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Avaya Successfully Completes Financial Restructuring and Emerges from Chapter 11

Avaya Holdings Corp. has announced that it has successfully completed it's debt restructuring and emerged from Chapter 11.

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Westcon Invests in Polycom Growth Opportunity

Westcon-Comstor, the leading value-added global distributor of security, UC, network infrastructure and data centre solutions, has invested in its Polycom business with the appointment of Rob Glaysher as a dedicated Polycom Business Manager.

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Avaya Debt Restructuring Progress Update

With a strengthened balance sheet, a new Board of Directors and a new executive leadership team in place, Avaya are ready to move forward

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Beyond GDPR Event

Our immensely popular GDPR event proved to our resellers that we can support you through GDPR, with help from our vendors and professional speakers. Find out below what we can do to help you through the GDPR opportunity... 

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Westcon-Comstor announces Videxio

Westcon-Comstor have officially launched Videxio as VaaS (GoldSeal) as one of our partners.

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Westcon-Comstor launches IP device provisioning and managing suite for solution providers

29 September 2017 – Westcon-Comstor has teamed with Swoop Datacom Ltd., an industry leader in telephony based IoT services and software development, to launch ForgeServe, an exclusive device provisioning and life-cycle management solution.

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Westcon-Comstor Appointed as Microsoft Surface Hub Distributor

LONDON—06 September 2017— We are proud to announce that Westcon-Comstor, as a leading value-added global distributor of security, unified communications, network infrastructure and data center, have been appointed to distribute the Microsoft Surface Hub.

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Westcon-Comstor's Tony Nevill comments on the effects of Brexit on the channel

Westcon-Comstor's Tony Nevill comments on the effects of Brexit on the channel during an interview with microscope.

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Westcon-Comstor Receives Enghouse Interactive Award for Outstanding Growth

Westcon-Comstor receives Enghouse Interactive Award for Outstanding Growth

Leading customer contact centre solution provider recognises the value of its' strategic partnership with Westcon-Comstor.

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Westcon-Comstor Recognises Avaya 'Partners of the Year'

Crawley, XX.06.2017 – Westcon-Comstor (Westcon), the leading value-added global distributor of security, unified communications, network infrastructure and data center solutions, has issued eight awards to Avaya partners in the UK and Ireland at the Avaya ‘Partners of the Year’ awards 2017.

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Westcon-Comstor Announces the Intended Sale of Its Americas Business and a Minority Investment in Its International Business by SYNNEX

TARRYTOWN, N.Y. – June 6, 2017 – Westcon-Comstor announced today that its parent company, Datatec Limited, has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its North America and Latin America distribution business (“Americas”) to SYNNEX, a Fremont, California-based company, as well as a minority equity share in its “International” operations: comprised of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Asia-Pacific (APAC). In addition, Datatec will acquire a minority equity share in SYNNEX.

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Ransomware and WannaCry: The Biggest Cyber-Attack in Recent History

Last Friday, the world saw one of the largest Ransomware attacks in history. Read up on its' effects, what Ransomware is and how to protect your systems.

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Westcon-Comstor Ski Incentive Rewards Top Channel Partners for 25th Year!

This March, Westcon-Comstor’s UC and Collaboration Practice hosted its 25th annual ski incentive trip for its top channel partners in the sunny Italian alps...

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Westcon-Comstor Reports Accelerated Growth in Enghouse Interactive Contact Centre Revenues

Through the value-added distributor’s partnership with Enghouse Interactive,
sales of the business collaboration solution nearly TRIPLED in 2016.

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Avaya Award 'Diamond Distributor Status' to Westcon UCC

Westcon-Comstor has announced that its Unified Communications and Collaboration Solutions Practice has been awarded Diamond status in the highly respected Avaya Edge Partner Program.

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Extreme Networks acquires Zebra Technology Corp - Buy from distributor Westcon-Comstor

Extreme Networks completes its acquisition of Zebra Technology Corporation’s wireless LAN business to become the 3rd largest provider in its target markets and 4th largest by market share!

