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Dell to Buy SaaS Provider Everdream

Dell Inc. said last week it will acquire Everdream Corp., further capitalizing on the growing trend of SaaS. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Dell said the acquisition of the California-based company complements its purchase earlier this year of software company SilverBack Technologies. The computer maker said the acquisitions are part of its strategy […]

Whaleback Introduces OrcaMeeting Group Conferencing Service

Whaleback Systems today introduced OrcaMeeting, an integrated audio and Web conferencing service for SMBs. OrcaMeeting features a flat-fee pricing plan for unlimited monthly multiparty conference calls. SMBs can replace the unpredictable monthly expenses of usage-based conferencing with a fixed-price service that offers unlimited usage for a set monthly fee, the company said. OrcaMeeting is available […]

Vyew, FreeConference Partner

Vyew and FreeConference announced they have entered into a strategic partnership to create new conferencing services using each others proprietary conferencing platform and technologies. Under the agreement, both companies are embedding the partners service into their respective solutions. Vyew subscribers who want conference calling while collaborating online can click on a Free Conference Calls button […]

Hot Zone: Hosted VoIP

Like a virus gone airborne, suddenly, hosted VoIP offers for channel partners are everywhere. But far from being bad for the industrys health, the outbreak is creating a hot zone of opportunity. This falls Channel Partners Conference & Expo was a breeding ground for the hosted VoIP explosion, with several service launches making their debut. […]

Qwest Adds to OneFlex Smart Connect

Qwest Communications International Inc. has added Qwest OneFlex Smart Connect to its lineup of hosted VoIP solutions for business customers. The solution is available through the Qwest Business Partner Program. Smart Connect combines local, long-distance and Internet services to simplify network communications so businesses can respond to customers quickly and easily and calls can be […]

Voltage Security Launches Partner Program

Voltage Security Inc. has launched the Voltage Entourage Partner Program an initiative that provides on-premise encryption and security as a service opportunities to worldwide partners. The Entourage Partner Program will deliver recurring revenue opportunities to security VARs, managed service providers, integrators and solutions providers. The Entourage Partner Program offers sales incentives and reward programs that […]

Mashup Session Offers Intro to Benefits of Web Services

Theres little doubt that broadband and the Web are changing the complexion not only of data and video, but also of voice services. And its not just by enabling companies like Vonage to deliver VoIP. The move to IP and Web services also means that voice can be combined quickly and easily with various other […]

XO Eyes Greater Enterprise Roll

XO Communications announced new initiatives this week to expand its presence in the enterprise market, including a new enterprise sales and support organization, an enhanced network, recently expanded IP service offerings and targeted guarantees. The new Enterprise Solutions Group (ESG) is focused on delivering products to help enterprises gain efficiencies and improve performance of their […]

AT&T To Acquire Conference-Provider Interwise

AT&T Inc. announced today that it has agreed, through one of its subsidiaries, to acquire privately held Interwise Inc., a leading global provider of voice, Web and video conferencing services to businesses. AT&T will pay approximately $121 million in cash for the company. The transaction, which is expected to close in the fourth quarter, strategically […]

Seeking Fulfillment

Think master agent and you probably envision a sales organization, rife with opportunity for commissions, and heady with promotions and golf prizes. But what lies at the heart of the master agent business is decidedly less glamorous: provisioning. Unfortunately, this most fundamental of operations is not without its challenges, and those challenges are growing with […]

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