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GN Netcom rebrands to attack convergence market

GN Netcom has made a wholesale change to its branding and introduced seven new products to reinforce the thinking behind its facelift, which is to prepare the company to more effectively attack the convergence market.

Thus aims to combat fraud

A surge in phishing, the use of spoof emails to trick internet users into divulging confidential information to steal identities, in the first half of 2006 has produced a sharp increase in the amount of money being lost to online banking fraud. UK banks reported a 55 per cent increase in losses from fraudulent online transactions for the first half of the year.

Dealers set to profit from conferencing revolution

Conference calling could save British companies billions each year according to the findings of a survey by Swedish audio conferencing unit manufacturer Konftel.

Nessco`s sales office relocates in line with expansion

Nessco has relocated its regional sales office to new premises in Leeds. Nessco’s new facilities boasts larger office space to cater for Nessco’s expanding sales operation and in-house demonstration facilities.

Skills gaps continue to dominate the ICT industry

Skills gaps for ICT professionals have reached their highest level for over a year, according to the latest quarterly e-skills Bulletin. Just under one in five UK employers reported skills gaps for employees who use technology in their everyday work – the highest level since the end of 2004. 

Telecomplete nudges Manchester towards `true convergence`

Telecomplete claims to have nudged Manchester-based businesses closer to `true convergence` with a new Wireless Metropolitan Area Network in the city that, the company says, rivals BT in the area.
 

Trade association chief gets OBE for services to telecoms

Jacqui Brookes, the ceo of the Federation of Communication Services (FCS), has been awarded an OBE in the Queens New Year Honours. The award recognises her contribution to the industry by proactively representing small and medium enterprises with the Government and the telecoms regulator OFCOM.

Funkwerk unwraps elmeg IP-S400 VoIP system phone

Funkwerk Enterprise Communications (FEC) has launched its new high-end IP-S400 system telephone designed specially for Voice over IP deployments in offices and for connecting home workstations. It offers familiar functionality such as alternation between lines, 3-party conferences, busy indication and access to internal phone lists to provide a smooth migration to VoIP.

Broadband sales drop in 2006 but bonanza forecast for 2007

The number of broadband lines in the UK hit 13.1 million in 2006, adding more than 3.1 million new lines during the year. But for many operators these figures are a disappointment as overall sales were down by 20% compared to 2005.

Azzurri gets top marks from British education agency

Azzurri has been accredited to supply learning platform services to schools in England by the British Educational Communications and Technology Agency (Becta). Following tough assessment by Becta, Azzurri will be listed on Becta’s Learning Platform Services Framework which will be available to schools, colleges and local authorities in January 2007.

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