LDC invests in network performance and security specialist, Phoenix Datacom

01 March 2021

Mid-market private equity investor LDC has backed the management buyout of data and network security specialist Phoenix Datacom.

The partnership with LDC will support the existing management team – led by managing director, John Carson - to expand Phoenix Datacom’s suite of hardware and software products and related services to help its enterprise customers further enhance their cyber-security. LDC’s backing will also help the team to explore complementary acquisitions.

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Westermo launches new industrial networking training services

26 February 2021

The Westermo Academy includes a flexible online learning platform 

The Westermo Academy includes a flexible online learning platform 

Westermo has launched a new global training programme aimed at supporting those responsible for operating and maintaining industrial data communications networks.

Offering flexible online and in-person training, the Westermo Academy will provide certified courses to network engineers wherever they are located around the world, ensuring they have the expertise needed to maximise the performance and reliability of industrial networks.


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How you move to the cloud matters

25 February 2021

Greg Zweig

Greg Zweig

In days gone by, when disaster loomed, the townsfolk would be encouraged to ‘head for the hills’. These days businesses set their sights a little higher and seek the protection of the Cloud to safeguard their networks.

The global pandemic proved that this was the right move, and companies that invested in cloud-based Unified Communications or cloud-based contact centre services before 2020 were much better placed to enable their remote workforce to stay connected to customers and remain pro-ductive as compared to companies with a traditional PBX or premises-based contact centre.

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Exponential-e’s Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) suite

25 February 2021

UCaaS from Exponential-e

UCaaS from Exponential-e

Exponential-e’s Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) suite combines technologies from several vendors, including Microsoft, Cisco, Broadsoft and Contact Centre as a Service, and is designed to support increased collaboration and productivity in the workplace, wherever employees are working from.

Users have one identity across all services – voice, video, IM and presence information – and can access contacts from one list across all their work devices. IM and presence let users know at a glance whether other colleagues are available and online. Users can also be added to group calls easily and communications pulled across multiple devices with no break in flow.

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