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That news led Ryan & Maniskas LLP to launch an investigation against Xura for possible breaches of fiduciary duty and other violations of state law by the board of directors of Xura for not acting in the company shareholders' best interests in connection with the sale process.
5/28/2016 8:22:00 AM
The community this week enjoyed the second installment of Sean Applegate's two part series, How to Close the Velocity Gap. Applegate explores how to become a leader in this transformative time, and it's about far more than just technology. It involves a balancing act of culture and capabilities, which in the end results not only in a healthy bottom line, but happy employees and a seat at the forefront of IT. The full piece is HERE.
5/28/2016 8:21:00 AM
Last, but not least, is so something to keep an eye on down the road. The University of Stuttgart and the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics IAF demonstrated 6Gbps transmission at greater than 37km for terrestrial radio transmission setting a new world record for such speeds over such distances.
5/28/2016 8:17:00 AM
Details on exploit kits, the views of U.S. Federal government security pros and DDoS for hire top Cloud Security Resource week news and insights.
5/28/2016 7:30:00 AM
News in the NFV Essentials Community ranged from the ETSI OSM Release 0 to and study on why operators need to use NFV to meet needs of Millennials.
5/28/2016 7:30:00 AM
This week in the web-scale networking community saw debate heat up on community broadband.
5/28/2016 7:30:00 AM
This week in Conferencing news headlines we continue to hear about the benefits video conferencing for companies of all sizes.
5/28/2016 7:30:00 AM
Just ahead of Memorial Day, it would be easy to think that the news might have slacked off a bit in anticipation of a long weekend full of barbecues, relaxation, and remembrances of those who gave their lives in service to their country. That's not so, as the news keeps right on going. So before you set off to your own Memorial Day weekend activities, do yourself a favor and get ready for next week with our Week in Review coverage!
5/28/2016 7:20:00 AM
It's been another big week for the cloud information technology (IT) field, and despite an upcoming holiday weekend, the flow of news didn't let up a bit. So to get yourself ready for next week, it's a good time to catch up on the high points of this week, which we'll do right now with our Week in Review coverage!
5/28/2016 7:15:00 AM
Hello, friends. This is the IoT Evolution World Week in Review. We'll get to the news in just a bit, but first a quick reminder about the IoT Evolution Expo in Las Vegas, July 11 to 14. If you want to get in on it as a sponsor or exhibitor, now's the time, so hook up with Matt Gleeson, our Biz Dev maestro.
5/28/2016 7:10:00 AM
One of the great myths that the Cyber Security Trend Community debunks is the old saying that any news is good publicity. Clearly that can't be said as the headlines of even the general press are now constantly dominated by the latest exploits of cyber criminals and state-sponsored hacking. An example of this is ongoing as this is written involving global coverage of probable North Korean involvement in the assaults on the SWIFT financial messaging system.
5/28/2016 7:05:00 AM
The Next Generation Communications Community as is mentioned often is a very eclectic place, and based on the size and diversity of the readership that is a very good thing. This week did not disappoint on that front. In fact, along with new capabilities there were reports to review with useful insights and even a consumer group perspective on the possible opening of the set-top box market in the U.S. to competition. And, a series of special guest contributions is sure to perk reader interest.
5/28/2016 7:00:00 AM
Everything is bigger in Texas, including the demand for cloud. That's why AVANT is thrilled to announce the expansion of our channel management team with the recent hiring of Jacqueline Duffy as Senior Partner Manager of the Lone Star market.
5/27/2016 1:55:45 PM
It's common for marketing departments to be asked to do more with less, especially in today's rapidly evolving marketing landscape. That's why an increasing number of marketing departments are onboarding help from creative agencies to help fill in the gaps.
5/27/2016 1:50:08 PM
It's common for marketing departments to be asked to do more with less, especially in today's rapidly evolving marketing landscape. That's why an increasing number of marketing departments are onboarding help from creative agencies to help fill in the gaps.
5/27/2016 1:46:01 PM
Agile Marketing has been gaining lots of attention at industry conferences as well as in blogs and other publications, but there's often confusion about what it means.
5/27/2016 1:26:32 PM
If you feel safe and secure driving around in your heavy-hauling pickup, maybe you want to turn a blind eye to the latest National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) report on America's 10 Most Stolen Vehicles. The report verifies that imports and pickups continue to constitute the bulk of stolen vehicles in the U.S., with many of the same cars topping the list since 2007. The Honda Accord-with 51,290 stolen in 2014-is the most popular make and model with car thieves.
