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7/25/2016 6:20:32 PM
MobiFone Corp., a mobile network operator out of Vietnam, has acquired Ciena's packet-optical networking technology through the vendor's channel partner ELCOM.
7/25/2016 5:53:57 PM
About 80 percent of the mobile device OS market is made up of Android devices. The IoT is an even higher percentage. Now, managed wireless network services provider KORE is making a bet on iOS for IoT with a new development partnership with Apple. The partnership allows KORE to provide businesses with a solution for rapid iPad-based IoT development and ROI.
7/25/2016 5:52:24 PM
We all know that we live in what will be an always on and all ways connected world. We long ago passed the days when there were more people connected to devices. Now, thanks to the criticality in our personal and professional live of the Internet of Things (IoT) and its closely related machine-to-machine (M2M) devices, the information they generated and the useful services they enable, we are looking at billions of network connected devices in the very near future.
7/25/2016 5:49:47 PM
Earlier this month at the IoT Evolution Expo, Martin Flusberg, CEO, Powerhouse Dynamics, had five minutes to share one of the most interesting and successful implementations of IoT we've come across.
7/25/2016 5:21:17 PM
Initiative of industry heavyweights aims to put a damper on companies being held hostage by online bad guys.
7/25/2016 4:50:29 PM
Recently, the police's ability to access someone's phone has been a hot topic in American news. I'm sure we all remember the ordeal involving Apple and the FBI in regards to the San Bernadino shooter's phone privacy. It raised a lot of questions about how far the police are allowed to go before infringing on an individual's rights in the search for justice and the truth.
7/25/2016 4:17:28 PM
When it comes to enterprise cloud, development tools are both vital to the ongoing success of the system and found in fairly large numbers. One new force in enterprise cloud development recently came to light as Fujitsu subsidiary RunMyProcess noted plans to bring ImageWare's GoVerifyID to its slate of clients, bringing a powerful new security solution to developers turning to RunMyProcess.
7/25/2016 3:11:24 PM
For its part, Facebook is still focused on the end goal and how to get there. As part of this journey to 1 billion, we focused on creating the best possible experiences in modern day communications, said Facebook's vice president for Messenger, David Marcus in Venture Beat. We remain focused on helping connect people to the people and businesses who matter most.
7/25/2016 2:54:16 PM
Hopefully I had you with the headline. The reason is that while the momentum to move almost Everything to the cloud continues unabated, for all of the well-known and documented reasons, particularly in the area of hosted PBX, it turns out that not all hosted PBX solutions are optimized for your return on investment (ROI) expectations. In fact, it is more than arguable that if you are paying on the now industry standard practice of per-seat/per-feature you probably are paying too much.
7/25/2016 2:53:59 PM
If offered the opportunity to work in the call center environment, too many in the crowd would consider it menial work, something that was settling instead of career-changing. The reality is the industry has come a long way in terms of technology, innovation and driving revenue and profit for the organization, but the public still perceives it as a role that requires little intellect, skill or experience.
7/25/2016 2:47:56 PM
While we should not ignore the very real danger posed by this type of intentional threat, we must also recognize the role of negligent employees in delivering a similar result. The fact is that the road to cyberattack is often paved with the best of intentions.
7/25/2016 2:47:53 PM
The variables to manage inside the typical contact center tend to focus on processes, key strategic service delivery goals and human management. The agent base is often touted as the most valuable asset within the customer service division, but how do you effectively drive key initiatives among of team of individuals with a variety of skill-sets, education and talents? The best answer is workforce management.
7/25/2016 2:43:33 PM
Samsung's current wireless charging pad is flat. The new designs are rumored to be taller and will supposedly be capable of charging more than one device at a time. Samsung wants to make it easier for you to charge your phone, tablet and camera along with wearables such as smartwatches and electronic glasses. For now, these are just designs that may or may not turn out the way we want them to. However, Samsung has confirmed an event for Aug. 2, where they will launch the new Galaxy Note 7. It's the hope that, during the event, they will provide some insight into these new wireless chargers.
7/25/2016 2:42:52 PM
We humans have become quite adept at modifying and upgrading tools and machines to make our lives easier. Consider the car enthusiast who goes under the hood to add more horsepower. Or the video gamer who opens the PC to install more memory and a new graphics card. And now we're starting to move beyond just tinkering with individual systems to overhauling entire business processes.
7/25/2016 2:27:44 PM
In the world of call center management, the activities taking place can lead to a variety of outcomes, depending upon the climate in which these activities are executed. To that end, there are certain roles that need to exist within the contact center. These roles focus on helping to motivate staff, communicating strategy and pushing key initiatives along to exceed set goals. All translate into tall orders, but with the right people in place, can be achieved.
7/25/2016 2:25:44 PM
Hans Vestberg, the CEO and president of Ericsson as well as a member of its board of directors, announced this week that he would step down as the head of the company. In the meantime, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Jan Frykhammar will take the helm until the existing leadership can find a permanent replacement for Vestberg. His comments about the matter make the situation sound amicable and in the best interest of Ericsson as it continues to innovate in its field.
