Concentric Debuts Hosted Backup, Partner Program to Follow

Concentric, a business unit of XO Communications Inc., this week introduced a new hosted backup services for small and medium businesses (SMBs). Called Concentric Managed Backup, the service will be available for sell by the indirect sales channel under a new partner program, Concentric IT Services Companies, launching soon that is designed for partners who […]

Web Hosting Wizardry

Customers might feel like there’s no place like home for housing and managing their infrastructure, but channel partners are convincing companies of all shapes and sizes to take advantage of colocated and managed services like Web hosting to reduce cost, increase security and gain peace of mind. Web hosting providers and agents offer up the […]

RingCentral Delivers Hosted Phone System to Concentric Customers

RingCentral announced it has partnered with Concentric, a business unit of XO Communications(XOHO) that provides hosted applications, including Web site hosting, business e-mail, Microsoft Hosted Exchange, corporate domain management and perimeter e-mail protection. Now, Concentric customers, especially those with distributed or mobile employees, can take advantage of RingCentral’s hosted business phone system and Internet fax […]

Why Sell Web Hosting?

Channel partners cannot live on Web hosting alone. But offering Web hosting increasingly is considered by business customers to be table stakes within a service bundle. And providing Web site hosting, e-mail and the like can provide a seller of communications services with an entrée into higher-value managed services. There are a lot of people […]


ClearOne Debuts Portable Conference Phone ClearOne unveiled in January the Chat 50 portable speakerphone for road warriors who just cant resist conferencing while traveling. The device plugs into a laptop or cell phone for hands-off talking. It also works with softphones, Web conferencing applications and media players. And once youve settled into your hotel room […]

XO Division Adds Referral Categories to Partner Programs

XO Communications Inc. said today that Concentric, its SMB hosting division, has added two new referral categories to its partner and referral programs. The new categories, Affiliates and Commissioned Agents, offer competitive referral payouts, XO says. It does not cost to sign up as an affiliate or a commissioned agent. Affiliates earn $70 for each […]

NEXTLINK and Concentric to Merge in $2.9 BillionStock Swap

Posted: 03/2000 NEXTLINK and Concentric to Merge in $2.9 Billion Stock Swap NEXTLINK Communications Inc. ( and Concentric Network Corp. ( have agreed to merge in a stock-for-stock deal worth $2.9 billion. Officials of the companies say the merger, expected to close in the second quarter, will create an unbeatable combination of local access (NEXTLINK) […]

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