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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Session Addresses Managed Security Service Opportunity

Opportunity is knocking hard for those looking to provide managed security services to small and midsize business who typically have limited IT budgets and expertise, a topic that will be the focus of the session, Managed Security Made Simple, held today at 10 a.m. But before anyone rushes to answer the door, they must first […]

FDN Makes Management Changes

Florida-based FDN Communications has named Kevin Smith chief marketing officer and Jim DaBramo executive vice president of strategic sales. Smith, who has been with the company since 1999 and was vice president of marketing, will oversee all company marketing and promotional efforts. He also will focus on developing customer services and programs geared specifically toward […]

Survey: Businesses Use Managed IT for Security, Storage, Disaster Recovery

Buyers of managed IT services will focus on security, storage and disaster recovery services in 2007, according to research commissioned by the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA). One-third of the 322 organizations participating in the Harris Interactive Inc. survey all current users of managed services said they plan to invest or upgrade their spending in managed […]

Alcatel-Lucent Outlines 2007 Focus

Alcatel-Lucent today outlined the course ahead for the more than 80-day-old combined company, led by the theme of transformation. The tagline? Because the world is always on. We now have one vision, said Mary Chan, wireless business group president at Alcatel-Lucent. Its all about putting intelligence into the network to bring applications and innovation to […]

Telarus Launches VARPartner.com

Telarus Inc. today announced the latest addition to its portfolio of Web properties whose core focus is promoting the ShopforT1 VAR Program: VARPartner.com. Found online at www.varpartner.com, the programs focus is the recruitment of new VARs to participate in VARSearch. VARPartner.com comes with all of the affiliate tracking capabilities of the Telarus Web properties. We […]

AB&T Telecom/Tri-Alliance Teams With Global Wireless Data

AB&T Telecom (Booth 902), in conjunction with the Tri-Alliance, has entered into a letter of intent with Global Wireless Data to introduce suite of wireless data service solutions to its agent base nationwide. The Tri-Alliance, comprised of master agents in Philadelphia, New York and Washington, D.C. areas, have worked together for almost a year on […]

Nortel Beefs Up Channel Focus

Nortel Networks Ltd. unveiled a new strategy for its North American enterprise channel program today, placing the program at the center of plans to drive growth in the SMB segment. As part of the new direction, the vendor announced expanded partnerships with three value-added distributors: Ingram Micro, SYNNEX Corp. and Westcon Group Inc. The three […]

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