Bad Apple: Steve Jobs Takes Leave of Absence

Just nine days after Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs — pancreatic cancer survivor and general bellwether for Apple’s stock — admitted to a hormonal imbalance that kept him from keynoting last week’s Macworld, a memo confirms that he will, in fact, be taking a medical leave of absence. While last week he said he was […]

IPcelerate Introduces Heath Care Bundle

IPcelerate Inc. has introduced a bundled platform for health care organizations. Features include two-way nurse call integration, increased patient and caregiver security through RFID integration, liability reduction and transcription facilitation with on-demand recording, and dial-out capabilities for information dissemination to patients and insurance companies, the company said. “We created this bundled solution after working closely […]

Ranch Networks Releases VoIP Matrix Technology

Ranch Networks, a provider of networking appliances for VoIP deployments, unveiled its VoIP Matrix Technology at Fall VON. The technology is a clustering technique that increases scalability, reliability and security across Asterisk server farms. It will allow call centers, enterprises and service providers to combine one or more Asterisk servers with a Ranch Networks appliance, […]

The Wireless Remedy

While wireless technologycan cure a range of efficiency ills in any given enterprise, untethering health care businesses carries benefits far beyond the bottom line. Wireless offers an up-to-the-minute way to track down a caregiver, check a patients lab results and more. And in an industry where even seconds can make a difference, thats more than […]

Voda One Helps Resellers Reach Health Care Customers

Voda One, a division of value-added distributor Westcon Group Inc., is targeting the health care market through its ConvergencePoint program. The company has created bundles using Avaya Inc. products for its resellers to distribute to medical providers and plans to announce additional vertical markets in the coming weeks. The bundles include network diagrams and product […]

Telecom Associations Coalition to Lobby for Rural Consumers

As Congress prepares to address telecom reform for the second time in 10 years, four associations have formed the Coalition to Keep America Connected. The Independent Telephone & Telecommunications Alliance, National Telecommunications Cooperative Association, Organization for the Promotion and Advancement of Small Telecommunications Companies and the Western Telecommunications Alliance held a press conference today announcing […]

Improving the Health of Resellers: It Takes an Industry

To put a new spin on an old adage, when IT resellers sneeze, the entire channel catches a cold. And right now partners are reaching for the tissues, cold remedies and chicken soup. Channel partners who thrived during the 1990s boom and survived the bursting of the dot-com bubble today are doing business in a […]

Vertical Markets: Partners to Profit from Booming Demand

Solutions providers are making great strides into vertical markets, including finance, education, health care and public agencies. This focus on specialized industries comes at the right time one analyst firm says IT spending by these segments alone in the United States will reach $416 billion in 2005. Research firm IDC expects spending on worldwide IT […]

Genesys Agent Targets Health Care

Genesys Conferencing (Booth 438) has announced a partnership with Bouck Enterprises, an agent partner, to offer a conferencing service tailored for health care organizations. The Genesys Conferencing for Health support initiative is available to members of the American College of Health Care Executives, the Healthcare Financial Management Association and the American Health Insurance Plan. The […]

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