• Samsung Channel Exec Exits
    Samsung (005930.KS) has announced that Chris Franey, vice president and commercial sales for the company’s IT division, is stepping down. He will leave the company next week. Franey was instrumental in revamping Samsung’s channel operations along with the ...More
    December 4, 2008 Posted in News
  • Insight Research: Worldwide Telecom Still Expanding
    Yesterday, UBS revised downward its forecast for telco spending in 2009, but today, Insight Research Corp. offered some good news for our industry. According to Insight, the worldwide telecommunications industry is expected to continue expanding over the next five years. ...More
    December 4, 2008 Posted in News
  • AT&T to Layoff 12,000, Plans Capex Cutback
    AT&T Inc. (T) today announced what it termed “a planned reduction” of approximately 12,000 jobs and a 2009 capex cutback, citing economic pressures, a changing business mix and a more streamlined organizational structure.The cuts represent 4 percent of its ...More
    December 4, 2008 By Bob Wallace Posted in News
  • Ingram Micro Has a Day at the SPLA
    Star of the SaaS market, Microsoft (MSFT) has engaged Ingram Micro (IM) in its SPLA (Service Provider Licensing Agreement) program.North American Ingram Micro partners can now offer the deal, ideal for SMBs, especially with cash so tight, to their clients. ...More
  • Reseller Earns Avaya Credentials Via Westcon Group
    Maryland-based Data Voice eXchange (DVX), a communications technology reseller, announced it has earned credentials from Avaya to sell and support Avaya IP telephony solutions for the midmarket.The Avaya Mid Market Program for resellers, a new program being delivered ...More
    December 4, 2008 Posted in News
  • InterCall Adds Life to Messaging With GoldMail
    InterCall is partnering with GoldMail to offer voice-over-visual messaging capabilities to its customers, as well as its wholesale and retail partners. The GoldMail technology, which is distributed via standard e-mail, enables customers to incorporate sight and sound, such ...More
    December 4, 2008 Posted in News
  • 3COM Certifies 911 Enable's Emergency Gateway
    911 Enable, a provider of E911 solutions for IP PBX systems, announced that its Emergency Gateway appliance has earned 3COM certification. The Emergency Gateway was compliance-tested by 3COM for compatibility with version 7 of its VCX IP PBX system. The Emergency Gateway is ...More
    December 4, 2008 Posted in News, Voice over IP (VoIP)/IP Telephony
  • D-Link, NGT Offer Partners CPE-Service Bundle
    D-Link Systems Inc. and New Global Telecom (NGT) announced Wednesday an agreement to co-market phones and services for small businesses using Microsoft Response Point IP PBX. Both companies will use their respective indirect sales channels to deliver the services.Introduced ...More
    December 3, 2008 By Khali Henderson Posted in News, Voice over IP (VoIP)/IP Telephony
  • Providea Acquires Videré Conferencing
    Providea Inc. has announced its acquisition of Boston-based Videré Conferencing Inc.. The acquisition nearly doubles the size and resources of the combined video conferencing company, which will operate under the name of Providea Conferencing LLC. Providea is a ...More
    December 3, 2008 Posted in News
  • ICC/USF Reform Off FCC’s December Plate
    The FCC on Wednesday released the tentative agenda for its Dec. 18 meeting and any items pertaining to intercarrier compensation/Universal Service Fund (ICC/USF) reform were conspicuously absent. Commissioners last month pushed to move overhaul discussions to December so ...More
    December 3, 2008 By Kelly Teal Posted in News