• Goodbye, Moto? Last Chance on Handsets
    So as we know, Motorola Inc. slashed thousands more jobs this week. But more startling is the fact that Motorola's handset shipments are way, way down: 50 percent year-over-year, as a matter of fact. Moto’s device-side problems are not new by any stretch of the ...More
    January 16, 2009 By Tara Seals Posted in News
  • VoSKY Doubles Global Channel in 2008
    VoSKY, a wholly owned subsidiary of Actiontec Electronics, announced this week that in 2008 it added six new distributors and 358 new resellers to sell its VoSKY Exchange PBX-to-Skype application gateways worldwide. With the additions, VoSKY now has 16 distributors and 610 ...More
    January 16, 2009 Posted in News, Voice over IP (VoIP)/IP Telephony
  • AT&T Names Solution Provider Champions
    The AT&T Inc. (T) Business Solutions group Friday announced recipients of its annual Solution Providers Champion Award. The 94 honorees, participants in the company's Alliance Channel program, achieved the highest levels of sales and service among their peer ...More
    January 16, 2009 Posted in News
  • Tech Sector Boost Expected in Second Half of 2009
    Spending on information and communications technology (ICT) is likely to increase in 2009, but not until the second half of the year, according to new data from Compass Intelligence.US ICT spending is expected to grow more than 4 percent by the end of 2009 and growth is ...More
    January 16, 2009 Posted in News
  • Salesforce Cloud Computing Ready for Takeoff (CRM) has gone live with cloud computing, for which pricing starts at $995 per month.The offer is aimed at developers who want to build mash-up applications leveraging the Salesforce SaaS platform and Web services from Amazon (AMZN), Google ...More
    January 16, 2009 By Paula Bernier Posted in News, Software as a Service/ Cloud Services (SaaS)
  • Economic Stimulus Package: $6B for Broadband, Wireless
    The House Committee on Appropriations revealed that $6 billion in grants for deploying broadband and wireless to the underserved are included in the economic stimulus package that is being debated in Congress. "Our short-term task is to try to prevent the loss of millions ...More
    January 15, 2009 By Tara Seals Posted in News
  • MWC Preview: Truphone to Launch MVNO
    Truphone is taking its low-cost international VoIP calling and other services to a whole new level with the launch of an MVNO. The first details will be revealed at Mobile World Congress next month in Barcelona. Truphone is an application for the iPhone, iPod Touch, ...More
    January 15, 2009 Posted in News, Voice over IP (VoIP)/IP Telephony
  • 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