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What Are The Top Competitive Threats For Cisco? (Video)
11:45 AM EST Tue. Jun. 18, 2013
Solution providers discuss the biggest challenges facing the networking giant today and in the future, from cloud competition to collaboration rivals.
Mitel Acquires Contact Center OEM PrairieFyre
4:15 PM EST Mon. Jun. 17, 2013
Mitel's contact center business, which offers both on-premise and hosted solutions, is the most rapidly growing unit within Mitel.
Cisco Explains The Internet of Everything (Video)
2:20 PM EST Mon. Jun. 17, 2013
Cisco CEO John Chambers took part in a detailed demonstration of intelligent, connected systems at the company's recent Partner Summit 2013 event.
Top Channel M&A Transactions Of The Past 12 Months
3:00 PM EST Fri. Jun. 14, 2013
Mergers and acquisitions can offer solution providers a means of becoming more competitive or an avenue to cash out. CRN looks at some of the major transactions in recent months.
Blue Jeans: From Zero To Big Share Of Videoconferencing Services Market
11:06 AM EST Fri. Jun. 14, 2013
Two years in, the startup's cloud-based video services business has grown along with its channel. And now comes Blue Jeans 2.0.
Avaya Rolls Out Videoconferencing For IP Office 8.1
11:12 AM EST Wed. Jun. 12, 2013
Avaya's new XT Video Collaboration Server will equip its midmarket-focused IP Office product with videoconferencing capabilities.
Team-Building: Mitel Appoints New Channel Management VP
11:30 AM EST Tue. Jun. 11, 2013
Mitel taps Sandra Hill, former senior director of Americas channels for LifeSize, as its new vice president of channel management and distribution.
Channel Beat: Cisco's Bold 'Internet Of Everything' Vision
12:20 PM EST Fri. Jun. 07, 2013
This week's recap also looks at new details for Microsoft's Windows 8.1 update as well as scary findings from a new data breach study.
5 Companies That Came To Win This Week
10:00 AM EST Fri. Jun. 07, 2013
For the week ending June 7, CRN looks at five companies that brought their 'A' game and made moves to beat out competitors.
Cisco Takes Aim At Competitors (Video)
11:25 AM EST Thu. Jun. 06, 2013
Cisco has had its share of challengers over the years, but CEO John Chambers tells partners that his company has left them all behind.
Cisco Partner Summit: Chambers Gets Candid On 5 Pressing Industry Questions
10:00 AM EST Wed. Jun. 05, 2013
Cisco CEO John Chambers met with members of the press Tuesday to discuss some of the hottest questions surfacing at this year's Cisco Partner Summit. Here's a look at that conversation.
Cisco's Chambers: Compete Against Us And You'll Lose
2:52 PM EST Tue. Jun. 04, 2013
John Chambers kicked off Cisco's 17th Partner Summit by talking about market transitions, new partner business models and why Cisco will always be on top.
Cisco Puts Its Midmarket Offensive In Full Swing
1:30 PM EST Tue. Jun. 04, 2013
Cisco this year will double its investment in midmarket-focused initiatives like Partner-Led, while also rolling out new products and resources for partners selling to this space.
10 Hot Tech Startups For May
12:00 PM EST Fri. May. 31, 2013
From network virtualization to big data analytics to unified communications hardware, there's no shortage of startups with innovative technologies this month.
Cisco Partner Summit Preview: 10 Things Partners Hope To Learn
12:49 PM EST Thu. May. 30, 2013
It's still a few days until Cisco kicks off its annual Partner Summit in Boston, but, for Cisco partners, the event is already top-of-mind. Here at 10 pressing questions they hope to explore on-site.
The World's 20 Most Valuable Technology Brands
12:00 PM EST Wed. May. 29, 2013
Brands have value, and some brands are more valuable than others. See which IT brands are generating the most buzz and which ones aren't, according to MillwardBrown's BrandZ ranking of the most recognized global brands.
MessageBroadcast Taps WTG Exec To Lead New Channel Charge
1:51 PM EST Wed. May. 22, 2013
Mark Sondergaard, the former VP of provider relations for World Telecom Group, is now leading channel sales for automated communications provider MessageBroadcast.
Avaya, Partners See Midmarket Momentum With IP Office 8.1
5:01 PM EST Fri. May. 17, 2013
Avaya said its entry into the midmarket space with IP Office 8.1 has been a successful venture so far, and many of its partners agree.
Catalyst Telecom Pens OEM Deal With EMC For EMC-Avaya IP Office Bundles
6:21 PM EST Wed. May. 15, 2013
Catalyst Telecom has struck up an OEM partnership with EMC, whereby Catalyst will pre-bundle EMC storage with Avaya's IP Office and sell it through its partners.
Dimension Data CEO Lays Out $12 Billion Plan
7:24 PM EST Tue. May. 14, 2013
CEO Brett Dawson says the global systems integration giant is doubling down on providing its own Dimension Data-branded cloud-computing services offerings.
8 Buzzworthy Networking Products
12:00 PM EST Tue. May. 14, 2013
Nearly 150 entries were considered for this year's Best Of Interop Awards, with only seven products taking home the gold. Here's a look at the winners.
ShoreTel CEO Set To Retire
11:15 AM EST Mon. May. 13, 2013
ShoreTel says a search for a successor to CEO Peter Blackmore is already under way and he will step down when that individual is named.
Avaya Details Rollout Plans For One Source Partner Portal
4:53 PM EST Mon. May. 06, 2013
Avaya said its new One Source portal could slash the time it takes partners to get customer quotes by up to 87 percent.
ShoreTel Shows Off 'Dock' For iOS Devices (Video)
4:06 PM EST Mon. May. 06, 2013
ShoreTel's new docking station allows you to connect and integrate your Apple iPad with your ShoreTel desk phone.
ShoreTel Tackles BYOD With iPad, iPhone Dock For Enterprise Desk Phones
3:48 PM EST Mon. May. 06, 2013
ShoreTel's new docking station and mobile UC suite transform the iPhone or iPad into a business-grade desk phone, complete with extension dialing, call transfer capabilities and more.
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