• Central Spark
    With top-tier vendors like Cisco Systems Inc., San Jose, Calif., 3Com Corp., Marlborough, Mass., and a host of others offering "office-in-a-box" technology, the road for a startup company trying to serve small-to-midsize businesses and corporate branches can be rocky.
  • The New Network
    Cisco CEO John Chambers on how Web 2.0 and software-as-a-service will propel the network to the forefront of the IT industry.
  • Microsoft Pumps Up Small Business VoIP
    Microsoft is preparing to roll out the first service pack for its Response Point small business VoIP offering, a development that's being eagerly awaited by the vendor's growing legions of Voice VARs.
  • Music And Video On Server 2008
    The launch of Windows Server 2008 triggers VARs' imaginations for new ways they can utilize the operating system's virtualization capabilities for their customers, especially when you consider Hyper-V.
  • 3Com, Bain Deal Goes Bust
    Bain said the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States was going to prohibit the deal on national security grounds.
  • 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.
  • Android Dream
    Google Inc.'s purchase of mobile phone platform Android was more for the talent than for the mobility SDK that uses its name. With plenty of competition from small startups, open source projects from Nokia Inc., Intel Corp. and a plethora of APIs for just about every phone on the market, Google has its work cut out to gain search or any application dominance on the mobility space.
  • Micrososft Exec Jumps From MSN To Start-Up
    After a five-year run, Joanne Bradford, Microsoft's corporate vice president and chief media officer at MSN, has left the company to join Spot Runner, an Internet-based firm that produces television ads.
  • 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.
  • 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.