Teaming Up With Microsoft Might Not be so Bad

By Peter Radizeski, RAD-INFO Over at RAD-INFO, I have started to recap IT blunders. Novell, Lotus and Word Perfect are the first three. All missteps that resulted in Microsoft out-marketing them. I hope Eric Schmidt learned something, because he is CEO of Google and he used to be CEO of Novell during its tangle with […]

Intelliverse Launches Wholesale Feature-Rich IP Centrex Targeting SMBs

Intelliverse is returning to its business-customer roots with a new service called Talking Planet Business. The hosted VoIP service, which will be distributed exclusively through Intelliverse service provider channel partners, is an IP Centrex service including such features as auto attendants and conference bridging. The service usually includes four-port and eight-port integrated access devices and, […]

Qwest Adds In-Region Services to Wholesale Agent Program

Six months after the official launch of its wholesale agent program, Qwest Communications International Inc. is adding its in-region services to the available portfolio. Derek Koecher, Qwest Wholesales director of sales operations and business development, said the program intentionally was launched in 36 out-of-region states and internationally in an effort to grow business in those […]

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 […]

News Briefs

Nuvio Corp. has announced the general availability of NuvioCentrex, a hosted IP PBX solution targeting small businesses with two to 15 employees. The solution is available through Nuvio’s partners: high-speed Internet providers and network integrators. Nuvio says it has developed its own switching technology, feature sets and Web interface to offer next-generation services and allow […]

Club Fed

Carriers, resellers and service providers may have services and solutions that public sector entities (read: the government) want and could use, but being successful in this vertical takes a lot more than a fitting solution. With a unique set of purchasing requirements and pain points, state, local and federal entities are time-consuming, yet ultimately worthwhile, […]

We’ll Leave the Connection on For You

New Edge is going after the market with humorous ads in a postcard format. Front shown here. Hotels, conference centers, resorts and even some budget accommodation chains are turning to advanced communications services to separate them from a dense field of competitors and get heads into beds: Real-time front-office applications, guest services and guest-room amenities […]

Diverse Appeal

Posted: 3/2004 Diverse Appeal Telecoms Find Targeting Ethnic Markets Translates to Revenue By Tara Seals Suddenly it was everywhere the AOL mascot was staring out at me from billboards across Phoenix, as part of a giant ID card with the tagline, Se Habla Espanol. I began getting CDs in the mail too (1,045 Horas Gratis!), […]

Collaborative: New Reseller Rolls Out dial2talk Conferencing

Posted: 08/2002 New Reseller Rolls Out dial2talk Conferencing Massachusetts-based reseller dial2talk launched in June its business selling low-cost conferencing based on a resale agreement with Synamics. dial2talk is targeting nonprofit associations and smaller companies that don’t meet the volume requirements of large providers. "Our conference calling is as easy to use as making a standard […]

The Pitch: Targeting Callers with e-Mail Marketing

Posted: 08/2000 Targeting Callers with e-Mail Marketing By Tara Seals International Data Corp. ( estimates there are 400 million online mailboxes worldwide–all potential destinations for an e-mail marketing message. But experts say getting results is not as easy as compiling a mailing list and pressing the “send” button. Among benefits of e-mail marketing are heighten […]

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