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The Queen’s Speech has reaffirmed the government’s pledge to devolve power to the North of England and elect a mayor for Greater Manchester. The move to create a Northern Powerhouse has been welcomed by Piers Linney, CEO of Outsourcery, who has described it as, “a potential catalyst to propel the North into an economic hub of activity with the IT industry leading the way.” “Greater Manchester has a strong history as an economic powerhouse and putting in place a new mayor, who will champion the cause for the city, will be a boost for all the people living here,” Linney explained....
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Avnet has launched a converged infrastructure practice in the UK to support channel partners delivering pre-architected and vendor validated IT infrastructure solutions to customers. Converged infrastructure solutions enable business partners to speed up delivery of core services while reducing costs and sales cycles and increasing profitability. Miriam Murphy, senior vice president, Avnet Technology Solutions, North region, EMEA, said, “The UK market for converged infrastructure is an important growth area for the channel and a priority for Avnet. We have invested in both our technical and business expertise, established a converged infrastructure centre of excellence and have an unrivalled portfolio of...
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VAD Wick Hill announced today that it has been appointed UK distributor for US-based KnowBe4, providers of popular integrated security awareness training and simulated phishing programme, based on Kevin Mitnick’’s 30+ year unique first-hand hacking experience. KnowBe4 is seeking to expand it UK presence through two-tiered channel distribution with Wick Hill. Cyber criminals are increasingly targetting employees with phishing, social engineering and ransomware. KnowBe4 provides automated, internet-based security awareness training to combat these issues. It is cost-effective, continually updated, easy-to-use, requires a relatively short amount of employee time, and is suited to organisations of all sizes. Ian Kilpatrick, chairman Wick Hill...
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Swyx Solutions has announced a new version of its cloud solution SwyxWare Compact for Datacenter. With SwyxWare Compact, resellers and MSPs (Managed Service Providers) can offer cloud-based unified communications services to their customers without a large initial investment. Based on a VMware platform, the Compact version has been adapted to the needs of the channel and is aimed at partners with existing VMware knowledge. Specially developed for reseller partners, Swyx’s new cloud solution makes it possible to take into account the individual requests of customers. “Since 2007, we have offered our SwyxWare Datacenter Edition that has been primarily offered by carriers and...
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