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Mitel sponsors Channel Network Awards After Show Party Bar

In party mood Mitel has sponsored the Channel Network Awards (October 11th, Hilton Park Lane, London) After Awards Party. Andy Elliot, director of marketing EMEA at Mitel, said: “At Mitel, we believe that as well as being recognised and rewarded, success should be enjoyed, so we are delighted to be sponsoring the Mitel After Show Party Bar.

Concerns raised over Avaya`s buyout

Avaya’s acquisition by investment firms Silver Lake and TPG Capital for £4.2bn has sparked a debate about the future of the vendor. The question being asked by the channel is, why was Avaya bought? Richard Seddon, md at TML Europe, commented: “Why have these businesses bought Avaya?

Double dream comes true of high flyer Alp

IT’S not often sales guys get the dream car and the dream girl, but that’s exactly what happened to VNetworks’ Alp Kostem at Porsche’s Hatfield showroom last month. There to greet him was VGirl Sarah Riches with his new Porsche Caymen S. “Alp signed up for VNetworks’ Life Improvement Programme three months ago.

Gamma makes key hire with new channel director

Gamma Telecom has made a key hire with the appointment of Ben Le Feuvre as channel director.
Le Feuvre previously worked for Tiscali and Siemens, and most recently at Telstra Europe where he set up and developed its channel.

ShoreTel expands UC Horizons with distribution deal

Shoretel has struck a distribution agreement with Horizon Solutions in a deal that enables Horizon to sell ShoreTel’s IP Telephony solutions as a component in its new Unified Com-munications offering.

ATC Group hosts two industry seminars

ATC Group’s Servassure division is running two seminars in September (25th, Wetherby; and 27th, Bracknell) that will, says the company, bring delegates up to speed with the challenges and opportunities associated with market and product developments. Among other hot issues, the seminars will cover Life of a reseller in the 21st Century - issues and challenges.

Midas Telecom opts for Telavanti billing and management system

Midas Telecom has successfully adopted the Telavanti billing and management system, thought to be one of the first implementations in the UK. “We chose this over traditional billing companies because the platform is simple to use, flexible and designed with convergence and next generation network products and services in mind (including WLR3),” said Chris Clark, md of Midas Telecom.

Haworth takes role of ceo at TeleWare

Two weeks ago TeleWare`s sales director Peter Orr resigned to seek pastures new, this week the company has named Steve Haworth as its new Chief Executive Officer.
 

Human factor wins hands down over automated call answering

Get rid of automated call answering and bring back the human being – that`s the message from the vast majority of the UK`s businesses. More than 93% of companies surveyed by Unicom said they preferred speaking with a customer advisor rather than an automated system.

ONI adds streaming video and multi-media content to portfolio

Integrated network solutions provider, ONI, has joined Exterity’s Authorised Systems Integrator Channel Programme.

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