• Partners Ponder Future of Alcatel/Lucent Channel
    Alcatel's planned merger with Lucent Technologies should boost awareness of the Paris-based company in North America, but some partners question the future of the channel at the combined outfit.
  • The Future of Wireless?
    The WLAN market is sizzling hot right now and solution providers servicing the SMB space may want to take a look at a new wireless standard referred to as MIMO technology.
  • Cisco Partners Worried About Attach-Rate Changes
    Cisco Systems' plan to reintroduce low-end products to its maintenance attach-rate program has some partners worried that they could lose margin if they don't hit the vendor's SmartNet services quotas.
  • Hawking Bets Big On ZigBee
    Hawking Technologies, a manufacturer of connectivity solutions now testing the home automation market, is preparing to take the wraps off one of the first home-control solutions based on the ZigBee wireless standard.
  • Newbury Is All About Location
    Newbury Networks today announced an enterprise asset-tracking solution and a software development platform for emerging types of applications that incorporate location-based data from wireless networks.
  • Keeping Small Business Local
    Toby Griggs, a Computer Renaissance franchisee in Fairview Heights, Ill., believes it's the personal touch that has made his franchise successful working with local small businesses.
  • Cisco Ups The Wireless Ante
    Cisco Systems has planted another stake in the wireless market by adding WLAN technology to its back-end rebate program.
  • RIM CEO Jim Balsillie Talks Channel
    At the Intel Solutions Summit, Research In Motion Chairman and Co-CEO Jim Balsillie discussed the BlackBerry maker's plans to attack the SMB market through the VAR channel, with the help of Intel and the telecommunications carriers.
  • Cisco Systems To Channel Partners: Make Your Choice
    At the Cisco Partner Summit this week, the networking vendor will launch the next evolution of its Channel Partner Program, pushing solution providers to decide which path they want to take. Will it be a business model carrying a broad range of technology expertise or one that takes a deeper dive into select technology specializations?
  • Chambers: Time For Cisco Partners To Move
    Cisco Systems President and CEO John Chambers outlines Cisco’s push toward intelligent networking, what role channel partners will play in it and the choices that partners now face in an interview with CRN.
  • Trapeze's Dual-Radio WLAN Access Point Can Brave The Elements
    Trapeze Networks last week joined the growing market for outdoor WLAN deployments by unveiling a weatherproof dual-radio WLAN access point. The Mobility Point 620 (MP-620) comes with a ruggedized casing and an internal heating mechanism that make it suitable for deployment in cold weather areas. With two built-in radios and support for Power-over-Ethernet, the MP-620 can connect networks between buildings and provide a cost-effective alternative to fiber connectivity, said Bruce Van Nice, vice president of worldwide marketing at Pleasanton, Calif.-based Trapeze.
  • Observer 11 Offers In-Depth VoIP Analysis
    Adding VoIP to a network is something that should be done with sufficient planning and tools by an experienced solution provider ... that's where a tool like Network Instruments' Observer comes into play.