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Cisco is providing trade-ins, rebates and various tools to help VARs seize a $20 billion network replacement opportunity.

Firetide joins Avaya's DeveloperConnection program, allowing channel partners of both companies to implement voice, video and data applications indoors and outdoors over mesh network.

K-12 school districts offer plenty of sales opportunities for VARs that understand their unique finances and special needs.

Open-source anti-spam applications that use statistical analysis can pick out spam much more accurately than Bayesian filters, once they get enough training.

Microsoft Technology Partners say the company's reorganization plan will help it focus on current business challenges, but shouldn't have any effect on their relations with the software giant.

Yahoo has begun limited testing in the United States for its updated and enhanced Web mail service.

Airgo Networks said Wednesday that the company is sampling its third-generation router chip at speeds that surpass a typical wired Ethernet connection.

The new Linksys 802.11G wireless broadband router for home and small business use is powerful enough to raise security issues.

The full potential of IP telephony is a hard sell to cash-strapped businesses, but it will be the future, and it is up to VARs to coach their clients into its promise.

Forward Concepts, known for their expertise in the DSP space, has entered the WiMAX forecasting market with a report predicting that the technology will be worth $2 billion in 2009. Analysts also handicapped some early frontrunners.

If the Ethernet network unit is sold, resellers will have to decide whether to stand by their brand.

Updated: A researcher followed through with a presentation on a security hole in Cisco's IOS even after the network equipment company theatened to shut down the conference if the information wasn't suppressed.

Saying information about a flaw in Cisco's IOS was obtained illegally, the company attempts to keep former ISS researcher Michael Lynn from publicizing the discovery.

Review: The channel has largely declined to pitch thin-client computing to customers because the technology and the margins were too weak. But Sun's new effort at a thin-client platform, Sun Ray, may change some minds.

Opinion: Japanese consumers and telecom providers have raised cell phones to a new commercial plateau, as private messengers, location pinpointers, electronic wallets, and a platform for solution providers with the ambition to use them.

IP storage vendor Rainfinity creates a technical service program to help users and VARs set up NAS virtualization systems. Meanwhile, Zycko will distribute Asigra's agentless backup and recovery software.

IBM Tivoli is rolling out a host of new process- and management-automation services, while swearing its own services group will play nice with the channel.

Network Physics and Apparent Networks seek VARs to help sell their solutions to the pervasive problem of performance degradation.

The storage access company moves into enterprise NAS with its plans to rebrand Tacit's solution for extending network storage over a WAN.

Addressing what it says is a demand for hosted services, the messaging security vendor aims to help managed-service providers offer its e-mail screening and anti-virus solutions.

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