Yesterday, Intermedia and Telanetix, Inc. announced that they have entered into a merger agreement through which Intermedia will acquire cloud-based telecom provider, Telanetix. Both companies expect the merger to close within the next six months. This announcement will allow Intermedia to become one of the largest SMB VoIP providers in the US.
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In keeping in tune with our theme of Voice/Mobility Tuesday, we heard yesterday that Dell Quest Software announced the results of a global survey of IT executives to gauge the level of organizational maturity with existing BYOD strategies, along with realized and anticipated benefits and problems. The findings conclude that approximately 70% of companies believe BYOD can improve their work processes and help them work better in the future, while an estimated 59% believe they would be at a competitive disadvantage without BYOD.
Ingram Micro Inc. said yesterday that it has promoted Kirk Robinson to senior vice president, commercial markets and global accounts, North America; according to the distributor, the promotion is effective immediately.
Yesterday, nCircle announced the availability of their Device Profiler 4000. The DP 4000 is a part of the nCircle Suite 360 line and is a vulnerability scanning appliance that has been designed to scan highly sensitive networks.
By Harry Brelsford, Founder and Chairman, SMB Nation; and Regina Ciardiello, Editor, SMB Nation
So what’s the buzz on BlackBerry 10? Is it a game-changer? The short answer is that I don’t know (YET). I’m a BlackBerry fan and, full with disclosure, they have been a huge supporter of SMB Nation for many years. I’ve used many of their products (and still do), so that’s why my hope is that the upcoming Jan. 30 launch of BlackBerry 10 will go down as one of the “Top 10 Tech Stories of 2013.” You might say that it’s too early to tell, with 2013 just beginning. However, we have been tracking outlets such as CNBC and others who recently revealed that Apple announced it was cutting its component orders for the iPhone 5 because of softer than expected sales. On the same day this was announced, interestingly enough, RIM (BlackBerry’s parent company) saw a rise in its stock price.