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Robust security market aiding ComputerLinks

Microscope contributor

The continued robustness of the security market has been held up as the main reason for ComputerLinks relatively sound set of yearly results.

The distributor was able to report an increase in turnover accompanied by a slight dip in profits but is maintaining a belief that it can continue to hold a steady course because of the strength of the security market.

Speaking to MicroScope, Dave Ellis, director of e-security, professional services and training at ComputerLinks, said that the security market, which is responsible for the majority of its turnover, had proved that it was as robust as some industry watchers had expected.

“From a UK perspective the market seems fairly robust and although people are having to work harder to justify expenditure those resellers that can show real ROI are finding the security sector a lot more robust than other areas of IT,” he said.

Earlier this week ComputerLinks reported turnover up 14.6%to 537.5m Euro for its 2008 fiscal year with a strong last six months.

EBIDTA earnings fell by 15.3% to 16.2m Euro from 19.2m Euro in the same period a year before. Included in those numbers was a 2m Euro hit from expenses involved with a public takeover offer and an extraordinary general meeting.


 


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