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  • March 01, 2013 01 Mar'13

    O-bit staff reunite at VoIP firm Coms

    O-bit sales director Tim Loveday is to reunite with his former boss Dave Breith at Polycom partner Coms, taking up the role of indirect channel sales director

  • February 26, 2013 26 Feb'13

    Channel Telecom claims billing standard first

    Channel Telecom says implementing a new charging data record standard will make it easier for comms VARs to keep on top of their customer billing

  • February 20, 2013 20 Feb'13

    Daisy nabs EE 4G distie contract as spectrum auction falls short

    Everything Everywhere (EE), the mobile operator formed from the recent combination of Orange and T-Mobile in the UK, has named Daisy Distribution as the launch distributor of its fourth generation (4G) mobile network comms package, 4GEE

  • February 19, 2013 19 Feb'13

    Westcon secures MS Lync gold badge

    Westcon has been handed Microsoft’s Partner Network Gold Communications competency as a mark of proficiency around its Lync UC portfolio, becoming the first distie worldwide to achieve the designation

  • February 19, 2013 19 Feb'13

    SEC ups ante against rivals with Nimans promo

    Siemens Enterprise Communications (SEC) and comms distie Nimans have launched a double sales incentive plan to promote sales of its OpenScape lines and displace rival installations

  • February 07, 2013 07 Feb'13

    Alcatel-Lucent boss falls on sword

    Alcatel-Lucent boss Ben Verwaayen has announced that he will not be staying on at the firm after May as the telco reported losses for its fourth quarter

  • February 06, 2013 06 Feb'13

    Liberty Global snaps up Virgin Media

    US cable giant Liberty Global has acquired Virgin Media as it looks to increase its market share across Europe

  • January 25, 2013 25 Jan'13

    Selection Services buys up comms outfit 8el

    Managed services provider Selection Services has splashed out on network, connectivity, voice and hosted telephony specialist 8el – officially known as Aggregated Telecom Ltd – in the opening salvo of a planned channel acquisition spree

  • January 18, 2013 18 Jan'13

    Gamma offers UC VARs upfront commission

    Business comms and networking provider Gamma Business Communications has started the new year by changing the way in which it rewards reseller partners

  • January 14, 2013 14 Jan'13

    Servassure hires network veteran as sales director

    Long-serving networking sales specialist Rob McMillan has joined Daisy-owned white label channel ICT services provider Servassure as sales director

  • January 11, 2013 11 Jan'13

    O-bit founder Breith takes CEO role at Coms

    O-bit Telecom founder David Breith has signed up as CEO at AIM-listed hosted VoIP specialist Coms, and taken a 25% stake in the business

  • January 10, 2013 10 Jan'13

    Barclays backs Solar and Armstrong deal

    Barclays bank provided some of the funding to help Solar Communications Group acquire Armstrong Communications highlighting it as an indication it will support the channel financially

  • January 10, 2013 10 Jan'13

    iPass calculator adds up 3G costs

    With the costs of using smart phones connected to 3G a challenge for corporates wi-fi specialist iPass has devised a calculator to help resellers show users where they can save money

  • January 03, 2013 03 Jan'13

    Gartner: global ICT spend up 4.2% in 2013

    Gartner has predicted that global ICT spending will grow by 4.2% to reach $3.7tn (£2.3tn) during 2013, up from its previous forecast of 3.8%

  • December 19, 2012 19 Dec'12

    Colt shares intel on transformation programme

    Networking, comms and cloud provider Colt Group has shared more details of a new programme to accelerate the transformation of its business

  • December 13, 2012 13 Dec'12

    Micro-P raids Azlan for network, comms talent

    Micro-P has appointed Azlan’s HP Networking business manager Gavin O’Shea as its new general manager of networking and communications

  • December 06, 2012 06 Dec'12

    Daisy to offer one Vodafone partner £15k grant

    Daisy Distribution, is to offer a £15,000 grant to the Vodafone reseller that “demonstrates the most commitment” to promoting the provider to its end-user customers

  • December 05, 2012 05 Dec'12

    Avaya spruces up channel programme with distie incentives, web training

    Avaya has used its PartnerConnect event in the Midlands to launch a new on-boarding scheme designed to slash the time it takes for new resellers to start booking revenues

  • November 30, 2012 30 Nov'12

    Vodafone accelerates integration of CWW

    Vodafone has announced plans to bring forward some of its efforts to integrate Cable & Wireless Worldwide making changes that kick in from the start of next year

