PricewaterhouseCoopers Presents The CommunicationsDirect Daily Update For October 22, 2007
Alltel Posts Strong Results in Last Quarter before Privatisation
Alltel, the fifth-largest wireless carrier in the United States, has announced what is likely to be the final set of results before it becomes a private company following acquisition by TPG Capital and Goldman Sachs. With 205,000, Alltel added over double the number of net new customers in the same period a year previously. With...
Searching for a Better Mobile Search Solution
Searching for information on a mobile device, such as a cell phone, is about as easy as scribbling a note with a baseball bat. Startup kannuu has developed a mobile device-oriented search technology that promises to make mobile-based searches significantly easier, if not entirely pain free. The Dallas-based company's Partial...
Siemens Readies SMB UC Appliance
Siemens on Monday will go to market with a unified communications (UC) offering for small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs), according to widespread reports, including in it the free OpenOffice software that's the free software community's challenge to Microsoft Office. The Siemens challenge will be in the form of HiPath...
Google Keeping Mobile Plans Quiet
Although Google reported a nearly 46% jump in net income for the third quarter, executives are not reporting any specifics about the company's plans for the mobile space. According to a report by Dow Jones newswires Google co-founder Larry Page and CEO Eric Schmidt said "a lot about very little" during a conference...
Where Will Software Smarts End Up?
Is Microsoft, infamous for the blue-screens of death on its Windows PCs, ready to enter the telephony world of SLAs and "five 9s" availability? Whether the answer is yes or no, here they come anyway. This week, the PC software giant delivered its first major salvo in the war over unified communications. The...
Applications, Access Challenge Ethernet
As large enterprises continue to embrace Ethernet services, applications are likely to become a hot topic, according to speakers at Light Reading's Ethernet Expo this past week. Meanwhile, though, carriers are still limited by the reach of their networks and are continuing to press hard for interconnection standards. ...
SMBs Get Market Respect
If you work for a business with fewer than 1,000 employees, you're no doubt aware that storage networking suppliers have you in their sights. But you've probably noted an uptick in the pitch level lately. At the SNW tradeshow in Dallas this week, numerous vendors pounded the SMB skins with fresh vigor. And while ...
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