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Xspedius President Resigns

Xspedius Communications LLC announced this week that its president and CEO, Mark Senda, has resigned. He has been temporarily replaced by James Lynch, who also serves as chairman of the Xspedius board of directors. We thank Mark for his many contributions over the last three years, Lynch said in a news release. We have a […]

New York Regulators Find MCI-Verizon Merger Troubling

New York regulators have tentatively concluded the pending merger of MCI Inc. and Verizon Communications Inc. would increase the market power of the two carriers, resulting in less competition and potential harm for consumers. In a white paper released this week, the New York State Public Service Commission recommended remedies to prevent harmful effects of […]

The Winner’s Circle

When judging your opportunity in converged communications, here are some signs that you are looking at a winner: Mobility. Today’s networks are evolving heavily toward mobility. Whether they are high-speed or low-speed, they enable users the freedom to move within the network wirelessly and, increasingly between networks, such as VoWi- Fi to cellular, cellular to […]

T@G Rolls Out All-New Online Training Certification Program

PHONE+ along with its T@G Partner Portal has partnered with IPx Connect and Telecom Solution Center to deliver comprehensive training for converged channel partners. Certification can add tremendous value to your agency, says PHONE+ Group Publisher Marla Ellerman. It validates your training and experience, gives you credibility with customers and vendors, and positions you as […]

11 Ways to Control Stress on the Job

Dale Collie Editors note: As a channel partner, controlling stress on the job leads to higher energy, productivity, and ultimately, more sales. At the same time, if your title is that of manager, owner or independent agent, you, too, will benefit from these insights into managing difficulties. Read on for practical tips on how to […]

Looking Up

Growth in mobile wireless traffic is 35 percent year over year, according to the latest data recorded in June 2004 by the Cellular Telecommunications & Internet Association. More than 500 billion minutes were used in the first half of last year compared with 800 billion in all of 2003, the trade group reports. The dramatic […]

Slam Dunk

With easy conferencing on the rise, remote collaboration is more than just a solution for the travel-weary executive set. Conferencing is finding a home with businesses of all shapes and sizes, and vendors are looking to agents to spread the word. “In the past couple of years, the industry has gotten away from attended services […]

Giving Homeless a Voice (Mail)

Homeless no longer has to mean being phoneless, too. Several companies are sponsoring Denver’s new Community Voicemail Project, which gives homeless people access to free phone service and voice mail. “Having a simple phone number, something most of us take for granted, can be the key to survival and self-sufficiency for people in crisis or […]

Channel Partners News – VoIP Stars in a New Education Track!

The Channel Partners Conference & Expo is adding a third education track at its spring event. Conceived by show organizers as a mini-conference on VoIP, the track brings together a constellation of experts and industry movers to lay out the markets, the opportunities and the technology for partners. Conference organizers want attendees to take away […]

Ask The Expert – Gain Interest From Colos

Dear Expert Eye, I recently established an LLC to represent a colocation facilites group. I have contacted many CIOs in the Midwest market and have found it difficult to gain their interest even though they have or need colocation. Should I be contacting a different title/position? Also, in an effort to establish sales agents for […]

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