• Avaya Names New CEO
    Avaya Inc. has announced a changing of the guard will take place in January as Kevin Kennedy will join the company and replace Charles Giancarlo as president and CEO. Kennedy is currently CEO of JDS Uniphase Corp. (JDSU), and a member of its board of directors. He will ...More
    October 30, 2008 Posted in News
  • Qwest: Tiny Profit Means Big Job Cuts
    Trickle-down economics indeed. That thinking has worked wonders so far. Now, as the inevitable recession kicks in, consumers and SMBs are cutting cords. And the rollbacks are slamming the country’s third-largest Bell company. Qwest Communications International ...More
    October 29, 2008 Posted in News
  • New Motorola VP Says Channel is Key
    Janet Schijns, who joined Motorola (MOT) as vice president of worldwide channels for Motorola’s Enterprise Mobility Business at the end of September, said the channel will be key in Motorola’s future success.Schijns joins Motorola from channel consultancy ...More
    October 29, 2008 Posted in News
  • PHONE+ Poll: Should Agents Sell Telecom on Price?
    Should Agents Sell Telecom On Price?( polls) ...More
    October 29, 2008 Posted in News
  • Partner Wins Cisco Lawsuit
    In a David vs. Goliath storyline, a former VAR for Cisco Systems Inc. won a lawsuit against the networking giant that might spur vendors to review their partner agreements and embolden partners to speak up without fear of reprisal.Infra-Comm was awarded $6.4 million in ...More
    October 28, 2008 Posted in News
  • Qwest Expands Purchase Plus Reward
    Qwest Communications International Inc. (Q) announced it has expanded the Qwest Purchase Plus Reward service to more SMBs. The discount started as a bundling service within Qwest's mid-sized business customer segment, and was expanded and modified to meet the needs of ...More
    October 28, 2008 Posted in News
  • FCC Order Details New VoIP E911 Rules
    The FCC has issued an order required VoIP providers to offer E911 services to all customers. The rules actually were part of the NET 911 Improvement Act, which became law in July. There’s a sticking point, though. FCC Chairman Kevin Martin is concerned that the rules ...More
    October 28, 2008 Posted in News
  • Verio Relaunches viaVerio Partner Program
    Verio has relaunched its new viaVerio channel partner program and new partner Web site, A company spokesperson noted that these enhancements are a first step in moving Verio’s model from that of a retailer to a reseller. The company hopes to drive 90 ...More
    October 28, 2008 Posted in News
  • Groups, Congress: FCC Must Delay ICC/USF Vote
    Pressure is mounting on the FCC to reconsider its decision to vote on proposed intercarrier compensation/Universal Service Fund (ICC/USF) reform Nov. 4. And time is running out for proponents of process transparency – the FCC’s quiet period kicks in tonight at ...More
    October 28, 2008 By Kelly Teal Posted in News
  • Windows Azure Launches Microsoft Into Cloud Computing
    Making another move beyond software licensing and into services, Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) today unveiled plans for a cloud computing offer called Windows Azure.Microsoft will offer Windows Azure as a service, which will be supported by its own data centers running such ...More
    October 28, 2008 Posted in News