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The InterWebs are Down!

The last couple of weeks have been very trying. Level3 had a VoIP network outage. The last two days have been DDOS attacks against DYN and others has left many sites unreachable (like Twitter, Reddit and others). Krebs experienced...

The Pressure of Price

I have spoken to many in the industry this year who are upset that the channel isn't bringing in more deals - non-network deals. As one CEO told me, "Luddites are still selling network. And the price compression is...

National Harbor: In the Bubble

More than one person mentioned how National Harbor looks like a town in a bubble or a movie set. As the CPEv show wraps up, here are highlights. It wasn't UCaaS after UCaaS after UCaaS. It was broken up....

Security is the Ugly Word

I have a client suffering in a DDoS attack for a week. This is not an unusual situation. I am working to provide a DDoS Mitigation solution. Hacks and Ransonware are becoming common. The Enterprise CIO knows this. Security...

The Last CLEC Pivot

There were a number of big CLECs (over $500M in revenue) just 6 years ago - PAETEC, Windstream, Qwest, Cbeyond, XO, Level3, Global Crossing, TW Telecom, EarthLink, AboveNet, Zayo, and TelePacific. By 2012, half were gone, swallowed up by...

It Got Complicated

PRI's were easy. They are based on a standard. There were only two configurations that the gear could have. It worked 99% of the time. Now we have SIP Trunks to replace PRI and POTS. No standards. Interoperability concerns...

Bringing Wireless Expertise to Your Customers

How can channel partners make money from cellular (wireless) without selling devices? Get into either Mobile Device Management or Enterprise Mobile Management. Today, David Schwartz, President of Wireless Watchdogs, explains what Enterprise Mobile Management is and how partners can...

TelePacific Rolling Out SD-WAN

In this fourteen minute podcast with TelePacific's SVP of Marketing, Dave Zahn, talks with me about SD-WAN and how TelePacific is rolling it out. SD-WAN isn't a product. The deployment of SD-WAN by a carrier allows for service offerings...

Can You Say More M&A?

I think I left off with this week with CenturyLink buying NetAura. There's more. Have not heard this brand in a while: BROCADE. Where have they been? I guess they needed to make some noise, so they are buying...

Merger Tidbits (Part 2924)

Sierra Wireless made those data cards that Sprint sold for laptops for 3G access. They still make Mi-Fi devices. Sierra is a Canadian firm that decided to buy a Tampa MVNO named Accel Networks for a managed connectivity offering....

The Monitoring Master Move

This week marks the second master agency that has decided to get into monitoring. It seems like a bold move to go from back office sales support to resemble a NOC (network operations center). In the case of Telarus,...

Everyone Wants You to be an MSP

Whether it is the keynote at a channel conference or a master agency, everywhere you look the message seems to be: Yo Agent, become a MSP! So for a few years now, the keynotes, most notably from a Gartner...

News Tidbits Part 2920

Alan Percy at Dialogic has a nice write up of our panel about Open Source for service providers from ITEXPO. The panel discussion with Dialogic, XO and Netsapiens was so good that I am sorry it was not recorded....

The Show Wrap-up

At the channel show in Boston, one thing seemed to be missing: the channel partners. The usual players were there but for the most part, everyone was asking where the agents were. The East coast show is all cloud...

A Spotlight on EarthLink

EarthLink has come a long way from the days of Mindspring and dial-up. That revenue did allow it to make big mistakes - Helio, Muni Wi-Fi - and make acquisitions to become the company they are today. From dial-up...

The Latest Buzz(words) to Offer

The CLEC crowd is trying to move beyond the legacy services of network and minutes. Hard to do when customers still want to buy it. In much of the marketing, the services with the most buzz are: Unified Communications...

Tidbits and Interesting Things Part 140

Some interesting services around the sector. ADTRAN has field services that ITSP's can hire to perform site surveys and install Hosted VoIP deployments. (No idea about cabling, but that seems to be an issue for national providers. Local or...

Managed Security Portfolios Grow

In the wake of so much hacking, security concerns are starting to show up in the offerings from a number of providers. As Trustwave claims, "Threats are growing more hostile. Budgets are tight. Skills are at a premium. And...

There Are a Number of MSP Resources

It seems that MSPs (managed service providers) are the gold plated VAR (value added reseller). When VARs shift away from pushing boxes and the CAPEX business model to the monthly recurring, we-take-care-of-everything-for-a-monthly-fee model, they are deemed MSPs. (Some CLECs are...

When IT Skills Outrun Your Staff

Today, technology is not only changing so fast, but it is becoming pervasive and specialized. We have come a long ways from Novell networking and Windows 95. Today, a Cisco certificate or a Microsoft MCSE doesn't begin to cover...

4 Moves in January

Colocation provider, FiberMedia Group, combined with Bay Area Internet Services under the new name: vXchnge. BAIC was acquired by the Stephens Group, which also owns FiberMedia. FYI, a nice chart of the top retail colocation companies. Equinix is at...

The Changing VAR World

Opening evening at UBM's BoB Conference was a panel discussion about the change in the VAR and MSP community. This is a collection of tweets about the panel discussion #bob12.Social Media (SM) , mobility, are cloud - threats to some,...

Good News from CenturyLink Channel

Sat in on the CenturyLink Channel Alliance - Get back in the Game Roadshow in Tampa this morning. It was nice to see Stacy Conrad from Microcorp; Josh Anderson and his co-workers from Telephony Partners; Dale Tucker from CCA;...

The VDI Trend

EarthLink launched TechCare. "EarthLink TechCare is a fully managed outsourced help desk that is customizable and scalable, enabling customers to relieve their overburdened IT staffs and refocus on more strategic initiatives, " states the press release. Basically, it is a...

Get Off the Agents' Back

These were my thoughts on the 2011 CPZ that I was a panelist on. These are my thoughts as a reaction to the latest CPZ. Surprisingly, not everyone read my post about how the whole telecom eco-system is shifting. Agents,...
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