Network Infrastructure Solutions and Services

  • August 23, 2010 23 Aug'10

    Avaya extends relationship with BT

    Avaya and BT have added another three years to their worldwide tech partnership, giving end-users access to a combo deal on BT Global Services' IT portfolio and services machine and Avaya's rapidly expanding product suite.

  • August 23, 2010 23 Aug'10

    Headsets a product to sell alongside UC

    Those resellers looking to add some margin to a unified comms sale are being urged to put headsets into their product portfolios.

  • August 19, 2010 19 Aug'10

    Brocade Q3 sales disappoint the markets

    Brocade stock has taken a mild battering today after Q3 sales at the networking and storage vendor came in below previously detailed expectations. Sales of $504m were up 2% year-on-year - analysts had called for $508m on average - while net profits ...

  • August 18, 2010 18 Aug'10

    Viatel joins BT shared broadband trials

    Business comms provider Viatel is to participate in trials of BT Wholesale's Real Time Quality of Service (QoS) over shared broadband service, in the hope of fast-tracking business relevant comms services such as VoIP and on-demand apps.

  • August 17, 2010 17 Aug'10

    Dell to launch networking and systems management badges

    Dell is introducing reseller certification paths for networking/security and systems management next month amid efforts to build the data centre portfolio for partners.

  • August 16, 2010 16 Aug'10

    ShoreTel adds marketing, on-boarding programmes

    IP phone vendor ShoreTel has launched two channel initiatives with the aim of strengthening its partner ecosystem.

  • August 16, 2010 16 Aug'10

    Nortel figures hurt by EMEA accounting changes

    Nortel's net losses have widened to $1.5bn during its second fiscal quarter after incurring $1.4bn in non-cash charges relating to a change in accounting for its EMEA subsidiaries.

  • August 16, 2010 16 Aug'10

    Social media reaching mass channel audience

    After much encouragement from the vendor community, resellers in the communications channel are beginning to take up social media platforms in their businesses in large numbers, according to research conducted by UC specialists Mitel.

  • August 13, 2010 13 Aug'10

    Phoenix accounts put on notice

    Infrastructure and managed services provider Phoenix IT has received notice from two key customers with accounts worth a total of £12.5m that they have made plans to take in house some of the services provided by the company.

  • August 13, 2010 13 Aug'10

    Google hit by Oracle lawsuit and 'sell out' charges

    Oracle has launched a legal action against Google for allegedly infringing patents on Java technology in its Android operating system.

  • August 13, 2010 13 Aug'10

    Profitability eludes ShoreTel in fourth quarter

    IP telephony vendor ShoreTel has again capitalised on high levels of demand for cost-effective products during the downturn, with its Q4 sales up 30% year-on-year to $42.2m, but was unable to convert this growth to profits.

  • August 12, 2010 12 Aug'10

    Mobile device margins fell in Q2, says Gartner

    Despite recording the usual healthy growth in shipment volumes, average selling prices of mobile communications devices fell during calendar Q2, and margins have begun to slide, according to the latest market research figures from Gartner.

  • August 12, 2010 12 Aug'10

    Avaya tinkers with senior services roles

    Sun Microsystems services senior vice president Joe Heel has jumped ship to Avaya to take up the role of president of global services, replacing Chris Formant who is taking over Avaya's public sector business.

  • August 12, 2010 12 Aug'10

    Cautious Cisco chief rejects possibility of double dip

    Cisco CEO John Chambers displayed his usual cautious optimism in presenting the networking bellwether's fourth quarter and full-year 2010 results, reporting anticipated growth in both sales and profits but sounding a conservative note on the state ...

  • August 11, 2010 11 Aug'10

    Cisco-watchers look for 28% sales jump

    As networking sector bellwether Cisco prepares to release its quarterly results this evening, company experts are in bullish mood, predicting sales to rise 28% year-on-year - 4.4% sequentially - to approximately $10.86bn, a return to pre-recession ...