• Wireless Vendors Tout Security, VoIP At Interop
    Wireless vendors at Interop Las Vegas 2006 this week are pushing new products to expand enterprise wireless LAN rollouts and are spotlighting the VoIP and security features of their latest wares.
  • Westcon's Windfall
    Westcon's acquisition of the Nortel voice products distribution arm of Ronco Communications and Electronics is a game changer in the voice/data solutions world. In one fell swoop, the deal provides Westcon with the lion's share of Nortel's top voice partners. No small matter in a voice/data solution market that is experiencing explosive growth. For Nortel, the deal is set to spark a channel renaissance for a vendor that has been refining and upping its channel game.
  • Cisco Overhauls Router Line to Improve VoIP, Security
    Cisco Systems Monday at Interop Las Vegas 2006 is expanding its integrated services story with a revamp of its 7200-series routers. The overhaul includes new network processing and VPN modules for the 7200 that promise performance improvements for aggregation of services such as security and VoIP from branch offices.
  • Upward Climb Toward Success
    Networking solution provider CXtec knows that the midmarket is its sweet spot. With about 2,500 customers that have 300 to 1,000 seats, CXtec counts on those customers for half of its business.
  • Cisco, Motorola Abandon Wi-Fi/Cellular Venture
    A cellular, Wi-Fi roaming technology partnership between Cisco Systems and Motorola has been called off. And the culprit could be carrier reluctance to buy in to some vendor fixed/mobile convergence ideas.
  • Briefs: April 24, 2006
    Intel is betting a new business platform brand slated to be unveiled this week is going to spark market share gains against rival Advanced Micro Devices.
  • Small-Business Wireless LAN Products
    A significantly more scalable WLAN infrastructure and a robust technical training program helped Cisco Systems capture the highest marks in the small-business WLAN category.
  • Solution Providers Going Mobile
    For solution providers looking to get into the wireless game, there are ways to get around having to maintain personal relationships with nationwide cellular carriers and still do business with SMB customers eager to go wireless.
  • Enterprise WLAN Products
    Cisco Systems dominated the enterprise wireless LAN category of this year's CRN Channel Champions survey, garnering first-place victories on every criterion.
  • Air Pollution: Securing Wi-Fi Networks Is No Walk In the Park
    Built mostly through public-private partnerships, the bulk of the new municipal Wi-Fi networks will be maintained by private service providers and support a mixture of government, public safety and public access. But even as the model has matured, security has remained largely an afterthought.
  • CRN News Briefs, April 10, 2006
    This week's news briefs: Salesforce.com crashes again, Microsoft acquires ProClarity in BI move, N-able Technologies adds Mac support, SAP snaps up compliance software maker Virsa Systems, and Motorola and Sony team up for wireless mesh video cameras.
  • VARs Pan CompUSA Plan
    CompUSA’s plan to recruit VARs to provide networking expertise and high-end services to small businesses is falling short of expectations, according to some solution providers that were expecting as much as $15,000 a month in incremental services revenue from the relationship.