CRN Networking News


  • Cisco Rolls Out Online Services Tools
    Networking vendor Cisco Systems this week is launching new online contract management and consulting tools that aim to help its channel partners build and grow their services practices.
  • Making The VoIP Call
    VARs taking the VoIP plunge face an array of technology, business model and vendor partner options. Here's a look at the menu of choices to make and how some solution providers went about it.
  • Review: Monitoring Tool Gets Smart
    Networks keep getting more complex, but Ipswitch aims to simplify the network administrator's life with WhatsUp Gold Version 11, the latest release of its network monitoring software.
  • 15 Key VoIP Players
    Building a VoIP solutions practice isn't easy, considering the array of technology, business model and vendor partner choices to be made. Here's a quick rundown of the vendors, their products and channel information.
  • Making The VoIP Sales Pitch
    Chad Agate, co-founder and CEO of NeoPhonetics, gives his take on how to sell VoIP solutions in general and open-source solutions in particular.
  • Getting Started In VoIP
    Chris Labatt-Simon, president and CEO of D&D Consulting, outlines what it takes to get up and running in selling VoIP solutions.
  • Service Opportunities For VoIP
    Barry Goldstein, president and CEO of CT Networks, sheds some light on the services opportunities created by VoIP solutions.
  • Cisco Names Powell To Board
    Cisco Systems Thursday added a communications expert to its board with the naming of Michael Powell as its newest director.
  • Fonality Takes An Unconventional Approach To Telephony
    With his third start-up, Fonality (he also founded Web-hosting firm Virtualis, and a media-focused systems integrator in Los Angeles), CEO Chris Lyman is looking to take on traditional PBX vendors like Cisco, Avaya and Nortel for a share in the highly coveted SMB market--but with a slightly different approach.
  • 5-Star Support And Understanding
    The second GovernmentVAR 5-Star Partner Programs Guide recognizes those vendor programs that offer the full breadth of support and a framework for success.
  • May The GeForce 8800 Be With You
    More and more businesses are looking to benefit from high-performance graphics cards. And Nvidia is stepping up to the plate with its most powerful card yet, the GeForce 8800 GTX.
  • Government Keys Into the Mobile-Computing Fray
    Government-agency customers don't need to be fully involved in the rigors of homeland security to take advantage of the latest in mobile-computing solutions that run on handheld devices and tablet or notebook PCs.
  • Digium Preps Open-Source VoIP Appliance
    Open-source VoIP vendor Digium this week unveiled its first formal channel program, a move that foreshadows its forthcoming launch of a line of channel-friendly appliances.

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