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
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
Huawei, Ericsson, Alcatel-Lucent and ZTE rounded out the top five in terms of revenue. By vendor share in the enterprise segment, Cisco was followed distantly by Avaya, Brocade, HP and Juniper (in alphabetical order). ...More
The move signals confidence in Whitman’s efforts to restructure the IT giant, although one analyst says most shareholders “prefer to see separation of the chairman and CEO roles at large companies." ...More
As part of the program, HP, Intel and Microsoft will work together to provide channel partners with a full suite of training, sales and marketing resources, better positioning them to drive growth and meet evolving customer needs. ...More
We tallied our top 10 stories for June by combining online page views with weekly newsletter results. Among the top: proposed mega-mergers between Level 3 and tw telecom; and Sprint and T-Mobile. Also, EarthLink's channel chief lands a new job. But what was No. 1? ...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.