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TAG: A Road Map for Converged Channel Partners

Posted: 011/2002 A Road Map for Converged Channel Partners By Darren L. Spohn and Ron Davis PHONE+’s September cover story, "Changing Face of Channel Partners," described the opportunities VARs, system integrators, interconnects and agents are seeking in their quest to grow revenues and profits with telecom-related products and services. It drew a clear picture of […]

Collaborative: Mixed Media

Posted: 08/2002 Mixed Media Audio, Web and Video Collaboration Converge at the Desktop By Khali Henderson and Fred Dawson REAL-TIME COMMUNICATION is part of a larger business trend toward increased communication, collaboration and knowledge management, says Lewis Ward, senior research analyst for Collaborative Strategies LLC. "Over time, we anticipate that collaboration will no longer be […]

E-Channel – Lack of Tools, Strategy Hampers e-Business Web Efforts

Posted: 04/2001 E-Channel Lack of Tools, Strategy Hampers e-Business Web Efforts By Becky Bracken Wide variations in adoption and implementation of e-business strategies are typical in any industry, but they are even more noticeable within the conservative telecommunications sector. There are communications service providers that have been early adopters of complex Internet functionalities like electronic […]

Regulatory News – Appeals Court Remands Wireless Rate Order

Posted:  09/2000 Appeals Court Remands Wireless Rate Order By Kim Sunderland The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit (www.cadc.uscourts.gov) wants the FCC (www.fcc.gov) to take another look at requiring wireless carriers to integrate their rates and charge the same long-distance rates to each subscriber, regardless of their location. Rate integration has existed for […]

It’s All About Integration

Posted: 04/2000 It’s All About Integration By James R. Dukart In today’s telecom world, it’s all about integration. Carriers and customers are sending a growing concoction of network traffic out over the wires and airwaves, using an alphabet soup of transport protocols.Voice and data travel over the same circuits, using anything from frame to IP […]

Managing Post-Merger IT Integration

Posted: 01/2000 Managing Post-Merger IT Integration By Kevin Kohn Mergers, acquisitions and rapidly changing technologies have added to the complexity of doing business in a global economy. At an increasing rate, corporations are merging to achieve better economies of scale, increase their competitive position and improve customer service. However, these mergers do not come without […]

Taming the Management Beast

Posted: 08/1999 Taming the Management Beast By Terry Robinson and Mike Marks Successfully integrating the systems that enable network service providers to provision and support their communications services and customers has never been easy–especially since 1984, when divestiture revolutionized the U.S. telecommunications industry. The arrival of long distance competition, of course, paid big dividends to […]

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