CRN Networking News

  • From tight pockets in October to the spending frenzy in August, another federal fiscal year has come and gone. Here's what we learned.

    Where Did The Money Go?
    From tight pockets in October to the spending frenzy in August, another federal fiscal year has come and gone. Here's what we learned.
  • Listen Up! FMC Is Near
    The advent of Wireless-N technology could be the kick in the pants to spur the market for VoIP solutions that tie together Wi-Fi and cellular calling.
  • Cisco First Choice For VoIP
    There is little doubt in solution providers' minds that when it comes to VoIP, Cisco Systems is the partner of choice.
  • Digium shakes things up in unified communications arena with Switchvox buy

    Open-Source Power Play
    Microsoft isn't the only company making a power play in the unified communications space. And, as usual, it finds itself facing an open-source foe.
  • Too Exposed?
    As government contractors continue to accrue overwhelming amounts of business, they need to consider a variety of unique risks and challenges they may face, including complicated national security issues. Insurers writing this business find it is a high-maintenance, hands-on prospect that demands a great deal of expertise on the parts of underwriters, loss-control experts, agents and brokers.
  • Show Of Support, Times Two
    Top-notch product innovation and partner support are defining characteristics of any No. 1 vendor in VARBusiness' Annual Report Card. But in the Networking Infrastructure category, two companies excelled in those areas, tying for first-place honors.
  • Cisco Still On Top Of The Heap
    New partner programs and wireless technologies helped give Cisco Systems' scores the boost they needed to dominate the wireless product category in this year's VARBusiness Annual Report Card survey.
  • VoIP providers know it's not enough to move voice communications to an IP data network. For customers to achieve greater mobility and productivity, solution providers need to deliver voice-integrated applications.

    Avaya Dials VoIP Up A Notch
    Avaya hosted Channel Test Center engineers for a demonstration of its Intelligent Communications VoIP approach. Along with traditional IP telephony hardware, the vendor offers customers software applications that use the voice component to make business processes more effective and reliable. Accepting the many reasons why a customer would not deploy a 100 percent Avaya system, Avaya partners with other vendors and solution providers to make integration of unlike systems easier.
  • Cisco Casts Network Net
    For Cisco Systems channel partners, it's time to think software. In its quest to dominate the VoIP market, Cisco is putting increased emphasis on the applications that tie into a voice system to provide true unified communications solutions.
  • HP unit debuts its first network core switch with lifetime warranty

    ProCurve: Switch Hit
    Hewlett-Packard's Pro-Curve Networking by HP division is making hay with its strategy to capture networking market share by offering cost-effective technology, a tactic it is now trying out in the network core.