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Ask Steve: Mobility Needs for SMBs

What Do SMBs Want? Ask Yankee Group analyst Steve Hilton. Send your questions to asksteve@yankeegroup.com. Please include your name, city, state and a phone number. Only first names and locations will be published. Picking up my children from school recently I noticed a girl in my daughters class talking on her mobile phone. When I […]

Taking on the PBX

Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates and Microsoft Business Division President Jeff Raikes launched the business communications software at the Bill Graham Civic Center in San Francisco, Oct. 16. After months of anticipation, Microsoft Corp. officially unveiled its unified communications software in late October, and officially declared war on the PBX. Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates says the […]

Wireless+: The Demise of the Foleo

As far as data devices go, Palm Inc. has been in the business as long as anybody, and has built a loyal following of anti-BlackBerry users for its PalmPilots and Treo smartphones. So it was with some fanfare that the company announced the Foleo mobile companion, meant to be its entrée into the new world […]

Wireless+: The Shape of Things to Come

Think ULTRAMOBILE and most likely the picture that springs into ones head is the Intel Corp. prototype that wireless chief Sean Maloney has been showing off all year a small (very small) laptop with all the horsepower of its larger notebook cousins, but none of the weight. Sort of like the Nicole Richie of technology. […]

WiMAXimum Exposure

WiMAX has been on the industrys brain lately with the high-profile rollout of the Sprint-Nextel mobile WiMAX network, set to go live at the end of the year. But how will this technology affect CLECs and other service providers? Thats the question todays panel hopes to answer. WiMAX provides hope to competitive carriers looking for […]

M2M Marketplace

It takes a range of wireless products (and modules that can be made into products by channel partners) to make full use of M2M applications. Here are a few products from key vendors in the industry. AirLink Raven X Manufacturer: Sierra Wireless, www.sierrawireless.comFunctionality: The Raven X features advanced processing power and expanded memory within an […]

Rise of the Machines

While the rest of the wireless industry is focused on personalization, social networking and connected business collaboration, a small group of MVNOs are definitely not people persons and theyre proud of it. KORE Telematics, Aeris Communications and others are interested in machine-to-machine (M2M) communications, and no, it has nothing to do with the social life […]

Lawsuit Has Little Impact on ShoreTel IPO

ShoreTel Inc.s ongoing legal tiff with rival Mitel Networks Corp. doesnt seem to have impacted its initial public offering (IPO). ShoreTel got $86.3 million from its debut July 9 and has since traded at prices between $9.80 and $15.01. The legal wrangling began just before ShoreTel embarked on its IPO. On June 27, Mitel slapped […]

Accessory to the Sale

A businessperson without a cell phone is like a shark without teeth, or a politician without airtime: rendered almost useless. But despite a high rate of adoption, the business market for wireless service is rife with churn, with companies buying from whomever and wherever has the cheapest service and best-featured phones. But theres hope in […]

TouchTone Adds VoIP Service

TouchTone Communications (Booth 104-106) announced its entry into the VoIP market. A reseller, TouchTone has been offering long-distance and local, data and Internet services for nearly 15 years. The new VoIP service is available in the 48 contiguous states and is a POTS replacement for local and long-distance. The company plans to offer hosted PBX […]

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