Certain sectors of telecom and IT are, for the most part, thriving (think wireless, cloud, etc.). But struggles in other parts of the industry are leading to layoffs — in big numbers in some cases. ...More
Investment bank D.A. Davidson doesn’t see “tremendous downside" in the stock, but maintained its low rating because it predicts CenturyLink will spend a lot more money in the coming year on two services in particular. ...More
Verizon, Mitel and HP made significant announcements that will impact partners, while T-Mobile unveiled the masters it's signed to its nascent program, and Level 3 and Birch began to sort out how they will operate their channels post acquisitions. ...More
Some big names unveiled one or more new products and services in the past two months that partners can sell. CenturyLink, Comcast, MegaPath, HP and Cbeyond were among those to roll out new solutions that can make partners money. ...More
The communications giant says businesses now can choose managed services – including Web servers, middleware, directory services and database applications, along with operating systems – with cloud utility ease and pay-by-the-hour billing. ...More
If you don't know much about software-defined networking, or SDN, don't wait. Channel Partners' Craig Galbraith explains why in this Business Value Toolbox News Desk; plus, the growing competition in the infrastructure market.