Taking on the PBX

Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates and Microsoft Business Division President Jeff Raikes launched the business communications software at the Bill Graham Civic Center in San Francisco, Oct. 16. After months of anticipation, Microsoft Corp. officially unveiled its unified communications software in late October, and officially declared war on the PBX. Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates says the […]

Product Showcase: Microsoft OCR-Compatible Gear

Ericsson Enterprise Mobility GatewayEricsson will build the next generation of its Enterprise Mobility Gateway on Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007s VoIP call management platform to give enterprises a fast and cost-effective route to fixed-mobile convergence. The company says this will enable business users to use their mobile devices as extensions of their corporate communications network. […]

SYNNEX to Distribute Packet8

8×8 Inc. said it has signed an agreement with SYNNEX Corp. for the distribution of 8×8’s Packet8 Virtual Office hosted iPBX phone services to SMBs. SYNNEX said it will offer the platform as part of its technology-as-a-service (TaaS) offering. Packet8’s iPBX solution is in use by over 9,000 U.S. companies. “Through our partnership with SYNNEX, […]

19Marketplace Unveils Workplace2go

19Marketplace on Tuesday unveiled an on-demand software service for SMBs called Workplace2go. Workplace2go, in partnership with Jamcracker, enables businesses to subscribe on a monthly basis to name-brand applications that can be accessed from any Internet-connected computer. Workplace2go offers productivity, security, and collaboration software programs on a monthly subscription basis. These applications can be purchased individually […]

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 […]

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