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Westcon-Comstor Named AVAYA FY16 UK Distributor of the Year

Westcon-Comstor once again took top honours as Avaya’s U.K. Distributor of the Year. For the second consecutive period, Westcon was praised for its significant growth in target sectors, extensive sales and technical support capabilities and partner training and demand-generation activities.

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Westcon joins forces with Speakerbus,specialist provider of critical voice solutions

Westcon has signed an EMEA-wise distribution contract with Speakerbus, specialist provider of critical voice solutions for financial, emergency and command sectors.

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Blue Jeans Network announces partnership with Westcon-Comstor to distribute cloud-based video conferencing solutions

The partnership between Westcon-Comstor and Blue Jeans Networks will see the two businesses collaborate to offer joint cloud-based video conferencing software and third party hardware technology, to create solutions through manufactured end points to a mass market. 

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Westcon-Comstor Rewards Its Avaya Partners With A Trip To The Race Track

Westcon-Comstor continues its support of the Avaya channel in the UK & Ireland with its recent Scopia sales incentive rewarding partners with a day at the race track.

 

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Westcon-Comstor ENGAGE And Reward UK Channel Audience

Last month WestconGroup hosted over 200 partners and vendors in central London for a new channel event focused on thought-leadership and how to maximise cross-sell opportunities. The ENGAGE2015 event took place...

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WestconGroup Set To ENGAGE With New Partner Technology Summit

WestconGroup targets channel awareness and readiness with a brand new multi-channel technology summit for UK VARs and SIs at London’s Grange St Paul’s Hotel on Thursday, 15th October...

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Westcon Adds Focus with Daniel O’Hare as New UK Video Sales Lead

WestconGroup is targeting growth amongst its video channel with the appointment of Daniel O’Hare as UK Video Sales Manager for its Unified Communications and Collaboration Solutions practice.

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Westcon Scoops Coveted Avaya UK 2015 Distributor Award

Westcon Group today announced the company’s Unified Communications and Collaborations solutions practice has been named 'UK Distributor of the Year’ by Avaya.

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Westcon Group Supports St. Catherine’s Hospice

Westcon Group raised an impressive total of £2,167 for St. Catherine’s Hospice in a charity raffle and silent auction at its annual kick-off celebrations last month.

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Westcon Group Drive Mid-market with Virsae VSM Express

Today Westcon Group is offering its partners the opportunity to target the mid-market with the recently launched Virsae VSM Express, a UC service management system.

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Westcon Group Appoint Marketing Executive for New ‘Marketing Services Programme'

Westcon Group has appointed Carmen Ehret as its new Marketing Executive to manage the ‘Marketing Service Programme’ that was launched today. The ‘Marketing Services Programme’ provides resellers with access to a network of some of the most experienced and trusted marketing agencies in the industry, offering marketing services at preferential rates for Westcon Group partners.

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All Aboard Westcon’s Sailing Regatta

Westcon Group awards its top performing Avaya partners with a day’s sailing at the prestigious Royal Solent Yacht Club in Lymington.

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Westcon and Tely Labs announce EMEA distribution agreement

Westcon Group, the value-added distributor of security, unified communications, network infrastructure, and data centre solutions, today announced the signing of an EMEA distribution agreement with Tely Labs.

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Westcon Win Comms National Awards – ‘Best Convergence Distributor Award 2014’

Westcon proudly announced it has won the ‘Best Convergence Distributor Award at the prestigious 2014 Comms National Awards, that were held at the London Hilton on Park Lane, London.

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Westcon Group Signs EMEA Distribution Agreement with Spectralink

Westcon Group today expanded its Unified Communications and Collaboration (UCC) Solutions Practice portfolio by signing a new EMEA distribution agreement with Spectralink Corporation, a global leader in wireless solutions for the workplace.

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Westcon Conquer the North with Roadshows

Westcon Group recently held a series of roadshows throughout the North of England and Scotland, introducing new and existing resellers to Westcon Group’s value added services and exposing them to a plethora of products and solutions from a host of market leading vendors.

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Westcon UC & Collaboration Leads the Way in Distribution

Westcon surveyed 4,013 of its customers in its annual ‘Voice of the Customer’ survey and were delighted to discover the outstanding results the survey revealed, proving that they remain at the cutting edge of the distribution industry.

