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Growing skills gap in IT departments blocks change management

Skills gaps in the IT departments of business are hampering change management programmes, with many IT managers being impeded by the lack of skills within their own department.Significantly, 64% said that they had had to introduce new leaders into projects to ensure that programmes were a success.

European telcos lose 16bn euros investment due to poor regulation

Investment in telecommunications in Europe’s 15 leading economies could have been as much as €16bn higher if regulatory environments had been consistently more favourable to competition.

BT launches web design & hosting services to the channel

BT Business has launched to the channel a new range of web design, hosting and marketing services, including a free service allowing any business to build an online presence in minutes. The new range is designed to provide companies, no matter what their size, with all the tools they need to market themselves effectively, drive business and transact with customers online.

Alcatel-Lucent signs data channel agreement with Sphinx

Alcatel-Lucent has signed a new channel agreement with Sphinx to distribute its data solutions in the UK.

ONI extends its reach into London`s financial centre

Unified Communications specialist ONI is expanding its office base into London’s financial district, in a move that aims to provide new and existing customers with a `more personalised, local service`, stated the company.

Affiniti takes giant leap towards realising Microsoft Gold dream

Communications integrator, Affiniti, has taken a giant leap towards realising its dream of achieving a Microsoft Gold Certification by gaining certified status in the Microsoft Partner Programme. As a Certified Partner, Affiniti has demonstrated expertise with Microsoft technologies and proven ability to deliver Unified Communications solutions that meet customer needs.

Stonesoft pioneers gizmo to optimise firewall clustering hardware

Provider of integrated network security and business continuity solutions, Stonesoft, claims to have developed and patented a new technique which allows for the maintenance of a separate data structure for synchronised information during clustering of security gateways (firewalls).

2e2 posts strong set of 2006 results

IT services firm 2e2 has posted a strong set of results for year ending 31 December 2006, with operating profits up by 41% to £7.8m from £5.6m. Last year the company gained a Fast Track 100 placement and in a statement the firm reports an increase in EBITDA of 40% to £13.3m from £9.5m.

European content security market poised to mushroom

The European content security market is poised to mushroom, particularly with enterprise security gaining priority due to the ever-increasing need to protect critical information from the emerging threats and attacks. Europe has also been reviving its legislative directives, necessitating greater investments in security.

ShoreTel Technology Partner Program extends integration

ShoreTel has lifted the curtain on the ShoreTel Technology Partner Program, a new program that offers an ecosystem of technology partners whose complementary products extend the capabilities available to customers of ShoreTel’s IP Telephony system. 

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