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  • Cisco First Choice For VoIP
    There is little doubt in solution providers' minds that when it comes to VoIP, Cisco Systems is the partner of choice.
  • Digium shakes things up in unified communications arena with Switchvox buy


    Open-Source Power Play
    Microsoft isn't the only company making a power play in the unified communications space. And, as usual, it finds itself facing an open-source foe.
  • Listen Up! FMC Is Near
    The advent of Wireless-N technology could be the kick in the pants to spur the market for VoIP solutions that tie together Wi-Fi and cellular calling.
  • Show Of Support, Times Two
    Top-notch product innovation and partner support are defining characteristics of any No. 1 vendor in VARBusiness' Annual Report Card. But in the Networking Infrastructure category, two companies excelled in those areas, tying for first-place honors.
  • VoIP providers know it's not enough to move voice communications to an IP data network. For customers to achieve greater mobility and productivity, solution providers need to deliver voice-integrated applications.


    Avaya Dials VoIP Up A Notch
    Avaya hosted Channel Test Center engineers for a demonstration of its Intelligent Communications VoIP approach. Along with traditional IP telephony hardware, the vendor offers customers software applications that use the voice component to make business processes more effective and reliable. Accepting the many reasons why a customer would not deploy a 100 percent Avaya system, Avaya partners with other vendors and solution providers to make integration of unlike systems easier.
  • Make Way for Microsoft
    For all of the solution providers who've said they're taking a wait-and-see approach to Microsoft's impending unified communications blitz, the wait is almost over. Microsoft has been laying the groundwork for its march into the voice market for some time now, throwing out tantalizing tidbits along the way, including a wide-ranging partnership with Nortel Networks in July 2006 to develop integrated VoIP products as well as the release of the public beta of its Office Communications Server (OCS) 2007 in March.
  • Cisco Casts Network Net
    For Cisco Systems channel partners, it's time to think software. In its quest to dominate the VoIP market, Cisco is putting increased emphasis on the applications that tie into a voice system to provide true unified communications solutions.
  • Networking solutions quickly replacing traditional computers


    Beyond PCs
    Twenty three years ago, Sun Microsystems' John Gage famously said, "The network is the computer." It's a phrase that holds true more than ever, judging by CMP Channel's Sourcing Study.
  • Price and availability gets top billing in Channel Sourcing Study


    Price Is Still Right
    Distributors spend a lot of time marketing their different service offerings and financing options, but the biggest reason solution providers select a sourcing supplier is still price and availability, according to this year's CMP Channel Sourcing Study.
  • Relational puts Avaya VoIP system to work for tornado-ravaged Georgia hospital


    Port In A Storm
    On the night of March 1, a tornado tore through Sumter Regional Hospital in Americus, Ga., leaving the 143-bed facility in ruins.

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