Northamber is to be dropped as an IBM distribution partner in the UK, CRN understands.
The move will leave Big Blue with three distributors in the region - ISI (part of SDG, which was recently acquired by Tech Data), Arrow ECS and Avnet.
Sources say the move is part of IBM's strategy to work with distributors with a pan-European presence going forward.
IBM refused to comment on the story, telling CRN it "does not comment on industry rumours or speculation".
CRN was awaiting a comment from Northamber as this article went to press.
More to follow.
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