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
REITs have garnered increased attention in telecom after Windstream announced an agreement to spin off its telecom network assets into one under a tax-free transaction that the company said will enable it to lower debt by $3.2 billion and boost cash flow. ...More
Windstream will spin off the REIT into an investment opportunity for interested parties and intends for it to pay its shareholders a dividend. The REIT won't owe any corporate tax as long as it pays out 90 percent or more of its taxable income. ...More
In this edition of the Partner Marketing Toolbox News Desk, more evidence that businesses are getting confident about their prospects; plus, another staggering forecast for the public cloud. Channel Partners' Craig Galbraith explains.