Major Distribution agreement between ASBIS and GLOBO
ASBIS becomes Authorized Distributor for GO!Enterprise Server product portfolio
Limassol (Cyprus) July 11, 2012 – ASBISC Enterprises PLC (WSE: ASBIS), one of the leading distributors of Information Technology products in Europe, Middle East and Africa Emerging Markets, today announced that it has signed an agreement as an authorized distributor of GLOBO (LSE-AIM:GBO), the international S.a.a.S and mobile solutions vendor.
Globo is a leading S.a.a.S vendor with focus on the Consumer and Enterprise mobility. Its mobile consumer applications, CitronGO! and GO!Social were the main drivers of growth in generating international revenues, targeting ‘non smartphone’ owners and now are being offered in 18 countries, through MNO’s and VAS providers. GO!Enterprise Server is the cornerstone of Globo’s international mobile strategy, which since its commercial launch has generated substantial interest from potential partners and end-users around the world. It provides a powerful, secure and cost efficient solution to mobilize any business operation and build applications that can run on any mobile device. Moreover, can cover needs of secure e-mail and mobile access to business applications, like CRM and ERP, as well as implementations across industries for internal or external use (B2E, B2B, B2C, G2C) with enterprise grade security standards.
By attaining Authorized Distributor status, ASBIS Group has been recognized by GLOBO as a major distributor for the enterprise mobility solutions GO!Enterprise Office and GO!Enterprise Mobilizer in 39 countries of EMEA region.
Moreover, the specific agreement incorporates the following strategic initiatives;
- a. Covering ASBIS internal enterprise mobility needs by implementing and rolling out GO!Enterprise Server installations in various countries ASBIS operates.
- b. In house development of business apps and commercialization through internal developers team and based on the GO!Development Studio.
- c. Enabling specific Prestigio tablets and mobiles as Business devices with enterprise grade data security, encrypted and compressed wireless mail, access to files & folders and other “out of the box” business apps, all through the embedded GO!Enterprise client.
GLOBO’s CEO Costis Papadimitrakopoulos, commented: “We are delighted to appoint ASBIS as Authorized distributor, as this partnership serves our growth strategy and continuing development of our international mobile business in markets where ASBIS operates. This deal is also empowering the development of new business apps based on our combined expertise. This contract will significantly increase Globo’s international mobile services and accelerate the profitable expansion of our Enterprise Mobility solutions.
Marek Horyl, COO at ASBISC Enterprises plc added: “This agreement will enable ASBIS to better address special business needs of our customer base across our markets. As an Authorized Distributor of GLOBO, we receive the benefit of being able to leverage holistic enterprise solutions, on a one-stop-shop basis. Globo has already established strong momentum in the Enterprise Mobility industry and we are excited to join forces with leading international partners as GLOBO.
GLOBO PLC (LSE-AIM:GBO), is an international leader and technology innovator delivering mobile, telecom and e-business software products and services. Globo has established itself as one of the market leaders in the ICT market, offering a wide range of products and services to the corporate, public and consumer market. The Group operates internationally through subsidiaries and offices in US, UK, Europe, Middle East and South East Asia. For more information visit the company's website at www.globoplc.com
ASBISc Enterprises PLC (WSE: ASBIS) is based in Cyprus and specializes in the distribution of IT products from worldwide leading manufacturers such as Intel, AMD, Seagate, Samsung, Microsoft, Apple, Dell, Toshiba, Acer, Lenovo and Hitachi. The company has own subsidiaries in 29 countries, more than 1,240 employees and 26,000 active customers in over 85 countries worldwide, and its revenue reached US$ 1,48 billion in 2011. For more information visit the company's website at www.asbis.com.