Articles about Smartnet

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Fears for small biz as 'draconian Cisco chokes cash flow'

Cisco's sweeping changes worldwide to its Shared Support Programme (SSP) will alter the way the networking giant pays its partners - and could have dire consequences for the liquidity of some small service providers. Way back in March, Cisco piloted the Services Partner Programme (SPP), which will eventually replace the SSP. …
Paul Kunert, 24 Sep 2012
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Couple arrested over $23m Cisco spare parts 'scam'

A married couple from North Carolina have been indicted for allegedly running a spare parts scam that bilked Cisco out of as much as $23m. Mario and Jennifer Easevoli, 33 and 28 respectively, and a third defendant, face sentences of as much as 20 years and fines of up to $500,000 if found guilty of running the scam. The …
Joe Fay, 16 Oct 2009

Prosecutors swoop on Cisco reseller fraud (again)

Federal prosecutors in California have indicted four former employees of a defunct networking resellers for allegedly scamming Cisco's replacement parts program. which could land them long jail terms. The four, who worked for Minnesota firm Interlink Communications Corp, are accused of conspiring to defraud Cisco's SMARTnet …

GPS tracking Feds bust Cisco reseller 'fraud'

A GPS tracking sting has led to accusations that a reseller defrauded Cisco of millions of dollars in networking gear by fiddling its hardware maintainance program on a grand scale. The US Attorney claims Michael A. Daly, 53, set up false identities and rented mailboxes in at least 39 states, which he used to bag Cisco parts. …
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Channel rumours round-up

Atos Origin and Getronics are the targets of rumoured takeovers this morning sending shares in both soaring. Dutch company Getronics was up five per cent late last week on rumours that KPN, the Dutch telco, was lining it up for a takeover. Getronics shares were steady this morning. Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf said the company …
John Oates, 19 Mar 2007