Interesting News From the Day
Interesting IT news from today.
No Jitter Blog: Hosted Voice/UC in the Enterprise (Part 2): What about the Channel?: In my other life (the one responsible for my mortgage) I’m often in discussions about the channel, a group of very small to very large agents, VARs, system integrators and consulting companies that has forever been a deep and integral part of the telecom industry’s fabric. Deregulation in the ’70s and ’80s created a unique opportunity for entrepreneurs to insert and monetize a value layer between customer and vendor–and a powerful community was born….
IT Business Edge: SMB Tech Spending on the Rebound, Says Microsoft: In the just-released Microsoft SMB/Partner Insight Report, the Redmond-based software giant revealed how most small and mid-sized businesses are expected to increase their technology spending this year. The annual report is in its second iteration, and is based on a survey of 546 Microsoft Small Business Specialist partners that sell to SMBs, specifically in the United States, UK, Canada, Brazil and India. Reflecting the growing optimism around the globe, 63 percent of respondents predicted that their SMB customers will spend more on technology this year…