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SimpleSignal Releases Hosted UC Solution

SimpleSignal has released a new hosted service that lets mobile workers listen to e-mail and manage Microsoft Outlook calendars with voice commands from any phone, including mobile devices. The hosted UC solution, SimplyMobile, combines feature-rich hosted PBX with hosted Microsoft Exchange 2007, delivering a voice-enabled messaging solution for SMBs. SimpleSignal teamed with Chinook Hosting Corp. […]

Hosted VoIP: Hope or Hype?

Once the great hope for re-energizing telecom sales, hosted VoIP has not lived up to adoption expectations thanks in no small part to immature technology, poor service delivery, techno-centric sales approaches and end-user misconceptions. The flagging uptake also might have something to do with a channel that’s been unmotivated to push the service because of […]

Channel Partners: Learn to Sell Virtual Office Services to Small Businesses

The low end of the business market needs virtual office capabilities, too. At least thats what some hosted PBX vendors are saying about the distributed communications model that has heretofore been the province of large businesses by virtue of a large price tag. In todays session, Making the Virtual Office a Reality for Small Businesses, […]

Channel Partners: A Trunk of Burning VoIP Sales

If theres one area in VoIP thats making partners a lot of money, its SIP trunking. The demand for that PRI replacement solution has been growing steadily, and its a service that represents a way for VARs to shore up hardware margins and for agents to get involved in the VoIP game. Theres still plenty […]

Channel Partners: Cbeyond Opens New Markets

Cbeyond Inc. (Booth 1431), an IP-based managed services provider to small businesses and sponsor of the Channel Partners Conference & Expo, announced that is actively recruiting channel partners in its two newest regional markets, San Francisco and Miami; they are the ninth and tenth markets, respectively, that Cbeyond serves. The Greater San Francisco Bay Area […]

SIPping into Something More Comfortable: SIP Trunking Offers Real SMB Opportunity

While channel partners wrestle with the difficulty and complexity of selling hosted VoIP to SMBs, another converged technology has emerged as a bright spot in the IP landscape: SIP trunking. The demand for that PRI replacement solution has been steadily growing, and, more importantly, partners are finding businesses to be more comfortable with SIP trunking […]

The Problem With VoIP

Service providers continue to roll out offers for VoIP targeted to SMBs, hosted and otherwise. And many an analyst prediction has VoIP adoption by SMBs going into hockey stick mode in a couple of years. But the industry is not seeing the expected adoption. Given the hype surrounding VoIP for SMBs, its a bit like […]

Taking on the PBX

Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates and Microsoft Business Division President Jeff Raikes launched the business communications software at the Bill Graham Civic Center in San Francisco, Oct. 16. After months of anticipation, Microsoft Corp. officially unveiled its unified communications software in late October, and officially declared war on the PBX. Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates says the […]

VON: Intelliverse Unveils UC Solution

Intelliverse on Tuesday at VON announced its standalone unified communications platform, callEverywhere ONEcall. The new service provides a customizable product for users who might or might not be prepared to fully migrate from their traditional phone systems over to VoIP. The Intelliverse solution combines all the features commonly in the enterprise IP communications space, giving […]

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