VOIP & Unified Communications News
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.
5 Companies That Came To Win This Week
1:25 PM EST Fri. May. 03, 2013
For the week ending May 3, CRN looks at five companies that brought their 'A' game and made moves to beat out competitors.
Juniper Partners Welcome New Partner Sales VP As Vitagliano's Successor
3:44 PM EST Tue. Apr. 30, 2013
Juniper partners said, while they'll miss former vice president of Americas Partner Sales Frank Vitagliano, Chris Jones is an ideal replacement for the long-time channel icon.
Avaya Talks Up Networking, Midmarket Opportunities In Partner Road Show
6:27 PM EST Fri. Apr. 26, 2013
Avaya told CRN its latest partner road show, which touched down in four different cities across the U.S., was a 'wild success.' Most partners, it seems, would agree.
Maximizing The Midmarket: 8 Cost-Saving Actions For Midsize Customers
2:00 PM EST Thu. Apr. 25, 2013
From embracing the BYOD phenomenon to maximizing internal IT skills, here are eight tips for solution providers to help midmarket customers do more with less.
Vidyo Growth Spurt Continues With $17.1M In Investor Funds
4:45 PM EST Mon. Apr. 22, 2013
Vidyo said it's latest round of investor funding should suggest its staying power to both the channel and its competitors.
Bon Voyage! 12 Scenes From Cisco's Velocity Event In Cannes
10:00 AM EST Fri. Apr. 19, 2013
Cisco and its partners took to one of the most beautiful cities in the world this week for the networking giant's seventh annual Marketing Velocity event. Here are 12 scenes from the show.
Tech 10: Hot Networking Devices For 2013
10:00 AM EST Thu. Apr. 18, 2013
Software-defined networking, mobility and the cloud has everyone in the network space upping their game. Here are 10 products that you must check out.
Channel Chiefs: What Keeps Them Up At Night?
4:00 PM EST Mon. Apr. 15, 2013
Channel chiefs from some of the industry's top vendors share the nagging concerns about their channel partners and programs that keep them from getting their Zzzs.
Level 3 Taps New CEO To Succeed Crowe
11:40 AM EST Thu. Apr. 11, 2013
Appointment of Jeff Storey, who has been Level 3's COO since 2008, marks the end of a more than 15-year run for former CEO James Crowe.
Avaya Bundles EMC Storage, VMware vCenter In New Collaboration Pod
12:31 PM EST Tue. Apr. 09, 2013
The new Collaboration Pods for Aura Virtualized Environments are optimized for cloud service providers with limited IT resources who need a plug-and-play communications solution, says Avaya.
Brocade To Partners: New HyperEdge Technology Will Change The Conversation
10:30 AM EST Tue. Apr. 09, 2013
The aim of Brocade's new HyperEdge technology is to apply the same 'flattening' concept to enterprise networks that has been applied to data center networks through fabric technologies.
Extreme Networks Targets Enterprise With Open Fabric Solution
3:00 AM EST Tue. Apr. 09, 2013
Extreme Networks is taking its Open Fabric technology for data centers into enterprise campuses with its new Open Fabric Edge solution.
Mitel Targets SMBs With New Cloud-Based Contact Center Suite
5:23 PM EST Thu. Apr. 04, 2013
Mitel said its launch of AnyWare Cloud Contact Center underscores its commitment to giving partners a full range of both on-premise and cloud-based communications solutions to deliver.
Interactive Intelligence Creates CaaS Suite For Small Contact Centers
12:30 PM EST Tue. Apr. 02, 2013
In addition to wrapping their own services around the new CaaS Small Center solution, Interactive Intelligence partners can build complementary apps and sell them on the vendor's online MarketPlace.
Cisco's New VP Of Partner Marketing: Let's 'Attack' Growth Areas Together
3:43 PM EST Fri. Mar. 29, 2013
Sherri Liebo, Cisco's new VP of global partner marketing, said she wants to drive more Cisco services and hosted offerings through the channel.
2013 Partner Programs Guide: Networking Vendors
4:00 PM EST Tue. Mar. 26, 2013
It takes a lot stand out in the networking world these days, but the five-star vendors on this year's Partner Programs Guide managed to do so by offering the best programs in software defined networking, unified communications and more.
Oracle Continues Telecom Shopping Spree With Tekelec Buy
10:00 AM EST Tue. Mar. 26, 2013
Oracle adds another piece to its telecommunications software portfolio by acquiring Tekelec, a vendor of software that helps carriers keep track of growing data and devices.
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