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  • E-Commerce Glitches: Helping Retail Partners Avoid Them

    Channel companies can help their retail partners avoid stress over their e-commerce sites during the holiday season. Avnet offers five tips to help its channel partners, including solution providers and value-added resellers (VARs), get their retail clients’ e-commerce systems ready for increased demand during the holiday season. “Our resellers have a lot of customers who…

  • Media Phones Poised for Prime Time

    As if we don’t have enough screens to look at already, media phones are slowly but surely infiltrating where we live and work, bridging that gap between the computer and the telephone. According to research firm In-Stat in its report, “The Media Phone Has Arrived!” media phones for business will generate $3.3 billion in annual…

  • Despite Economy, Unified Communications Still a Technology to Watch

    For more than 10 years, unified communications has been touted as the next big technology, a way for corporations to improve customer relations and employee productivity. And for more than 10 years, unified communications has slowly, but surely integrated itself in various forms into the mainstream, to the point where many corporations might not even…

  • Getting Serious about Unified Communications Integration

    It’s going to be almost impossible for any company to maintain a homogenous unified communications environment. Either because of acquisitions or simply the need to be able to communicate with other organizations that have standardized on another platform, unified communications almost by definition is heterogeneous. But providers of unified communications offerings have been slow to…

  • The Selling of IT Simplicity

    It seems like everywhere anyone turns these days IT is getting more complex to manage. The question that begs then is whether there will soon be some sort of backlash against IT products that are overly complex. And if so, is this a trend that solution providers could capitalize on. Certainly part of the interest…

  • Rising to the Cloud Application Management Challenge

    By now solution providers have noticed that adoption of Google Apps in business environments has become quite substantial. While that might not thrill many folks in the channel given the margins involved in selling Google Apps compared to Microsoft Office, the fact remains that applications of all types are moving into the cloud. But accessing…