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Media Release - Express Data to distribute Acer Server & Storage Solutions nationwide

  • 03 November, 2004 14:57

<p>Acer grows existing relationship with Express Online to include Express Data distribution
·Express Data national distribution of Acer Server &amp; Storage Solutions from 9 November
·Acer grows Server &amp; Storage Solutions division by 100% year on year.</p>
<p>Sydney, 4 November 2004 – Acer Computer Australia and Express Data have today announced a partnership agreement that will see Express Data as a national distributor for Acer Server and Storage Solutions. As part of Acer’s ongoing strategy to reach a top three position in the server and storage market, Express Data will be distributing Acer’s range of award-winning server and storage solutions by 9 November 2004. Acer has been partnering with Express Data sister company, Express Online for the past two years.</p>
<p>“Growing our successful distribution business model with Express Data is a very strategic move for Acer. Their expertise and experience in the server and storage solutions markets will provide us with a channel to target the integration and outsourcing markets,” said Greg Mikaelian, Acer National Channels Manager.</p>
<p>Key to targeting Express Data’s dealer network will be the integration of the powerful AcerLink e-commerce system with Express Data’s own e-commerce website. Through AcerLink, Express Data customers will get all the benefits of Acer’s Build-Your-Own model, allowing them to customise Acer server and SAN solutions that best meet their exact needs all while using the Express Data website they have always used.</p>
<p>“The synergy that both businesses share in seeing our respective e-commerce tools as a key business enabler is very important to our relationship and will ensure our partnership success,” concluded Mr. Mikaelian.</p>
<p>Derville Hannon, Express Data Communications Division Manager says, “The relationship with Acer is significant. Acer’s products fit in excellently with the current product mix, enhancing Express Data’s position as distributor of choice for networking, storage, security, graphics and thin-client computing. Strategically it will strengthen our ability to give the channel the best products from the leading vendors. The resellers will be the end winners. And with the integration and enhancement of e-business services the partnership will ensure growth for Acer and our channel partners.”</p>
<p>Acer Computer Australia is the number three PC vendor and fastest growing PC brand* in Australia. Acer’s Server and Storage division has experience growth of over 100% year on year. Bert Noah, Director, Enterprise Systems Division, explains Acer’s success in the server and storage solutions area.</p>
<p>"Acer has shown clear leadership in delivering innovative SAN solutions that are made for the masses. With global demand for storage growing quickly, interest for such flexible and scalable systems that Acer delivers has been overwhelming."</p>
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<p>*Q2 2004 Gartner Dataquest Personal Computer Quarterly Statistics Asia/Pacific—Final Database. Date of publish: 27 August 2004 Authors: Lillian Tay; Erica Gadjuli; C.G. Lee; Martin Gilliland, Vinod Nair, Amy Teng, Andy Kok Mun Woo; Annie Chung; Simon Ye. Based on final market share numbers by Gartner Dataquest, Acer Computer Australia has 7.81% market share based on shipments for Australia in Q2, 2004.</p>
<p>About Acer 90-Day Money Back Guarantee</p>
<p>Unique in the industry, Acer provides SAN customers with a 90-Day Money Back Guarantee. The guarantee statement demonstrates that our storage product is robust, reliable and will deliver the functionality to the customer that we promise. This is our confidence statement about our own product.
Acer Computer Australia works closely with the Acer Certified Storage Partner to ensure the solution is fully scoped; statement of works issued and delivery and installation of the SAN is in line with the customer expectations.</p>
<p>About Acer Computer Australia
Established in 1990, Acer Computer Australia has 390 employees, a head office in Sydney and sales and service offices in Melbourne, Perth, Canberra, Adelaide, Brisbane and Hobart. Uniload, an award winning Build to Configure facility located in Sydney, enables Acer to efficiently deliver high-quality customised systems including desktop computers, notebooks and industry-leading servers and storage directly to its customers.
Acer is the world's top five PC brand, designing and marketing easy, dependable IT solutions that empower people to reach their goals and enhance their lives. In 2000, Acer spun-off its manufacturing operation to focus on globally marketing its brand-name products: desktop and mobile PCs, servers and storage, displays, peripherals, and e-business solutions for business, government, education, and home users. Established in 1976, the pan Acer Group employs 39,000 people worldwide, supporting dealers and distributors in more than 100 countries. Revenues reached US$15.6 billion in 2003.
For more information on Acer Computer Australia, please visit us at www.acer.com.au</p>
<p>Acer and the Acer logo are registered trademarks. Other product/brand names are trademarks and registered trademarks of their respective companies.</p>
<p>About Express Data</p>
<p>Express Data is a leading distributor of technology products in Australia and New Zealand and the largest distributor of software licensing and networking products in Australia. It offers a comprehensive selection of storage, software and security systems, server-based computing, networking, communications, web and graphics solutions.</p>
<p>For more information, please visit www.expressdata.com.au</p>
<p>For further information, please contact:
Sheree Fromholtz
Acer Computer Australia
Ph: 02 8762 3216
E-mail: shereef@acer.com.au</p>

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