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New Portals, Partner-Friendly Websites

HP, Toshiba Telecom, CompTIA and Samsung are among those featured here offering new partner portals or partner-friendly websites in the past year.

Channel Program Changes: ShoreTel, Avaya, 8×8, More

November’s channel program changes come from cPacket Networks, 8×8, SonicWALL, Avaya, Extreme Networks, Snowflake Computing, Cyberbit, Utimaco, InfoVista, KnowBe4, ShoreTel and Amazon Web Services (AWS).

December’s Channel Program Changes

The channel wrapped up 2015 with a flurry of new and revamped partner programs, as well as new partnerships you should know that could improve your business.

Google Simplifies Apps for Businesses

Google Apps for Businesses includes 24/7 phone support for any issue, a 25GB inbox, and a 99.9 percent uptime guarantee with no scheduled downtime. Pricing is $50 per user, per year.

Sprint Stocks Down on Board, CEO Rumors

Sprint shares were down 27 cents during mid-day trading on Friday amid industry rumors that a stockholder wants to sit on the companys board and that CEO Gary Forsee could be on his way out. Relational Investors LLC owns about 1.9 percent of Sprints shares and has stated its concern this week about Sprints management […]

Intelliverse Names Senior VP of Sales

Intelliverse has appointed Gene Skip Lane as senior vice president of sales. Lane, who has 25 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, will be responsible for all Intelliverse sales channels and business development. He joins Intelliverse from Razor IP, a company he founded and was CEO of until he sold it earlier this year. […]

WTG Announces Personnel Changes

Haini Whittington, a member of World Telecom Groups partner support team, has been promoted to partner support supervisor. Whittington now is responsible for overseeing five partner support representatives (PSRs) and the flow of pricing requests that our agents enter into PartnerEdge, WTGs automated sales processing and tracking software. WTG has added three PSRs to its […]

NEC Buys Sphere for $42 Million

NEC Corp. has bought unified communications provider Sphere Communications Inc. for $42 million. NEC has its own unified communications division but wanted Sphere for its promising growth and its technology for building new service-oriented software the next evolution in unified communications. Sphere will keep its headquarters in Lincolnshire, Ill. It will be part of NECs […]

Nortel Posts $37 Million Loss

Nortel Networks posted a second-quarter loss on Thursday. The company reported a $37 million loss, or 7 cents a share, compared with a net income of $342 million, or 79 cents a share a year earlier. That number was inflated by a $510 million legal settlement. Nortel said the net loss in the second quarter […]

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