Westcon Group

Westcon Group is the world's leading specialty distributor of advanced network technology solutions. Through its business units around the world, they are a significant sales channel for Cisco, Nortel Networks, Avaya and close to 100 other industry-leading manufacturers.

Founded in 1985, the Company has particular expertise in the convergence of voice, data and video applications and technologies (unified communications), including VoIP, network security and wireless and mobility-based connectivity.

Westcon Group is organised into three business units; Comstor, Westcon Security and Westcon Convergence, which are focused on providing unique benefits to manufacturer partners as well as reseller, systems integrator and service provider customers.

For manufacturers, they act as an indirect sales channel, allowing use of its sales force, technical capabilities, logistics services and breadth of customer relationships to cost-effectively distribute manufacturers' networking and communications products across six continents: North and South America, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Australia. For customers, Westcon provides technical expertise, sales support and services, training, marketing programs, logistics services and a conduit to leading technology manufacturers.

The Datatec Group continues to actively increase its presence and exposure to the world's major emerging markets including Africa, India and the Middle East.  Westcon's former Emerging Markets Group (Westcon EMG) was successfully integrated into Westcon Group in March 2011 and is referred to as a Westcon Group division called AIME (Africa, India and Middle East).

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