5/27/2016 1:22:03 PM
Verint Systems, a hardware manufacturer and developer of software for business security and intelligence, acquired Telligent in 2015. Since then, it has been working to update the Telligent Community collaboration software. This past week, it released a number of new features that address navigation and engagement on client-built social communities.
5/27/2016 1:04:18 PM
In this case, 3scale offers more than just its own survival. It helps other applications reach the outside world by managing their APIs from a central location. It can work with applications that run in its own instance of OpenShift just as well as it can help applications that run in other instances.
5/27/2016 12:47:28 PM
JFrog has released its answer to the complicated problem of application transparency. Most mobile and desktop apps today rely on more than their inner workings to make an impact; they connect with third-party services to extend their functionality. This can be great for performance and feature count, but it can make a negative impression on anyone hoping to see how the apps complete their chores.
5/27/2016 12:12:38 PM
Finally, it is important to remember the importance of timeliness. Taking too much time to approve content can cause it to lose momentum or fail to capitalize on current events or new developments. There needs to be enough trust in the content creator to not take too much time to approve a piece of copy.
5/27/2016 11:41:59 AM
Cities don't become smart overnight.
5/27/2016 11:31:16 AM
? It's hard to feel bad for United States telecom operations. Many of them enjoy a kind of monopoly status by fiat in certain areas, and make massive amounts of money annually despite being some of the most hated organizations around. Despite this, a report from The Register noted how lobbying group US Telecom recently took the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to task over plans to make a change that US Telecom believes will hamper future investment in infrastructure.
5/27/2016 11:29:48 AM
Call recording is an integral part to a successful organization. From customer service and sales to compliance and security, the role of call recording is vital. And, recently hosted PBX provider Vodia, announced a new partnership with CallCabinet. The pairing will feature the integration of Atmos with Vodia's Hosted PBX.
5/27/2016 11:27:17 AM
With the popularity of mobile Internet growing by the day and showing no signs of slowing down, it must become a priority of marketers to redesign their websites and blogs to optimize them for mobile. This may, at first glance, seem like a grueling task. While there are sure to be some hiccups and grinding when it comes to this site redesign, the process can be simplified by focusing on a few key areas.
5/27/2016 11:24:25 AM
It might seem like a misnomer, as the sharing economy has previously been thought to mean getting stuff for free. A new report from Juniper Research should dispel that notion, as it's projecting that, by 2020, the sharing economy's revenues are set to triple current levels and hit fully $20 billion annually.
5/27/2016 11:21:37 AM
There is a tendency for all of us in the communications industry when we think about not just the future but the present of networks and their traffic to, in essence, marginalize, and in some cases write-off, voice communications. After all, as the world goes all-IP, voice becomes a commodity, the next generation workforce appears voice-averse for communicating in real-time (not necessarily true since real-time video should be viewed as just enhanced voice), etc., voice seems to be of little concern. This is a mistaken impression.
5/27/2016 11:10:57 AM
With security a critical challenge, particularly when it comes to identity, ForgeRock previews enhanced functionality in its new service broker.
5/27/2016 10:37:01 AM
Time management is one of the unspoken challenges of every new entrepreneur. At the starting gate, one has just so many things to take care of, and so little knowledge of what steps to take, that time wasted might be the best measure of start-up costs.
5/27/2016 9:19:49 AM
ABI Research study sees 85% of CSP traffic to be encrypted, leaving l5% that can be optimized.
5/27/2016 7:58:03 AM
The complexity of compliance in healthcare includes HIPAA, the Affordable Care Act, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, and then some. While the need for the secure transfer of medical data is paramount, this type of protection must be provided in a way to not hinder the provision of exceptional medical care.
5/27/2016 7:55:40 AM
The fourth bill is H.R. 2589. This bill is designed to inform the public of any changes made by the FCC. It was introduced by Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-N.C.) as part of an overall initiative to improve the way the FCC operates. The bill requires the FCC to publish changes to any of its rules on the agency's website within 24 hours.
5/27/2016 7:45:07 AM
The Cloud Foundry Foundation, a group dedicated to the advancement of enterprise cloud systems and technology, recently added a new member to its lineup: Dynatrace. Dynatrace joined the group as a silver member, and is set to bring its line of digital performance management systems to join in the foundation's push toward a tomorrow with more enterprise cloud tools.
5/27/2016 7:00:00 AM
Companies and their networks are undergoing a whole lot of change, and the vendors that have historically been the arms dealers for network engineers have to go with the flow. Cisco Systems is seen as the vendor with the most to lose, considering it's long been the leader in enterprise networking.