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Westcon Group CEO Says Company Shifts And Investments Are Paying Off

It's been approximately seven months since Dolph Westerbos took the CEO role at Tarrytown, N.Y.-based distributor Westcon Group, and the company has been making key investments and seeing significant success since. In an exclusive interview with CRN, Westerbos sat down with CRN to discuss the company's state of affairs and where it is making investments for the future. 

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Westcon and snom Augment Portfolio with Lync Optimized and Lync Qualified Handsets

Crawley, UK, 30th July 2014 -Today Westcon announced a new UK and European programme to actively promote HP4110 and HP4120 desktop IP phones that are optimised for Microsoft Lync, available from snom technology AG, a leading developer of IP desktop phones and communications solutions.

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Westcon Commend Top Performing Partners at 2014 National Awards Ceremony

Crawley, 10th June 2014, Today Westcon awarded its top performing partners at its National Awards Ceremony at the Haymarket Hotel, London, followed by an evening reception at the iconic Vista Sky Bar.

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Westcon UCC & Microsoft Lync Airlift 101 Pre-sales Workshops – 100% Attendance!

Crawley, UK, 5th June 2014 - Westcon UCC and Microsoft recently held the latest in its current series of Microsoft Lync Airlift 101 pre-sales workshops at the Westcon Academy. The workshops have proved to be extremely popular with all sessions either fully booked or over-subscribed by pre-sales, solution designers and architects.

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Westcon Group and Enghouse Interactive Sign Distribution Agreement

Cirencester, UK, 17th February, 2014 – Westcon Group today announced it has signed a distribution agreement – initially in the UK - with Enghouse Interactive. Today’s deal with the market leading contact centre and call recording solutions provider will dramatically augment its Microsoft Lync proposition. 

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Westcon and Edgewater Networks Sign EMEA Distribution Agreement

Crawley, UK, February 14th, 2014 - Westcon Group today announced it has signed an EMEA distribution agreement with Edgewater Networks, a specialist in video border security to drive growth in the video conferencing market for SMBs. 

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Westcon Group Names Dolph Westerbos New CEO

Tarrytown, NY – December 3, 2013 – Westcon Group today named industry veteran Dolph Westerbos as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer. With more than 20 years of B2B services and channel leadership experience at companies ranging from Dell to Brambles and ModusLink, Westerbos succeeds Dean Douglas, who will be leaving to pursue another business opportunity announced later this week. 

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Westcon Switches Partners onto the Avaya Mid-market with New activ8 programme

Today Westcon announced its new mid-market partner enablement programme activ8 which compliments and supports Avaya’s recently announced ‘iConnect’ programme. The two companies ran a joint launch event at the London Film Museum where they presented the mid-market proposition and programmes to channel partners.

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Channel Partners Need to Harness the Lync Opportunity

Westcon Convergence and Microsoft today hosted a ‘Lync Recruitment’ event for channel partners at Microsoft’s Headquarters in Thames Valley Park, Reading. The event was well attended with channel partners eager to learn more about Lync; the market opportunity and how they can increase revenue with the conferencing and collaboration tool that has experienced (and is continuing to do so) phenomenal growth of 140% in the last calendar year.

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Westcon Convergence Boost its Unified Communications Team

Crawley, UK, 20th August 2013 - Westcon Convergence has bolstered its Unified Communications (UC) Team with the addition of two UC industry veterans to the team.

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Westcon Group Stands Out From the Crowd at Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference

Crawley UK, August 14th, 2013 - Westcon Group, a value-added distributor of category-leading unified communications, network infrastructure, data centre, and security solutions with a global network of specialty resellers, today announced its convergence business practice was privileged to attend the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference from the 7th-11th July in Houston, Texas, where they sponsored the Lync Partner Connect Area and the Lync Partner Reception.

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Westcon Sole Distributor for new ACS Express 'Lync iPBX' Appliance

Crawley, UK, June 13th, 2013 - Westcon Group today announced it is the sole distributor for the newly launched ACS Express Solution from Active Communications across EMEA.  ACS Express combines the Microsoft Lync 2013 Server with AudioCodes Mediant 800 voice gateway on a single appliance, including PSTN or ISDN, analogue extensions and SIP connectivity with ESBC functionality, and radically simplifies the deployment and management of Microsoft Lync Unified Communications platform for SMBs, and Hosted Service providers of Lync solutions.