  • November 28, 2012 28 Nov'12

    Fujitsu private sector head Long heading to Kcom in January

    Fujitsu’s UK Private Sector division head Stephen Long will take up the role of managing director of KCOM in January, relieving temporary boss and CFO Paul Simpson of command

  • November 21, 2012 21 Nov'12

    Virgin Media Biz to add 10 new channel heads by Xmas

    Virgin Media Business (VMB) has said it will grow its channel team by about 25% by the end of the year as it seeks to capitalise on healthy year-on-year growth within its reseller-focused business

  • October 31, 2012 31 Oct'12

    Sales up but loss widens at ShoreTel

    Unified communications specialist ShoreTel has published its latest quarterlies and revealed that while its sales continue to grow at a steady lick, its balance sheet is still clouded by GAAP net losses

  • October 25, 2012 25 Oct'12

    Acquisition, development costs hit Colt Group profits

    Colt Group has booked a 3.2% decline in its EBITDA after its acquisitions of MarketPrizm and ThinkGrid and associated product development costs

  • October 22, 2012 22 Oct'12

    ZTE in call for reseller, distributor partners

    Chinese telecoms, networking and mobility specialist ZTE Corporation announced its arrival in the UK channel at London’s IP Expo 2012 event last week, sounding a rallying cry for new VAR and distributor partners

  • October 22, 2012 22 Oct'12

    Daisy adds bespoke pricing tools to channel proposition

    Channel comms distie Daisy Distribution has added telecoms pricing software from sector consultancy Tariffcom to its arsenal of reseller enablement tools

  • October 18, 2012 18 Oct'12

    ScanSource expands into Benelux

    Voice and data distributor ScanSource is building on its existing relationship with ShoreTel expanding its sales of the vendors products into Europe

  • October 10, 2012 10 Oct'12

    Reading base first phase of Huawei UK investment

    Huawei may be facing renewed attacks on several fronts over its links to the Chinese state but its investment in the UK market is continuing apace, with the announcement of a major new head office development in the Thames Valley

  • October 02, 2012 02 Oct'12

    Colt tempts MSPs with managed contact centre offer

    Networking and cloud services provider Colt has launched a new midmarket hosted contact centre offering for resellers targeting the 50 to 250 seat market in the UK and Ireland

  • September 27, 2012 27 Sep'12

    'Picky' strategy pays off for Nimans

    Comms distributor Nimans has said that its decision to be a bit more picky in terms of the business it accepts – turning away opportunities that delivered inadequate or no margins – has paid off

  • September 26, 2012 26 Sep'12

    Networking VC funding set for positive rebound

    Analyst house Ovum has indicated that after a few years in the doldrums the interest from venture capitalists in traditional networking firms is on the rise

  • September 18, 2012 18 Sep'12

    Du Toit reunites with former boss at Azzurri

    Managed communications services provider Azzurri has named channel veteran David Du Toit as its new operations director to soup up the firm’s internal processes and boost service quality and value to end-users

  • September 17, 2012 17 Sep'12

    MicroScope's top stories, week ending 14 September 2012

    Our regular rundown of the most read stories of the past week on MicroScope.co.uk

  • September 11, 2012 11 Sep'12

    Bramwell hired to spearhead Ingram mobile push

    Matt Bramwell has been taken on by Ingram Micro to run its mobile business with a brief to expand and grow market share

  • September 11, 2012 11 Sep'12

    Reseller LDD takes leap into telecoms world

    HP, Cisco and VMware partner LDD Group has launched a new wholesale telecoms division as it seeks to diversify its offering into end-to-end solutions provision.

  • September 11, 2012 11 Sep'12

    Huawei set to pump £1.2bn into UK economy

    Ren Zhengfei, the CEO of expansive Chinese networking kit builder Huawei, is set to announce the creation of 700 new jobs in the UK

  • September 06, 2012 06 Sep'12

    Nimans bags Yeastar exclusive

    Nimas has bagged exclusive rights to Yeastar's SMB IP PBX kit, which it says will give partners a simple route into the VoIP market.

  • September 04, 2012 04 Sep'12

    Ingram to put ShoreTel at heart of UC strategy

    Ingram Micro has opened up over its new UK relationship with ShoreTel, which was won from Avnet in August, saying it will put the vendor at the heart of its “best-of-breed” unified communications solution set.

  • September 03, 2012 03 Sep'12

    Six Degrees buys Avaya partner Aurora

    Avaya reseller Aurora Networks Ltd is the latest firm to be picked up by buy-and-build cloud services provider Six Degrees Group, strengthening its unified communications business.

