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  • Everything you need to know about office communication server


    You Get The Message
    With the introduction of a single point of communication and unified messaging, Microsoft Office Communication Server, along with Exchange integration, is revolutionizing the communication space. Office Communication Server is able to achieve a high level of transparency as to a person's presence at work and method of accessibility by maintaining a single identity that drives all avenues of communication.
  • Presidio is enjoying an expanded portfolio and saw a 30 percent revenue spike in the past year. This is how it got there.


    Recurring Relationships
    How do you become a member of the billion-dollar club? According to Joel Schleicher, knowing your customers' needs—and meeting them—is a pretty big piece of the puzzle.
  • Can Juniper Make You Switch?
    Is a Hurricane ready to blow through the channel? With Juniper Networks poised to launch its first-ever enterprise Ethernet switch line, code-named Hurricane, VARs pondering whether to get on board face some big hurdles.
  • With Linux and Open Source, only the strongest firewalls survive


    Everybody Get Inline
    Connecting a system to the Internet is a risky proposition, even with the latest patches and security updates. Intrusion-detection systems have proved their worth from a network security monitoring perspective, but there is no substitute for a good inline mechanism to enforce policy.
  • The Top 9 VoIP Threats For 2008
    Threats and vulnerabilities to VoIP systems were top of mind for many in 2007, and by the looks of it, 2008 isn't going to be much different.
  • Nortel's Latest SMB Foothold: VoIP
    Nortel Networks Corp. has again proved it's placing a strong focus on small and midsize businesses, with last month's release of a string of SMB-targeted VoIP products that VARs say can ease the transition to VoIP.
  • Top VoIP Threats And Vulnerabilities
    As the use of VoIP continues to grow, so does the number of threats and vulnerabilities hackers can use to attack a system. Whether it's malicious, for financial gain or for bragging rights, 2008 will see an evolving roster of threats to VoIP systems.
  • Five CRN Fast Growth company executives take out their binoculars and share their insights into 2008's business landscape


    What's On Your Radar?
    As solution providers leave a year scarred by mortgage issues and high energy prices, CRN asked a number of companies from our annual Fast Growth list for their 2008 forecast. Some say advanced technologies will open new doors. Others agree, but add that CIOs will be waiting with sharpened pencils and a need to justify spending. Almost all expect to feel the squeeze from a lack of qualified talent. We'll let their words speak for themselves.

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