CRN Networking News

  • HP Vs. Cisco's Network
    John Barker, president of Versatile Communications, a solution provider in Marlborough, Mass., expects Hewlett-Packard's ProCurve unit to continue to take a bite out of Cisco System's network hide over the next year.
  • Rupert Murdoch Opens Up About Borat 2 And MySpace
    Within the next few years, Web sites like MySpace could become the linchpin of media giant News Corp.'s portfolio, CEO Rupert Murdoch told a standing-room-only crowd at a media conference in New York on Thursday.
  • Could Canada Kill Net Neutrality?
    Advisers to the minister of industry seem to favor telecommunications companies' arguments in favor of a two-tier Internet system, according to reports.
  • Integrators find it's a home sweet home

    Welcome To Your Digital World
    Solution providers looking to tap into the growing home networking market are finding that it's about more than just wireless routers.
  • AsteriskNow Rocks Open Source Telecom World
    Solution providers searching "Mark Spencer" on YouTube will find not only a bizarre clip about a homemade cake and humorous downloads regarding British department store Marks and Spencer, but a sure-fire way to increase sales in the lucrative IP PBX and VoIP market courtesy of Asterisk open-source PBX creator Mark Spencer.
  • Agents Face Carrier Quota Quandary
    Many telco agents are now feeling the need to diversify their services offerings and branch out further into VoIP and wireless technology.
  • Carrier commission, margin cuts push resellers to find new revenue streams

    Telecom Agents Swarm Into Midmarket VoIP
    Stung by carriers' commission and margin cuts, reseller agents are abuzz about VoIP solutions for the midmarket, where they see an opportunity to make up lost income.
  • iPhone Lawsuit On Hold
    Apple and Cisco Systems are back at the bargaining table to try to settle differences over the use of the name iPhone.
  • Wi-Fi Phone Buyer's Guide
    VoIP service providers Skype and Vonage have partnered with hardware makers to release cell-like phones that can use their services via Wi-Fi networks. Here's how to get started.
  • Cisco Powers Up Catalyst Switch Line
    Cisco Systems has revamped its Catalyst switch portfolio, boosting support for inline power and bolstering capacity to support rising network performance demands.
  • Apple Starts Selling 802.11n Software For $1.99
    Apple on Tuesday started selling $1.99 software that lets Mac users connect to faster, longer-range wireless networks, fulfilling a promise it made two weeks ago to charge for the enhancement.
  • HP's ProCurve Looks To Move On Up
    Hewlett-Packard's ProCurve unit recently passed Nortel to take over the No. 2 slot in enterprise networking revenue and the number of ports shipped to businesses. Next in ProCurve's sights: Cisco, or at least parts of Cisco.
  • Zink Unveils Inkless Photo Printing
    At the Demo 07 conference, Zink Imaging introduced a new way to print color images without ink cartridges or ribbons. "Images magically appear on the Zink paper without a drop of ink," the company claims.
  • 3Com Takes on Cisco with Open Source Play
    3Com Monday unveiled its strategy to combat the all-in-one networking approach espoused by rival Cisco Systems via a new Linux-based networking module it will use to integrate a variety of applications with its routers and switches.