CRN Networking News


  • Make Way for Microsoft
    For all of the solution providers who've said they're taking a wait-and-see approach to Microsoft's impending unified communications blitz, the wait is almost over. Microsoft has been laying the groundwork for its march into the voice market for some time now, throwing out tantalizing tidbits along the way, including a wide-ranging partnership with Nortel Networks in July 2006 to develop integrated VoIP products as well as the release of the public beta of its Office Communications Server (OCS) 2007 in March.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Relational puts Avaya VoIP system to work for tornado-ravaged Georgia hospital


    Port In A Storm
    On the night of March 1, a tornado tore through Sumter Regional Hospital in Americus, Ga., leaving the 143-bed facility in ruins.
  • Review: Management With A Bite
    Keeping track of what's happening in the network is essential, but it's not always easy or affordable, creating a large opportunity for solution providers to step in with proactive network management services.

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