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iDeal or No iDeal?

UNLESS YOUVE BEEN HIDING out in the Yukon Territory, you may have heard that Apple Inc. unveiled the iPhone in January. Its a $500-$600 piece of sleek electronics that combines the iPod with wireless access (Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and GSM/EDGE cellular) and smartphone features. So, the question you have to ask is, should I become an […]

Is Bigger Better?

Theres a scene in the animated movie Iron Giant where the 50-foot-tall, metal-eating extraterrestrial robot is blown apart. Each arm, leg, nut and bolt has a homing beacon that recalls them back to the machines head and body, allowing it to rebuild anew. This same thing seems to be happening in the telecom industry with […]

PAETEC Targeting Financial Industry

PAETEC Communications Inc. announced this week teaming up with Mitel, a Canada-based telecom equipment supplier, to sell IP phone systems to equity firms, hedge funds and other members of the financial industry requiring trading capabilities. In addition to cutting costs for the financial industry, the communications systems will eliminate the need to store shelves upon […]

Satellite:

Satellite resale might be the final piece in the jigsaw puzzle of broadband technology. Adding satellite to their portfolios allows resellers to put together a total network for businesses especially chain restaurants, hotels, motels and gas stations with remote locations and other needs that DSL, cable and other technologies cant meet. “Of the more than […]

How to Optimize Your Postal Program

Posted: 9/2003 How to Optimize Your Postal Program By Ron Whaley and Lenny Taylor If you are like most telecom service providers, you mail out thousands of invoices month after month. Isnt it galling that you have to spend so much money in postage just to get paid for a service youve already delivered? Its […]

In Box – Praise for the Portal

Posted: 03/2001 In Box Praise for the Portal The Communications Portal (January 2001) feature for PHONE+ was excellent–a clear and accurate representation of the Personal Application Desktop (PAD) and the Service Creation Manager. We showcased the PAD at ComNet. We’ll be formally announcing the business logic piece of the puzzle (which is a significant chunk […]

Agency Channel: Taking Stock in Equity

Posted: 08/2000 Taking Stock in Equity By Tara Seals The unveiling of several landmark equity programs for agents two years ago sparked optimism and frenzied contract signings. But the resellers that pioneered the concept still have not fully executed their business plans.With undelivered promises of high-multiple acquisitions, agents now are looking for equity in the […]

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