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CRN: M5 Networks- Hot Time For Hosted VoIP

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Dan Hoffman, CEO of M5 Networks, sees his company as a particularly special breed of hosted VoIP provider. It is one that is in the best position to partner with the channel as the landscape of networking vendors continues to consolidate, solution providers evolve their business models for the new era of cloud computing, and service assurance becomes the difference between being a trusted advisor and merely reselling faceless software platforms or phone equipment.

"The channel business model is headed to a higher-level strategic integrator of cloud services," Hoffman said in a recent interview with CRN at M5's midtown Manhattan offices. "People don't realize this yet, but it's so much easier to put puzzle pieces together in the cloud and then free up the cycles to configure properly, train people properly and get all the juice out of the software you bought."

Read more at CRN.