  • August 29, 2012 29 Aug'12

    Sennheiser picks Rocom’s Craven for comms push

    Sennheiser has appointed former Rocom corporate sales boss Jane Craven director of sales and marketing, in the first director-level appointment for its UK Professional Telecoms division.

  • August 28, 2012 28 Aug'12

    SDG to distribute Mitel comms solutions

    Comms software provider Mitel has announced a new partnership with technology distributor SDG to sell hosted and virtual voice and unified communications based on the VMware desktop virtualisation platform.

  • August 28, 2012 28 Aug'12

    MicroScope's top stories, week ending 24 August 2012

    Our weekly round-up of the most popular digital content here on MicroScope.co.uk.

  • August 24, 2012 24 Aug'12

    Avnet out as ShoreTel picks Ingram Micro

    Unified comms vendor ShoreTel has made public details of a distribution reshuffle that will see it terminate its relationship with Avnet and add Ingram Micro to its roster.

  • August 17, 2012 17 Aug'12

    Avaya financial boss out as losses mount

    Avaya has replaced its CFO Anthony Massetti, with JDS Uniphase financial bod and one-time Cisco man Dave Vellequette in the latest of a series of leadership changes at the communications firm.

  • August 15, 2012 15 Aug'12

    Loss clouds ShoreTel figures

    Unified comms and cloud vendor ShoreTel has ended its financial year on a high with sales up but posted yet another quarterly net loss.

  • August 10, 2012 10 Aug'12

    Android draws away from mobile OS field

    Google’s Android operating system has increased its dominance over rival mobile platforms and now commands more than 68% of the total market.

  • August 07, 2012 07 Aug'12

    Dohmen to run Comstor Cisco business

    Westcon has snaffled former Cisco bigwig Andreas Dohmen to fill the role of EMEA executive vice president at Comstor.

  • August 06, 2012 06 Aug'12

    MDNX on the rise with Griffin acquisition

    With the purchase of Griffin Internet, network integrator MDNX says it hopes to start to challenge some leading networking players.

  • August 06, 2012 06 Aug'12

    MicroScope's top stories, week ending 3 August 2012

    Our regular look back at the biggest stories on MicroScope.co.uk from the last seven days.

  • July 30, 2012 30 Jul'12

    Vodafone ousts Cable & Wireless management

    Vodafone is to replace a swathe of top execs at Cable & Wireless Worldwide (CWW), with chief exec Gavin Darby and CFO Ian Gibson among those on the way out.

  • July 27, 2012 27 Jul'12

    Chess continues acquisition spree

    Chess has continued to expand through acquisition adding two more purchases to a growing list as it bolsters its credentials in the telco and networking market

  • July 13, 2012 13 Jul'12

    Westcon links up with snom

    Westcon Convergence has signed a new distribution agreement with endpoint device specialist snom to supply its IP and Lync optimised SIP-based phones across EMEA.

  • July 13, 2012 13 Jul'12

    Siemens lavishes funding on potential UC VARs

    Siemens Enterprise Communications (SEC) is offering a range of incentives to entice new partners into its unified communications channel programme.

  • July 12, 2012 12 Jul'12

    Murphx bosses head for the exit as Daisy earn-out period ends

    Former Murphx managing director Carl Churchill and management team Richard Jay, Ben Murphy and Nicki Jay have decided to leave Daisy Group following expiry of a management earn-out.

  • July 05, 2012 05 Jul'12

    Nimans gets extra Aastra clout

    Unified comms distributor Nimans has expanded its relationship with Aastra to include Microsoft Lync handsets.

  • June 26, 2012 26 Jun'12

    Resellers to give Daisy partner programme the once-over

    Daisy Group partners have been invited to kick the tyres of the firm's indirect partner programme at its 'Evolve' relaunch event to be held this week in the Midlands.

  • June 21, 2012 21 Jun'12

    Daisy losses narrow as sales bloom, considers dividend

    Daisy Group has cut its annual operating losses from £15.8m to £13.1m for the 12 months to the end of March, and sales at the b2b comms specialist have risen by 30% to £348.6m, with EBITDA also up to £56.3m.

  • June 19, 2012 19 Jun'12

    Channel names handed gongs in Queen's list

    Forget Gary Barlow and Kate Winslet, the real stars of the Queen's Birthday Honours were closer to home indicating that if you do good works then there are still rewards there for people connected with the computer and telco industry.

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