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Westcon Group Achieves Microsoft Gold Communications Competency in EMEA

Burgess Hill UK, February 19th, 2013 - Westcon Group today announced that they are the first Value-Added Distributor (VAD) worldwide to achieve Microsoft’s Partner Network Gold Communications competency. This designation is based on the company achieving rigorous standards for revenue, service support, and customer satisfaction throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

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Westcon Group Achieves Named "EMEA Distributor of the Year" by Jabra

Burgess Hill , UK, February 6th, 2013 - Westcon Group today announced its convergence business practice has been named "EMEA Distributor of the Year" by Jabra for the second consecutive year.

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Westcon Group Awarded "Distributor of the Year" by Extreme Networks

Westcon Group today announced the company has been awarded "EMEA Distributor of the Year" by Extreme Networks. Presented to Westcon's Convergence business practice, the accolade is based on the company's direct alignment with Extreme Network's business path to success.

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Westcon Group and Snom Technology AG Sign New Distribution Agreement for EMEA

Burgess Hill, July 13th 2012 - Westcon Group, a value-added distributor of category-leading unified communications, network infrastructure, data centre and security solutions with a global network of specialty resellers, today announced its convergence business practice has signed a new distribution agreement with snom technology AG to distribute their IP and Lync optimised endpoint devices across EMEA.

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Westcon Group announces availability of solutions for Microsoft Lync from the Lync In-a-Box catalogue

Westcon Group today announced its convergence business practice has become the first Pan-EMEA distribution partner for Microsoft's Lync-in-a-Box solutions catalogue.

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Westcon Group Named Polycom EMEA Distributor of the Year

Burgess Hill, April 18th 2012 - Westcon Group today announced its convergence business practice has been named "EMEA Distributor of the Year" by Polycom.  Westcon was honoured at Polycom's annual global sales and partner conference, TEAM Polycom, held in Orlando April 1st-3rd. Westcon was also recognised as Partner of the Year in the Benelux region.

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Active Communications Europe and Westcon Group Sign New Distribution Agreement for the ACS Lync Solution

Almere, The Netherlands - Burgess Hill UK,  December 19th 2011 - Westcon Group today announced its Westcon Convergence business practice has signed a distribution agreement with Active Communications Europe BV. Active Communications is the creator of ACS Lync and a leader in Unified Communications solutions based upon Microsoft Lync.

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Westcon Group Named EMEA Distributor of the Year by Jabra

Burgess Hill, UK -- February 1, 2012 - Westcon Group today announced its c onvergence business practice has been named "EMEA Distributor of the Year" by Jabra. Westcon was honoured at Jabra's EMEA Partner Conference in Rome in January, bringing together more than 220 partners and key sponsors Avaya and Microsoft. Celebrating the "Power of Partnership," award winners were recognised for outstanding revenue growth and alignment to Jabra's strategic objectives.

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Westcon Group Broadens Global Footprint with Expanded Offices in Spain

Madrid, Spain, October 6th, 2011 – Westcon Group today continued to build the company's broad-based global footprint with expanded offices in Madrid, Spain.  The presence builds on Westco's current offices in that region and is aimed at driving adoption of premier unified communications offerings across Iberia.

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Westcon Group Named Best EMEA Distributor of the Year by Avaya

Burgess Hill, UK, November 9th , 2011 – Westcon Group today announced the company has been named "Best Distributor 2011" for the EMEA region by Avaya.  The award was presented by Avaya's Jeremy Butt, Vice President of Worldwide Channels, in front of more than 200 channel partners during the company's recent Partner Conference in Berlin, Germany.

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Westcon-Comstor launches IP device provisioning and managing suite for solution providers

29 September 2017 – Westcon-Comstor has teamed with Swoop Datacom Ltd., an industry leader in telephony based IoT services and software development, to launch ForgeServe, an exclusive device provisioning and life-cycle management solution.

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