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Voda One, Avaya Financial Services Enhance Funding Program

Westcon Group Inc. said Wednesday its Voda One business practice has teamed with Avaya Financial Services to deliver additional funding capabilities to its customer reseller base. Voda One resellers can use the enhanced Advanced Funding program to receive capital funding upfront upon delivery of the equipment to the end user customer. This helps the reseller […]

Intelliverse Debuts Linksys Interoperability

Intelliverse (Booth 700), a provider of IP communications, announced full interoperability between Intelliverses hosted VoIP solutions and the SPA family of Linksys IP phones. Although users of the Intelliverse solution already had the option of using any analog phone with their service, the Linksys phone offers a richer feature set to best utilize the service […]

Making Money in Wireless

The communications world is beginning to revolve around the wireless handset. That migration represents a significant opportunity for channel partners provided they are willing to make some adaptations to their business model. Fortunately, for business-to-business dealers, the investment to get into wireless is relatively low. They already have feet on the street and they dont […]

Courtesy Call

Better late than never. That may be an old axiom, but tardiness generally is considered discourteous and can wear on even the best of relationships. Oops Im Late!, a new mobile phone application, can help busy, and occasionally tardy, mobile workers preserve their business associations by notifying the people with whom they are scheduled to […]

Higher Calling

The beauty of hosted call center technology is deceptively simple: In a world with a high commoditization of network services, the hosted contact center lets agents and VArs move up the value chain, reduce attrition and become resources that customers ask to address real business needs. For businesses, it provides an opportunity to leverage the […]

Making Regional Change

By Peter Radizeski, RAD-INFO In speaking with a BellSouth Partner, an interesting fact showed up. There are only about 400,000 business names left in the database for call centers to target. And since there are about 30 call centers operated by either AT&T Southeast or by the various partner agencies, those businesses must get three […]

Westcon Group Acquires ReView Video

Westcon Group Inc. said Tuesday it has acquired the assets of Chicago-based ReView Video LLC, a distributor of audio, network, videoconferencing and VoIP platforms. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Westcon said the acquisition increases its ability to integrate collaborative, IP-based video products and services into its portfolio of convergence, security and mobility products. […]

Russ Lovell

Company Name: Andiamo Telecom How long have you been reading PHONE+?: 17 years Why do you read PHONE+?: Keep up to speed on Telecom Where did you work in 1987?: Com Systems, Van Nuys, Calif. What was your title in 1987?: Senior Sales Exec What do you remember most about 1987?: Operator Services, pre-subscription on […]

Not Necessarily the News

Making a Virtual Living YouTube is rewarding its top content contributors by sharing ad-generated revenue with them. Popular figures such as Lonelygirl 15, HappySlip and Valentina of valsart diary already have gotten some of that money, as well as promotional opportunities. In fact, Valentina has attained her dream of making a living as an artist […]

Sprint Cutbacks Reach Channel

Sprint Cutbacks Reach Channel Under mounting pressure from Wall Street, Sprint Nextel Corp. is making changes at the corporate level cutting management layers and de-emphasizing legacy services that are trickling down to the indirect channel program, including trimming the rolls of its Business Solutions Partner Program back to only 50 master agents.

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