7/25/2016 2:20:09 PM
Marketers spend a lot of time and money on the perfect advertisement, but how often do they get to see the real-time effects of those marketing strategies? Thanks to Foursquare, marketing agencies can now keep track of the effectiveness of their advertisements by seeing real-time figures reflecting the number of people going into certain stores.
7/25/2016 2:19:43 PM
Microchip Technology, a microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions provider, is claiming that it has the world's lowest-power Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) sensor node and has released a new demonstration platform to prove it, complete with the award-winning ultra-low-power BTLC1000-certified module, a SMART SAM L21 Cortex-M0+ MCU, Bosch sensor technology and a complete software solution.
7/25/2016 2:09:04 PM
The argument for data as the up-and-coming currency of the world is getting harder to refute as the IoT builds to ever greater prominence. More and more companies are starting to recognize this fact. Teradata, a big data analytics company, has purchased Big Data Partnership, an EMEA-based services provider of big data solutions and training, in a move to make it a bigger global place in the data marketplace.
7/25/2016 2:04:44 PM
Presetec, a distributor of network services to communications service providers in Chile, announced this week that it will begin using the Kandy Visual Attendant on its website.
7/25/2016 2:00:09 PM
Over the last year, both vendors and end users have noticed accelerated consolidation in the unified communications (UC) and conferencing markets. Last year we saw leading brands like Cisco and Avaya invest in video conferencing, cloud API and collaboration software. And at the start of 2016, Microsoft took over UC management provider Event Zero to strengthen Skype's business capabilities.
7/25/2016 1:53:46 PM
Every so often we get new reports from the various consulting and market research ventures out there, and these reports often underscore what we already know: the telepresence / videoconferencing market is already a big market and it will likely only get bigger. A recent report from MarketsandMarkets puts a dollar value on the general projections, and suggests by 2022, the market will be worth around $2.63 billion.
7/25/2016 1:52:36 PM
Communications-enabling applications are well on their way to becoming mainstream, as Alan Percy, senior director of product marketing at Dialogic, notes. He points out that Snapchat, Uber, and WhatsApp are all examples of this, and that they have helped users understand the value of having a two-way, data-enabled instant conversation with a provider or friend, and without having to initiate a telephone call. Real-time communications, he adds, also has enabled a range of embedded systems and Internet of Things applications to reach out and communicate to the users that maintain or are affected by their processes.
7/25/2016 1:46:10 PM
Call centers are always blamed for Robocalls or illegal calls. Those maddening sales calls do not seem to be quitting. Unanticipated sales calls are getting worse these days as they are automated and many receivers are making a smart move by hanging up the call. Though the problem was solved to a greater extent via do not call registry, we are almost back to receiving them regularly with VoIP and internet calling making way. Call centers are called today a Cortisol land...!!Stress for the employees and stress for the receivers too...
7/25/2016 1:37:21 PM
Google is attempting to become the go to place for businesses to sell their goods online. While the world of online marketplaces has consistently been dominated by names like Amazon and eBay, Google is hoping to supplant these established corporations. What is their plan of attack? It relies heavily on artificial intelligence.
7/25/2016 11:44:28 AM
US-CERT issue vulnerability notice regarding remote code execution issue that could compromise GSM and LTE networks.
7/25/2016 11:37:58 AM
- IoT Evolution World, the premier resource for current information about the exploding Internet of Things market, announced today the recipients of the 2016 Smart Grid Product of the Year Award.
7/25/2016 11:35:56 AM
Sometimes in marketing it's a good idea to pull out all the stops and try several different things at once, especially if it's not immediately clear which idea will work best and sales need a shot in the arm. For Sephora, it's making a big new push to ramp up its mobile sales with a set of new advertising moves and unusual tactics in general, including a big new focus on dating app Tinder.
7/25/2016 10:57:37 AM
The sale of Yahoo's core assets to Verizon for a reported $4.83 billion, leaving Yahoo shareholders with roughly a $41 billion investment in Chinese Internet giant Alibaba and a few other small assets, really does mark the end of an era. The former Internet powerhouse has struggled for over a decade to find its voice, and never was able to get it right after its early success as what was then the Swiss Army knife for all things online.
7/25/2016 10:21:11 AM
It's no secret that development and programming are very highly sought-after skills these days. Various tech jobs are consistently among the highest paying jobs in America, alongside doctors and lawyers, and as the tech world continues to influence other industries, be it medicine, manufacturing or finance, the demand for programmers will only grow. There are all sorts of different languages and frameworks to pick from when it comes to development, though, so how do you choose which one is best for you to master? That decision partially depends on your specific skill sets and interests, but it is also worth taking into consideration the tech trends that are poised for major growth in the coming years.
