Telecom


  • Questions For Bill Gates
    As Microsoft last month began its long-awaited march into the VoIP market with the launch of its unified communications portfolio, Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates shared his views on a number of topics related to the voice market with CMP Channel Assistant News Editor Jennifer Hagendorf Follett. Edited excerpts of their conversation follow.
  • What Is Your State of Mind?
    Early returns from the annual VARBusiness State of the Market survey have arrived, and nearly 800 VARs agree: 2008 is going to be a great year for sellers of technology-based solutions.
  • Hospital Moves To VoIP
    When it decided to update its aging communications system, BryanLGH, a hospital in Lincoln, Neb., called in a trusted solution provider, Windstream Communications, to help it make the transition from TDM to VoIP.
  • Franchiser Connects With VMware Desktop Service
    The Utility Company, an Ottawa-based IT franchising company, will begin beta-testing a new VMware-based virtualized desktop service this month and plans to release the first version of the service in early 2008.
  • Putting The Microsoft VoIP Puzzle Together
    Microsoft is the first to admit that when it comes to VoIP, it can't quite do it all. There are several more pieces to the VoIP puzzle that solution providers working with Microsoft Office Communications Server (OCS) 2007 and the rest of Microsoft's new portfolio will need to add.
  • Ingram Micro Taps Web 2.0 To Build Partner Relationships
    Ingram Micro became the first distributor to tap into the power of Web 2.0 by offering its reseller customer communities a collection of social-networking sites that will allow them to build relationships and hopefully drive more sales into the small-business market by sharing best practices and business strategies.
  • TAP Into Network Analysis
    Systems administrators and solution providers that work with them can proactively manage their networks by incorporating analysis tools to the network.
  • Microsoft's Gates: Say Goodbye to VoIP As You Know It
    In an interview with CMP Channel, Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates touted the vendor's entrance into the VoIP market as an evolution that will change the way customers communicate. He also downplayed the likelihood of Google and open-source VoIP staking a claim in the enterprise space, and revealed how his own work life has changed as a result of the technology.

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