Cisco to Jumpstart Hiring Amid Profound Opportunity

Cisco Systems Inc. (CSCO) once again is serving as a bellwether for the tech industry. The company’s shares climbed in Thursday trading, leading a broad advance among tech stocks, a day after executives reported a fiscal first-quarter profit. Granted, the income was lower than the year before, but it still was higher than analysts had expected. […]

Cisco, EMC, VMware Form Virtualization Coalition

Cisco Systems Inc. (CSCO) and EMC, together with VMware, have introduced the Virtual Computing Environment coalition, an unprecedented collaboration created to accelerate customers’ ability to increase business agility through greater IT infrastructure flexibility, and lower IT, energy and real estate costs through pervasive data center virtualization and a transition to private cloud infrastructures. Cisco, EMC and […]

F5 Upgrades Windows-Based Virtualization Support

F5 Networks Inc. (FFIV) has announced a new F5 Management Pack solution for Microsoft System Center Operations Manager that allows joint F5 and Microsoft customers to dynamically manage application delivery in virtual environments. F5 also updated its Application Ready Solution portfolio to support Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V, and System Center […]

Asigra Expands Hybrid Partner Program

Asigra Inc., a cloud backup and recovery software provider, has announced expansion of its Hybrid Partner Program, escalating the advantages for VARs and MSPs to join with Asigra in delivering business-class Cloud Backup services to their customers. The framework of Asigra’s channel offering now includes the 3D Hybrid Partner level, giving VARs and service providers […]

ConnectWise Network Version 2.0 Debuts

ConnectWise, a provider of professional service automation (PSA) applications, has announced ConnectWise Network 2.0, the latest version of its partner collaboration platform that offers significant new features and enhancements to its partner community of IT service providers. Developed specifically from feedback and recommendations from its existing ConnectWise PSA partner community, the free ConnectWise Network 2.0 […]

Amazon Beefs Up Its Cloud Offerings

Bringing a new level of sophistication and scalability to its cloud computing services, Amazon (AMZN) said it will offer a relational database and increased memory options to its popular Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) service. The Web retailer also plans to cut prices on the per-hour fees it charges for its cloud services. Coming a few weeks […]

UPDATE: Comcast, Clearwire, Sprint Announce Q4 WiMAX Markets

The WiMAX roll-out by Clearwire Corp. and its investors continues with Clearwire, Comcast Corp. and Sprint-Nextel Corp. announcing plans for additional markets to launch in the fourth quarter. The three will each launch commercial 4G service in Philadelphia in the next several weeks, with official launch events and retail store openings to follow. In November, […]

LongJump Debuts Channel Program

SaaS provider LongJump has announced a reseller program to sell its Cloud Applications Platform. LongJump is looking for VARs, MSPs and solution providers to offer solutions to clients on a subscription basis at a discounted rate, so as to not compete with the company’s direct sales force. There aren’t any hardware or software licenses and […]

VoIP Logic Launches BroadSoft BroadWorks Managed Service

VoIP Logic has announced its launch of BroadSoft BroadWorks VoIP application platform as a managed service as well as BroadWorks-integrated Cortex OSS for provisioning and billing. BroadWorks will complement and ultimately replace VoIP Logic’s Sylantro Synergy platform. It will provide telephony features, messaging and SIP Trunking commonly sold in Class 5 enterprise hosted PBX and […]

Ifbyphone Launches v3.1 for Advertisers, Resellers

SUPERCOMM — Ifbyphone Inc. this week launched Ifbyphone Version 3.1, which provides enhanced campaign management tools with customized call tracking reports and establishes a Reseller Portal for managing numerous accounts concurrently. The software also includes Web-based API testing and troubleshooting to help developers create links from in-house applications to Ifbyphone services. “We’ve simplified, streamlined and […]

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