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Authentium Eases Security Subscription Sales

The managed security market increasingly is turning to telecom channel partners to expand reach, and developer Authentium Inc. is no exception. The five-year-old company recently spotted opportunity in the voice agent sector as it rolled out its Extensible Service Platform (ESP) for enterprises. The company, which already partners with ISPs, network operators and managed security […]

Keeping Tabs on Wireless Spend

The Tax Man Cometh As if eavesdropping on your phone conversations wasnt enough, Uncle Sam wants a chunk of your pocketbook. The IRS is starting to ask whether employer-subsidized cell phones and PDAs are taxable benefits to employees, says Aberdeen Groups Joe Basili. Basili hears that the IRS would only consider voice a taxable benefit, […]

Vapps, Windows Live Messenger Align for Free Conference Calling

Vapps has made an alliance with Windows Live Messenger to offer free VoIP conference calling to Windows Live Messengers 255 million users. The deal was announced on Thursday at the Internet Telephony Conference & Expo in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Windows Live Messenger, a paid service, is the next version of MSN Messenger and considered one […]

Pandora, D-Link Offer IP Bundles

Pandora Networks and D-Link will sell hardware and hosted communication platforms jointly to SMBs. This will allow businesses to buy bundles that deliver a hosted IP PBX and unified communications applications, the companies said. D-Link has pre-configured bundled options with IP phones, switches, routers and VoIP-acceleration hardware to ensure a VoIP connection to Pandoras Worksmart […]

SimpleSignal Launches Incentive Program

SimpleSignal Inc. has unveiled a VoIP agent incentive program called 45-45-45 — agents will receive $4,500 if they sell 45 hosted VoIP seats in 45 days. Towards the end of the year, many dealers can tend to lose steam, said David Gilbert, president of SimpleSignal. We wanted to create the opposite effect, so we developed […]

Intelliverse Names New Vice President

Intelliverse, a hosted IP communications provider, has appointed Paul Raveill as its vice president of wholesale services. Raveill will be responsible for all aspects of the companys wholesale sales channel, including hosted VoIP and voice mail platforms. He helped found WilTel Communications and helped increase annual revenue to more than $1 billion in five years. […]

Promisec Sets Sights on U.S. Channel Partners

Promisec Ltd, a developer of security software that identifies intrusions such as spyware on desktops and other endpoints, this week took the wraps off its U.S. channel program. Prompted by the experience of Ari Tammam, vice president of channels, the two-and-a-half-year-old company decided recently to open its sales pipelines to VARs and integrators in America. […]

McGraw to Use Info Directions Platform

McGraw Communications Inc. has extended its relationship with Info Directions Inc. by implementing the CostGuard.NET OSS/BSS software and the OnlineBill electronic bill payment and presentment platforms. McGraw Communications, which provides local, long-distance, data, Internet and video services to SMBs, will use CostGuard.NET and OnlineBill in the Info Directions ASP to manage rating, billing, operations, customer […]

TelecomWeb Releases Hosted IP Telephony TCO Calculator

TelecomWeb, of The Telecom Intelligence Group, announced its proprietary Hosted vs. Premises IP Telephony Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) Calculator, developed by The Telecom Intelligence Group, is now available at www.telecomweb.com/lucent. The calculator provides decision support for the purchase of hosted IP Telephony services versus premises-based IPT systems. TelecomWeb said several hosted services providers already have […]

OSG Billing to Manage One Communications Invoice Services

OSG Billing Services will manage invoice presentment and distribution services for One Communications as a result of a merger between CTC, Conversent Communications and Choice One Communications earlier this year. One Communications, which now serves more than 160,000 businesses in 16 states, sought a common platform across the three companies in order to streamline the […]

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