Dubai Computer Group calls for ‘business reforms’
IT Trade body urges members to create a platform where ethical business conduct and transparency flourish
The Dubai Computer Group (DCG), has called on its members to embrace business transformation if they are to change the way business is conducted in the local channel.
The call comes after the DCG recently hosted a "Business Meet" with top IT suppliers to broadly discuss reforms that would redefine the channel landscape.
According to the local IT trade board, which falls under the umbrella of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the aim of the meeting was to initiative dialogue between buyers (resellers) and suppliers (distributors) of IT products.
Dharmendra L. Sawlani, president, DCG said: "This effort was taken by the team to bring in consensus among the stakeholders for wider ‘business reforms', in the local channel in order to meet the challenges being faced and to prepare for opportunities in 2017 to ensure partner businesses' are profitability. This is an ongoing process which we are sure will bring financial discipline and stability in the local channel."
Suchit Kumar, general secretary, DCG said it is important for channel partners to move and transition from low margin/high risk to high margin/low risk business and deliver measurable performance that creates a trustworthy business eco-system locally and the region at large.
Kumar said with this initiative, the DCG is looking forward to the year ahed with renewed hope and euphoria.
The DCG meeting with IT distributors resolved and commited to having a viable business eco-system to make the local IT industry trustworthy. It was also agree that credit controllers from the distributions companies should to meet every month along with the DCG team and selected partners to sharing information and planning.
The DCH stated that it will also organise another gatheringwhere reseller concerns heard with a view to take any matters to the monthly meeting with the credit controllers from distributors.
The business meeting was attended by senior management representatives and credit controllers from Achiever Computers LLC, Al Masa Distribution, Ingram Micro's Aptec, Asbis Middle East FZCO, Daisytek Computers LLC, Experts Computer LLC, FDC International FZCO, Gulf Shadows Computer System, Logicom, Mitsumi Distribution, Quality Computers LLC, Redington Gulf, Tiger General Trading LLC, Transworld Computer Technology and Trigon LLC.