• AT&T Slices Jobs Ahead of Earnings
    Just days before announcing its first-quarter earnings, AT&T Inc. said it’s axing 4,600 employees, or about 1.5 percent of its workforce. The nation’s largest phone company said it needs to streamline operations now that it has integrated BellSouth, ...More
    April 18, 2008 Posted in News
  • Global Crossing Names New Channel VP
    Global Crossing Ltd. has named Charles Murray as the vice president of indirect channels, filling the post vacated by Jeff Callahan last week, according to company spokesman Richard Larris. Murray, whose appointment is effective immediately, previously served as vice ...More
    April 15, 2008 By Khali Henderson Posted in News
  • Callahan Out as Channel VP at Global Crossing
    Jeff Callahan has left his post as vice president of indirect channels at Global Crossing Ltd., the carrier confirmed Thursday. Jeremy Jones, director of sales for the channel, said a replacement would be named in short order – within a day or two. Jones did not ...More
    April 10, 2008 By Khali Henderson Posted in News
  • CFO to Leave Qwest
    John Richardson, executive vice president and CFO of Qwest Communications International Inc. is resigning.The departure was "a mutual decision between John and the company," said Diane Reberger, a spokeswoman for Qwest. "We aren't commenting on specific reasons or ...More
    April 4, 2008 Posted in News
  • Selling in a Slowdown: Conferencing Provides Travel Alternative for SMBs
    Conferencing solutions might be a good service to pitch during poor economic times since travel is expensive and businesses, therefore, might be seeking ways to connect their workforces, customers and suppliers remotely."Without question, conferencing in a down economy is ...More
    April 1, 2008 By Cara Sievers Posted in Articles
  • Selling in a Slowdown: Wireless is an ROI Hot Spot
    As the economy continues to weaken, what happens to the wireless opportunity? The not-so-surprising answer is that it grows stronger."The key for mobility is that it helps corporate ROI, because it affects opex savings, go-to-market capabilities and productivity," says ...More
    April 1, 2008 By Tara Seals Posted in Articles, Voice over IP (VoIP)/IP Telephony
  • Selling in a Slowdown: VoIP, UC Offer Productivity Possibilities
    In a struggling economy, businesses might tighten their IT spending ... unless there’s a clear ROI that can help them get through the downturn. That’s the scenario offered by VoIP and unified communications."A recession is going to be a very good thing for ...More
    April 1, 2008 By Tara Seals Posted in Articles, Voice over IP (VoIP)/IP Telephony
  • Soap Box: Don’t Create Your Own Recession in a Recession-Proof Business
    Larry Fishelson, COO, Dynalink CommunicationsWelcome to telecommunications, the second largest industry in the world behind defense. Even the richest man in the world is in the industry; Carlos Slim of Telmex surpassed Bill Gates for the honors in 2007. Why would you say ...More
    April 1, 2008 Posted in Articles
  • Selling in a Slowdown: Industry Leaders and Analysts Debate the Impact of an Economic Downturn on Telecom
    Reality is a stark and constant ghoul. Oil is topping $100 per barrel. The subprime mortgage collapse has seeped into the rest of the economy. As foreclosures mount, carriers and cablecos lose millions of dollars because customers can’t pay their bills. Now ...More
    April 1, 2008 By Kelly Teal Posted in Articles
  • Selling in a Slowdown: Agents Help Customers Control Telecom Spend
    As the economic forecast predicts more doom and gloom, customers will want to take control of their telecom spend. AOTMP’s Telecom Expense Management Market Landscape from Fall 2007 found that 71 percent of enterprises are seeking to reduce their telecom expenses. ...More
    April 1, 2008 By Cara Sievers Posted in Articles