With 15% of job vacancies in the IT services sector remaining unfilled, CompTIA has announced plans to launch its first IT professional association to help create an IT workforce that meets the technology sector’s unmet job-skill needs. The IT Pro Association offers a variety of benefits for IT professionals of all types including discounts on CompTIA’s certification and continuing education programs;...

Posted on May 6 2017 - 3:05pm by Editorial Content
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Beta Digital Media Solutions (Beta DMS) has strengthened its digital signage offering with distribution agreements with Stream TV Networks and lAdea. Stream TV Networks, a Philadelphia based new media company, has created a glasses-free 3D technology, Ultra-D, that delivers a comfortable ‘real life’ viewing experience and content conversion capability. lAdea creates commercial-grade media players...

Following its acquisition by Platinum Equity in a deal worth $4 billion, Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) company Emerson Network Power is being rebranded as Vertiv. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio and with 20,000 employees and more than 25 manufacturing and assembly facilities worldwide, Vertiv is a provider of mission critical infrastructure technologies for data centres, communication networks...

Posted on May 5 2017 - 3:05pm by Editorial Content
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Nimans says that its new music-on-hold solution is a quick and easy way for resellers to make money. Fortune MOH is a fully managed music and message-on-hold announcement service that offers a choice of voice actors and over 300 royalty free tunes. Message on hold (MOH), auto attendant, night greetings and Interactive Voice Response are all available for PBX, hosted and VoIP-based environments –...

The Association for Project Management (APM) has received its Royal Charter. This completes the final phase before the association founded in 1972 transitions to a full Chartered body in April 2017. The Sealed Charter was received by APM President David Waboso, Chairman John McGlynn and CEO Sara Drake in December. APM Chairman John McGlynn said: “Our skills are needed more than ever and the Royal...

Posted on May 4 2017 - 3:05pm by Editorial Content
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Tech Data Corporation has completed its acquisition of the Technology Solutions business of Avnet, Inc., creating an end-to-end IT distributor with diverse solutions from the data centre to the living room. The combined company has a larger and more balanced geographic footprint, including a presence in the Asia-Pacific region, a new market for Tech Data. The company has operations in 40 countries,...

AXELOS has announced a major update to PRINCE2 due to be launched in mid-2017. PRINCE 2 is the world’s most practiced methodology for project management. In the UK alone, 495,711 professionals have gained PRINCE2 certification, including people in marketing, HR and legal, as well as traditional IT and professional project management roles. In a survey of 2,400 professionals, 88% of PRINCE2 practitioners...

Posted on May 3 2017 - 3:05pm by Editorial Content
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VOW is now taking registrations for its VOW Venture mid-year event, taking place at Whittlebury Hall on July 6. The event is open to Diamond and Gold tier resellers and includes a business update in the morning; golf, archery or clay pigeon shooting in the afternoon; and a dinner and prize-giving in the evening. The deadline for registrations is May 12. www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/78X978L ...

Improved process efficiency is the most popular reason to deploy Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software, being cited by 84% of SMEs surveyed for a Benchmark Study by CRM solutions provider Maximizer Software. Almost one third (31%) of the 300 European SMEs questioned also mentioned strategic business growth as a reason to adopt CRM. The main benefits of a CRM system are thought to be centralisation...

Posted on May 2 2017 - 3:05pm by Editorial Content
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Beta is strengthening its Enterprise Technology sales, service and solutions proposition, with two new appointments. Miguel Castro, with 13 years experience of the IT industry, has joined as Head of Solutions Architecture to provide technical and implementation support to MSPs and VARs, from project inception to final delivery. Chris Moore has joined as Head of Sales for Beta’s newly opened Northern...