5/27/2016 7:00:00 AM
The partnership trend gows ever more solid and promising every day, and the newest evidence comes in the form of a new intelligent water management system, called Phyn, built in tandem by Belkin International and Uponor Corporation.
5/27/2016 7:00:00 AM
VisionMETRIX 4.0 is a network performance monitoring and reporting web portal for service providers and their customers. It can be used to access business services and Ethernet-based mobile backhaul performance. And it connects directly to SDN controllers, so it can provide updates by the second.
5/26/2016 5:32:19 PM
Over the last year, the U.S. government has been making strides toward understanding and, in some cases, encouraging the IoT industry. The Federal Government last year set up a consumer protection agency to look at privacy concerns, The Senate is talking about a cybersecurity regulation designed to keep technological expertise at the forefront of enterprise operations and the White House in September launched a Smart Cities initiative to help municipalities get in on the game.
5/26/2016 5:04:48 PM
One of the primary goals in computing that underlines every discipline is usability. Without a clear path to new mobile services, consumers will not use them. Furthermore, without a clear path to mobile service development, service providers will shy away from the creation process.
5/26/2016 4:58:36 PM
The cloud's scale and economics, combined with big data techniques, are changing the game when it comes to Internet traffic flows and analysis.
5/26/2016 3:47:17 PM
The tendency to cover the fast-paced world of network functions virtualization (NFV), and its closely related and in many cases complimentary cousin software defined networking (SDN), is to focus on the technology. However, it is always useful to have context as to what the promise of these virtualization efforts are aimed at, aside from reducing costs and making service delivery faster and high-performance, in terms as to why there is a sense of urgency by everyone to transform their infrastructures.
5/26/2016 3:26:12 PM
It's easy to forget, especially as we all tend toward using the acronym, that voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) depends inherently on the Internet-the I portion of the acronym-to get anything done. A recent report from Telecom Reseller drives that point home, suggesting that some may be having issues with VoIP systems because the network isn't sufficiently powerful to provide the service to its fullest.
5/26/2016 3:23:37 PM
In this special episode of the IoT Time Podcast, Ken Briodagh sits down to talk about the IoT Evolution Expo with Carl Ford and Bill Sell, the creators of the content for the event.
5/26/2016 3:20:35 PM
One of the biggest challenges that small businesses face is simply getting the word out about themselves. Their advertising budgets are dwarfed by larger chains, and it can often seem as though they are ill-equipped to compete. However, search engines can often provide smaller businesses a boost because today's SEO often makes an effort to feature local businesses. With that being said, here are some key things small business owners should keep in mind about local SEO.
5/26/2016 3:18:49 PM
Successful storytelling is, and should be, a top priority for content marketer's in today's world. Customers want to be able to understand the history and mission of a brand, and see that the values of a brand are in line with their own. However, it can often be difficult for marketers to weave the narrative they wish their customers to believe. Customer testimonials, when harnessed correctly, can provide a huge boost for marketers looking to craft positive stories about their brand.
5/26/2016 3:09:58 PM
Virtual reality is all the rage right now. From Oculus Rift to HTC Vive to Google Glass, there are a ton of virtual reality products being released. In fact, the virtual reality market is estimated to be worth an upwards of $15.89 billion in revenue by 2020.
5/26/2016 2:50:40 PM
Consumers express concerns despite endorsing FCC actions to open up the set-top box market to competition.
5/26/2016 2:35:22 PM
In part one of this two-part column, I examined the genesis of the so-called Velocity Gap and the problems it creates for IT organizations. Now I will lay out the steps you can take to close the Velocity Gap and hasten your evolution from the Keeper of IT Systems hiding in the data center to a high-profile business services provider.
5/26/2016 2:17:55 PM
It's generally gratifying to be considered a master of something, especially when it's by experts and masters in that particular field. For Computer Design & Integration LLC, just such a fate came to pass recently as it announced the new rank of Master Service Provider from no less than Cisco itself.
5/26/2016 1:22:09 PM
Allot showcases security services virtual network functions (VNF) and virtual customer premises equipment (vCPE) working with current NFV capabilities.
5/26/2016 1:14:28 PM
The Radisson Blu Edwardian in London has a new concierge called Edward, but this one doesn't wear a suit and carry a clipboard. He's a chatbot, or a virtual assistant who operates by text message, and he's able to meet guest requests or answer questions nearly as well as any human concierge.
5/26/2016 12:59:28 PM
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