Clams, Clams and More Clams

After determining the amount of bandwidth required to support both the immediate and near term needs of the business, it is important to understand the available alternatives.

SMBs To Spend More on Technology

One-third of companies surveyed plan a significant increase in their IT budgets 10 percent or more. Overall, a new report says, SMB IT budgets will increase by an average of slightly more than 5 percent in the next 12 months.

Musings on the Channel

By Peter Radizeski, RAD-INFO Just back from Channel Partners in Vegas. Here are some ramblings from a sleep deprived mind. Full energetic crowd in the Expo hall. Good to see. Pioneer Telephone had a long line all day to get Joe Frazier’s autograph. I would be interested in knowing if that will convert into any […]

CompTIA: Poor Communication Dooms Projects

Poor communication is the factor that most often causes a project to fail, according to the results of new Web poll released Wednesday by the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA). Nearly 28 percent of the more than 1,000 respondents to the poll said poor communications was the main reason for project failure. Insufficient resource planning […]

Tekelec Announces Two New Customers

In separate deals, CLECs Budget Phone Inc. and Pine Tree Networks have deployed Tekelecs 3000 Multimedia Gateway Controller and 8000 Multimedia Gateway products for expansion of prepaid calling and long-distance services. Budget Phone, out of Shreveport, La., has installed the multimedia gateway and controller in May 2004 when its prepaid calling card subscriber base outgrew […]

What, Where & How Much?

You know channel partners are looking for opportunities to upsell their clients and expand their base by establishing new relationships. What you may not know or fully appreciate is that in channel partners’ drive to sell more network services amidst changing company environments, enterprise telecom inventories have gotten out of control. What does this mean […]

Cutting Telecom Fraud May Impede Terrorists

By Frances Feld, CAE The fight against telecommunications fraud is not solely about staving off substantial revenue losses - $35 billion to $40 billion, according the Communications Fraud Control Association’s 2003 survey of carriers in 26 countries. It also is about preventing telephone companies from being unwitting accessories to crimes and terrorism. If it were possible […]

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