- Merger backed by recently formed private equity fund, Apiary Capital.
- Creates one of the UK’s largest Customer Experience and Unified Communications specialists.
- Combined group has annual revenues in excess of £55 million.
April 14th 2014, London, UK. Pan-EMEA Unified Communications managed services specialist, Connect announces a multi-million pound management buy-out led by entrepreneur Alex Tupman. The MBO will also see significant additional inward investment to enable the company’s growth to become a major player in managed IT services.Read More
Contact centres – if providing a good customer experience is a business advantage, how can smaller companies achieve that?Read More
Looking at how we have worked in the past, the desktop IT environment has been relatively constant for several years. We have worked with a PC on our desk, a deskphone connected to a PBX and a corporate network. Our desktop software has been almost exclusively Microsoft and Windows based, apart from the creative industries which were always in the Apple camp.Read More
17th floor of Heron Tower is a good place from which to take a bird’s eye view of our market. Phillip Pexton of Canalys presented a great analysis of the mobility solutions market - an industry in transition - driven by three broad underlying trends, increasing enterprise mobility and growth in smart devices, transformation in the data centre and consumerization. (By this we mean Bring Your Own Device, or BYOD which we have discussed before.)Read More
We’re now back to work after a wonderful warm summer. Many of us travelled abroad during the school holidays and enjoyed a period of relaxing in the sun. However, we’re now back to work, and re-adjusting to our own cool damp UK weather. The “Back to School” period is not helped by receiving a large mobile phone bill at the end of the holidays. It can be something of a shock to see how call charges and data charges mount up while you’re on holiday abroad.Read More
Connect Communications has received another important vendor award, this time from the Unified Communications manufacturer ShoreTel.Read More
Today Mitel launched the new Mitel UC360 which is designed to work with leading video collaboration, tele-presence, audio conferencing and IP-PBX solutions and provide an easy way to initiate and deliver collaboration across the enterprise including high-definition video, audio and web conferencing.Read More
Today Avaya announced that it had completed the purchase of Radvision. Radvision bolsters Avaya's existing offerings around video including improved PC, Mac, smart-phone and tablet video clients and the ability to integrate Microsoft Lync video into corporate room-based systems.Read More
Rimas, tell us about the run and your preparations for the race
"It went well. I woke up early on Sunday, cooked some oat porridge with dried berries and honey, had a banana, ibuprofen, green tea and set off to Blackheath.Read More