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PHONE+ Names Veteran Industry Journalist and Analyst Doug Allen as Senior Editor

Virgo Publishing LLC, a business-to-business information services company, announced Tuesday that it has named veteran telecom industry journalist and analyst Doug Allen as senior editor for PHONE+ magazine.

In his new post Allen will be covering the converging IT and telecom channels for PHONE+, which is the premier publication covering the communications industry channel. His coverage area will include converging technologies, such as VoIP, managed services and cloud services.

Allen has 12 years experience covering telecommunications as a journalist and analyst. Most recently, he was a senior editor at Telecommunications Magazine, which covers the telecom carrier marketplace. Previously, he was a senior analyst covering business network solutions for Current Analysis where he covered the IP VPN, VoIP, wireless LAN and Carrier Ethernet service markets. He was also a senior editor with Network Magazine, where he provided analysis on the transition between present-day IT constraints and future market and technology developments.

Bringing Doug on board is part of our larger goal to increase and improve the coverage of the converging IT and telecom channels in PHONE+, said Khali Henderson, group editor for the Telecom Division at Virgo Publishing and editor in chief of PHONE+. Dougs experience covering the IT and telecom industries and technologies makes him an ideal candidate to bridge that gap. In addition, his experience as an analyst offers PHONE+ readers the added benefit of a critical analysis of a dynamic marketplace.

Im excited to join PHONE+ Magazine during such a dynamic and hard-charging time,” Allen said. “Ive always felt the only way to really cover telecom was by getting as close to the end-user as possible, understanding the core needs of the business customer and network manager. And one of the best ways to do that is by working closely with the VARs and channel partners that are the heart and soul of the industry, as PHONE+ has been doing, with distinction and style, for many years.

About PHONE+ For more than two decades, PHONE+ has been the leader in providing news and analysis to indirect sales channels serving the communications industry. It is the unrivaled resource for resellers, aggregators, agents, brokers, VARs, systems integrators, interconnects and dealers that provide network-based communications and computing services, associated CPE and applications as well as managed and professional services. PHONE+ includes a monthly print publication, electronic newsletters, Webinars, eBooks, Buyers Guides and more. It can be found on the Web at www.phoneplusmag.com and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/phoneplus. PHONE+ is the official media of the Channel Partners Conference & Expo. Join us on LinkedIn at Channel Partners Network.

About Virgo Publishing Virgo Publishing is a dynamic information services company specializing in communications through print and electronic media, trade shows and special events, education and training, and value-added business services. Virgo Publishings Telecom Division publishes PHONE+, VON, xchange and Billing & OSS World magazines and is the producer of the Channel Partners Conference & Expo and the Billing & OSS World Conference & Expo. For information, visit www.vpico.com.


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