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  • Avaya survey reveals 80% percent of companies lose revenue when the network goes down; on average, companies lost $140,00 USD as a result of network outages
  • 1 in 5 companies fired an IT employee as a result of network downtime

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New Promotion Supports BullsEye’s Initiative to Help Customers Make the Transition to Digital Voice

BullsEye logoSouthfield, MI. – February 26, 2014 – BullsEye, the industry leader in helping multi-location businesses proactively transition from traditional phone service to Hosted IP PBX and Digital Voice announced today the promotion of Tim Basa to Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

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New Channel Program Helps Enterprise Customers Quickly Embrace Unified Communications and Reduce CAPEX

Masergy logoChannel Partners Conference & Expo – Las Vegas, NV – February 26, 2014 – Masergy Communications Inc., a global leader in managed networking and cloud services, today announced the availability of its new Polycom phone rental program.

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New Sales Enablement Program for Tiered Partners Offers Enhanced Cloud Solutions, Marketing Support and Training Options

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 26, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Windstream (Nasdaq:WIN), a leading provider of advanced network communications, introduced today at the Channel Partners Conference & Expo in Las Vegas its new enhanced partner strategy to determine the cloud readiness of its current network partners.

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Innovation, Commitment to Delivering Business Value Drive Success for Private Cloud, Managed IT and Telecom Solutions Provider

Breakthrough Techonolgy Group logoLas Vegas (February 27, 2014) – Channel Partners magazine, a resource for indirect sales channels offering IT and telecom solutions, is pleased to announce that Breakthrough Technology Group (BTG), the leading private cloud, managed IT and Micro Services provider, has once again been selected as a winner of the Channel Partners 360⁰ Business Value Awards.

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CIPTUG logoWhat: CIPTUG Toronto Kick-Off Chapter Meeting and Cisco Roadshow

Who: CIPTUG Members and Cisco IPT Users

When: Friday, March 28th, 2014 from 8:00am– 4:00 pm,

**Lunch Provided by Cisco**

Where:  Cisco Systems Canada Co.

181 Bay St., Suite 3400

Bay Wellington Tower

BCE Place

Toronto, ON M5J 2T3


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Cisco Roadshow Agenda

8:30 – 9:00am Registration and breakfast

9:00 – 9:15am Welcome & Introduction

9:15 – 10:00am Achieving common collaboration goals across Lines of Business (LOBs)

10:00 – 10:15am Insights into collaboration market trends

10:15 – 10:45am Break

10:45 – 11:15pm Breakthrough new collaboration tools for IT and LOB buyers

11:15 – 12:00pm Considerations for implementing cloud-based collaboration

**Lunch Provided by Cisco **

CIPTUG Agenda:

Welcome and Introduction about CIPTUG and CIPTUG Membership, Welcome Guests & New Members & introduce Vendor members

1:00 – 2:30pm: Cisco Jabber

Speaker:  Ted Schirk, Cisco

Ted Schirk leads Cisco’s Unified Collaboration Practice in Ontario.

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Vertical logoNew attendant features, mobility tools and browser-based phones are just some of the additions to the latest version of Vertical’s MBX IP software, which is now available for download on V-Connect. Designed to help businesses substantially boost productivity and optimize efficiency, the latest suite of innovations in version 2.5 include:

  • IP Attendant – A complete software-based Attendant console for MBX IP business users.

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Sound Telecom, a leading provider of telephone answering services, call center solutions, and cloud-based phone systems across the country, has released a new article that outlines what businesses must know about call recording compliance.

Seattle, Washington February 27, 2014

Sound Telecom logoSound Telecom, a nationwide business process outsourcer, has published a comprehensive article entitled Three Things Every Business Owner Should Know about Call Recording Notification Compliance, which delineates the seriousness of two-party call recording notification regulations.

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Lindenbaum extends its WebRTC VoIP client for Android mobile phones 

Lindenbaum, a manufacturer of conference bridges and conferencing software for carriers and conference service providers, has further expanded the use of its WebRTC VoIP client by enabling Android mobile phone users to dial into conferences thru WebRTC.

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New Liebert CRV Model Provides All the Cooling Capacity in Half the Space

Columbus, Ohio [February 27, 2014] – Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE: EMR) and a global leader in maximizing availability, capacity and efficiency of critical infrastructure, today introduced the Liebert® CRV row-based cooling system in a smaller, 12-inch (300mm) footprint.

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Two new Channel Managers are added to cover Southwest and Northwest regions.

ANPI logoSpringfield, IL February 27, 2014: ANPI, a leading provider of Hosted Unified Communications solutions, has added to their already strong channel sales team, bringing in two veteran Channel Managers.

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CBeyond logoATLANTA, Feb. 27, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Cbeyond, the technology ally to small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs), today announced that its vice president of Indirect Sales, Zane Long, has been selected as a winner of the 2013 Channel Partners Circle of Excellence Awards.

