CRN Networking News


  • Avaya, Sprint among vendors to unveil new offerings at conference


    VoiceCon Sets VoIP Stage
    A spate of new VoIP wares set to debut this week is expected to give solution providers a new arsenal for building mobile and SMB solutions. VoIP vendors such as Avaya, Sprint, Toshiba America Information Systems and Mitel are slated to unveil new products and services at VoiceCon Fall 2006 in San Francisco.
  • Briefs: August 21, 2006
    IBM has added about 2,500 new Global Business Partners since the beginning of the year, with nearly 40 percent coming from North America, according to the company.
  • Quick Take With F5 Networks' Dean Darwin
    As F5 networks establishes itself at the top of the burgeoning application-delivery networking space, the company's vice president of channel sales, Dean Darwin, talks with VARBusiness executive editor Chris Gonsalves about how Seattle-based F5 is helping solution providers take advantage of this market.
  • As teleworking (finally) gains momentum, the channel is poised to cash in


    Staying Connected With Teleworking
    It's as if the Department of Defense wants to give employees no reason in the world to leave the building. And for a long while, it seemed that mentality extended to how all federal agencies regarded teleworking.
  • Wireless Networks Finally Tap Into Urban Markets
    After several years of relatively slow demand, the municipal wireless networking market is enjoying a surge in activity that should provide opportunities for solution providers in cities of all sizes.
  • Nortel: VoIP Migration Easy As 1-2-3
    Nortel Networks is ramping up a new program, called IPT 1-2-3, that aims to help VoIP partners mine its biggest resource: its legacy telephony customers.
  • For D&H, Small Is Big
    Lots of distributors talk about serving small-business- focused solution providers. But talk is cheap. Most simply ignore that segment of the market. The exception is D&H Distributing, which this week unveils a distribution pact with PC giant Lenovo. D&H is absolutely the only major distributor that has built a big business around serving small solution providers that have been cast aside as simply not big enough by rival distributors.
  • Review: Pioneer Drive Marks Dawn Of Blu-ray DVD Burning
    There's been a lot of buzz about the Blu-ray high-definition DVD format--especially its "war" vs. competing standard HD DVD--yet only a trickle of play-only products. That stands to change, however, with Pioneer Electronics' rollout of the first Blu-ray burner, the BDR-101A.
  • Purported BlackBerry Hack Overstated, RIM Says
    A security researcher next week plans to release code that could enable hackers to exploit the encrypted link between BlackBerry handhelds and servers to bypass gateway security and hit machines inside corporate networks. BlackBerry maker Research In Motion and its partners, however, say the risk is overstated.
  • 3Com CEO Exits After Seven-Month Tenure
    3Com late Tuesday named a new CEO to replace Scott Murray, who is resigning after just seven months on the job. Former 3Com executive Edgar Masri will replace him starting late next week.
  • Home Network Storage Market To Soar
    The global market for consumer network storage will increase from $305 million in 2006 to nearly $1.2 billion by 2011, according to a report by ABI Research.
  • Skype Endorses iSkoot's Mobile Internet Calling
    Mobile Internet calling provider iSkoot picked up a valuable endorsement from Skype Tuesday in an agreement that endorses iSkoot's method that enables mobile phone users to use Skype's VoIP service without a PC or a Wi-Fi hotspot.
  • Auto Attendant At City Hall's Beck And Call
    When it came time for the city of Fountain Valley, Calif., to renew the maintenance contract on its PBX system and upgrade its voice-mail system, it went to Digital Telecommunications Corp. (DTC), Van Nuys, Calif., the city's telecommunications solution provider.

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