The continued robustness of the security market has beenheld up as the main reason for ComputerLinks relatively sound set of yearlyresults.
The distributor was able to report an increase in turnoveraccompanied by a slight dip in profits but is maintaining a belief that it cancontinue to hold a steady course because of the strength of the security market.
Speaking to MicroScope, Dave Ellis, director of e-security, professional services andtraining at ComputerLinks, said that the security market, which isresponsible for the majority of its turnover, had proved that it was as robustas some industry watchers had expected.
“From a UK perspective the market seems fairly robust andalthough people are having to work harder to justify expenditure thoseresellers that can show real ROI are finding the security sector a lot morerobust 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 Euroin the same period a year before. Included in those numbers was a 2m Euro hitfrom expenses involved with a public takeover offer and an extraordinarygeneral meeting.