As with businesses in just about every industry vertical, distributors are facing unprecedented conditions within which to operate, but the disruptions haven’t stopped those in the local market from keeping things moving for partners.
Distributors across the region are activating their business continuity plans, declaring they’re open for business, keeping supplies up to meet demand and reassuring partners of minimal disruption.
JB Hi-Fi has temporarily closed all 14 of its New Zealand stores, a move made in response to the New Zealand government’s introduction of alert level four restrictions.
EDGE 2020 has been rescheduled until late in the second half of 2020, in response to recent Covid-19 developments in Australia and New Zealand.
Platinum Equity, the private equity firm that owns both Winc and OfficeMax New Zealand, has been "aggressively revamping" its operations model across both markets.
Ingram Micro plans to vigorously contest the decision handed down by the French Competition Authority that came with a €63 million fine as part of an anti-competitive behaviour case involving Apple.
Apple is closing all retail stores outside of China for two weeks and letting Apple Card holders skip March payments.
France’s competition watchdog has fined Apple 1.1 billion euros, saying it was guilty of anti-competitive behaviour towards its distribution and retail network.
Smartphone sales in New Zealand rose over the fourth quarter by 10 per cent year-on-year, while global sales fell by 0.4 per cent.
The PC market is expected to take a hit by the end of 2020 with shipments forecast to decline by nine per cent year-on-year, partly due to the spread of coronavirus.
Global smartphone shipment growth in the final quarter of 2019 marks a new cyclical era for the mobile market, according to research firm Canalys.
Global smartphone sales are expected to reach 1.57 billion units in 2020, new data shows.
PC, tablet and mobile phone shipments are all expected to decline ever so slightly through to 2022 according to new data.
This year's global PC market isn’t expected to meet 2019’s growth due to disruptions across various markets and vendors not meeting the demand of new technologies.
Forrester Research’s principal channel partnerships and alliances analyst Jay McBain takes an extensive look at the forces set to impact the channel in 2020.
Tech Data has unveiled plans to acquire Inflow Technologies in a move designed to drive channel expansion across Asia Pacific.
IDG is proud to officially launch EDGE 2020, the leading technology conference for business leaders in Australia and New Zealand.
Audio and sound solutions vendor Jabra has launched an updated version of its One Partner Program for the Australian and New Zealand region.
Alibaba Cloud has released source codes of its machine learning Alink platform to Github.
Xerox is considering a bid to acquire HP, which would unite a leader in copiers and printers under one roof.
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