The Wait Is Over

IF YOU WERE PAYING ATTENTION, you may have noticed the PHONE+ Web site looks different this month. The changes are not only cosmetic, but functional. Heres what I mean:

The articles on are now categorized in ways that are meaningful to help you find what you need and maybe what you dont know you need.

Sure the Search function still works (its in the upper right-hand corner of the page), but now when you want to read about new developments in VoIP, for example, you can click on the VoIP/IP Telephony tab at the top of the page. Or if you want to read about the uptake in EBPP, click on the Billing & OSS tab. Ten hot topic tabs are featured. Or, if you are looking for something more specific, you can drill down into nearly 50 categories AND even more subcategories using the navigation bar on the left.

If its a product you have in mind, try out our Buyers Guide search tool. Its right up front, so you can find the carriers and vendors that offer the products and services you need to run your business or to sell to your end-user customers.

Uniquely, you also can tailor your news to your business model. If you are a VAR, for example, clicking on the VARs & Systems Integrators tab will bring up articles that are most relevant to your business. Other reader groups include Service Providers, Resellers & VNOs, Dealers & Interconnects and Agents & Brokers.

Finally, if you are looking for advice, you can click on Tutorials in the left-hand navigation bar to find all the great how-to articles on sales, business, technology and more. Research & Polls, Channel Programs and Opinion are among the other article types you can source.

I hope you will find the changes helpful to you. And please be patient with us like any Web site, this is a work in progress. We will be adding articles and topics continually. And you will begin to see more multimedia options, such as video and podcasts, added to our successful Webinar series.

With the launch, we also debuted our new guest blog, Peer to Peer. Check out our first column from Dan Baldwin, president of Telecom Association. If youd like to contribute to Peer to Peer, contact me at And, while you are at it, let me know what you think of the new PHONE+ Online.

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