• HP Calls on New Leader to Target SMBs
    Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) has named Meaghan Kelly as HP Americas Solution Partners Organization sales development strategist. HP views tremendous opportunity in the SMB market and Kelly will lead a team focused on reaching this market via HP partners. Kelly replaces Ramona ...More
    January 23, 2009 Posted in News
  • Microsoft Veteran Tapped as Response Point GM
    Microsoft Corp. recently named company insider John Frederiksen as general manager for Microsoft Response Point, the software giant’s IP PBX software platform. His appointment comes in an effort to scale the business for the product, which the company said has gained ...More
    January 23, 2009 By Khali Henderson Posted in News, Voice over IP (VoIP)/IP Telephony
  • Copps Appointed FCC’s Interim Chairman
    President Barack Obama late Thursday afternoon named Michael Copps the acting head of the FCC.The agency has been without a chairman since Jan. 21, Republican Kevin Martin’s last day.Copps has served on the FCC commission since 2001. He’ll lead the agency until ...More
    January 22, 2009 Posted in News
  • snom Names West Coast Channel Manager
    While most companies are announcing layoffs, IP phone maker snom Inc. is expanding, adding a new position focused on growing its distributor and reseller programs in the Western region of North America. The new sales channel manager post was filled by Tommy Lee, effective ...More
    January 22, 2009 Posted in News
  • Obama: Popular on the Web, Not Just in Person
    In-person attendance of President Barack Obama’s inauguration this week set records, and so did virtual attendance. So many people hit the Internet to watch the historic (if mangled) swearing-in, they created the single-highest spike in Web traffic ever recorded. ...More
    January 22, 2009 Posted in News
  • Microsoft Jettisons 5,000 Employees
    Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) today joined the ranks of IT companies laying off workers because of tough economic times. The Redmond, Wash.-based software giant said Thursday it’s eliminating 5,000 jobs over the next 18 months. About 1,400 people got the axe ...More
    January 22, 2009 Posted in News
  • Apple: Best. Quarter. Ever.
    First IBM, now Apple Inc., which is looking shiny in a robust earnings report. Looks like the computing guys are doing OK in the downturn. So far.The company beats its guidance and Wall Street’s expectations in its earnings report released on Wednesday, outlining the ...More
    January 21, 2009 By Tara Seals Posted in News
  • D’oh! Telecom Lobbyists Won’t Have It Easy Under Obama
    Telecom lobbyists, life just got tougher for you.President Barack Obama today issued executive orders banning gifts from lobbyists to anyone in his administration, and restricting anyone who leaves his administration from lobbying the White House while he’s president. ...More
    January 21, 2009 Posted in News
  • Sierra Touts USB Modem for Sprint Mobile Broadband
    Sierra Wireless (SWIR) has launched the Sierra Wireless USB 598 with service on the Sprint Mobile Broadband Network. Available exclusively from Sprint as the Sprint Mobile Broadband USB Modem 598U by Sierra Wireless, this new USB modem offers a mobile solution that ...More
    January 21, 2009 Posted in News
  • Panasonic Achieves Broadvox SIP Trunking Certification
    Broadvox has announced interoperability certification between the Panasonic Network Communication Platform (NCP) IP PBX system and Broadvox GO! SIP Trunking. The Panasonic NCP offers features which include call center functionality, desktop productivity applications and the ...More
    January 21, 2009 Posted in News, Voice over IP (VoIP)/IP Telephony