D-Link and Computer 2000 form new partnership to drive further business

D-Link and Computer 2000 have announced the formation of a new partnership that will make D-Link's consumer and business networking available to a whole raft of new resellers and drive continued growth for both companies and their reseller partners. The full range of D-Link's offerings, including its IP surveillance cameras and home storage and networking solutions, are is now available through Computer 2000's specialist PC Components division.

Commenting on the new agreement, Andrew Mulholland, Business Solutions Manager at D-Link UK & Ireland, said: "We are pleased to be back working with Computer 2000. We have worked well with each other in the past and now is the ideal time for us to re-engage. The addition of Computer 2000 as a distributor is further evidence of D-Link's ongoing commitment to the channel in the UK and builds on the recent launch of our Value in Partnership+ programme."

"Over the last few years, we have expanded our Business Solutions product portfolio considerably, with the launch of new switching, storage and IP surveillance products. In addition, we have successfully launched devices such as the Boxee Box to the consumer market. We are one of the only vendors who can offer such a breadth of networking products to resellers. By partnering with Computer 2000 we now have new routes to business and consumer markets meaning we can target even more reseller partners."

John Osborne, Director of Computer 2000's PC Components business unit, added: "We are very pleased to add D-Link as a supplier and look forward to taking its solutions to market and helping the company grow its business in the UK. D-Link's complete end-to-end networking portfolio will be a very attractive proposition for a number of our customers as they look for new revenue opportunities moving forward."

Computer 2000 is the UK's largest trade-only distributor of IT products. It provides a wealth of specialist knowledge and value-added services to resellers, including innovative financing, technical training and industry events, in addition to business development programmes and e-business tools designed to help resellers operate their businesses more efficiently.

The services offered by Computer 2000 will complement the range of services offered by D-Link's current distribution partners. Equally, D-Link will be working closely with Computer 2000 to ensure that its resellers have the training and support to help them close opportunities and benefit from recurring customer revenues. D-Link recently launched its Value in Partnership+ programme, which is designed to help partners grow their revenue streams and enter new markets. Central to this, D-Link is offering in-depth training and certification on all its products and access to a dedicated campaign and lead management system that will allow partners to take advantage of D-Link resources for their sales initiatives.


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