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owen andi HM thinkingMillerKnoll marred 
by WFH uncertainty

Corp office presence <50%
Hybrid work a new norm?

 
While it's been known for a long time work-from-home (WFH) is reducing office occupancy, and therefore office suppliers' sales, Seeking Alpha analysts were surprised that it was specifically referenced by ceo Andi Owen, during furnituremaker MillerKnoll's latest earnings call, as one of the reasons orders remain weak.

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Screen Shot 2022 11 26 at 1.55.29 PMShopify sales break
Black Friday record

Global revs exceed +15%
inflationary price increases


Shopify, 
the international specialist MCommerce platform for business supply entrepreneurs grew high double digits on Black Friday from NZ to California. Expect "Small Business Saturday' to boost revenues even further through Cyber Monday. Can ceo Tobi Lutke match relentless Amazon's delivery execution with the Deliverr partnership? 

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Screen Shot 2022 11 26 at 4.27.37 PMGerman IT group
makes 3rd acq'n

€6Bn IT reseller expands
managed services in UK


Bechtle,
the German based $6Bn in revenues, IT and managed services provider, confirmed its 3rd recent acquisition in the UK. CEO Thomas Olemotz (pic) is intent on European wide acquisitions to fuel the fast growing group...

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Screen Shot 2022 11 22 at 4.30.08 PMCan 'C a d e n c e' 
boost BOSS future?

'Leaders' conference report
Award Winners Review


UK's BOSS Federation held a combined 'Leaders of the Future' conference & 'Industry Awards' celebratory dinner tonight in Manchester. We review the conference agenda and list the winners of the featured category awards. 

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Screen Shot 2022 11 24 at 11.04.34 AMH a p p y
Thanksgiving!

To our USA readers
and families from the
Proficiency Post team


We hope everyone has a wonderful day filled with love, gratitude and great food. From the Proficiency Post family to yours, have a H
appy Thanksgiving and enjoy the Black Friday 'Football' festival between USA and England in the World Cup!

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Screen Shot 2022 11 23 at 2.51.02 PMEx-Kelway Doye
takes Total stake

Boxxe chief says "trusted
partner w huge ambition"


UK IT reseller Boxxe owner Phil Doye  (ex-Kelway/CDW) has made a minority investment in rival VAR Total Computers. Doye will now become a board member of the Kettering-based firm, which turned over £91m in fiscal 2021.

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Lores Enrique HP 22 arrogantHaughty HP inks 

PCs/Print plunge

Loses mkt share v Lenovo
Printer & ink volumes sink


Old tech giant, HP Inc's printer & ink sales volume continued to decline double digits in Q4'22, mitigated by high inflationary price hikes. PC demand weakened and still losing market share to Dell & Lenovo. Can complacent, in denial, ceo Enrique Lores really reinvent the fading force whilst laying off thousands of workers? Updated for Analysts Q&A session analysis and comment

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barry Corie bby 22Best Buy: bounce
back  b a u l k e d

Focus: sameday service to
compete w/AMZN & Target


Best Buy,
 the $52Bn electronics retailer reported declining sales & profits in Q3'23 hit by major supply issues and slow tech demand. CEO Corie Barry is focused on improving user experience and delivery speed to compete with leaders Amazon & Target. 

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Yuan Eric ZoomZoom's boom in
vidcoms bursts

Microsoft, Google & Cisco
still chasing cloud upstart


Video collaboration specialist 
Zoom's (CEO 
Eric Yuan, pic left) rapid progress subsided in Q3'23 as the WFH growth slowed right down. . The BIG question now is how can it reinvent itself, to increase its lead or will Microsoft's TEAMS overtake?

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dell michael futureD e l l  delivers 
on infrastructures

Client solutions slows the
anywhere networking drive


Dell Technologies, the $100Bn tech giant, reported a weaker sales and profits performance in Q3'23. Whilst the consumer PC market slowed down, the infrastucture solutions group made strong headway in serrvers and networking

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