Telephony/UC

 

CommPartners, Linksys Partner to Sell Hosted Solution Through VARs

CommPartners announced in mid-August that it has formed a strategic partnership with Linksys, a division of Cisco Systems Inc., wherein it will host the Linksys One IP telephony platform to provide hosted IP telephony services to small businesses through Linksys VARs and CommPartners existing channel. Linksys One Color Manager IP Phone The solution includes Linksys […]

Desktop to Dial Tone

IT MIGHT SEEM INCONGRUOUS that a 37-year-old company might have a compelling VoIP story. Heck, the granddaddies of the industry like Cisco Systems Inc. are barely 20. But, DecisionOne Corp. executives are working on an autobiography that places the IT field services firm at the center of this nascent industry. CEO Neal Bibeau and Vice […]

US Conferencing Debuts Channel Program

US Conferencing Inc. is launching its first partner program for sales of its integrated audio and Web conference services this month at the Channel Partners Conference & Expo in Washington, D.C. The new program will include a traditional agent program and a private-label reseller option. Uniquely, both offer partners buy rates they can mark up; […]

BandTel Sells VoIP Via Gear VAR Channels

BandTel, a two-year-old VoIP company, made its formal introduction to the marketplace in mid-June with the announcement of its second round of funding, which it followed with a stream of news about its channel strategy wherein it has become a carrier partner to large gear makers and will be able to sell through those manufacturers […]

VoIPs Fertile Ground

THE SMALL AND MEDIUM business (SMB) market continues to be fertile ground for technology resellers and solutions providers with credentials in the VoIP arena. A recent survey of more than 200 members of the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) found 74 percent of them have either sold VoIP solutions to small businesses (fewer than 100 […]

ROUND TABLE

… On the FCCs interim measure requiring VoIP providers to pay into the Universal Service Fund once DSL providers stop contributing in August … These interim measures … ensure that the fund remains solvent for the near term, and serve as an important first step toward broadening the funds contribution base to ensure equitable and […]

Agents Get Their IPTV

IPTV IS HOT. ANYONE who has ventured onto a trade show floor in the last year can attest to that. Worldwide IPTV service revenue will skyrocket to more than $44 billion in 2009, according to one estimate from Infonetics Research Inc. But what most people think of as IPTV is basically a cable TV or […]

Risk 101

AS IP TELEPHONY BECOMES the standard of communications for both business and residential users, understanding and mitigating the security risks associated with it become even more paramount. It is important to understand the various threats and how to mitigate each one. Configuration Consternation. In their default configurations, many of the IP telephony devices may have […]

Desperately Seeking USF Funds

BY MID-AUGUST, Universal Service Fund (USF) contributions from DSL providers will be a thing of the past. Its a deadline that has had the FCC scrambling to adopt interim policies ensuring the fund has a future. Ironically, the base of contributors was diminished in August 2005 when the FCC deregulated DSL; like cable modem Internet […]

Turn Handsets Into Desksets

AS THE MOBILE WORKFORCE continues to grow In-Stat reports there are 20-millionto- 30-million mobile workers in the United States and rely on wireless connectivity to do their jobs, dealers have an opportunity to help those companies streamline their communications and optimize their infrastructures by enabling cell phone handsets to become desksets. Its clear that everybody […]

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