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Microsoft extends market availability of HoloLens

Microsoft has extended the market availability of HoloLen, the self-contained holographic computer running Windows 10, to 29 new markets, nearly tripling its global reach.

"At Microsoft we are on a mission to empower every person and organisation on the planet to achieve more," said Lorraine Bardeen, GM of Microsoft HoloLens and Windows experiences.

Cisco drives through partner programme changes

Cisco's revamped partner programmes, unveiled at the firm's Partner Summit, signal a push towards the recurring revenue model and reward partners who drive the strategy.

The three key programme changes focus on building and recognising capabilities, refreshing to digital, and moving to lifecycle and recurring revenue.

Sennheiser signs distribution deal with ProVu

Sennheiser has extended its UK channel reach following a deal with distributor ProVu which has has adopted the whole office and contact centre range of headsets and speakerphones.

ProVu MD Darren Garland said: "With more and more people using headsets and speakerphones as part of their everyday solutions, audio quality has never been more important."

8x8 expands agreement with Ingram Micro

8x8 has expanded its agreement with Ingram Micro Cloud to deliver 8x8's one unified platform for cloud communications, including collaboration and contact centre solutions to channel partners in the UK and Ireland.

TalkTalk Business forges peer partnerships with 8x8, Vonage, and NFON UK

TalkTalk Business has secured a series of peering partnerships with some of the UK's top cloud communications firms including 8x8, Vonage and NFON UK.

By working with TalkTalk Business to provide their customers with Internet connectivity, the vendors will be offering access to the bandwidth required to support the communications needs of any size business.

TeleWare lifts curtain on app-based compliant call recording

TeleWare has unveiled an app-based offering for compliant call recording.

Re:Call has been created in response to customer requirements ahead of 2018's incoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Avaya puts AI at the centre of contact centres and UC

The new A.I.Connect initiative launched by Avaya aims to accelerate the development and application of AI in contact centres and UC applications.

SPBE billing error: 'CPs in no mood to go through this again', says FCS CEO

The FCS has issued an update as it seeks a swift resolution to a late billing error made by Openreach for Special Phone Book Entries (SPBEs) that has left many CPs owing thousands. This issue is a re-run of a similar episode in 2012 when Openreach included a high volume of back dated charges for SPBEs going back several years.

Nimans staff get into the spirit of Halloween

A Halloween inspired theme day put Nimans' Manchester HQ in high spirits as staff dressed up in scary costumes and took part in ghoulish party games, including a Murder Mystery challenge. The day was declared a ‘spooktacular' success, raising hundreds of pounds for a local school.

UK still top destination for Silicon Valley investors

Despite Brexit the UK remains the leading European destination for Silicon Valley investors, with British tech companies raising more venture capital from Bay area VCs than any other European country, according to data released by London promotional body London & Partners, which says 2017 has already seen a record $1.13bn raised.

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