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8x8 signs seasoned channel chief Bill Corbin

Former channel chief for CenturyLink and Westcon Group Bill Corbin has joined 8x8 in the newly created role of Senior Vice President of Channels & Alliances, reporting directly to CEO Vikram Verma.

Rising Glasgow business Silver Cloud doubles revenues

In its third set of full year results Glasgow business Silver Cloud doubled revenues to £2.9m, up 120%, with growth driven in large part by the addition of 40% more customers.

The company has also undergone a brand refresh, launched a new website and boosted employee numbers to 30 ahead of another year of anticipated record growth.

Pennsylvania-based Evolve IP acquires thevoicefactory

Pennsylvania-based cloud computing business Evolve IP has snapped up UK UCaaS provider thevoicefactory for an undisclosed sum. The deal bolsters the US firm's distribution channels in the UK and Europe, adds a decent client base and provides deeper penetration into the hospitality, automotive, finance and legal verticals.

Key appointments sharpen Red Box Recorders channel focus

Red Box Recorders has drafted in Martyn Ward (pictured) as Chief Revenue Officer and posted existing exec Pete Ellis to the Chief Product Officer role.

According to CEO Richard Stevenson the appointments signal the growing scope, ambition and stature of the channel in the company's long-term expansion plans.

Eureka Solutions names Xavier Bastien as MD

Cloud specialist Eureka Solutions has set the stage for a new phase of growth with the hire of Xavier Bastien as MD.

He brings particular expertise in marketing, international business development and financial operations; and is known as the driving force behind the growth, profitability and strategic direction of several businesses.

Timico's CFO hire signals fresh expansion bid

Managed Service Provider Timico's appointment of Matthew Farrow as Chief Financial Officer adds significant integration experience to the business and is the fifth senior appointment in the last 12 months.

BT brings three operations together as business chief Graham Sutherland exits

Three distinct BT business units have been melded into a single entity branded BT Enterprise, headed up by CEO Gerry McQuade and serving SMBs, corporate and public sectors, along with 1,400 CPs. BT says the unification of its Business and Public Sector and Wholesale and Ventures businesses reflects the rise of converged technologies while simplifying its operating model.

Voip Unlimited completes £250k core network upgrade

The growing popularity of Voip Unlimited's cloud platform prompted the company to complete a £250k core network upgrade ahead of plan.

The business is now offering 10Gbps standard copper ports scaling to 100Gbps fibre.

Public cloud services market warned of 'lock-in'

The global public cloud services market will grow 21.4% this year to total $186.4bn, says analyst Gartner, as service providers continue to build services around the hyperscale cloud providers.

The Technology Group appoints new Service Director

Leeds-based The Technology Group has appointed Michelle Atkinson to the board as Service Director in charge of new telephone system installations and customer support.

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