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Tempest moves into CMO role at Natilik

Natilik's Rory Tempest has been promoted to the Chief Marketing Officer role following a four year stint running a successful commercial sales function at the firm.

Storacall collaborates with Enghouse Interactive

Storacall Voice Systems has joined forces with Enghouse Interactive to develop an integrated call accounting and call recording solution targeted at businesses with large volumes of inbound or outbound calls.

Sharp rise in cyber attacks on UK businesses

The number of cyber attacks targeting UK-based businesses increased by more than half in the second quarter of 2017, according to a new report from business ISP Beaming.

Firms were, on average, subjected to almost 65,000 Internet-borne cyber attacks each in the three months to June, an increase of 52% on the first quarter of 2017.

Mitel bags business assets of Toshiba Unified Communications Systems

Mitel has acquired the business assets of troubled Toshiba Unified Communications Systems.

Mitel has confirmed that there will be ongoing access to existing Toshiba products and services and that a number of Toshiba sales, support and R&D employees will join the Canadian vendor to maintain support for existing Toshiba customers and partners.

CityFibre acquires Entanet in £29m cash deal

AIM-listed CityFibre has acquired Mobeus-backed Entanet for £29m in a cash deal that enables the alternative fibre infrastructure provider to focus on wholesale fibre services and speed up the commercialisation of its fibre assets.

Panasonic seals pan-EMEA distribution agreement with Nuvias

Panasonic Business has appointed Nuvias as its first pan-EMEA distributor for its range of business IP phone handsets.

The initial roll-out will focus on established markets for Nuvias, including the UK, Benelux, Germany and France, along with Southern Europe and the Nordics.

PBBA vendor revenues dip 12%

Appliances for backup are falling out of favour in EMEA as purpose-built backup appliance (PBBA) vendor revenues declined 12% year over year to reach $191m in the first quarter of 2017, according to IDC.

IaaS provider OVH closes major funding round

Growing IaaS provider OVH has closed a 400m euro funding round from a pool of nine banks to support its five-year global expansion strategy.

The France-headquartered firm currently has 270,000 servers deployed within 20 data centres across five countries in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific.

Citrix appoints Darren Fields to key regional role

Citrix has appointed Darren Fields as Regional Director, UK & Ireland, reporting to Michelle Senecal de Fonseca, Area VP for Northern Europe.

Fields joins Citrix from Vodafone Group Enterprise where he was Head of Northern Europe Cloud & Hosting, a division within the business.

Content Guru supports social housing sector conference

Content Guru is confirmed as a Key Supporter at Enhancing Housing Services Through Innovation & Technology 2017, organised by GovNet.

The conference takes place on Tuesday 11th July at Victoria Park Plaza, London, and includes a variety of talks and seminars, as well as an exhibition showcasing digital solutions for social housing.

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