• 3Com Augments 3Com Focus Partner Program
    3Com Corp. (COMS) has improved its Focus Partner Program, and says it now gives channel partners even greater opportunities for growing business and increasing revenue. Enhancements have been made to technology specializations and to the associated 3Com University ...More
    January 30, 2009 Posted in News
  • Fry Joins Americatel To Drive Wholesale Business
    Americatel announced this week wholesale telecom executive Gary A. Fry has been named to the newly created position of executive vice president of corporate development.Americatel is owned and operated by Platinum Equity LLC. Platinum Equity also owns Matrix Telecom Inc., ...More
    January 30, 2009 Posted in News
  • Partners to Sell Lightpath Hosted Voice in 2Q
    Optimum Lightpath is gearing up agents to sell its new Lightpath Hosed Voice service, beginning in second quarter.Announced Jan. 20, Lightpath Hosted Voice is the latest addition to Optimum Lightpath’s Voice Services portfolio, which includes Lightpath Managed Voice, ...More
    January 29, 2009 By Khali Henderson Posted in News, Voice over IP (VoIP)/IP Telephony
  • Zhone Workers Take Wage Cuts, CEO Most of All
    Wi-Fi and Ethernet equipment vendor Zhone Technologies Inc. (ZHNE), suffering weaker sales, is cutting employees’ pay – including that of top executives.In fact, company CEO Mory Ejabat, will feel the blow the most. He is taking a 20 percent salary cut; ...More
    January 29, 2009 Posted in News
  • Google Mirrors Microsoft Software Delivery Strategy
    With its recent decision to take Gmail offline, Google Inc. may be taking on Microsoft once again, mirroring the software giant’s software plus services strategy, which combines premises and emerging software as a service (SaaS) delivery models.Microsoft execs have ...More
  • 2009 IT Spending Will Vary by Industry
    IT spending across verticals will vary in 2009, according to new research from Compass Intelligence.The research firm polled 2,200 U.S. IT decision-makers in November 2008 about their budgets for 2009 compared to 2008. Most respondents (45 percent) said they would "stay the ...More
    January 29, 2009 Posted in News
  • Open Source Controls 18% of PBX Market
    In a finding that will surprise many suppliers of traditional telephony gear and services, a research firm has concluded that open-source systems make up nearly one-fifth of all sales of enterprise PBXs.“We conclude that in 2008, 2.86 million open source PBX end ...More
    January 29, 2009 By Richard Martin Posted in News, Voice over IP (VoIP)/IP Telephony
  • Broad Sky To Resell HughesNet Business Solutions
    Hughes Network Systems LLC (HUGH) has signed Broad Sky Networks as an authorized reseller of HughesNet broadband satellite business solutions in the United States. Broad Sky resells business-class satellite Internet communications services in North America to ...More
    January 29, 2009 Posted in News
  • Edgeos Touts New Pricing for Vulnerability Assessment
    Edgeos Inc., a provider of private-labeled, managed vulnerability assessment services, announced it will add a new month-to-month-based pricing model to its existing suite of managed vulnerability assessment services. This new pricing plan enables smaller technology ...More
  • Reports: Obama to Name Symantec CEO Commerce Secretary
    Tech-savvy President Obama appears ready to appoint the head of network security firm Symantec Corp. (SYMC) as Commerce secretary.Published reports peg John Thompson as the frontrunner since New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson removed himself from consideration amid a ...More
    January 29, 2009 Posted in News