CRN Networking News


  • Selling Network Upgrades
    Chris Labatt-Simon of D&D Consulting, a network and information security integrator, gives insight on how to ease customer concerns about upgrading the network backbone.
  • Moving Elephants Down Mouse Trails
    If, like us, you are looking to move very large files (elephants) over the Internet (mouse trails) easily, securely and effortlessly, there are a lot of secure alternatives to the FTP server, says Darrel Bowman of solution provider AppTech.
  • Avaya To Partners: We Need You, Mostly
    Avaya will be making an effort to get the channel more involved in selling its telecom solutions as it moves to incorporate more software and services, although it will continue to do direct business when it better suits the company.
  • Extreme Networks sticks to its strengths and the enterprise, but Cisco still leads in market share


    Extreme Networks' Extreme Focus On Intelligent Switches
    Extreme Networks isn't particularly concerned about trying to emulate its much larger rival, Cisco Systems, which dominates the market for Extreme's primary product, Layer 2 and 3 Ethernet switches.
  • A Voice For The Channel
    When I first heard about the concept of unified communications, I had a ho-hum reaction. Then I saw it.
  • Meet six visionary vendor CEOs who are leading the charge into the hot VoIP market. In their own words, they divine the future of convergence. (Plus, view the slide show.)


    Voice Visionaries
    Meet six visionary vendor CEOs who are leading the charge into what's becoming a lucrative market. In their own words, they divine the future of the lucrative VoIP market.
  • 5 Value-Added Voice Opportunities For VARs
    "No more calling in expensive field-service engineers for every change" is part of every IP PBX vendor's pitch. But that doesn't mean voice VARs have to bid farewell after installation.
  • Making The Convergence Switch
    Even businesses that move conservatively on the technology front are setting the stage for merging their communications streams.
  • Solution providers have options for connecting the converged communications market


    VoIP Demystified
    Welcome to the world of unified communications, a market moving at breakneck speed and one that vendors and solution providers alike are still trying to define given the dizzying array of available products and systems.
  • Cisco Plans Software Surge
    Cisco Systems is planning a major software initiative in its next fiscal year, particularly around unified communications and collaboration, said Chairman and CEO John Chambers during a conference call to discuss the company's third-quarter financial results.
  • Former NetScreeners Lead Launch Of WLAN Startup
    With former NetScreen executives at the helm, startup Aerohive Networks on Tuesday unveiled a product line designed to reshape wireless network architectures by offering centralized management without the need for WLAN switches.
  • Comcast Deal Puts Zimbra In Big Leagues
    Zimbra, the darling of the Web 2.0 e-mail crowd, and cable services giant Comcast, along with integrator HP Services, are building a communications center for Comcast customers who use the company's full menu of phone, cable modem and cable TV services.

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