Group. "For both Tarsus Technology Group and our resellers, this is an opportunity to provide the migration, support and integration services that the end-user will require as they transition towards the cloud. We can offer a complete set of solutions that enable the channel to help customers optimise their IT environments, whether they use cloud services, on-premises technology or a hybrid of the two."

Unify appoints Tarsus Distribution to drive market share

Telecommunication vendor Unify has appointed South African broadliner Tarsus Distribution as its distributor for Southern Africa, and in line with its commitment to expanding its channel business in the region has established a local Unify Office in South Africa under the leadership of Bryan Thompson as country manager.

The company will partner with Tarsus Distribution to develop brand awareness and grow market share within the region thanks to Tarsus offices in Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zambia over the months to come as part of its transition to a software and services-based organisation.

Tarsus Distribution will work with Unify's newly-established office in Bryanston, Johannesburg to deliver integrated communications solutions to resellers and their customers.

Says Gerrit Venter, general manager for Tarsus Connect: "With its strong heritage of product reliability, innovation, open standards and security, Unify is a great addition to our product portfolio. It gives our channel partners an excellent suite of unified communications and collaboration products to take to their customer bases. The partnership with Unify enables Tarsus to service and develop a whole new segment of our channel, and testifies to our commitment to bringing leading technology to our channel partners and their customers."

"Unify is committed to investing in and expanding our partner business, so we are delighted to announce the appointment of Tarsus Distribution as our distribution partner within Southern African," says Ralf Bennewitz, Regional Director for Africa at Unify. "This relationship with Tarsus Distribution supports our transition to a channel-driven sales model. Together, we are strongly positioned to grow the business through the appointment of new reseller channel partners."

NetApp appoints Tarsus for value-add distribution

South Africa: NetApp has appointed broadliner Tarsus Technology Group as a value-added distributor for South Africa and the SADC region through its offices in Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia and Zambia.

The companies will work together to help the channel deliver agile, scalable and resilient storage and data management solutions that smooth out businesses' transition to software-defined data centres, converged infrastructures, and cloud computing.

The agreement targets resellers serving small enterprises, mid-sized businesses and large enterprises.

Tarsus will offer resellers access to a broad range of NetApp solutions and services spanning cloud computing, flash storage, business applications, data storage for virtual servers, disk-to-disk backup, and more. It will back this solutions offering with training, pre-sales, post-sales and professional services (including managed services, implementation and architecting) that provide the end-user with an integrated data and storage management solution.

"Tarsus Technology Group, with its holistic offering to the South African channel, is a perfect partner for NetApp," says Gary De Menezes, country manager for South Africa at NetApp. "Our agreement with Tarsus gives organisations of all sizes access to a complete set of software, systems and services that enable them to seamlessly manage data wherever it resides. Our solutions complement the group's offerings, spanning from Tarsus Cloud on Demand and Tarsus Mobility Solutions to Tarsus SecureData. We are particularly excited about how Tarsus Channel Capital's finance solutions will help enable resellers to offer NetApp customers access to flexible and cost -effective funding options."

Anton Herbst, CEO of Tarsus Distribution, comments: "The relationship with NetApp aligns with our commitment to helping our channel partners grow their market share and reach new levels of success. With the NetApp portfolio and access to our professional services, resellers can develop innovative storage and data management solutions that give them a competitive advantage and position them as stronger partners to their clients. Because NetApp is a channel-focused vendor, the partnership enables our channel partners to interpret where their customers currently are on their storage journey, map out their next moves, and implement future-proof solutions. This is not just a conversation about storage – it is a conversation around how our resellers can help their clients make their data work for their businesses at the lowest possible cost and with the best possible results." (source: IT Online South Africa).

Intel Security appoints Tarsus Emerging Markets

Africa: Intel Security has appointed broadliner Tarsus Emerging Market as official distributor for the whole sub-Saharan Africa, excluding South Africa. Intel Security products are available through Tarsus Emerging Markets offices in Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, Zambia as well as South Africa for all other sub-Saharan African countries.

