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Master Agents Form Cloud Services Group

Master agencies Concierge Communications, Tempe, Ariz., and Terrapin Solutions, San Ramon, Calif., announced Wednesday they have formed a cloud services roundtable group to organize master agencies focused on managed services, cloud computing and hosted services. According to the companies, the group will share best practices, evaluate emerging technology, invite provider presentations and explore collaborative opportunities. […]

CallTower Integrates InterCall Conferencing with Hosted UC

Hosted unified communications service provider CallTower Inc. announced a partnership with conferencing services provider InterCall to create a solution combining UC and audio conferencing. Under the agreement, both companies will offer the new solution will make it available through their respective indirect sales channels. CallTower has integrated InterCall’s offering into its hosted UC suite, according […]

Managed VoIP Sees 50% Growth, SIP Trunking to Explode

There are some beneficiaries to the recession, including the cost-cutting goodness known as VoIP. And specifically, managed VoIP for businesses, which is seeing a doubling or better in growth, according to Infonetics Research. For the first three months of 2009, service providers experienced an average of 40- to 50-percent year-over-year growth for IP Centrex. Meanwhile, […]

Agent Model Suits Hosted IT Services

All that’s hosted is hot. Many vendors are finally warming up to the idea that delivering their functionality as a service is not such a bad idea. In turn, they are turning to an agency model for indirect sales of these new remotely delivered infrastructure management and hosted applications. For some traditional VARs/solutions providers that […]

Managed and Hosted Services Bright Spot for VARs

Managed and hosted services could be a bright spot for channel partners amid the gloom of the recession and IT spending cutbacks, according to a new study from research firm AMI Partners Inc.. The study, announced this week, found despite an expected contraction in overall IT spending in 2009, U.S. channel partners predict their managed […]

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