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Vapour Cloud CEO sets out buy-and-build strategy

Vapour Cloud CEO Tim Mercer has set a target of £12m revenue by 2020 with acquisitions the primary engine of growth.

Mercer plans to acquire a minimum of two businesses and the immediate priority is to bag a northern-based IT support firm with Microsoft partner status.

Avaya names Alison Hastings as UK Channel Lead

Alison Hastings has pledged to work closer with partners as Avaya's new UK Channel Lead.

She brings 20 years tech sector experience and moved from TalkTalk Business where she developed channel partner accounts and worked on retail and insurance outsource deals across voice, data, cloud and networking. In a previous role she managed Juniper Networks' UK alliance partnership with IBM.

Gemalto targets security MSPs with 'data protection on demand'

Security vendor Gemalto is hoping to sign up around 100 more MSPs and MSSPs (Managed Security Service Providers) in the coming year, as it offers 'data protection on demand', a cloud-based package for enterprises.

Virtual1 deploys Opengear’s Smart OOB platform

Network services wholesaler Virtual1 has deployed Opengear's Smart OOB platform to provide remote console connectivity across its growing UK network.

Exponential-e opens Cyber Security Operations Centre

Exponential?e has launched a Cyber Security Operations Centre (CSOC) that it claims will make 'defence in?depth the default standard' for the mid?market.

The company is looking to disrupt the status quo by allowing companies to embed compliance standards within the perimeters of that the CSOC monitors, equipping companies with a real?time view of their compliance status.

Polycom rolls out new cloud services

Polycom has unveiled its new unified cloud solutions strategy which includes Polycom Cloud Services and Polycom Device Management Services (PDMS).

Polycom also announced it will continue to deploy new cloud solutions for businesses, while adding solutions for service providers in the coming months.

Tollring adds compliance centre to iCall Suite

Tollring's new release of iCall Suite includes functionality for authorised users to achieve GDPR compliance via a new compliance centre.

IPCortex introduces intelligent reporting tool

A customisable intelligent reporting tool developed by IPCortex comes free of charge with the firm's Hosted Suite comms platform, enabling users to analyse data and gan insights about their communication trends and patterns.

Oak revs up for 2018 Twin Town Challenge

Oak Innovation is revving up for the 2018 Twin Town Challenge, a charity car rally to Le Touquet.

On Friday 25th May one hundred cars costing less than £500 each will leave from Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire and head to Le Touquet in northern France on the Twin Town Challenge 2018.

TalkTalk agrees sale of direct B2B business to Daisy for £175m

TalkTalk and Daisy have signed Heads of Terms on a proposed deal which would transfer all existing TalkTalk direct B2B customers to Daisy, around 80,000 SoHo, SME and large enterprise clients which represent less than 20% of TalkTalk's B2B revenues. The transaction is expected to complete in late July 2018.

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