MB rebrands as Tarsus Technology Group

The MB Technologies group has rebranded itself as the Tarsus Technology Group, leveraging the brand recognition enjoyed by the Tarsus distribution company. Significantly, the organisation also turns 30 this year, having recently completed a business strategy process that has resulted in a number of acquisitions and the overall growth of the group. "The group is evolving from product-centric to an organisation focused on supply chain optimisation, services and solutions, with the customer at the heart of everything and we needed to portray this in our brand look and feel as well as the structure," says Miles Crisp, CEO of the Tarsus Technology. The rebranding sees the adoption of Tarsus as the Group name with the subsidiaries now branded as broadliner Tarsus Distribution (Tarsus Technologies), Tarsus Channel Capital (Channel Capital), Tarsus Risk Management (Channel Risk Management), cloud VAD Tarsus Cloud on Demand (Cloud on Demand), Tarsus Mobility Solutions (Yeahpoint), security VAD Tarsus SecureData (SecureData), Tarsus Emerging Markets (in Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, Zambia and South Africa for all other sub-Saharan African countries, including Mauritius whose local office has been very recently closed), Tarsus Academy, print specialist Printacom and GAAP. "Established in 1985, Tarsus Technologies has a rich history in the IT distribution industry and three decades has seen a revolution within the group of companies," Crisp says. "We believe that our revitalised brand and strategy brings cohesion to all parts of the organisation, the channel, and ultimately our customers. The intention is to reinvigorate positive change within the channel and the industry by imbuing collaboration into our DNA." Most of the group companies are situated together under one roof in the Waterfall Commercial District and the focus is on integrated technology distribution and solutions which the IT channel environment is under pressure to deliver.

Recent additions

Our directory is updated daily through information sent by vendors and distributors. Here are the latest updates :
SC Magazin GSM srl
Romania - Specialist
Multipoint Nordics OÜ
Estonia - VAD
EMA Distribution srl
Italy - Specialist
Westnet Distribution Poland Sp. z o.o.
Poland - Broadliner
A&C Systems France
France - Specialist
FieldTrust bvba/sprl
Belgium - VAD
Aqipa United Kingdom Ltd
United Kingdom - Specialist
Fokus MSP GmbH iG
Germany - VAD
Zaltor Soluciones Informáticas SLU
Spain - Specialist
ICOS Deutschland GmbH
Germany - VAD


Tarsus Distribution Botswana

Tarsus Distribution Botswana
Plot 22108 - Unit 1 - Kgomokasitwa Road
Gaborone International Commerce Park
Phone : +267-3972788
Fax : +267-3972928
Website : http://www.tarsusdistribution.co.za


General manager : Mr Jaco Roux
Corporate account manager : Mr Gaone Ramotshabi
Corporate account manager : Mr Kefilwe Kkgotlhane


Indirect turnover : 100%
National/regional/export split : 100/0/0
Main brands : Acer, Cisco, HP Inc., Lenovo, Samsung
Clients : Apple Premium Resellers, assemblers, broadline e-commerce, broadliner, buying groups, consumer electronics, dealers, department stores, hypermarkets, independent retailers, IT consulting, system integrators and VARs, marketplaces, phone shops, service providers, specialist, specialized and corporate resellers, trader


Recent additions

Our directory is updated daily through information sent by vendors and distributors. Here are the latest updates :
SC Magazin GSM srl -  Romania - Specialist
Multipoint Nordics OÜ -  Estonia - VAD
EMA Distribution srl -  Italy - Specialist
Westnet Distribution Poland Sp. z o.o. -  Poland - Broadliner
A&C Systems France -  France - Specialist
FieldTrust bvba/sprl -  Belgium - VAD
Aqipa United Kingdom Ltd -  United Kingdom - Specialist
Fokus MSP GmbH iG -  Germany - VAD
Zaltor Soluciones Informáticas SLU -  Spain - Specialist
ICOS Deutschland GmbH -  Germany - VAD

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