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Unify and Datasharp hail Abbey Cars deal

Abbey Cars, one of England's largest minicab operators, has overhauled its communications infrastructure with the implementation of Unify's OpenScape Business S platform. The project was carried out with long-term Master Partner Datasharp.

Former Daisy exec joins Databarracks as Executive Chairman

Former Daisy Group divisional MD Mike Osborne has been enlisted by Databarracks as Executive Chairman.

Daisy's Ex-MD of Business Continuity, Cloud & Hosting has a remit to drive business growth and play a key role in expanding the firm's recovery and business continuity service offerings.

GCI's Blue Chip buy prompts channel strategy reset

GCI's acquisition of IT managed services giant Blue Chip marks another step towards a channel ‘sea-change' according to CEO Adrian Thirkill. Announcing GCI's third and biggest acquisition in 18 months he indicated that channel partnerships built by GCI Channel Solutions are likely to realign as the company continues to transform.

Connect Managed Services acquires PC-1 - creates £26m business

LDC-backed Connect Managed Services has acquired PC-1 for an undisclosed sum in a move that creates a £26m business supporting over 100 blue chip organisations.

BT celebrates 80th anniversary of 999 emergency service

BT celebrated the 80th anniversary of the UK's 999 emergency service on 30th June.

The world's oldest emergency service was launched in London on 30th June 1937.

Inclarity offers channel partners LifeTime licenses

Inclarity channel partners can now make one-off purchases of licenses, own them outright and make more margin by selling them via a SaaS-based monthly subscription model.

"LifeTime licenses are a pre-purchase capex option that allows Inclarity's channels to purchase licenses up front giving them permanent right of use," said Enzo Viscito, Inclarity's MD.  

GCI sells Vodafone mobile base to Connect Telecom

GCI is to focus on core business following the sale of its Vodafone mobile base to Connect Telecom for an undisclosed sum.

The deal also sees Connect Telecom commit to a Skype for Business platform from GCI which in turn will leverage Connect's capabilities to fulfil smartphone requirements.

FluidOne's Bandwidth Bandits complete extreme charity challenge

FluidOne's Bandwidth Bandits led by Chief Exec Piers Daniell conquered '10Peaks: The Lakes' in aid of the charity Place2Be, which works to improve the emotional wellbeing of children and their families suffering from bereavement, domestic violence and bullying.

Purdicom signals growth push with UKB Solutions acquisition

Distributor of wireless comms kit Purdicom has gained a stronger foothold in the CCTV sector following its acquisition of UKB Solutions.

Purdicom says the move is the first in a buy and build strategy and it hopes to double business within 18 months on the back of the deal.

Fidelity Energy powers past £50m milestone

Fidelity Energy has secured over £50m worth of energy supplies under its management just three years after launch.

The Newbury-based business enables resellers to add energy to their portfolios and build on established customer relationships.

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