• Oppenheimer Drops Another Bomb on Nortel
    We’ve all heard about the problems at Nortel (NT). And it seems like most of talk has been about the vendor’s troubles and efforts around its service provider business. But now comes commentary from Oppenheimer & Co. (OPY) that it is in fact ...More
    December 30, 2008 Posted in News
  • Level 3’s Money Situation ‘Tantamount to Default’
    Level 3 Communications Inc. (LVLT) is having a very tough go of things. In between trying to buy back stocks to stave off bankruptcy, the Colorado-based carrier received a big blow on Monday from ratings firm Standard & Poor’s.S&P cut Level 3’s ...More
    December 29, 2008 Posted in News
  • Channel Execs Staying Positive
    As to be expected, the impending new year is causing even more talk about the state of America’s economy in 2008, and what executives are expecting for 2009.Channel executives, for the most part, seem to be very optimistic that they are operating in a somewhat ...More
    December 29, 2008 Posted in News
  • 8x8 Appoints Channel Managers, Opens East Coast Office
    8x8 Inc. (EGHT), a provider of 8x8 Virtual Office and Packet8 broadband business, residential, video and mobile communications services, has announced the appointment of two new regional sales managers along with the opening of a New York-based East Coast sales ...More
    December 27, 2008 Posted in News
  • Microsoft Gives Channel Distributors a Break With XP
    Microsoft (MSFT) announced that system builders and other channel distributors are able to supply customers with XP-based hardware until May 30, as long as they place the order by Jan. 31.Because of Vista’s less-than-appealing reputation, customers are still ...More
    December 26, 2008 Posted in News
  • TA Spotlights More Than a Partridge in a Pear Tree
    Agent organization TA (TelecomAssociation) has been doling out “gifts” for the last 12 days. The association’s Twelve Days of Telecom feature rounded out today with the addition of “the best SMB phone system” from ATEL. The organization says ...More
    December 24, 2008 Posted in News
  • Stanford's Lessig: Abolish the FCC
    Picture a world without the FCC. The Internet would flourish, the Skypes and YouTubes of tomorrow would evolve full-strength and most of all, companies with deep pockets no longer would be able to buy off regulators. That’s the contention of Stanford law professor ...More
    December 24, 2008 Posted in News
  • Motorola Wireless Partners Honored
    Motorola Inc. recognized its top performers in sales and customer service among its broadband wireless channel partner awards in North America.It also named Winncom Technologies, a distributor of wireless networking solutions, as the 2008 Wireless Broadband Distributor of ...More
    December 24, 2008 Posted in News
  • Microsoft Preps OCS R2 for February Launch
    In preparation for a February launch date, Microsoft has released to manufacturing Office Communications Server 2007 R2.Announced in mid-October, R2 adds more PBX-like features as well was SIP trunking support. ...More
    December 24, 2008 Posted in News, Voice over IP (VoIP)/IP Telephony
  • IT Solutions Provider Groups to Collaborate
    Two IT industry groups ― MSP Partners and The ASCII Group ― have agreed to swap certain member benefits under a new cooperative agreement.MSP Partners was founded in March 2007 by Cisco, Intel, Ingram Micro, Level Platforms and Microsoft, to educate IT solutions ...More
    December 24, 2008 Posted in News