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May 12, 2010  1:33 PM

Apple’s channel: The VAR Guy weighs in



Posted by: ElaineHom
Apple, Networking Channel, VAR guy

Recently, The VAR Guy posted a story about the Google Android OS vs. iPhone. Of course, given the recent focus I've had on Apple's channel, I posted a link to my recent news story about

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April 23, 2010  12:21 PM

Apple TKOs Microsoft — But how about some channel presence?



Posted by: ElaineHom
Apple, Networking Channel

This week, Apple gave Microsoft a "technical knock-out" and became the second most valuable Nasdaq firm by market cap, after Exxon-Mobil.  In 1997, shares were worth $3.42.  Today, they are up to $266 with a market cap of $241 billion. I am kicking myself for not buying shares of Apple at the...


April 16, 2010  1:28 PM

Cisco partner on SMB Select program: SMB business is booming



Posted by: ElaineHom
Cisco, Microsoft, Networking Channel, partner program, SMBs

After Cisco's recent updates and developments with SMB Select, we were curious to see how partners are benefiting (or not benefiting) from this program. Is the SMB push just...


April 14, 2010  9:25 AM

Cisco: Small is the new big



Posted by: ElaineHom
Cisco, Networking Channel, partner program, SMBs

Okay, so it isn't necessarily a brand new concept that Cisco is rolling out here, but it certainly improves upon an existing program. Today, Cisco announced the expansion of its small business offerings for partners, further emphasizing a trend that the networking giant has been moving towards for...


February 17, 2010  3:57 PM

Mitel and VMware product could bring partners into new markets



Posted by: ElaineHom
Mitel, Networking Channel, Unified Communications, Virtualization, VMware

Yesterday, Mitel and VMware announced the Virtual Mitel Communications Director (MCD), as part of the new Mitel Virtual Solutions software portfolio. This is the first

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January 26, 2010  4:00 PM

Global Crossing adds WAN optimization from Juniper to its managed network services portfolio, looks to 2010



Posted by: ElaineHom
cloud computing, Global Crossings, Juniper, Networking Channel, WAN optimization

Global Crossing, a global IP solutions provider, announced earlier this month that it would add WAN optimization by way of Juniper to its managed network services (MNS) portfolio. Partnered with Juniper for managed services and MPLS, Juniper had "a nice product and an already existing partnership...


January 25, 2010  6:37 PM

Avaya-Nortel roadmap is out, but will Nortel partners drag their heels?



Posted by: Jessica Scarpati
Avaya, mergers and acquisitions, Networking Channel, Nortel

Now that the


December 21, 2009  5:58 PM

Avaya gives up headset sales to OEM’s channel program



Posted by: Jessica Scarpati
Avaya, Networking Channel, UC, VARs

Unified communications vendor Avaya is relinquishing sales of its Avaya-branded headsets to their original equipment manufacturer, Plantronics, which in turn is...


December 2, 2009  8:22 PM

Cisco vs. HP ProCurve: Are partners asked to choose sides?



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Cisco, HP ProCurve, Networking Channel

Cisco and HP have been in a hot war for more than a year now, with Cisco launching its Unified Computing System as a competitor to HP's server business...


November 17, 2009  8:05 PM

WAN optimization market consolidation: Riverbed may buy Expand Networks



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Expand Networks, Networking Channel, Riverbed, WAN optimization

Riverbed Technology is in talks to buy rival WAN optimization vendor Expand Networks for $30-$40 million, according to Globes Online, an Israeli business news site (Expand lists Roseland,...


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