Microsoft?s OEM division has ditched broadliner CHS and signed up Enta and Actebis in an overhaul of its delivery service partner (DSP) line-up.
The changes are a result of a full-scale review of the vendor?s partners which started in July last year.
Des O?Carroll, DSP channel sales manager at Microsoft, said: ?The people we have on board really specialise in the systems integrator market and CHS doesn?t. As of 1 March we won?t renew its contract.?
Peter Rigby, networking divisional manager at CHS, said. ?We were under pressure as we were the only DSP with broadline status and there were issues in the Merisel takeover which led to a loss of sales. It?s a bit unfair that this has happened just when we?ve acquired another company which was unprofitable.?
Existing DSPs Osmosis, Ideal Hardware and Datrontech have managed to retain their status. CHS stated it would still be able to obtain product through its parent company.
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