Still trying to catch up! Here are a few news items from the overflowing inbox:

CENIT announced preliminary results for 2011 that show total revenue up 16% to €108 million. Detailed results will be out on April 16. CENIT resells Dassault Systèmes’ PLM offering as well as its own and enterprise information management solutions from IBM. We’ll have to wait until April to find out what led to the growth; sales through the end of Q3 had been up 20% in both divisions.

Delcam held its Annual Sales Partner Meeting last month and gave a bit more detail on its 2011 performance and goals for 2012. (Formal announcement of 2011 results will made later in March.) The company announcement says the mood at the meeting was “buoyant” as CEO Clive Martell said that the company’s sales for 2011 had exceeded £40 million for the first time, with record revenue for each of the last few 6-month periods. Mr. Martell said that Delcam will continue to invest heavily in R&D: “Even though we have the largest development team in the CAM industry, with more than 200 software developers, we will continue to increase our expenditure in this area.” Mr. Martell also said that the company is targeting “higher sales growth … in all areas of the company’s business. He felt that this was quite achievable with global machine tool sales continuing to increase, a trend which, historically, has lead to growing CAM software sales.”

Rand Worldwide shows that consolidation in the reseller channel is still a good game, announcing that it had acquisition Inlet Technology, an Autodesk technology integrator, channel partner and services provider focused on AEC. Inlet will be incorporated into Rand’s IMAGINiT Technologies division. Channel success is all about access to customers; this deal expands Rand’s reach in the US Mid-Atlantic.

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