Forrester Research


Desktops in the Clouds

What do you get when you cross a virtual desktop and a cloud? A hosted virtual desktop. It’s not much of a punch line, but it is popular or at least threatening to be. IBM Corp.’s stated plans to roll out hosted virtual desktop services this month (October) have elevated the concept to new “cloud-level” […]

Managed Services Get Boost From Gloomy Economy

Almost 20 percent of IT professionals are purchasing more managed services as a result of current economic conditions, according to the latest Enterprise And SMB Networks And Telecommunications Survey by Forrester Research Inc. (FORR). “While the down environment is making most technology areas suffer, managed services is getting a boost as firms look for more flexible […]

Trading Gigabits for Kilowatt Hours

What if an agent traded minutes for kilowatt hours? The telecom indirect channel might have a chance for success in the energy market.

Apple iPhone Addresses the Enterprise

Research in Motion Ltd.’s BlackBerry might win when it comes to the core strengths of e-mail and calendaring, but Apple Inc.’s iPhone appeals to the enterprise thanks to its intuitive interface, full Web browser and ability to support content-centric applications. And, the coming iPhone 3.0 software upgrade might go a long way to solving some […]

Research: SMBs Will Bounce Back From Recession Faster

A new report from Forrester Research (FORR) says tech-minded SMBs could be the first to successfully emerge from the recession, so telecom service providers better be ready to meet their needs. The report, called “A New SMB Market Phoenix Is Rising,” looks back at the history of SMBs and how they bounce back more quickly than […]

Will Hesse Get Sprint Up to Speed?

Sprint’s Dan Hesse It comes as no surprise that Sprint Nextel Corp.s new president and CEO has a big job ahead of him. To that end, Dan Hesse, 54, landed a compensation package that should more than make up for the time he must put in to restore Sprints enterprise and WiMAX strategies, its wireless […]

Vonage Pays Sprint $80 Million, Presumably Running Out of Cash

A document filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and published Thursday shows that Vonage Holdings Corp. has paid the $80 million it agreed to hand over for infringing on some of Sprint Nextel Corp.s VoIP patents. Vonage and Sprint reached a settlement agreement in October. Sprint now is licensing its VoIP patents to Vonage […]

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