Posted on Aug 14 2018 - 8:30am by Editorial Content
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Toshiba Europe has appointed Nick Offin as Head of Sales, Marketing and Operations for Northern Europe, as it seeks to expand its presence in the fields of assisted reality and edge computing with its recently launched dynaEdge DE-100 computer and Assisted Reality AR100 Viewer smart glasses. Offin, who was previously Toshiba’s Information System’s Head of B2B Sales Northern Europe, will succeed...

Freshworks, a provider of cloudbased business software, has won the Collaboration Solution of the Year award at the UK Cloud Awards for its cloudbased helpdesk product, Freshdesk. Simon Johnson, UK&I General Manager at Freshworks, said: “We are delighted to have won this fantastic award. Freshdesk provides a new user experience for helpdesk teams based on three key pillars of product design –...

Posted on Aug 13 2018 - 8:30am by Editorial Content
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Connectivity and Hosted PBX provider Spitfire, which provides telecommunications services to end-user customers and through 500 channel partners, is celebrating 30 years in business. The company was established in 1988 by Joint Managing Director Justin Orde and today has an annual turnover of £26 million and around 100 employees. Orde said: “Spitfire began life as a one-man enterprise supplying...

Posted on Aug 12 2018 - 2:00pm by Editorial Content
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Communications provider Sabio is using the aBILLity platform from Union Street Technologies to streamline its billing processes. The implementation includes a white-labelled billing management portal for use by Sabio’s end-user customers. Union Street’s engineers have configured aBILLity to automate the process of collecting and importing call data records from Sabio’s wholesale suppliers, saving...

As part of a strategy to increase turnover by almost 50%, from £28 million to £40 million, and service a growing number of enquiries from southern businesses, pure technology group (ptg) is to open a London office. The Leeds-based business has already recruited three experienced employees for its southern operation and plans to take on three more in the coming months. Cliff Fox, ptg Group COO, said:...

Onecom CEO Darren Ridge has cycled a gruelling 300-mile route to raise £15,000 for veterans’ charity Care after Combat. Ridge was joined by Onecom Solutions Director James Bannister and Finance Director Adam Fowler on the Pickle Ride, a three-day ride from Falmouth, Cornwall to London, with more than 20,000ft of hill climbing along the way. Donations are still being taken at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/onecompickleride ...

Amanda Gascoyne has been appointed sales manager for Westcon UK & Ireland, with responsibility for winning more solutions- and services-based business for Westcon’s partners. Gascoyne said: “I’m looking forward to ensuring even more partners forge great relationships with our vastly experienced, qualified and service-minded team. By orchestrating the growing Westcon value added services...

Wholesale connectivity provider Entanet has set up a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) committee to manage the company’s fundraising, volunteering, environmental impact and diversity and inclusion activities. Staffed by 13 Entanet volunteers, the committee’s first task was to choose Entanet’s national and local nominated charities for 2018/19. Following a staff vote, it settled on Meningitis...

Topsec Cloud Solutions, a provider of cloud-based managed email security solutions, has appointed VCW Security as its sole UK distribution partner. VCW, which specialises in the distribution of IT security solutions, is looking to grow the market for Topsec’s range of cloud-based solutions, which includes anti-spam, anti-virus, email continuity, email content filtering, image analysis, email archiving,...

Tech Data, which recently extended its Credit Elevator scheme to a maximum of £1 million, has already seen one customer reach the new limit and several more come close. The Credit Elevator programme automatically moves resellers up from an initial credit line of £5,000, as long as 75% of the line is used within the month and payment is made on normal 30-day terms. Resellers can extend the line every...