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Vapps, Windows Live Messenger Align for Free Conference Calling

Vapps has made an alliance with Windows Live Messenger to offer free VoIP conference calling to Windows Live Messengers 255 million users. The deal was announced on Thursday at the Internet Telephony Conference & Expo in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Windows Live Messenger, a paid service, is the next version of MSN Messenger and considered one […]

Pandora, D-Link Offer IP Bundles

Pandora Networks and D-Link will sell hardware and hosted communication platforms jointly to SMBs. This will allow businesses to buy bundles that deliver a hosted IP PBX and unified communications applications, the companies said. D-Link has pre-configured bundled options with IP phones, switches, routers and VoIP-acceleration hardware to ensure a VoIP connection to Pandoras Worksmart […]

Cisco Enters Computer Security Market With IronPort Acquisition

Cisco Systems Inc. announced on Thursday it is buying privately held IronPort Systems Inc., which makes anti-spam and antivirus security products, for $830 million in cash and stock. Cisco has ruled the networking world with its routers and switches, and said it now wants to branch out into computer security “We feel there is enormous […]

Technology Then & Now

PERSONAL COMPUTING THEN: IBM introduced its second generation of PCs in 1987. The Personal System 2 (PS/2) line of computers included this Model 50, a desktop workstation using Intels 80286 16-bit processor. It had a 286 and 1MB RAM. For more, you needed an adapter card. MSRP: $3,595 NOW: Weighing little more than three pounds, […]

Intelliverse Agents Help Small Businesses callEverywhere

VoIP wholesaler Intelliverse this month is launching its agent program to sell a version of its hosted VoIP service, Intelliverse callEverywhere, which is tailored to small and very small businesses. Stacy Conrad, who has been tapped to head up the new program as vice president of agent sales, comes to the role after four years […]

OSG Billing to Manage One Communications Invoice Services

OSG Billing Services will manage invoice presentment and distribution services for One Communications as a result of a merger between CTC, Conversent Communications and Choice One Communications earlier this year. One Communications, which now serves more than 160,000 businesses in 16 states, sought a common platform across the three companies in order to streamline the […]

Whaleback Systems Upgrades CrystalBlue

Whaleback Systems today announced the second release of its managed CrystalBlue Voice Service, which combines the SMB 1500 IP PBX with a managed broadband service. Release 2.0, called Cuttyhunk to follow Whalebacks lighthouse naming convention, features enhanced KSU and IP PBX calling functionality, a hosted desktop fax service and new calling plan options. The initial […]

Covad Taps OSG for Direct Billing

OSG Billing Services (Booth 215) will manage invoice presentment and distribution services for Covad Communications, a nationwide provider of integrated voice and data communications, located in San Jose, Calif. Covad has chosen OSG Billing Services to reduce costs associated with its invoice production and distribution, and to improve overall efficiency. The provider also is seeking […]

BellSouth Deploys Avaya IP Telephony Products, Services

BellSouth Corp. on Tuesday announced it has entered into an agreement with Avaya Inc. to resell Avaya IP telephony products to businesses. Customers now can work with BellSouth as a single point of contact to address telephony, messaging and contact center requirements for Avaya IP telephony products. BellSouth will market and sell the following product […]

NETXUSA Distributes Spheres Sphericall IP PBX

Sphere Communications Inc. recently announced the appointment of NETXUSA Inc. as a master distributor of its Sphericall IP PBX. NETXUSA will provide Sphere’s IP PBX and support services to its VARs and online partners. “We are pleased to announce our partnership with Sphere Communications,” said Tom Boone, CEO at NETXUSA. “Sphere’s powerful IP PBX combined […]

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