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Ingram Micro Unveils Finance Options, Expanded Field Support

Ingram Micro said it has introduced a new suite of customizable leasing finance options and expanded field credit resources to help providers grow and capture more services value in 2008. Available now through Ingram Micro Preferred Leasing (IMPL), these new leasing options include managed services financing, 100 percent software financing, public sector leasing, small ticket […]

Ask Steve

What do SMBs Want? Ask Yankee Group analyst Steve Hilton. Send your questions to asksteve@yankeegroup.com. Please include your name, city, state and a phone number. Only first names and locations will be published. With apologies to the hip-hop trio Salt-N-Pepa, lets talk about debt, baby. On that lyrical note, this month in Ask Steve we […]

IBM Acquires WebDialogs

IBM said Wednesday it has acquired privately held Web conferencing company WebDialogs Inc. for an undisclosed amount. Billerica, Mass.-based WebDialogs has more than 500,000 users and offers online meeting and collaboration services that combine Web and audio conferencing. IBM said with the acquisition of WebDialogs it is adding a software-as-a-service delivery model to Lotus Sametime […]

Nortel, IBM Team on Unified Communications Platform

Nortel Networks and IBM said they will deliver a platform for businesses that makes the move to IP telephony and unified communications as easy as a software upgrade. The new platform is part of IBMs unified communications and collaboration (UC2) strategy and will combine software and hardware from IBM with advanced IP telephony and multimedia […]

Microsoft, Nortel Deal Good for Channel Partners

The newly announced unified communications deal between Microsoft Corp. and Nortel Networks Ltd. bodes well for channel partners, especially systems integrators, resellers and independent software vendors. Microsoft on Tuesday announced it is getting into the voice business with the help of equipment maker Nortel Networks; together, the companies will deliver unified voice, e-mail and video […]

IBM, AT&T Enter SMB Market

With SMBs an increasingly hot market in the telecom world, two major industry players are going after what has typically been the target for smaller companies. IBM Corp. and AT&T Corp. this week said they are rolling out their own service bundles for small and medium-sized businesses, which will be sold through their respective partner […]

BillSoft Announces EZTax Enhancements

BillSoft Inc. (Booth 304), business tax solution provider, announced today it has completed the port of its EZTax product to the IBM S/390 Mainframe running MVS/zOS. “We have had an enormous request for EZTax on a mainframe platform. Our Tier 1 clients are pleased that we can support them on this platform,” says Vicki Klein, […]

Sorting Out Sarbanes-Oxley

Posted: 2/2004 Sorting Out Sarbanes-Oxley Vague Law, Varied Solutions Cause Confusion for Public Telcos By Kelly M. Teal June 15, 2004, is D-Day for many publicly held companies to show compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. A plethora of software solutions but scant instruction from the federal legislation combine to make the months leading […]

NOT NECESSARILY NEWS

Posted: 3/2003 Rage Against the Machine A 2002 survey of British workers commissioned by Connect Support Services Ltd., and carried out by online research firm YouGov, shows that the anger and frustration caused by IT failures is the leading cause of "work rage." Eighty percent of respondents said that problems with IT increased their stress […]

ASCENT: EUR Systems Reports Breakthrough Benchmark Results for Aptis

EUR Systems (Booth 1609) announced Monday that Aptis, its end-user product, has produced unprecedented results for scalability and throughput improvements. The benchmark tests, conducted at the IBM facility in Rochester, Minn., demonstrated the system’s ability to support complex usage-based and data services for communications providers with subscriber requirements in excess of 500 million CDRs and […]

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