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Ruckus has slapped Netgear with a patent-infringement lawsuit, according to The Register. The company said that Netgear has been fitting its directional Wi-Fi technology to more routers than it should. Netgear did have a licence for Ruckus’s BeamFlex technology, but only for use in some of its RangeMax routers. Ruckus considers that the RangeMax WPN 824v3 is using the technology without permission, and without paying appropriate royalties, according to the report.

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that IBM is shuffling several of its top executives, with Robert Moffat Jr. named to replace the senior vice president of its systems and technology group, William Zeitler, who retires in August. Moffat will also retain his current role as senior vice president for IBM’s supply chain, a job he’s held since 2003, where he was responsible for billions in cost cutting through outsourcing and offshoring.

Other job changes include the retirement of Nicholas Donofrio, executive vice president, innovation and technology, who is set to retire Oct. 1. IBM has no plans to replace him. The two executives who reported to him, John E. Kelly III who heads IBM research and Linda Sanford who heads an internal group charged with transforming IBM, will report directly to chairman and CEO Sam Palmisano.

Siemens Enterprise Communications and BT are partnering to offer converged communications solutions for large multi-national companies, according to a report on ChannelWeb.

VOIP vendor NextPoint has named a new channel chief, according to VOIPServices. Zane Long has joined the company as vice president of global partner and channel sales and will lead the company’s global indirect sales efforts. Long will be based out of NextPoint’s Gaithersburg, Maryland, headquarters and report to the global sales chief.

In an effort to be an all-in-one virtualization shop, Dell is expanding its virtualization offerings, according to eWEEK. The company will embed Citrix XenServer into its hardware and will expand its services for customers investing in the technology. Dell is also expanding its portfolio of virtualization options to include new PowerEdge servers with more memory to support virtual environments, additional services for customers and an agreement with Citrix Systems to embed its XenServer products within its systems.