Editorial Programme

Because Comms Business editorial team has many years experience working within the industry our features represent the topics that are currently of most interest to our readers.

Written by experts we cut through the hype and cover the real issues making Comms Business a must read every month.

Below are details of the main features planned for the coming issues of Comms Business.  These represent only a fraction of the content of each issue but allow you to plan your PR and advertising activity at the most relevant times of the year.

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Month Market Report Margin Maker IT/ Data Mobile Guides
December 2013 Preview of 2014 Co-Location Fixed Mobile Convergence
January Voice & Data Distribution Data Centres Virtual Desktop Wireless Solutions Channel Profiles
February  Call Recording Network & PBX Security SaaS Mobile Distribution
March PBX & Communications Platforms UC for SME Microsoft Lync Mobile Data – International roaming
April  SIP Trunks Audio & Video Conferencing Non-voice cloud apps Mobile World Congress Summit North Show Guide
May Headsets The Cloud Sales Opportunity Storage Mobile Call Recording & Compliance
June   Call Management Microsoft Lync Wireless Mobile Device Management – Handling BYOD
July Hosted Telephony Collaboration/ Federation IaaS Mobile Virtual Network Operators
August  The Future of Communications Platforms Superfast Access Big Data UC on the Move
September  Differentiating ISPs The Role of the Network Services Integrator Microsoft 365 4G Cloud Based Services, Datacentres & Connectivity
October  Call and Contact Centres Billing Services Data Back Up Mobile Headsets Summit South Show Guide
November SIP & IP Phones Inbound Services Tablets M2M
December Preview of 2015 Co-Location Future Trends Fixed Mobile Convergence


Synopsis For Monthly Features

September 2014 issue of Comms Business

Market Report: Differentiating ISPs

Internet Service Providers increasingly face the challenge of differentiating themselves – it’s never just about the price.

Providing access solutions and making it profitable is difficult but many companies are finding that having a range of value added services and products is the way ahead.

- What are these services and how can resellers engage with ISP’s that help them grow their sales?

- Some ISPs are now competing for hosted telephony business – providing the connectivity and the application sounds a reasonable idea – after all, it’s just the one throat to choke if there is a problem.

- What makes for a good ISP partner?

Adding Value: The Role of the Network Services Integrator

This is a more data centric, IP networks article examining how more sophisticated, larger and geographically diverse data networks can be put together by suppliers constructing solutions based on an integrated set of products from different suppliers.
This article asks:

- What are the advantages of dealing with integrators?
- How do they manage to construct their solutions for the channel?
- How are SLAs managed?
- Are there real cost savings to be made or is it about getting the user the right service?

Reseller case studies welcome

Microsoft 365

This is a shorter article looking at the Microsoft Office 365 product suite and how it can become a channel play for resellers. Can 365 open doors to other applications through extending the licences to include the UC and collaboration applications of Lync?

Case Studies and reseller comment welcome.

4G – A UK Network State of Play Update

4G, are we still excited about it or has the slow roll out curbed our enthusiasm? Operators have been busy building out their 4G networks over the last year and we now officially have competition. Has gap between EE and the other 4G players now closed? What does 4G mean to the Channel?

- What is the landscape like out there?
- Are resellers picking up on the 4G opportunity?
- Is 4G living up to the hype?

Case studies welcome

Contact David Dungay: david@commsbusiness.co.uk



Editorial Contacts

Ian Hunter
Tel: 07818 043276
Email: ianh@cbmagazine.co.uk

David Dungay
Tel: 01892 538348
E-mail – david@commsbusiness.co.uk

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