• Google vs. Microsoft in Channel Contest?
    Google Inc.’s launch of a reseller program for Google Apps Premier Edition (GAPE) is its most aggressive attack against software giant Microsoft Corp., analysts said.The move is necessary for the search giant to get traction with its Office alternative software in the ...More
  • For Those Who Have Waited: Kevin Martin Leaving FCC
    Let the rejoicing among competitive service providers and FCC staffers begin: The controversial chairman, Kevin Martin, finally has announced his resignation.The Bell-loving, cable-hating Martin will leave the FCC on Inauguration Day. Martin could have finished out his ...More
    January 15, 2009 Posted in News
  • Pac-West Acquires Tex-Link
    Pac-West Telecomm Inc., a wholesale provider of advanced telecommunications services, has acquired Texas-based Tex-Link Communications Inc.Tex-Link will continue to operate and serve its customer base in Texas as a wholly owned subsidiary of Pac-West, expanding on an ...More
    January 15, 2009 Posted in News
  • Tangoe Acquires InterNoded
    Tangoe Inc., a provider of enterprise communications lifecycle management software and technology-enabled services, announced it has acquired InterNoded Inc., the Waltham, Mass.-based premier provider of mobile device management (MDM) solutions. The acquisition enables ...More
    January 15, 2009 Posted in News
  • Empire Technologies Expands Into Florida
    Value-added reseller Empire Technologies LLC, an Avaya Platinum BusinessPartner and New Jersey-based provider of communications networks for businesses nationwide, recently opened a new office in Boca Raton, Fla. The new office will offer customers in the southeastern ...More
    January 15, 2009 Posted in News
  • Global Crossing’s Wagner Becomes XO Exec
    XO Communications (XOHO) has snagged a key Global Crossing Ltd. (GLBC) exec as its new president of business services. Daniel Wagner takes his new post immediately, XO said on Thursday. “Dan knows how to attract and retain customers in a highly competitive ...More
    January 15, 2009 Posted in News
  • Airband Announces Bandwidth-Boosting Promos
    Airband Communications Inc. has announced its winter “3-6-9” Mbps promotion, offering businesses significant savings over bonded T1 services by switching to Airband’s high-bandwidth offerings. Until Feb. 15, Airband’s agents may sell new business ...More
    January 15, 2009 Posted in News
  • Bad Apple: Steve Jobs Takes Leave of Absence
    Just nine days after Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs — pancreatic cancer survivor and general bellwether for Apple’s stock — admitted to a hormonal imbalance that kept him from keynoting last week’s Macworld, a memo confirms that he will, in fact, be ...More
    January 14, 2009 By Tara Seals Posted in News
  • Nortel Users ‘Support’ Manufacturer’s Bankruptcy
    The International Nortel Networks Users Association (INNUA) said Wednesday it stands behind newly bankrupt Nortel Networks Corp..“The majority of our members have been Nortel customers for more than 10 years,” said Steve Ford, president of INNUA. “We fully ...More
    January 14, 2009 Posted in News
  • Tech Sector’s Pain Grows: Motorola Cuts 4,000 More Jobs
    Chalk up Jan. 14 as another horrid day for job prospects in the tech sector. The same day Nortel Networks declared bankruptcy, and after VoIP equipment maker Sonus Networks Inc. said it’s slashing 40 more jobs, Motorola Inc. (MOT) had to go and outdo that number ...More
    January 14, 2009 Posted in News