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Get on the Growth Track With Ethernet

Few network services have the potential to transform business networking like Ethernet. As trusted business advisers, channel partners serving commercial accounts have an emerging opportunity to help their customers transition to Ethernet services over the next few years. To do this effectively and profitably, agents must understand the technology and how to sell it. Todays […]

Wedge Networks Releases BeSecure NDP-2040NX

Wedge Networks, a provider of industrial-strength network security solutions, has announced the release of the BeSecure NDP-2040NX, a multigigabit network security appliance to provide an inline antivirus, antispam and antimalware platform for heterogeneous networks. The NDP-2040NX allows medium-to-large enterprise and service providers to deploy a cost-effective, high-performance network antimalware system. The NDP-2040NX can satisfy throughput […]

Get With the Program

If youve been selling in the channel for five or more years, you are likely to be an indirect sales partner who has focused historically on selling landline networks. You might have a few of your own direct carrier contracts and a few through a master agent or two. Most likely, you rely on the […]

Verification, Refined

Verification, Refined Much the same way as the novel came into being with the rise of the leisure class, third-party verification (TPV) is reaping the benefits of having room to grow. With few recent regulatory changes and a relatively stable array of vendors in the market, TPV is focusing on refining itself in the automated […]

Taking a Different View on M&A

By Peter Radizeski, RAD-INFO Lots of M&A and spin offs in the last 18 months – US LEC-PAETEC, Time Warner Telecom-Xspedius, NuVox-FDN, Sprint-Nextel-Embarq, Alltel-Valor-Windstream to name a few. But in all that activity, nothing new or exciting has come out. Understand that many of these events are for financial reasons, not business reasons. It has […]

The Conference Balancing Act

By Peter Radizeski, RAD-INFO There are so many conferences – VON, NXTcomm, The Cable Show, KillerApp/BB Properties, WCA, Muni, VPF, TMC, ISPCON, and the PHONE+ two. And that doesn’t include shows like GEL, DEMO, O’Reilly or BarCamps. How do people afford both the time and the money to attend even half of them? How many […]

Changing Gears

Changing Gears The telecom industry has been in transition ever since Alexander Graham Bell first gave us the telephone, said Simon Beresford-Wylie, CEO of Nokia Siemens Networks, in a presentation at this springs CTIA conference. But the last few years [have] been simply breathtaking.

Icahn Motorola Board Bid Fails

Carl Icahn and Motorola Inc. CEO Ed Zander wont be sharing the board room after all. Icahn has failed to win a seat on the board after a shareholder vote this week at the annual meeting in Chicago. Existing board members, however, were re-elected, perhaps an indicator that shareholders were willing to stick with Zanders […]

What Users Want

A FEW YEARS AGO, Mel Gibson did a movie called What Women Want, where through one of those accidents that only happens in the movies, his chronic womanizing character suddenly was able to read the minds of every woman he encountered. While at first he saw it as a bonanza in continuing his philandering ways, […]

Telecom Rumors Abound

By Peter Radizeski, RAD-INFO The Telecom world is rife with rumor: The Google phone. Cable buying Sprint. Sprint merging with Clearwire. Alltel actively looking for buyer. T-Mobile stopped looking for a buyer. XO realized there was no buyer. AT&T buying a satellite TV company. Verizon and AT&T selling a Walled Garden. It’s amazing that people […]

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