Former China White rock band member Jon Wrennall switched keyboards in the late 1980s when he embarked on a chart topping career in IT. Right now, the much celebrated CTO is currently 'on tour' spearheading Datchet-headquartered Advanced and the UK's bid to become lead players on the world's digital transformation stage.
Organisations have already migrated many business applications to the cloud, now it's time to accelerate the voice component. But fundamental obstacles still remain, according to Fuze Chief Sales Officer Chris Doggett who calls for the market-wide erasure of legacy comms kit - the ball and chain preventing big strides in UCaaS adoption.
Resellers are under pressure to master the new comms landscape as disruptive technologies like next generation mobile connectivity emerge into market reality, observes Jola's Managing Director Andrew Dickinson whose mission has always been to put partners on the right course and ease their journey into such high growth markets.
One of American revolutionary Benjamin Franklin's most quoted sayings was 'An investment in knowledge pays the best interest'. Two hundred years on, Fidelity Group's Alan Shraga is issuing the same dictum to UK ICT resellers, urging them to embrace e-learning and ramp up digital revenues.
Mega-reseller Arrow Business Communications can chart its long history back to the launch of a small mobile service provider in 1995 and one man has been at the sharp end of its many twists and turns from day one - CEO Chris Russell.