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Industry Veteran Expands Leadership Role; Former CEO Ben Atha Named Executive Chairman

AGT_logo_colorKennesaw, Ga. (February 27, 2014) – Applied Global Technologies (AGT), a leading provider of managed and cloud video solutions, today announces the promotion of Mark Cray to Chief Executive Officer.

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Vertical logoSanta Clara, Calif., February 27, 2014—Vertical Communications®, a leading provider of business communications software and solutions, will demonstrate its powerful business communications technology at the Fusion Communications Technology Expo, on Friday, March 7, from 10:00 a.m. through 2:00 p.m.

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BluIP logoLas Vegas, Nevada, March 3, 2014 – BluIP has joined the AT&T* Partner ExchangeSM reseller program and is now authorized to resell advanced services from one of the leading worldwide providers of IP-based communications services to businesses. Bundling AT&T branded solutions with BluIP services will give customers more innovative choices and flexibility.

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There are several audio conferencing phones on the market. Almost all are wired. A wireless conferencing phone offers convenience and ease of use that is limited when the microphones are tethered to a base unit by cables. The cables get in the way and the distance from the base unit for the microphones is limited by cable length.

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Previously announced leading PBX vendor certifications for Voxox SIP Trunks include Avaya and Zultys platforms

LAS VEGAS (CHANNEL PARTNERS CONFERENCE & EXPO) and SAN DIEGO – February 27, 2014– Voxox®, the most comprehensive cloud-based rich communication service for consumers and businesses, today announcedat the Channel Partners Conference & Expo, being held at The Venetian & Sands Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada, February 26-28, 2014, that the company’s SIP Trunks have been certified by four new PBX vendors –  3CX®, Digium®, Inc.

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NEW YORK, NY, February 28, 2014 – Allied Fiber LLC, the first integrated, network-neutral colocation and dark fiber company in the United States, announces today that its CEO and Founder, Hunter Newby, is scheduled to speak at two upcoming industry events: the 9th Annual Pacific Crest Emerging Technology Summit and Telecom Exchange West.

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LAS VEGAS, NV (February 24, 2014) – SmartAction was presented with a Gold Stevie® Award in the “IVR Solution – New Version” category at the eighth annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. The Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service are the world’s top contact center awards, sales awards, and customer service awards.

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Novus logoFairfield, Conn. (February 27, 2014) Novus LLC, a distributor of telecommunications and IP equipment, today announced that it is now carrying AudioCodes’ IP desktop phones, media gateways and Session Border Controllers.

AudioCodes is a leader in advanced VoIP, converged VoIP and data networking products for service providers and enterprise customers.

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Comptel_logoWASHINGTON, D.C. – COMPTEL, the leading trade association for the competitive communications industry, today commented on AT&T’s proposals for two trials involving the transition of two wire centers to all-IP services.

The following statement can be attributed to Chip Pickering, COMPTEL’s CEO:

“As AT&T has proposed its trials, COMPTEL and its member companies look forward to fully engaging and participating in this process, and, at the same time, vigorously advocating for the continuity of sound competitive policies.

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark., March 3, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Windstream Hosted Solutions (Nasdaq:WIN), one of the nation’s premier providers of enterprise-class managed hosting solutions, today announced the official opening of its fourth data center in Charlotte, N.C., bringing its nationwide total to 27.

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Radware Expands Its Attack Mitigation Network (AMN) Coverage Through Collaboration With NEC to Produce a Native SDN Solution That Allows Users to Provision Protection Against DoS/DDoS Attacks Per Virtual Network

MAHWAH, N.J., March 3, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Radware(Nasdaq:RDWR), a leading provider of application delivery and application security solutions for virtual and cloud data centers, announced it has released the general availability version of DefenseFlow(TM), the AMN Cyber Control and Intelligence Application v1.0, for the NEC ProgrammableFlow Controller.

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NANJING, China, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, jointly hosted the 2014 Global Professional LTE Summit in Nanjing, China with the Telecommunications Research Institute of China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).

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Equinox to Attend Comptel PLUS Spring Convention and Expo

NASHVILLE, TN—March 3, 2014—Anticipation is building as Equinox Information Systems prepares to attend the COMPTEL PLUS Spring 2014 Convention and Expo later this month. This year’s event runs Sunday through Wednesday, March 16-19, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Part of Willis Series Analyzing Cyber Risk Disclosure in Public Documents

NEW YORK, March 3, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — In a study of public documents, Willis Group Holdings plc (NYSE:WSH), the global risk advisor, insurance and reinsurance broker found that technology and telecommunications companies estimated their cyber exposures at higher levels than others in the Fortune 1000, an indication that those firms may be underestimating their cyber risk exposure.

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