Tags : unified communications


Cisco Adds to SMB Product Portfolio


[April 26, 2012]

New wireless access point, routers, switches, unified communications and managed service offerings.

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Tags: networking , SMB , Cisco , unified communications , router , Switch

Ingram Adds Siemens OpenScape to Cloud Portfolio


[March 07, 2012]

Channel partners offered unified communications pay-as-you-go cloud service aimed at SMBs.

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Tags: Cloud , services , SMB , unified communications , Ingram , Ingram Micro , MSP , Siemens Enterprise Communications , OpenScape

Cisco Taps Neutral Tandem to Offer First White-Label Hosted Collaboration Service for the Channel


[November 08, 2011]

New service will enable VARs and Integrators to provide turn-key, cloud-based, hosted UC solutions in growing $8 billion hosted collaboration market.

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Tags: Cloud , collaboration , Cisco , unified communications , VAR , channel partner , SI , Hosted Collaboration Solution , Neutral Tandem , Nexus IS

CompTIA Initiates New Community to Promote Unified Communications


[March 29, 2011] Trade association seeks to promote adoption of UC technology to help partners realize market opportunity. Read More...

Tags: data , unified communications , voice , UC , CompTIA

Carousel Industries, a Unified Communications IT Solutions Provider, to Acquire Juma Technology, a Voice and Data Systems Integrator


[February 03, 2011] Deal combines two strong Avaya channel partners as Carousel makes second acquisition this year and sixth in past two years. Read More...

Tags: acquisition , convergence , unified communications , Carousel Industries , Juma Technology

N-able to Integrate Mitel's IP Communication Software into Managed Services Platform


[November 17, 2010] Vendors strike technology alliance to provide remote IP communications monitoring to MSPs through N-central platform. Read More...

Tags: unified communications , managed service , N-able , MSP , Mitel

Avnet Adds Mobility, Three Vertical Market Practices to SolutionsPath Lineup


[October 27, 2010] New MobilityPath aimed at helping solution providers in mobility, collaboration and unified communications. Adds energy, financial and retail vertical market specialties to assist channel partners in growth markets. Read More...

Tags: collaboration , mobility , unified communications , Avnet , SolutionsPath

Arrow Buys Shared Technologies for Unified Communications and Managed Services


[August 06, 2010] Shared to operate under Enterprise Computing Solutions business unit. Deal enables distributor to tap into $60 billion market opportunity. Read More...

Tags: unified communications , managed services , Arrow ECS , Arrow , converged technologies

Technology Leaders Band Together For Unified Communications


[May 24, 2010] Alliance aims to deliver simplified video, voice, data communications to customers. Read More...

Tags: Microsoft , HP , unified communications , Juniper , Polycom

SMBs Want Immediate Payback From IT Solutions, Study Says


[May 07, 2010] SMBs turning to virtualization, unified communications, SaaS expect quick return on investment. Read More...

Tags: virtualization , SMB , unified communications , managed services , CompTIA

Ingram Extends Managed Services Offerings to Mid-sized Businesses


[September 08, 2009] Distributor positions itself to help IT resellers migrate to mid-market. Read More...

Tags: unified communications , SMBs , managed services , channel program , Ingram

Distributor Programs Help Resellers Chase Stimulus Money


[June 23, 2009] Federal government’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act drawing high interest in channel. Read More...

Tags: vertical , economy , unified communications , Ingram , channel partners

Microsoft - Womble Carlyle


[February 17, 2009] Womble Carlyle, a law firm based in North Carolina, needed to provide its employees who work out of disparate offices and client sites a better way of communicating, while at the same time improving the phone and voicemail systems. Read More...

Tags: Microsoft , server , unified communications , voice , e-Mail

Cisco Beefs Up Financial And Marketing Incentives for VARs


[February 13, 2009] The networking vendor outlines an initiative that provides financial incentives, marketing strategies and best-practice guidance to help its channel partners weather the current financial storm. Read More...

