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Logicalis the shining star for Datatec
This article is part of the MicroScope issue of June 2014
Double digit growth at Logicalis helped parent Datatec deliver decent numbers for its financial year that finished in February with Westcon coming in for some criticism for under performing. Logicalis delivered a 15% revenue increase to $1.55bn for the year ended 28 February and a 16% improvement year-on-year in gross profit to $360m but Westcon only managed a 6% climb in turnover to $4.06bn and gross profits only moved upwards by 2% with operating profits down by 37%. The Logicalis growth was largely as a result of increasing services business, which is now over 30%, and it benefited across Europe from the 2e2 acquisition and also from demand from Brazil. The firm is expecting even more business to come through Brazil as the World Cup triggers some further spending and it also reported an expectation for a continued recovery in the general market for IT products and services over its next fiscal year. The channel player enjoyed strong Cisco and NetApp sales in all of its regions but reported that IBM and HP revenues were poor. ...
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