IDC: Worldwide SMB Spending Will Grow in 2010

While the impact of the global recession was no surprise, the extent to which small- and medium-sized businesses (SMB) were adversely affected was greater than anticipated. As a result, International Data Corporation (IDC) forecast worldwide SMB spending on information technology (IT) will increase by 5.5 percent during 2010-2014. This is considerably lower than previously forecast. […]

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 […]

Democratic Control Promising for Telecom Issues

WITH THE DEMOCRATS IN POWER, telecom insiders predict privacy, net neutrality and FCC proceedings will get more scrutiny from legislators than they did in 2006. Of course, thats if the 110th Congress is even able to address communications matters. The Center for American Progress, a think tank in Washington, D.C., says Republicans have left incoming […]

Ampd Gets Channelized

Ampd Mobile Inc., the multimedia-heavy MVNO that launched in January on Verizon Wireless 3G EV-DO network, is spending the fall building out and ramping up its channel distribution network. Ampd focuses on its multimedia capabilities as a differentiator. We realized that to get the local distribution and coverage we needed, we had to turn to […]

McAfee Appoints Senior VP of North American Channels

McAfee Inc., an intrusion-prevention and security-risk management company, on Monday announced that Dave Dickison will assume the role of senior vice president of North American channels. In his new role, Dickison will focus on developing deeper relationships with networking solutions providers, ensuring partner enablement with tools and program offerings, creating a services-enabled channel, and focused […]

Intec Demos the Benefits of IPTV-Based Billing

The TV will be service providers’ main interface to the customers, so telcos should use that screen to deliver billing and account information in addition to providing programming. That’s the word from Intec Telecom Systems, which at TelecomNEXT this week is running an IPTV billing demo in its booth. Making billing information accessible to the […]

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