CRN Networking News


  • Open-Source VoIP Takes A Few Steps Forward
    Several vendors, including Fonality, Digium, and Polycom announced new VoIP software, gear and partnerships designed to move open-source telephony into the mainstream.
  • Cisco Seeking VoIP Masters
    Cisco Systems Monday launched its much-anticipated Master Unified Communications specialization, a new top-level badge for partners with the skill set to deliver complex VoIP solutions.
  • Survival Of A Solution Provider
    For Simon Samia, it is about more than simply the survival of the solution provider business he co-founded a decade ago in Beirut, Ebanon. It is the survival of his family, his c-workers at BMB Group, his way of life. As the bombs exploded over his homeland this past July, no one knew what the future would hold. Reporter Scott Campbell gives us a first-hand look into these turbulent times.
  • ShadowRAM: November 6, 2006
    Word has it that Microsoft's planned iPod killer Zune (What? Why are you laughing?), which execs in Redmond thought would be widely available for the holidays, could be hitting a speed bump in Europe. Regulators are said to be particularly concerned with electromagnetic/RF interference issues. If true, that would make for a pretty bleak holiday season across the pond. Think about it: David Hasselhoff fans all over the continent would be forced to listen to his MP3s on iPods.
  • Production Home Partner
    If there's one dark cloud over the home integration landscape, many integrators say it's the production home market, brought down by higher interest rates and inventory gluts. Integrators Nick McCullough and Frank DeFilippis of Link Your House strongly disagree.
  • A Fine Vintage
    A California winery is experiencing a booming crop of sales, thanks to a local digital integrator and a custom-built Media Center PC solution.
  • VARs Hop On Wi-Fi And Cellular Convergence
    With more and more vendors laying groundwork to make the convergence of Wi-Fi and cellular technologies a reality, VARs say they are getting ready for a communications shift that will drive WLAN, VoIP, applications and services sales.
  • Two VoIP Vendors To Call On
    Solution providers seeking their share of the growing SMB IP telephony market are turning to smaller vendors like Digium and Allworx to fill that need.
  • NEC Zooms In On Digital Signage
    NEC Display Solutions has pushed its technology—and is hoping to move its channel partners—into a new realm of wide-screen, multipurpose digital signage with a new 37-inch monitor it says can be used for a variety of commercial solutions.
  • Extreme Is More Than Words
    Extreme Networks has spent the last six months giving its channel program a facelift by implementing changes solution providers said are helping boost their sales and profitability.
  • Avaya Grows Q4 Channel Sales
    Avaya Tuesday said it grew channel product sales for the fourth quarter by nearly 20 percent, but charges related to restructuring resulted in a steep decline in profits.

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