CRN Networking News


  • Analysts Give Thumbs Up To Motorola-Symbol Deal
    Industry analysts on Tuesday hailed Motorola's planned acquisition of Symbol Technologies, dubbing the deal as one of "the most exciting investments in mobile computing and sensing technologies."
  • Westcon Unveils Partner Program, Adds Vendor
    Westcon Group is expanding its offerings, adding a reseller program for the SMB market in its Westcon division and bringing on telecommunications software maker Veramark in its Comstor division.
  • Nortel Introduces New Programs, Products
    Nortel Networks is continuing its march into the SMB market with the recent launch of new channel programs and product bundles, the latest in a string of initiatives aimed at bolstering the strength of its SMB channel efforts.
  • The ability to build long-term relationships has been the key to success for solution provider Praxis


    Bringing It To A Personal Level
    Ask any reseller servicing the small to midsize market and he or she will tell you that the keyand the biggest perkis the personal, long-term relationships that can be developed. Translated into dollars and cents, that equates to long-term, recurring revenue.
  • Unix vendor aims to transform into digital services provider


    SCO On The Go With Mobile SaaS Platform
    The SCO Group is on the go to become a mobile application services provider, said SCO CEO Darl McBride.
  • Top Channel Suppliers
    The most frequently shopped suppliers and key reasons why solution providers do business with them.
  • In an effort to broaden audience, vendor reveals plans for SMB VoIP support, products at VON 2006


    Allworx Picks Its Target
    With the aim of broadening the target audience for its SMB VoIP wares, Allworx last week at the Fall VON 2006 conference in Boston expanded its portfolio with a new IP phone system for customers with fewer than 100 users.
  • IP sets the stage for 'intelligent' structures, and VARs should be getting in on the action


    Buildings With Brains
    IP sets the stage for 'intelligent' structures, and VARs should be getting in on the action
  • Telkonet Solution Gets Green Light
    The Department of the Navy and Electronic Data Systems (EDS) has approved the use of Germantown, Md.-based Telkonet's networking solution within the Navy and Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI) computing environment. Telkonet can help determine where its iWire System networking solutions may fit in the environment, which serves about 400,000 Navy and Marine Corps users across a wide range of deployments, including commercial spaces, disaster-recovery areas, historic locations, remote locations and small work sites.
  • AMD scoops up ATI, plans platform-centric strategy


    Intel Rival Gets Graphic
    Advanced Micro Devices' proposed $5.4 billion acquisition of graphics processor and chipset maker ATI Technologies could open up new opportunities for systems builders, but questions remain about how the deal will affect Intel.
  • New VoIP Wares Targeted At Channel
    Solution providers were in the spotlight at the Fall VON 2006 conference in Boston as a variety of VoIP vendors -- including Digium, Inter-Tel, SyncVoice and Whaleback -- rolled out new products and channel programs for their partners.
  • Skype Launches Mac Video Calling Software
    "Can you see me now" is what Mac and Windows users could be asking each other as a result of Skype's new release that enables cross-platform, free video calls between Apple and Microsoft users.
  • VoIP Wars Heat Up at VON
    A bevy of vendors this week exhibiting at the Fall VON 2006 conference in Boston are rolling out new products as they clamber for a piece of the growing VoIP pie.
  • Nortel Puts Partners On SMB Fast Track
    Nortel Networks on Thursday unveiled new channel programs and product bundles targeted at small and midsize businesses, the company's latest move in a string of initiatives to bolster its SMB channel.
  • Former Avaya Exec To Head Voda One
    Voda One's new vice president and general manager, ex-Avaya executive Steve Bernard, wants the distributor's solution providers to increase their convergence and security offerings.
  • IronPython Release Marks Milestone For .Net
    The shipment of IronPython 1.0 this week marks a milestone for the long-running project, aimed at developing a Python implementation on Microsoft's .Net platform, and for developers' goal of expanding .Net support for dynamic programming languages.

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