CRN Networking News


  • Avaya Looks To Channel For SMB, Services
    Avaya's new SMB vice president talks about the challenges the channel faces serving the SMB and how the "new Avaya" is helping partners jump those hurdles with its renewed focus on indirect sales.
  • A Cisco-Exclusive VAR takes the networking giant to court over alleged breach of contract--


    One And Done?
    Cisco Systems Inc.'s channel partner loyalty is being questioned in a lawsuit in which a long-term Cisco Silver-level solution provider is suing Cisco for allegedly breaching the terms of its deal-registration program. The lawsuit, which has far-reaching implications for VARs that deal exclusively with one vendor, is set to go to court on Sept. 22.
  • Host With The Most
    Sometimes customers need more than a solution pro-vider can offer. That's where a company like Phase 2 International comes in.
  • Response Point Upgraded
    Microsoft Corp. used its Worldwide Partner Conference in Houston this month to release its first big upgrade to Response Point, its small-business VoIP system software.
  • More VARs are getting involved in building to customer specs


    Custom Gaming Rigs
    If you follow the hype and have come to believe online video and social networking are huge, consider this: Through last year, the number of U.S. consumers taking part in online gaming was almost double that of video or social networking, according to research firm Parks Associates.
  • How one stray request turned a New Jersey VAR into a videoconferencing expert


    Overnight Sensation
    Ocean Computer Group Inc., a Matawan, N.J.-based solution provider, has carved a nice niche for itself supporting clients in the New York and Philadelphia markets. But sometimes even the best and most established VARs field a request they haven't seen before.
  • Switchvox AA300 Targets SMBs
    Digium Inc., the maker of open-source VoIP gear based on Asterisk, released a new IP PBX, the latest in its portfolio to stem from the acquisition of Switchvox 10 months ago.
  • Who's on the job to ensure optimal network performance?


    WAN Traffic Cops
    With all manner of traffic across the Internet continuing to grow exponentially, and crashes, downtime and network performance issues appearing to grow by the month, getting the best possible network performance can become a chore. At the same time, more businesses are putting employees at branch offices or home offices instead of at headquarters, while simultaneously consolidating their IT resources.
  • Four Cool Jabra Headsets For Partners
    With GN Netcom launching a new channel program under its Jabra brand, we've rounded up a few of the coolest headsets Jabra is making available to the channel.
  • Give Your BlackBerry An Apple iPhone Makeover
    With the Apple iPhone 3G hitting the market, BlackBerry users are sure to have a little iPhone envy, though they know deep down they'll stick with their BlackBerry. There are a host of applications out there ranging from music tools to GPS and mapping out there to help make BlackBerrys look more like an iPhones.

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