Tags: wireless , networking , Cisco , unified communications , channel program

Microsoft - Indiana University


[February 12, 2009] Indiana University wanted to improve communications and make up for its increasingly mobile IT staff . It decided to implement a software solution that would provide more flexibility and increase functionality. Read More...

Tags: Windows , Microsoft , server , unified communications , PBX

Cisco - Seyfer Automotive Inc


[February 12, 2009] The company wanted to increase revenue by improving staff productivity, reduce cost, simplify administration of voice and network equipment and enhance customer service. Read More...

Tags: services , wireless , Cisco , unified communications , voice

Cisco - First Community Bank


[February 12, 2009] First Community Bank operates 64 retail branches in New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado and Utah. The bank needed a new flexible communications platform to meet the needs of its growing and expanding branches and employees. Read More...

Tags: Cisco , unified communications , voice , PBX

Tech Data Adds Open-Source UC to Product Arsenal


[January 14, 2009] Distributor strikes deal with telephony vendor Fonality to provide VARs with a hosted, unified-communications solutions aimed at the SMB space. Read More...

Tags: unified communications , VoIP , telephony , hosted services , Tech Data

Managed Services Will Grow More Critical to Channel


[December 15, 2008] New Forrester report predicts managed-service business will grow during the next two years despite the current economic slowdown. VARs are poised to play a significant role. Read More...

Tags: security , research , unified communications , telecommunications , managed services

Unified Communications Hurdles Still in Play


[December 10, 2008] Deployment results aren't viewed as stellar, survey reveals. Read More...

Tags: Microsoft , IBM , unified communications , VoIP

Cisco Network Setup Scores for 'Magic' Johnson


[November 17, 2008] The former Los Angeles Lakers' star goes one-on-one with the press to discuss how his company is cutting costs with unified communications. Read More...

Tags: video , Cisco , unified communications , videoconferencing , Telepresence

Cisco's New UC Offerings Bring Channel to the Cloud


[September 25, 2008] Vendor's new product portfolio will help channel partners develop more specialized applications for business customers. Action is seen as a competitive move against IBM, Microsoft and Avaya. Read More...

Tags: open source , Microsoft , SaaS , Cisco , unified communications

Avnet Rolls Out More Services for Channel Partners


[August 21, 2008] At its New Frontiers conference, the distributor expands its SolutionsPath program for high-growth markets and unveils new virtualization and managed services initiatives. Read More...

Tags: virtualization , unified communications , Avnet , distributors , Storage

SaaS Best Path for SMB Unified Communications


[July 11, 2008] Service strategy lets small companies enjoy technology benefits without the headaches. Read More...

Tags: mobility , SMB , SaaS , unified communications , instant messaging

Confusion Over Unified Communications Grows, Study Finds


[June 17, 2008] VARs and system integrators could carve a wider role implementing UC solutions as enterprise customer become more frustrated trying to tie together the applications with hardware platforms. The channel may play a wider role in providing the needed expertise. Read More...

Tags: Microsoft , iPhone , unified communications , Enterprise , VoIP

Communicado Recruits VARs for Converged Communications Solution


[June 04, 2008] The company's Quick Start Dealer Program allows authorized VARs to remotely manage their customers’ converged networks quickly and efficiently. It provides resellers with tools to drive significant new streams of revenue without lengthy ramp-up time or large capital expenses, according to Kerry Shih, Communicado's chief strategist and founder. Read More...

Tags: marketing , unified communications , carriers , managed services

Unified Communications Complexity Baffles Buyers


[April 29, 2008] Cisco, Microsoft and other major vendors are pushing hard on converged communications platforms. But IT shops are stymied when it comes to integration. Read More...

Tags: Microsoft , unified communications , VoIP , PBX

Era of Collaboration Looms Over Channel


[April 16, 2008] Cisco brings its channel partners together and makes the pitch for them to cooperate with each other in landing and supporting new business. Is this a new trend? Read More...

Tags: services , vertical , SaaS , Cisco , unified communications


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