Dealers have the chance to enjoy a luxury five-star Mediterranean holiday by joining an exclusive membership scheme from Nimans that aims to reward brand loyalty and bring resellers and vendors closer together.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.