FCC to allocate $76.9M to aid Puerto Rico's communications recovery efforts
October 24, 2017
In response to the damage caused to the communications networks in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, the FCC is proposing to provide up to $76.9 million in Universal Service Fund (USF) money to restore services.
Giant Equifax data breach: 143 million people could be affected
September 08, 2017
Equifax says a giant cybersecurity breach compromised the personal information of as many as 143 million Americans — almost half the country.
How cloud computing can protect firms against ransomware attacks
August 14, 2017
High-profile cybercrime such as data theft, ransomware and computer hacks seem to be occurring more frequently and with higher costs, but cloud computing may provide the security that companies are searching for, experts suggest.
With 2016 being the second-warmest year on record, and with issues like high executive pay and diversity gaining more awareness, you may be curious to know what companies care most about sustainability.
Crown Castle Announces Agreement to Acquire Lightower
July 27, 2017
What to look for in Crown Castle's agreement with Lightower.
NTT takes SD-WAN service to 190 countries, offering analytics, access choices
June 21, 2017
NTT Communications has put its acquisition of Virtela to good use by making it the backbone of a new SD-WAN service that will be available in over 190 countries to attract more multinational corporation (MNC) customers.
Salesforce puts $50 million aside to help ‘next generation’ of cloud consulting firms
June 12, 2017
Cloud software giant Salesforce has announced a new $50 million (£38.8m) fund from Salesforce Ventures, the company’s corporate investment arm, to provide growth for the ‘next generation’ of cloud consulting organisations.
Kmart Confirms Breach at Unspecified Number of Stores
June 05, 2017
On Wednesday, the big box retailer owned by Sears Holdings Corp. warned customers that "some, not all" of its stores' point-of-sale systems had been infected by malware that exposed their payment card data to attackers.
Cloud platforms are enabling new, complex business models and orchestrating more globally-based integration networks in 2017 than many analyst and advisory firms predicted. Combined with Cloud Services adoption increasing in the mid-tier and small & medium businesses (SMB), leading researchers including Forrester are adjusting their forecasts upward. The best check of any forecast is revenue.
SD-WAN: Entry Point For Software-Defined Everything
May 22, 2017
The noise in the Software-Defined Wide-Area Networking (SD-WAN) marketplace has reached pandemonium levels, as a wide range of vendors seek to disrupt the hegemony of Cisco SystemsCSCO -0.54% in the networking marketplace.
Hackers Hit Dozens of Countries Exploiting Stolen N.S.A. Tool
May 17, 2017
SAN FRANCISCO — Hackers exploiting malicious software stolen from the National Security Agency executed damaging cyberattacks on Friday that hit dozens of countries worldwide, forcing Britain’s public health system to send patients away, freezing computers at Russia’s Interior Ministry and wreaking havoc on tens of thousands of computers elsewhere.
CenturyLink's CEO says SD-WAN will complement, not replace MPLS services
May 08, 2017
CenturyLink is keen on getting a piece of the burgeoning SD-WAN market segment, but the service provider's CEO indicated it is being realistic that customers aren't going to rip out and replace existing services like MPLS anytime soon.
Verizon signed a $1.1 billion, three-year fiber and hardware purchase agreement with Corning, enhancing capacity to support a next-generation fiber platform that will support all of the company's businesses.
A recent wave of cable industry consolidation via major acquisitions may have created three powerhouse cable operators in Altice, Charter and Comcast, and it's clear that these MSOs are driving growth in the cable industry’s Ethernet market.
Verizon's XO Communications acquisition clears FCC’s approval
March 08, 2017
Verizon has gained FCC approval for its $1.8 billion acquisition of XO Communications, clearing a major regulatory hurdle for a deal that will expand the telco's metro and on-net fiber as well as millimeter wave wireless spectrum holdings in several major markets.
Have you thought about taking your company to the green side lately? You're not alone. A lot of companies have benefited from deciding to become more environmentally friendly. Let's check out some of the advantages of going green.