Dell is set to take its first official step into the South African channel with the appointment of its first volume distributor in the country.
According to informed sources, an official announcement on the appointment of Drive Control (DCC) will be made this week. It is unclear what products DCC will distribute, but it is expected to be the full portfolio of Dell products including laptops, desktops, servers and printers.
Internal memos were apparently sent out to staff by both companies – Dell a week ago Friday, and DCC last Wednesday.
Mandy Porter, formerly of Axiz and iVolve, will head up DCC's Dell product division, the sources say.
Neither Neil Rex, MD of DCC, and Stewart van Graan, MD of Dell South Africa could not be reached for comment at the time of going to press.
An official press briefing will reportedly be called for Friday.