CRN Networking News


  • Open source PBX means the breadth of VoIP products for SMBs is bigger than ever


    Open Source Options For VoIP
    For many solution providers, it's time to start asking, "Open source or proprietary PBX?" They already have a veritable banquet of choices for SMB VoIP -- throw in open source systems to the mix and it becomes a feast.
  • Online platforms proving profitable for VARs


    Social Networking For Business
    Adam Eiseman was a big networker long before the Internet came into play. But the CEO of Lloyd Group, a New York-based solution provider, has quickly learned that Web 2.0 networking initiatives can be viable tools for viral marketing, demand generation and recruiting.
  • BlackBerry Pearl Gets Wi-Fi Upgrade
    BlackBerry and AT&T have released Wi-Fi-enabled BlackBerry Pearl, extending mobile email and applications to the corporate WLAN and hot spots.
  • IBM Bulks UC Investment To Take On Microsoft
    New products will include Lotus Sametime Advanced software, available later this month, which will feature community tools for users to reach out to a community of colleagues and experts.
  • 3Com Channel Chief Phased Out
    Exec is leaving his post as vice president of worldwide channels as the vendor moves to a regional channel model.
  • 3Com Adds Network Management To OSN
    3Com has tapped LineSider's OverDrive network management solutions to be added to the Open Services Network platform that runs on its Multi-Service Routers.
  • Juniper: Why VARs Should Switch
    Juniper's recent launch of its first line of enterprise Ethernet switches more than doubles the addressable market opportunity that Juniper and its channel partners can chase, a channel executive told solution providers at XChange Friday.
  • Juniper Banks On JUNOS For 2008
    Juniper on Thursday outlined for analysts how it plans to leverage its JUNOS operating system to enable high-performance networks.
  • AT&T Bets On Global IP Services With $1B Investment
    AT&T is set to capitalize on the ongoing shift in network traffic from voice to data and IP-based data as global customers migrate from legacy packet networks to MPLS-based VPNs and managed applications.
  • Microsoft Challenges Avistar UC Patents
    Microsoft has requested re-examination of 24 unified communications-related patents held by Avistar, a move Avistar said creates a true David vs. Goliath scenario.

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