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December 11, 2007 10:19 AM
Posted by Brier Dudley
That's the take in CMP's Channel Web, a publication for the reseller industry.
There's a hurricane approaching for Microsoft's channel partners. But instead of taping up windows and boarding up doorways, the best way VARs can prepare for this storm is to start building in-house expertise in unified communications and seeking out new types of partners to help deliver solutions.
That's the opinion of a growing number of Microsoft partners in the unified communications space who are gearing up for what they believe will be a flood of interest in the technology, which combines instant messaging, voice and videoconferencing to improve business collaboration.
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