Logicom hits 2006 running

Logicom has already got 2006 off to a bang, with Nicholas Argyrides promoted to the role of general manager of the distributor’s GCC operation, the unveiling of a new training strategy for Cisco partners and the recent signing of Linksys.

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By  Andy Tillett Published  January 16, 2006

Logicom has already got 2006 off to a bang, with Nicholas Argyrides promoted to the role of general manager of the distributor’s GCC operation, the unveiling of a new training strategy for Cisco partners and the recent signing of Linksys. Argyrides receives the promotion after joining Logicom in April 2005, replacing Omiros Pissarides and taking the post of assistant manager at Logicom Dubai, where the GCC operation of the Cypriot distributor is based. “It is an honour for me to receive this title. The management and board of directors at Logicom have trusted us with a challenging task here in the Gulf; we are more than ready to perform our best, to maintain and, if required, improve our high-level of services to the channel,” said Argyrides Since he has been at Logicom Dubai, Argyrides said he has increased Logicom’s manpower by almost 30% and seen a steady rise in business. “I am confident that the GCC team will attain worthy results in 2006, thus continuing our solid growth achieved the last few years. New additions to our portfolio, such as Linksys, will also well-position Logicom in the IT distribution arena of our region,” added Argyrides Logicom finalised its distribution rights for Linksys at the end of 2005, at a channel get together where the distributor also awarded its top performing Cisco resellers. Lucky reseller Alpha Data walked away with a 60” Sony Grand Vega television set, after it won a prize draw between Logicom’s best selling Cisco resellers in the final quarter of Cisco’s financial year 2005. “We rewarded partners who placed orders over US$3,000 of Cisco SMB kit. We gave weekly prizes for the top performers. Logicom started last year with approximately 48% of Cisco business in the GCC and by the start of this Cisco financial year [November] we have approximately 54% of the business,” said Hemant Parmar, GCC Cisco business unit manager at Logicom. Logicom is also gearing up for its first dedicated Logicom Cisco academy day, set for January 18th, replacing the previous Logicom technology forum. Parmar said the dedicated Cisco day includes product updates, case studies and workshops. He also announced Logicom’s adventurous target of adding approximately 180 new Cisco customers across the GCC in 2006.

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