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The 5 Ways Leaders Lose Their Edge

Whether the economic times are flourishing or floundering, many leaders get stuck in the same trap: they don’t take time to stop and reflect on what they’re doing. Because there’s so much for them to do and they have so much responsibility and accountability on their shoulders, they’re constantly on the go, striving to deliver […]

I Shovel Very Well

“Mystery Men” fans will recognize the immortal words of the “super hero” the Shoveler: “I shovel well. I shovel very well.” Besides being delivered perfectly dead pan by William H. Macy, I love this line because it so aptly describes someone committed to a singular purpose. We can argue all day about what he is […]

Palm Scraps Plans for Foleo

Palm Inc. said Tuesday it is dumping plans for the Palm Foleo, its laptop-like smartphone companion. CEO Edward Colligan announced the move on the companys corporate blog. He said the company will focus on a next-generation smartphone platform, which could include a Foleo II. The product was first announced in May, with much skepticism. Many […]

Intelliverse: Job Cuts Part of Sales Reorg, Agent Program Intact

Intelliverse cut one-fourth of its 20-person sales team in early August. The companys vice president of channel sales and four other staff members were let go as part of a reorganization of the sales department, but the reductions including the entire three-person agent sales team do not mean the company is shutting down its agent […]

Telarus Adds Pam Simon to Agent Support

Telarus Inc. announced today that it has hired Pam Simon to provide agent support with a focus on AT&T Inc. and other RBOC product lines. In her new role, Simon will provide pricing and product support for Telarus agents pursuing potential AT&T commercial broadband and voice opportunities. “To say we are excited to have Pam […]

Verification, Refined

The Verification Co.s Morgan Fagerman  VoiceLogs Larry Leikin  3PVs David Brinkman 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, […]

Ask Steve

Welcome to the new PHONE+ column, Ask Steve. Ive received some great questions so far and plan to tackle as many as I can in the coming months. This months inquiries focus on smaller businesses those with 20-99 employees, one-to-two IT people and one part-time IT contractor, VAR, agent or dealer. Q: Are SMBs buying […]

RCN to Buy NEON for $260 Million

Virginia-based RCN Corp. said on Monday it will buy NEON Communications Group for up to $5.25 per share in a deal totaling approximately $260 million. Both companies boards have approved the acquisition, which should close in the fourth quarter. RCN is one of several CLECs that offers video services, along with voice and data. It […]

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