CRN Networking News

  • Cisco Rethinks Linksys
    Ever since Cisco launched its broad push into what it calls the SMB market, the question of Linksys has been hanging all over the effort.
  • Cisco's Shadow May Blot Out Linksys
    The day may soon come when the Linksys brand and channel program is a forgotten memory in the shadow of Cisco Systems small and midmarket growth ambitions.
  • Big Blue Opens Autonomic R&D Shop In India
    The Autonomic Computing Technology Center, an extension of the India Software Laboratory, will focus on developing and deploying 'self-managing' systems for local clients, business partners and academic institutions.
  • Partners: Three Wishes for Cisco
    To hear many solution providers tell it, Cisco Systems is in a pretty good place. That said, there's always room for improvement.
  • 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.
  • Fixed-mobile convergence aims to make wireless a one-device affair

    Wi-Fi And Cellular Unite
    VARs seeking cutting-edge wireless technology are turning to new offerings from a variety of vendors that bring together Wi-Fi and cellular phone calling, known as fixed-mobile convergence solutions.
  • 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.