Syndicate content

SAP launches programme to help partners fly in cloud

SAP, which claims to be the world's third largest independent software manufacturer, has announced its new ‘Cloud Accelerator Programme', a global initiative to help partners expand their cloud businesses.

Marston’s Telecoms bolstered by new recruits

Marston's Telecoms has completed a New Year staff recruitment drive to bolster its channel growth plans, adding new members to its management, customer support and sales teams.

New contract could help resellers to bid for Public Sector projects

A new SME focused Government procurement contract could eradicate many of the virtual oligopolies that exist in current public-sector tendering and encourage more ICT resellers to bid for government projects.

The new Crown Commercial Service contract has reduced the core terms across multiple public sector contracts, from 50,000 words to a single 20 page 'slimline' public sector document.

Itret Latif appointed interim Federation of Communications Services CEO

Federation of Communications Services Deputy Chairman Itret Latif has been appointed interim chief executive of the industry trade organisation following the departure of Chris Pateman, who retired last November.

Latif has an energy utility background and was responsible for the development and integration of the retail telecoms business for Southern Electric and subsequently SSE.

Demand for in-flight connectivity takes off

Comms providers should be talking to UK airlines to make the most of a surge in in-flight communications this year.

According to business advisor Deloitte, a quarter of all passengers are expected to fly on planes fitted with in-flight connectivity (IFC) in 2018 - a 20% increase from the previous year - and will generate ancillary airline revenues close to $1bn in 2018.

Smartphone sales set for boom, says Deloitte

If you're not selling smartphones to your customers, start now. That's the overriding message from research carried out by business advisor Deloitte into trends in the UK telecommunications sector.

Hester calls for security first with on-premise networks

Security must be the number one a priority when designing and installing new communications networks on customer premises.

That's the view of Martin Hester, Strategic Consultant at Nuvias, who believes traditional firewalls are not enough to fight off new cyber threats.

Use cases emerge for AI, VR and blockchain

Business use cases for Artificial Intelligence (AI), blockchain and Virtual Reality (VR) are emerging in the USA, according to the observations of CompTIA.

Swyx acquired by private equity firm Waterland

German software vendor Swyx has been acquired by PE firm Waterland, adding software-based telephony and UC to the investor's IT sector portfolio which includes financial software company Hanse Orga Group HQ'd in Hamburg and Netherlands hosting firm Intelligent Group.

Avaya CEO rings in new trading chapter at New York Stock Exchange

Avaya President and CEO Jim Chirico has rung in a new era in the company's history, marking the vendor's listing on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) yesterday by ringing the Opening Bell at the NYSE today.

Syndicate content