Chessington-based Ideal Hardware is Seagate Software's distributor of the year. That accolade came as speculation grew that the hard drive company had found a buyer for its software unit. Seagate absolutely denies any such deal.
Ideal is Seagate?s favourite out of its 20 European distributors and earlier this month it became the first to carry its complete product portfolio.
James Wickes, MD at Ideal, said he believed his company won the accolade because it was completely focused and committed to selling the products this year. "We?re therefore extremely pleased to have this commitment recognised," he said.
Ideal had talked to Seagate. "We?ve heard the rumours and Seagate refutes it," a representative said. "They?re very adamant they are not true."
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