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June 11, 2008  2:28 PM

WiMax’ rocky road



Posted by: rivkalittle
Cisco, Enterprise applications, Google, Intel, Mobile networking technology, Networking technology, News

WiMax is having a rough life -- and this week epitomizes that. The wireless protocol for broadband access -- known in long form as Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access -- started off the week on a high note. On Monday, six tech heavy hitters, including Cisco Systems, Samsung...

June 6, 2008  10:55 PM

Atrion: Beyond the network, it’s all about applications



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Authors, Heather Clancy, Information technology services, IT channel products and technologies, Networking technology, Reseller channel business development

What the heck does a network integrator intend to do with a interactive multimedia company? That was my first reaction when I heard the news that network integrator and managed service provider Atrion Networking (based in Warwick, R.I., and a company I know...


May 19, 2008  12:11 PM

Juniper sales exec Minshull resigns



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Networking technology, News

By Rivka Little, Senior News Writer  A top operations executive is leaving Juniper Networks -- closely following the departure of the company's COO in January.

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April 30, 2008  5:11 PM

For an edge in future career development, brush up on those wireless skills



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Authors, Channel partner programs, Heather Clancy, Information technology services, Networking technology, VAR training, certification, Vendor partner business issues, Wireless networking

This seems to be my week for rambling about training. In the blog I write for my employer, SWOT Management Group, I coughed up these thoughts about whether or not vendors should tier their training and favor their...


March 24, 2008  7:06 AM

Microsoft touts updated Response Point



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Microsoft, SMB, VoIP over IP (VoIP)

If you've ever worked for a small company, you know how painful office telephony can be. Case in point: At my last gig, I inherited the desk and phone of another reporter who had left the company. No one in that office knew how to change the voicemail options and phone calls to the telephony...


March 15, 2008  8:27 PM

Tech Data wants you to step outside



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Authors, Channel partner programs, Heather Clancy, Information technology services, Mobile networking technology, Networking technology, Wireless networking

Chances are at least SOME portion of your business comes from wireless networking at this point, but I'd bet most of it is of the indoor variety. Well, Tech Data is throwing down the gauntlet to some of the specialized wireless distributors through its new relationship with


February 27, 2008  2:06 PM

QB Steve Young makes splash at HP



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Channel partner programs, Direct reseller channel conflict, Hewlett-Packard, IT channel products and technologies, Networking technology, SMB, Vendor partner business issues

HP brought in NFL Hall of Famer Steve Young to speak to the partner faithful bright-and-early Wednesday morning. And he did not disappoint. Some 1,000 or more partners were in Las Vegas for the annual...


February 12, 2008  8:11 PM

Microsoft focus in question as report says Danger cost $500 million



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Google, Microsoft, Mobile networking technology, News, Open-source, Software as a service (SaaS)

dangerBreaking news this afternoon has cast Microsoft's acquisition of Danger in a whole new light. 

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January 30, 2008  1:32 PM

Time for VARs to get more adept at mobile



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Authors, Heather Clancy, Information technology services, IT channel products and technologies, Mobile networking technology, News, Reseller channel business development

CompTIA (the Computing Technology Industry Association) has released some data that finds that IT departments are spending more money and resources supporting various mobile communications and computing devices, especially the BlackBerry. To start, close to two-thirds of the 816 people who...


December 19, 2007  10:40 AM

Big channel questions loom in 2008



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Cisco, Direct reseller channel conflict, Enterprise applications, Google, Microsoft, SMB, Software as a service (SaaS), Supplier relationship management, Virtualization, VoIP over IP (VoIP)

What will be the defining partner issues of the coming year? Here's a completely unscientific take on what solution providers of all stripes should watch for. One: Will Dell's new-found (or born again) 


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