Computacenter last week reported revenues of #514 million for the first half of 1997, a rise of 36% on the same period last year.
Operating profit for the distributed IT systems and services provider was #24.2 million, compared with #18.9 million for the first half of 1996.
Revenues for Computacenter France were up around 50% at FF425 million (#45.2 million), compared with FF271 million for the same period last year.
Mike Norris, chief executive of Computacenter, commented: "Despite market talk of saturation, recent studies from both Dataquest and IDC show worldwide growth of the personal computer market as high as 20%. Against this background we are extremely pleased to be able to report 36% growth."
Norris went on to say that one of the most successful areas of Computacenter's business has been in services which he said grew at a rate of 53% in the first half of this year.
"Customers of Computacenter's services business include some of the UK's leading corporate and government organisations such as Nat West, The Foreign and Commonwealth Office and BT." concluded Norris.
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