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Managed Services Position the Channel as Trusted Partners

The term managed service means different things to different people. But for the channel, managed service is really about making service procurement, cost control and related concerns, well, more manageable for the customer. Thats the word from Ben Henkels, principal of Communication Management Partners, a Spokane, Wash.-based brokerage and consulting firm. Henkels is a speaker […]

Wire One Joins Qwest on Networx Project

Wire One Communications has been selected to serve as a member of the Qwest Communications International Inc. team that was awarded a stake in Networx Universal, the largest communications services contract in the world. The Networx contracts, worth as much as $48 billion over the next 10 years, will offer voice, data and video services […]

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 […]

Judy Reed Smith

THEN: In 1987, Judy Reed Smith had a new doctoral degree and “a job with three gray-haired experts doing strategy consulting.” Her first telecom project, for a major international incumbent telco, was to information from sales person to installation. “We found the information was re-keyed through seven different software systems before provisioning was complete,” she […]

ITC^DeltaCom Launches Deltacom Professional Services

Interstate Fibernet/ITC^DeltaCom Inc. (Booth 909), a provider of integrated communications services to customers in the Southeast, has launched Deltacom Professional Services. Deltacom Professional Services helps customers control costs and allows companies to remain focused on their core business. Deltacom assists its customers with network requirements such as network facilities deployment and installation, project management, design, […]

Qwest Teams with Premier Partner to Serve Buca Restaurants

Qwest Communications International Inc. has signed a three-year agreement with BUCA Inc., operator of Italian restaurants under the names Buca di Beppo and Vinny T’s of Boston in 28 states and the District of Columbia. Qwest worked with Qwest Business Partner Program (QBPP) member Craig Beason, owner of Renodis.net, on the project. Using its iQ […]

Swisscom Mobile Adds Portals Data Roaming Solution

Swisscom Mobile has completed its migration to Portal Software Inc.s flagship Portal 7 platform for billing and revenue management. The migration delivers support for data roaming and concludes the second phase of a multiphase program to replace Swisscom Mobiles legacy billing system. By the projects completion, Portal will be providing the billing, invoicing and revenue […]

Panasonic Announces Toughbook 08

Panasonic Corp. announced at TelecomNEXT the Toughbook 08 notebook PC with a fully rugged wireless display. The device, available in June, is a result of a 2-year-old project with the RBOCs. It has a 10.5-inch display, and allows telco technicians in the field to set up a cellular WLAN to retrieve customer records, maps, test […]

8 Tips for Transitioning to IP Telephony

There is much to consider when planning for an IP telephony deployment  from business requirements, to product evaluation and vendor selection, etc. However, there are many process issues that will require some effort and attention regardless of the product or vendor selected. This article contains a brief list of issues that are typically overlooked, […]

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