Posted on Jun 19 2018 - 2:00pm by Editorial Content
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Hot on the heels of the merger of Datto and Autotask, Kaseya, another leading provider of complete IT management solutions for managed service providers (MSPs) and mid-market enterprises (MME), has announced that it is to merge with Unitrends, a provider of all-in-one enterprise backup and continuity solutions. Combining Unitrends’ business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) technologies with...

Sixteen-year-old Ollie Baxendale, a trainee at Hampshire broadband provider Onestream, has beaten competitors from across the South to be named Apprentice of The Year in the PETA Alex Zemenides Apprenticeships Awards. Baxendale was one of 21 candidates nominated by assessors for the awards scheme run by PETA. Formerly known as Portsmouth Engineering Training Association, PETA is an apprentice training...

Wholesale voice and data communications provider Entanet has introduced an ISDN replacement service ahead of the 2025 ISDN withdrawal deadline. The new product combines Entanet’s Hosted Voice and SIP service with 500Mbps GPON connectivity to create a scalable, fully hosted telephony system. Where a customer seeks to retain an on-premise PBX, the service provides 30 free SIP channels. Alternatively,...

Posted on Jun 18 2018 - 8:30am by Editorial Content
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Business services specialist Commercial has increased the number of work-days set aside for volunteering from 30 to 300. Under the new scheme, each of the firm’s 300 employees can use one workday per year to do voluntary work for their favourite charity or good cause. To visualise the impact of volunteering, Commercial has placed the image of a tree outside one of its meeting rooms. Every time someone...

Tech Data Advanced Solutions has entered into a distribution agreement with Quest Software, giving resellers access to the latter’s full range of data protection, endpoint and infrastructure management, identity and access control solutions. Tech Data believes Quest’s range of migration, security and management solutions for Microsoft platforms will be of particular interest to VARs and solutions...

Last month, as part of its corporate wellness programme, full service technology reseller Midshire held three Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training sessions at its Stockport office. Training for 65 Midshire employees was provided by the British Heart Foundation, which supports 1,700 CPR training schemes nationwide. Natalie Bunyan, Fundraising Manager at the British Heart Foundation, said:...

Posted on Jun 16 2018 - 2:00pm by Editorial Content
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Why do businesses fail? The industry continues to see businesses fail, zombie businesses multiply and new candidates for acquisition emerge due to declining values – Maplin being a recent casualty on the High Street and Misco in the channel. At the same time, other players are succeeding and expanding through acquisition, diversification or disruption. One industry, with one group struggling as...

Technology and digital transformation consultancy Gibbs Hybrid is expanding into the North American market where it is targeting turnover of $50m within two years. The single source supplier of technology, outsourcing and talent management recently announced a 29% increase in European revenue to $102 million. CEO and founder Farida Gibbs believes Gibbs Hybrid is well placed to capitalise on the appetite...

Posted on Jun 15 2018 - 2:00pm by Editorial Content
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Employers and employees alike are welcoming robot co-workers as a solution to the skills shortage. An Epicor survey of 2,500 business people in 14 countries shows that staff are aware of the many benefits of working alongside robots: 54% say robots automate repetitive or mundane work that they would otherwise have to do themselves; and 34% agree that robots are more efficient than humans in the workplace. For...

Posted on Jun 15 2018 - 8:30am by Editorial Content
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Following its success at last year’s Midlands Family Business Awards, where it won Fastest Growing Family Business of the Year, Worcester-based internet service provider Airband has been nominated for Tech Growth Business of the Year in the 2018 National Technology Awards. Over the last two years, Airband has delivered Superfast broadband projects worth £23 million to 34,000 homes and businesses...