Avnet Names GM for Mexico

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Technology distributor Avnet Technology Solutions has promoted Jorge Tsuchiya to general manager, Mexico. He will be responsible for developing and executing the operating group’s strategy in-country, driving local sales and leading operations. Tsuchiya was named to this role following Eduardo Barron’s recent appointment to vice president, Avnet Technology Solutions, Latin America and the Caribbean. “Jorge has continually shown […]

Sangoma Debuts Express for Lync UC Deployment Platform

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Sangoma Technologies has announced Express for Lync, a platform for small and medium businesses to ddeploy Lync 2013 and Skype for Business Editions. To fully leverage the power of unified communications (UC), hosted and cloud services businesses have frequently faced the challenge of building and maintaining “multi-box” solutions.  Express for Lync addresses this, the company said. […]

Transbeam Snags Infrastructure Upgrade Contract in Manhattan

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Transbeam, a managed service provider for data, voice, cloud and professional services, has completed both a copper and fiber network infrastructure upgrade at 589 5th Avenue in Manhattan, a 16-story commercial building, occupying 500,000 square feet.  Building owner Western Management Corporation recognized Transbeam for providing a fully redundant, reliable and diverse backbone infrastructure. “We are […]

Large Enterprises and UC: Why They’re a Perfect Match

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By David Portnowitz, Star2Star Communications As businesses grow and expand domestically and internationally, they need a sophisticated way to manage their communications and collaboration. Cloud-based unified communications provides big savings in calling costs—important for large-scale enterprises—and provides geographic flexibility while boosting business productivity. What’s not to like? The global unified communication market is expected to […]

AVANT Appoints Chief Cloud Officer

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AVANT, the master agent and technology distributor, has hired Ron Hayman as its chief cloud officer (CCO). Hayman will oversee the company’s cloud strategy,including distribution via channel partners. Hayman has more than 15 years of experience in IT leadership with organizations such as the U.S. Navy, Headhunter.net, CareerBuilder.com and Liaison Technologies. Hayman’s past professional achievements include: […]