7/25/2016 9:49:17 AM
The central office has long been the center of gravity for most business IT organizations. That's where the data center is, and where most of IT's staff works. But those personnel and systems are increasingly asked to support users at remote and branch offices (ROBOs). These locations are crucial because that's often where business happens. That's creating difficulties for IT professionals who are discovering that supporting ROBOs is expensive, resource-intensive and increases risk of data theft or loss.
7/25/2016 9:33:27 AM
This is the year in which millennials became the majority of the working population around the world. And, while there have been several studies about what makes them different in terms of their use of technology in their personal and business lives, Dell and Intel decided to take a bit of a deeper dive into the business side of things and have published Future Workforce Study. Its goal was identification of the global technology trends shaping the modern workplace in general with some specifics about the millennials.
7/25/2016 8:52:04 AM
Why HR has a role in creating a viable security ecosystem among employees with emphasis on training and metrics.
7/25/2016 8:37:09 AM
How to stop HummingBad malware which is generating over $300,000 per month for the organization behind it.
7/25/2016 8:17:31 AM
The rapid developments in IT are impressive, but often times many organizations, especially SMBs, are not able to take advantage of the opportunities they offer because of the complexities associated with them. The segment is so far-reaching, it is almost impossible for any one given entity or individual to keep track of the latest developments, and more importantly apply them to their particular needs. The Open Networking User Group (ONUG) is a community of IT executives who have come together to create a business value by enabling more choice and options for IT business leaders by supporting open interoperable hardware and software-defined infrastructure solutions.
7/25/2016 8:00:00 AM
GL Communications adds an application programming interface (API) to its Message Automation & Protocol Simulation (MAPS) testing app.
7/25/2016 7:30:00 AM
Sonus Session Border Controller (SBC), which runs as a virtual network function, gets several significant updates.
7/25/2016 7:30:00 AM
Facebook engineers detail how breakthroughs in the use of lasers could be used for Internet access.
7/25/2016 7:30:00 AM
Development in communications is coming at a feverish pace, so much so that if you don't stop and look around once in a while you could miss it. So with the weekend upon us, and a fresh cup of coffee in hand, there's no better time than the present to take a look at the week that was in the Communications Developer Zone: Time for the Week in Review!
7/23/2016 8:47:00 AM
This week in the Next Generation Communications Community once again displayed its diversity. Topics ranged from a new optical capacity and distance record to the need for advanced network planning and optimization (NPO).
7/23/2016 8:45:00 AM
From optical to SDN, the cloud and virtualization, the data center is experiencing a renaissance of innovation. Improving efficiency, security, performance and more, it is an exciting time to have a front row seat to the transformation of network infrastructure. With the weekend upon us, there's no better time than the present to take a look at the week that was in network transformation: Time for the Week in Review!
7/23/2016 8:30:00 AM
AT&T and Orange this week announced that they are working together on NFV and SDN standardization. And Saudi Telecom Co. is deploying Juniper Networks' Contrail Networking solution.
7/23/2016 8:25:00 AM
This week in the Cyber Security Trend Community featured more advice on steps that can be taken to increase one's security posture from attacks by cyber criminals. Topics ranged from preventing threats from Android malware to keeping electronic payments secure.
7/23/2016 8:00:00 AM
This week saw an outage of Docker Cloud, AT&T talk about its new Threat Intellect solution, Barracuda Networks release a new version of its NextGen Firewall and the publication of some new educational pieces offering guidance on how to protect yourself from ransomware and ensure your organization meets compliance requirements.
7/23/2016 7:55:00 AM
From the old country to the new, Web-Scale news spanned the globe, and we have it all for you right here. So pour yourself another cup of coffee and get comfy, because with the weekend upon us there is no better time than the present to take a look at the week that was: Time for the Week in Review!
7/23/2016 7:45:00 AM
Hello, friends. This is the IoT Evolution World Week in Review, and unholy apocalyptic hellscape, it's been hot here in the northeast, folks. Even the A/C is asking for a vacation. But that's enough complaining from me. Nobody likes a whiner, right?
7/23/2016 7:30:00 AM
Technology is constantly changing and impacting all aspects of our lives. Whether these changes are primarily in the workplace or affecting how we communicate with others on a daily basis, there are constantly new advancements being made. Unified Communications highlights several of these innovations on their site. With that in mind, let's take a look at this week's happenings.
7/23/2016 7:10:00 AM
This week was packed with exciting news on the Cloud IT site. Whether you want to hear about Microsoft taking on Google, preventing ransomware attacks or updates on videoconferencing, Cloud IT has it all at the moment. With that in mind, let's take a look at this week's happenings.
7/23/2016 7:05:00 AM
It may be the dog days of summer in the Northern Hemisphere, but that does not mean there was a paucity of news of not this past week in the Telecom Signaling Community. In fact, whether up in space or back on the ground, there were items of interest for community members to consider.
7/23/2016 7:00:00 AM
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