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Computacenter was a £463m sales organisation when Mike Norris took the helm in 1994, with an operating profit of £8.5m. In 2011, turnover was £2.85bn and operating profit was £74m. Norris began his ascent through the ranks in 1986, when he was made the firm's top account manager. Two years later he was regional manager for …

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Hmm, margins seem a bit thin

The opening line says "Computacenter was a £463m sales organisation when Mike Norris took the helm in 1994, with an operating profit of £8.5m. In 2011, turnover was £2.85bn and operating profit was £74m."

Or in other words, profits were around 1.8% in 1994, and 17 years later, profits are barely 2.5%.

Not exactly a flattering endorsement of the sector, although the increase in turnover does reflect well on their ability to scale.

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"Computacenter" is a British company...

So why did they spell their own name wrong?

I always assumed they were yanks.

I am OK with the stylised shortening of the word computer, but a "center" would be something that "cents". As there is no verb "to cent" this is invalid and spelling it this way only creates unnecessary confusion.

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