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CTIA Reveals Wireless Survey Findings

The CTIA announced Wednesday that wireless data service revenue for 2006 rose to $15.2 billion. This represents a 77 percent increase over 2005, when data revenue was $8.6 billion. Data revenue represents money that wireless carriers earn on services other than voice. Wireless data revenue now totals roughly 13 percent of all wireless service revenue. […]

CompTIA: Poor Communication Dooms Projects

Poor communication is the factor that most often causes a project to fail, according to the results of new Web poll released Wednesday by the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA). Nearly 28 percent of the more than 1,000 respondents to the poll said poor communications was the main reason for project failure. Insufficient resource planning […]

Frost & Sullivan Recognizes InterCall

InterCall (Booth 509) has received the Frost & Sullivan 2007 North American Conferencing Company of the Year Award. InterCall said the recognition comes for showing the strongest, most consistent growth in the conferencing industry over the past several years, including a focus on both North American and global expansion. InterCall provides audio, video, event and […]

Survey: Businesses Use Managed IT for Security, Storage, Disaster Recovery

Buyers of managed IT services will focus on security, storage and disaster recovery services in 2007, according to research commissioned by the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA). One-third of the 322 organizations participating in the Harris Interactive Inc. survey all current users of managed services said they plan to invest or upgrade their spending in managed […]

Report: Broadband, Entertainment Fuel Market

Driven by demand for broadband, the U.S. telecommunications market grew at its fastest rate since 2000 last year, according to a report released Thursday by TIA. And entertainment applications on both broadband and wireless networks are expected to help the market sustain growth, even if its not at the double-digit clip the industry has experienced […]

Breaking Away

SMALL BUSINESSES ARE BECOMING more mobile as their workplaces extend beyond the traditional brick-and-mortar offices of the past, according to a recent survey conducted by the American Small Business Travelers Alliance (ASBTA), a national alliance that provides services focused on the travel needs of small business owners. This is good news for dealers targeting the […]

AVOIDING POTHOLES ON THE ROAD TO SMB MARKET SUCCESS

NEW OPPORTUNITIES TO SELL technology solutions to SMBs exist, but channel partners and their suppliers must do their homework if they expect to profit in a market that is both lucrative and challenging at the same time. The road to SMB market success, as it were, is full of potholes. Avoiding them is the key. […]

EDITOR’S LETTER

THE RESULTS OF A NEW POLL show a disconnect between IT channel partners and SMBs when it comes to VoIP. IT industry group CompTIA announced the results of this two-part survey at its annual tradeshow, Breakaway, which I attended in Orlando the first week of August. The research, conducted for CompTIA by TNS Prognostics, found […]

VoIPs Fertile Ground

THE SMALL AND MEDIUM business (SMB) market continues to be fertile ground for technology resellers and solutions providers with credentials in the VoIP arena. A recent survey of more than 200 members of the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) found 74 percent of them have either sold VoIP solutions to small businesses (fewer than 100 […]

The State of the Channel

ASK THE AVERAGE TELECOM consumer business or residential to name a telecom agent/channel partner and its response is likely to be, Channel Who?Youre likely to get the same response if you pose this question to most of the federal or state regulators charged with creating or executing policy in the telecom industry. Approximately 30,000 agents, […]

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