CRN Networking News


  • Analysis: Cisco, Microsoft Battle For Unified Communications
    Cisco Systems and Microsoft are spending some serious money as they step up the competition in the realm of unified communications. Cisco is acquiring Web conferencing services company WebEx Communications for $3.2 billion, a deal that was announced just one day after Microsoft said it would buy voice/speech services player Tellme Networks for a reported $800 million.
  • Truly Mobile Connectivity
    The Franklin Wireless CDU-550 pairs USB modem technology with an EVDO radio to make wireless broadband plug-and-play simple.
  • Adtran Co-Founder, Chairman Passes Away
    The flag at Adtran's Huntsville, Alabama headquarters flew at half mast Thursday in a bright shining sun as the company paid its respects to its co-founder and chairman Mark C. Smith.
  • 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.

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