Microsoft Banned from Selling Word in the U.S.

In potentially troubling news for channel partners and operators offering smartphones as business productivity tools, Microsoft Corp. has been banned from selling or supporting some versions or Microsoft Word in the United States. The news comes just as Microsoft and Nokia announced plans to make the Office suite and collaboration offerings available on Nokia handsets. […]

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 […]

TalkSwitch to Hold Gala for Partners

TalkSwitch, a company specializing in the design and manufacture of innovative telephone systems for small and multilocation businesses, Wednesday unveiled details of its first gala partner forum to be held from Oct. 20-22 in Ottawa, Ontario. The event, to be held annually each October, honors the companys top reseller partners and is part of the […]

Where Did AT&T Go Wrong?

Hindsight is 20-20. However, AT&T has made a series of miscalculations since its divestiture that have landed it in its present precarious circumstances. Further cost-cutting and workforce reductions were announced in October following the company’s high-profile exit from the residential telecommunications market this summer. To an outsider it appears the company’s fundamental mistake was banking […]

Just One Word Plastic

VARs, system integrators and agents would do well to watch some old movies every so often to get a little business advice. Remember the scene in the “The Graduate” when a Los Angeles businessman takes Dustin Hoffman aside and declares, “I just want to say one word to you just one word. Plastic.” Turns out, […]

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