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Palo Alto channel builder Todd Palmer joins Cohesity

Hyperconverged storage firm Cohesity has pulled in Palo Alto's channel builder Todd Palmer. As the new VP worldwide channels he will expand Cohesity's channel presence and advance its Revolution Partner Program for resellers.

Datatec issues another profits warning

Datatec has issued another trading statement warning of a poor performance for the 12 months ending 28TH February, with the EMEA region continuing to disappoint at the global IT services and distribution firm.

The latest report follows one issued on 7th April that warned of a 50% decrease in group profits for the year.

BT to shed 4,000 jobs. CEO stripped of bonuses. Profits dip 19%

BT plans to shed 4,000 jobs globally within two years, mainly across back office and managerial positions in its Global Services division.

The cuts come after an accounting scandal within the Italian operation of BT's Global Services arm that cost the company over £500m.

F-Secure pounces on Digital Assurance

F-Secure has acquired London-based security consultancy firm Digital Assurance, which provides an information security assessment service to governments and companies in the financial, petrochemical, retail, communication and defence industries.

Entanet enhances Ethernet Quoting Tool

The latest iteration of Entanet's Ethernet Quoting Tool offers additional bandwidth options from a select group of carriers.

Koris is plain sailing in the channel

Building on its programme of sailing-based corporate hospitality Koris has taken title sponsorship of the Royal Southampton Yacht Club's annual Double Handed race series, a run of eight races divided into two sub-series (Solent and Passage) of four races each.

NG Bailey appoints new IT Services MD

NG Bailey has recruited Peter Jones as MD of its IT Services division, taking over from Bob Dunnett who retires at the end of May.
 

Snom names new Head of Global Sales

German IP phone company Snom Technology has hired Armin Liedtke as Head of Global Sales with a remit to meet bold targets within a new global strategy following the takeover by VTech.

He brings more than 25 years sales experience in the voice market, most recently as Polycom's Sales Director Voice, Central Europe. He also spent 13 years at Cisco in a number of key roles.

TalkTalk Business reports strong data revenue growth

TalkTalk Business has again proved itself to be a key contributor to the wider Group's revenues, reporting a 30.8% increase in data revenue in its preliminary financial results for the 12 months to 31st March 2017.

Across the year, revenue growth accelerated in H2 to +6.1%, up from +2.3% in H1.

The number of new Ethernet and EFM lines increased by 8,000 during the year.

European VARS outgrow the market

European VARS are outgrowing the market, riding a wave of demand for software and solutions along with managed services.

The overall EMEA market is forecast by Gartner to grow at just 1.9% this year, following growth of just 0.2% in 2016.

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