Howard Solomon

Currently a freelance writer, I'm the former editor of and Computing Canada. An IT journalist since 1997, I've written for several of ITWC's sister publications including and Computer Dealer News. Before that I was a staff reporter at the Calgary Herald and the Brampton (Ont.) Daily Times. I can be reached at hsolomon [@]

Articles by Howard Solomon

Ethernet switch sales slow

Gartner reports that revenues from switch sales to organizations and carriers fell 12 per cent in the first quarter and port shipments dropped six per cent compared to the fourth quarter of 2006.

Fixed wireless market waking up

TeraGo Networks of Thornhill, Ont., raised $50 million when it was listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange. That money will help TeraGo expand across the country, according to a company spokesman.

Board reconsiders Inter-Tel, Mitel deal

Last month Inter-Tel founder Steven Mihaylo forced the company

Symantec calls for more unity

Under a strategy dubbed Storage United, Symantec says it will release new products and services allowing users to control storage across different arrays from one platform.

Bell’s future still unclear

Whether the $51.7-billion sale to a private equity group lead by the Ontario Teachers Pension Plan finally makes the utility an efficient and competitive telecommunications force across the country isn

Mitel, Inter-Tel merger deal hits snag

Voting on Canadian firm's offer to acquire the American telecom provider gets delayed as Inter-Tel's Mihaylo tries to buy more time.

SMBs couldn’t care less about telecom ‘extras’

Service providers spend a lot of money creating and marketing extra telecom services beyond voice and data access. But according to a recent study, small and medium-sized organizations are yawning at them.

Cisco forges ahead with IronPort technology integration

It's acquisition of e-mail security firm IronPort, says Cisco, enables it is able to provide a far more end-to-end offering than networking competitors or leading security vendors.

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