Print.IT Reseller - issue 105

BULLETIN 01732 759725 8 Recognition for TD SYNNEX TD SYNNEX has been rewarded for its continued investments in supporting Veeam partners by being named as the vendor’s Distributor of the Year for the UK and Ireland for the third year in succession. It has also been named Veeam Cloud Aggregation Partner of the Year, UK and Ireland, for the second year in a row. Simon Bennett, Director of the TD SYNNEX Cloud Solutions business unit, UK, said: “TD SYNNEX has once again supported partners in driving significant growth in Veeam sales. These accolades are a recognition of the strong customer-first approach taken by TD SYNNEX and its success in driving higher conversion rates of renewals to cloud subscriptions. This is the result of a continuous programme of investment to ensure that the dedicated team is able to offer the best levels of knowledge and support to partners.” Sustainability ecosystem TD SYNNEX is launching a sustainability ecosystem that will bring UK and Ireland partners together to learn how they can reduce their carbon footprint and develop and deliver solutions and services that will help their customers to move towards their own net zero carbon (NZC) goals. The programme will bring together partners who have an interest in or solution for sustainability at regular face-to-face workshops. As part of the initiative, TD SYNNEX has created a sustainability workshop framework, which can be delivered to groups of partners. This is designed to help partners reflect on the key issues around sustainability and how they can take measures to drive down their carbon impact and help customers do the same. Neil Cornish, Ecosystems Business Manager, UK, TD SYNNEX, said: “Our partner network already includes companies that have specific skills and capabilities in this area, such as MSPs running green data centres, partners offering sustainability analytics and reporting software, and expert consultancies. By bringing these organisations together and adding our own knowledge and services into the mix, we will accelerate understanding and enable new partnerships and solutions.” Exclusive distribution agreement Printronix has announced an expansion of its printer portfolio, through an exclusive distribution agreement for serial dot matrix printers with Fujitsu Isotec. Printronix Americas was already the exclusive distributor of Fujitsu SIDM printers, while Printronix for the EMEA region (Europe, Middle East, and Africa) was a non-exclusive distributor. Under this new agreement, Printronix EMEA region will also be the exclusive distributor for the Fujitsu line of SIDM printers. Through this partnership, Printronix and Fujitsu will broaden their customer base and strengthen their presence within these important markets. Marlon Woolforde, Printronix President, said: “With the addition of the Fujitsu DLseries SIDM printers, which is one of quietest printers in their class, Printronix will provide customers through its growing portfolio of industrial printer solutions a one-stop-shop for all industrial impact printing needs; providing unrivalled performance, maximum equipment uptime, and ultra-low operating costs. The launch of the expanded SIDM portfolio is the next step in Printronix’s mission to become a single source provider for all its customer industrial printing solutions.” Exertis expands cybersecurity offering across Europe Exertis has launched Exertis Cybersecurity throughout its European offices. Security has always been part of its portfolio, and the division was bolstered further when Exertis Enterprise (previously Hammer) was acquired. The business unit continues to go from strength to strength and has recently seen an influx of new vendor signings including eSentire, Progress, Scylla, Seceon and Veeam. The team was also recently named 2023 Distributor of the Year and Authorised Training Partner of the Year (EMEA) by SonicWall. The European locations that will be offering cybersecurity solutions are the Nordics, Netherlands, Italy, Belgium, France and Germany. All offices have had, and will continue to have, in-person training from the UK Security Directors and Managers. Dominic Ryles, Director of Sales and Commercial at Exertis Cybersecurity said: “We’re delighted to be rolling out our cybersecurity solution stack across our European offices. We look forward to strengthening our relationships with our European colleagues, partners and customers.” SYNAXON brings UK partners together SYNAXON has hailed the success of its first hosted event of 2023. Around 40 attendees came together to hear about the latest offerings from leading supplier partners, Barracuda, Pax8 and OpenText, discuss market dynamics and share best practices. SYNAXON partners from as far afield as Edinburgh attended the event, held at Molineux, the home of Premier League football club, Wolverhampton Wanderers. As well as hearing SYNAXON’s plans to further develop its key offerings – SYNAXON Hub, SYNAXON Managed Services and the EGIS e-procurement platform, partners took part in a series of round table discussions. Subjects covered included an exploration of the potential of extended detection and response (XDR) solutions and services, how to add value with cybersecurity, and the challenges of managing a growing portfolio of cloud customers. Managing Director Mike Barron, said: “It was great to bring some of the key members of the SYNAXON UK community together to share their current ideas and experiences. SYNAXON is all about helping partners find new ways to develop and grow, and everyone benefits from these gatherings in different ways.” Dominic Ryles Neil Cornish Simon Bennett