Networking Archives - Page 47

Remote problems

“Contact centre” is becoming an oxymoron, as more companies are routing calls to people working at home or in a different location. But this can affect both the security and the quality of

Published on: October 18th, 2005 Greg Meckbach

Cisco targets security with revamped VIP plan

Cisco’s three-year old Value Incentive Program (VIP) is getting an overhaul.Called VIP6, the updated program will place a heavy emphasis on partners to build or improve their security practices. The Santa Clara, Calif.-based

Published on: September 29th, 2005 Paolo Del Nibletto

CANARIE plans expansion of pan-Canadian network

Canarie has reached a deal with Rogers Telecom Inc. that could see dozens of Canadian research sites connected to the CA(*)net 4 network over the next few years.Canarie, a not-for-profit funded by Industry

Published on: September 29th, 2005 Neil Sutton

Microsoft,Nortel ringing up SIs

It integrates Nortel’s enterprise-level CS1000 IP switch and Microsoft’s Live Communications Server 2005 (LCS), allowing workers to take advantage of LCS’s instant messaging and presence capabilities with the switch’s public system telephone connectivity.“We

Published on: September 29th, 2005 Howard Solomon

Red Hat adds network monitoring

The company made the announcement last month at LinuxWorld San Francisco, one of several moves it made to show resellers and users that it helping them create secure networks. VARs should be able

Published on: September 21st, 2005 Howard Solomon

Alcatel’s calling for more VARs

The French-based telecommunications manufacturer wants to add that many resellers before the year ends, to bring the number of Canadian VARs it has to 10.The company doesn't want to stop there, added Gino

Published on: September 21st, 2005 Howard Solomon

M&A firm buys U.S. Robotics

They are the names spoken of with a respect that borders on the reverence hockey fans reserve for the Original Six. Digital Equipment Corp, Amdahl, Bell Northern Research, Compaq Computer Inc., Tandem and

Published on: September 20th, 2005 Shane Schick

Diving into IP telephony

Lured by the heady promise of convergence and cost savings, businesses are starting to embrace voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), or at least plan for its inevitability in the near future. This may

Published on: March 20th, 2005 Gail Balfour

Bell turns to the channel

An Ontario solution provider has signed a new partner to open up telephony markets: Ma Bell. Conpute, an Oshawa, Ont.-based company, is one of the first VARs to join Bell Canada's Certified Partner

Published on: March 15th, 2005 Howard Solomon

Blackout bonanza

The blackout in Ontario and the northeastern United States in August 2003 gave Andy Mastorakos an idea. ""There are businesses out there that do not buy UPSs because of cost considerations,"" says Mastorakos,

Published on: February 10th, 2005 Vawn Himmelsbach

Banking on IP telephony

For several years the IT industry has talked about telecommunications network convergence as a Holy Grail. Last year some companies began reaching for it. One of them was BCS Global Networks Inc., a

Published on: January 10th, 2005 Howard Solomon

Cisco wants to add more partners

Since 2002 Cisco Systems Inc. has dropped more than two-thirds of its channel partners, but the network equipment manufacturer is still looking for integrators specializing in IP services, telephony and security. Paul Mountford,

Published on: January 10th, 2005 Greg Meckbach

Steve Simmons, VP Channel Operations, Cisco Canada

It is no secret that Cisco has prospered in Canada mainly due to its channel strength. Steve Simmons, the vice-president of channel operations, has been pulling the strings for most of the company's

Published on: December 27th, 2004 Paolo Del Nibletto

Isabelle Courville, President, Bell Canada Enterprise Group

In the six months since Bell Canada bought Infostream Technologies Inc., Isabelle Courville's team has been busy working on a storage-area networking service that combines the expertise of both companies. Courville, president of

Published on: December 15th, 2004 Greg Meckbach

William Owens, President, CEO, Nortel Networks

It was a contrite but confident William Owens, CEO of Nortel Networks, who spoke to IT Business Group in May. ""This will pass,"" he said of the continuing storm of controversy swirling around

Published on: December 15th, 2004 Martin Slofstra