JULY

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Chan­nel Mid­dle East re­vealed the most pow­er­ful and in­flu­en­tial dis­tri­bu­tion play­ers in the Mid­dle East and Africa ranked by sales rev­enue in its an­nual Dis­trib­u­tor Power List sur­vey. We re­ported that Osaka-based Sharp ac­quired Toshiba’s PC busi­ness, a move that marked the re­turn of Sharp to a mar­ket it quit eight years ago. Ac­cen­ture ap­pointed a new man­ag­ing di­rec­tor for Saudi Ara­bia, while Jeff Og­den was named the new gen­eral man­ager at email se­cu­rity vendor Mime­cast for the Mid­dle East op­er­a­tions. Mo­bile hand­set maker Black­Berry launched its KEY2 hand­set in the UAE, while Mi­crosoft ac­quired Github. We also re­ported that D-Link had launched new SDN switches for part­ners in MEA. Se­ceon signed Sariya IT as its GCC dis­trib­u­tor.

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