CRN Networking News


  • Avaya Ups Ante In Unified Communications
    Avaya Thursday took several steps to secure its standing in the growing unified communications space with the acquisition of mobile software maker Traverse Networks and the unveiling of new bundled editions of its VoIP systems and applications.
  • Review: Networking On A Low-Fiber Diet
    With its Clearmesh 300, Clearmesh Networks eliminates the hassles of fiber by shifting the networking signal -- light waves in this case -- to an above-ground installation.
  • New inside sales team passes potential customers to midmarket, high-end SMB VARs


    Nortel Call Center Leads The Way
    Nortel Networks has taken the latest step in its broad strategy to bolster its SMB channel efforts with a new call center built specifically to uncover sales leads for solution providers.
  • How identity management helps the education market ensure secure access


    Roll Call
    How identity management helps the education market ensure secure access
  • ClearMesh Networks offers optical alternative to RF


    Shedding Light On WANs
    End users want high performance, low overhead and cost-effective networking infrastructures.
  • How to build a network-monitoring system


    Keeping Network Tabs For Less
    Many systems builders find themselves doing double-duty as network administrators for their customers. So it's only natural for the customer to rely on them when there are network problems.
  • Open-Source VoIP Takes A Few Steps Forward
    Several vendors, including Fonality, Digium, and Polycom announced new VoIP software, gear and partnerships designed to move open-source telephony into the mainstream.
  • Cisco Seeking VoIP Masters
    Cisco Systems Monday launched its much-anticipated Master Unified Communications specialization, a new top-level badge for partners with the skill set to deliver complex VoIP solutions.
  • BMB Group employees watched as the skies exploded over Beirut. Now they feel it's their mission to help rebuild a shattered country.


    Survival Of A Solution Provider
    For Simon Samia, it is about more than simply the survival of the solution provider business he co-founded a decade ago in Beirut, Ebanon. It is the survival of his family, his c-workers at BMB Group, his way of life. As the bombs exploded over his homeland this past July, no one knew what the future would hold. Reporter Scott Campbell gives us a first-hand look into these turbulent times.
  • ShadowRAM: November 6, 2006
    Word has it that Microsoft's planned iPod killer Zune (What? Why are you laughing?), which execs in Redmond thought would be widely available for the holidays, could be hitting a speed bump in Europe. Regulators are said to be particularly concerned with electromagnetic/RF interference issues. If true, that would make for a pretty bleak holiday season across the pond. Think about it: David Hasselhoff fans all over the continent would be forced to listen to his MP3s on iPods.

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