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Tech Data appoints David Watts as UK&I MD

Tech Data has appointed David Watts as UK&I MD, another move in the firm's re-jig of European responsibilities.

Global spending on ICT set to hit $4tr this year

Worldwide spending on ICT will reach almost $4tr in 2018, according to analyst house IDC.

The growth of smartphones in recent years means that consumer spending will account for a large chunk of that total, but growth will also be driven by enterprise spending on cloud, software and infrastructure related to '3rd Platform' solutions, said IDC.

Jola launches Fixed IP Failover SIMs

Jola is offering partners affordable 1GB fixed IP failover SIMs on a 12-month contract to offset the impact of catastrophic failures should they happen.

The solution uses Jola's overage protection facility on Mobile Manager and is an alternative to the high cost and limitations of mobile data, claimed Jola,

Voneus gets Code Powers to speed up rural broadband rollout

Rural broadband provider Voneus has been granted powers by Ofcom under the Electronics Communications Code which will help it accelerate the rollout of superfast broadband services to hard-to-reach UK rural communities.

NFON joins forces with Gigaset Communications

Cloud comms provider NFON has extended its telephone portfolio following a link-up with Gigaset Communications.

"With Gigaset we are also expanding our sales network to include the business customers of Gigaset Communications," stated Markus Krammer, Vice President Products & New Business at NFON.

Channel partnership appeal continues to strengthen

Service delivery via partnerships will continue to be a growing feature of the channel landscape as greater numbers of resellers decide to concentrate more on their core skills and outsource certain functions such as inventory support, on-the-job training or storage.

Agent headset range grows in appeal

The Agent headset range - first introduced in 2002 as an entry-level alternative to the established brands - has undergone another series of updates to include additional specifications and connectivity options.

Graham Long joins Onecom to head up AV operation

Former Samsung Electronics Vice President Graham Long has joined Whiteley-based Onecom to lead its AV operations.

He joins after nearly a decade at Samsung where he was responsible for the Enterprise Business in the UK and Ireland.

Advanced CTO Jon Wrennall joins CBI Innovation Council

Advanced's CTO Jon Wrennall has been selected to join the CBI's Innovation Council.

As part of a three-year minimum term on the Innovation Council he will join other senior business figures to help steer the CBI's policy work on key policy campaigns, consultations and reports.

Cisco completes BroadSoft acquisition

Cisco completes acquisition of BroadSoft.

The plan is to join BroadSoft's open interface and standards-based solutions primarily delivered via Service Provider partners, with Cisco's existing portfolio.

The combined company will offer solutions for businesses of all sizes which will be delivered through VAR and Service Provider partners.

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