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Telecom industry veteran Howard Janzen is taking over as CEO of One Communications. Janzen replaces Thomas Casey, who served as CEO after CTC Communications and Choice One Communications merged last year. Janzen also will sit on the board of directors. He most recently was president of Sprint Business Solutions, where he oversaw Sprints worldwide business […]

Shared Technologies Acquires layerX Assets

Shared Technologies Inc. has acquired the majority of security virtualization software provider layerX Technologies LLCs assets for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition results in a newly formed, wholly owned subsidiary of Shared Technologies, STI LayerX Inc. The subsidiary will partner with Shared Technologies to deliver converged security platforms and provide enterprise security management and virtualization […]

Shared Technologies Acquires UAC

Shared Technologies Inc. has acquired United Asset Coverage Inc. (UAC). Details of the transaction were not disclosed. Illinois-based UAC provides integrated telecommunications and data networking maintenance services through a network of 41 offices across the country. Shared Technologies had previously acquired two UAC subsidiaries in April 2006. Prior to the closing of the new deal, […]

YFonGlobal Introduces Network Marketing Platform

Internet media company and social network services provider YFonGlobal said Monday it has implemented WindStorm, a social network marketing platform with integrated VoIP. WindStorm is available as a private-label platform for marketers and fosters virtual peer-to-peer interactions within a community of brand consumers. Shared calendaring and work space, message boards, photo, video, audio and document […]

IceWEB Signs New Affiliates

Solutions provider IceWEB Inc. has signed IceMAIL affiliate agreements with Intelligent Office of Reston, Va., and Independent Network Solutions (INS) of Hendersonville, Tenn. The affiliates will market and sell IceMAIL Hosted Microsoft Exchange to their customers. IceMAIL is a business e-mail service that offers shared calendars, contacts, scheduling, unlimited storage, faxing and more. Intelligent Office, […]

MVNO Sees Beyond Wireless With Shared Wireline Plan

WHILE MOST U.S. MVNOs to date have focused on the consumer with enhanced entertainment apps, Cbeyond Communications has taken the niche-player vision in a different direction with its MVNO offering, BeyondMobile. The provider targets small businesses with an unheard-of proposition: shared wiredwireline minutes. Cbeyond, which made a name for itself in the VoIP market, bundles […]

Layered Technologies Launches New Servers Based on SWsoft Software

Layered Technologies, a hosting service provider, has launched eight new virtual private servers (VPSs) based on SWsofts Virtuozzo software bundled with Plesk. Virtuozzo is a server virtualization technology that creates multiple isolated VPSs on one server. Layered Technologies has added Virtuozzo for Windows with Plesk in addition to running Virtuozzo for Linux VPSs with Plesk. […]

TelCove Introduces New Storage Services

TelCove, a provider of telecommunications services to enterprises and carriers, today introduced three on-net business continuity/disaster recovery storage services for small, medium, and large customers. The services, part of TelCoves business continuity/disaster recovery portfolio, are E-Vaulting, Remote Shared Storage service and IP Storage Transport. E-Vaulting connects customers to TelCoves on-net, remote storage facility where data […]

Contact Center Solutions On Tap

While the ASP model suffered a false start, it is re-emerging with vigor in the customer relationship management segment, offering enterprises large and small a contact center utility on an outsourced basis. Some of the offers naturally are coming from entrenched CRM players like Siebel Systems Inc. and IBM Corp., which jointly released Siebel OnDemand […]

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