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01732 759725 20 NEWS : VENDORS Global channel services provider Agilitas IT Solutions has appointed professional golfer Georgia Hall MBE as its brand ambassador for another two years. In the latest UK DBI index for brand marketers, the 24-year-old professional golfer from Bournemouth is ranked in the Top 5 of all her categories, including Sports Female (5th), Golf Female (1st), Golf Male & Female (5th). Over the last two years, the former Women’s British Open champion and Solheim Cup Winner has attended Agilitas’ golf partner days at the Ryder Cup Twenty Ten Course in Celtic Manor and played alongside Agilitas team members and partners at the inaugural AgiliGolf event. Earlier this year, Hall opened Agilitas’ new international logistics hub in Nottingham. She has also participated in charity events, donating her US Open golf bag for a charity auction on behalf of the Children with Special Needs Foundation. ambassador Agilitas extends relationship with Hall Zoho on the up Zoho Corporation reports that some services on its enterprise collaboration platform, Zoho Workplace, have experienced a 1000% increase in usage since March. These include Zoho Cliq, a secure instant messaging service with audio and video call capabilities, which saw a 1,200% increase in calls made per day; and Zoho ShowTime, an online training and virtual classroom solution, which has seen a 1,100% increase in usage. Of the suite’s seven other integrated collaboration, communication and productivity applications, Zoho Meeting (online meeting and conferencing) saw a 772% increase in usage and Zoho WorkDrive (cloud storage) was up 300%. Zoho Workplace now supports 15 million users globally, with more than 25% of new customers switching from G Suite and Microsoft. Formpipe acquires EFS Technology to support growth strategy Formpipe has strengthened its private sector business with the acquisition of long-time partner EFS Technology Ltd., an output and document management software supplier to the banking and manufacturing sectors. The addition of EFS’ technical and commercial expertise, including its 24/7 support service for international customers, is expected to help Formpipe attract new partners in the global sale and delivery of its Lasernet output management solution, which offers tight integration with Microsoft Dynamics 365, NAV, SAP, Infor and other ERP solutions. Brother earns place on FTSE4Good Index Brother Industries has joined the likes of Apple, Microsoft and Johnson & Johnson on the FTSE4Good Index of environmentally and socially sustainable businesses. The listing reflects the company’s success in working towards the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals, from tackling climate change and resource depletion to reducing environmental pollution and destruction of the ecosystem. UK subsidiary Brother UK has twice won the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in recognition of its achievements in sustainable development. Last year, it received independent certification for zero waste to landfill with Valpak, for the 10th consecutive year. Call for entries Fujitsu is calling for entries to its sixth annual 2020 SELECT Innovation Awards, which recognise digital transformation projects that have delivered significant value to customers by combining Fujitsu’s products and services with channel partners’ unique capabilities. This year, Fujitsu is accepting entries from a wider selection of partners, including service providers, emerging technology specialists and SELECT Experts. The deadline for entries is September 10. microsite/innovation-award/ Cradlepoint highlights ‘multi-billion’ wireless WAN opportunity Cradlepoint, an expert in cloud-delivered LTE and 5G wireless network edge solutions, is looking for new EMEA channel partners to seize the ‘multi- billion opportunity’ in the wireless WAN market. James Bristow, Senior Vice President EMEA, said: “The obsolescence of wireline connectivity has for a long time been evident, but the new imperatives of agility, flexibility and mobility brought on by COVID-19 have brought this issue to the fore. As more and more organisations look to cut the cord and embrace the WWAN revolution, Cradlepoint is determined to open this huge market opportunity to more partners throughout the region.” Its ’30-Day-to-Revenue’ plan can help partners build a successful Wireless WAN and 5G practice and position themselves to the fore of a rapidly expanding market. At the same time, its expertise in plug- and-play wireless network solutions, like the recently launched E300 Series Enterprise Router, will help frontline workers, emergency responders and organisations in healthcare, retail, hospitality and other industries expand their physical footprint with high-performance advanced LTE, Wi-Fi, security and network management requirements at high-traffic pop-up sites. The ability to add Cradlepoint Wireless WAN elements to customers’ existing networks without the need to rip and replace gives partners a chance to grow their businesses by re-engaging with existing customers as well as finding new ones. Georgia Hall New partner programme Trustwave has launched a new global partner program designed to deliver advanced cybersecurity products and services in collaboration with strategic technology vendors and solution providers. The Trustwave PartnerOne programme delivers sales, marketing and operational support through a two-tier distribution and referral model.