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IT distie Entatech falls into administration

Hot on the heels of news that Beta Distribution's bid to buy Entatech collapsed the struggling Telford-based IT distie fell into administration.

Zen appoints Justin Fielder as CTO

Zen's incoming CTO Justin Fielder has compared the firm's potential with that of his old stomping ground Easynet, the first comms company to implement LLU, where he was a driving force.

Easynet was sold to BSkyB in 2005 and the network still forms the backbone of Sky's residential broadband service.

TeleWare joins forces with Frontier Voice and Data

Frontier Voice and Data has added cloud call recording solutions to its portfolio following a link-up with TeleWare.

The partnership will focus on mobile, fixed line and Skype for Business call recording particularly in the financial sector where companies must become compliant with the upcoming MiFID II regulations.

Beta Distribution pulls out of Entatech acquisition deal after due diligence glitch

Beta Distribution MD Steve Soper has confirmed that a deal to acquire Entatech has been called off. He revealed that Beta had been in detailed talks with Entatech and its advisors about acquiring certain assets of the company. "Although we have been in discussions for some time, information obtained during detailed due diligence meant we were unable to continue," stated Soper.

ProVu gears up for Snom-3CX partner event

The countdown has begun to VoIP distributor ProVu's latest partner event - 'Supercharge your 3CX Sales with Snom' - to be staged at the Etrop Grange Hotel, Manchester on 24th May.

Exertis extends credit lines in 'major initiative'

Exertis is to extend the credit lines of a select number of SMB resellers in a move that the distributor described as 'a major credit initiative'.

The Credit Xtra initiative is offered to more than 1,600 accounts and could be worth up to £20m with plans to extend further where resellers have used their increased credit.

Econocom acquisitions secure three-country footholds

Econocom is acquiring operations or parts of companies in Benelux, UK and France as it looks to build business in new sectors.

Mitel set to cut global workforce by 10%

Mitel is targeting a 10% cut in its global workforce by yearend in a move that CEO Rich McBee described as 'proactive cost reduction' based on the loss of circa 330 jobs.

This is expected to generate annualised savings of around $30m while the cost of job reductions is said to be in the range of $25m to $35m this year.

Former Unify CFO joins Logicalis UK

Logicalis UK has enlisted Stuart Radcliffe as Finance Director, replacing Paul Crilly who has taken on a new role within a Datatec Group company in Australia.

plan.com bolsters sales and support teams

Ahead of the latest release of its partner and customer portals fast expanding plan.com has added 15 more sales staff, moved to a new Isle of Man HQ and is relocating its UK office.

Angie Ablard, Head of Sales, said: "It takes more than an intelligent portal and hard work to maintain and grow our customer base and relationships. It takes people - smart, experienced people.

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