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DDoS attacks doubled in Q2 2017 due to unsecured IoT devices, says Corero

December 04, 2017

As more unsecured IoT devices enter and access businesses’ networks, DDoS attacks on organizations continue to rise.

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.

Cloud security spending goes up for organisations as app-level responsibility bites

August 21, 2017

Organisations are more likely to prefer storing data in the cloud instead of on a legacy system – but are spending significantly on security to keep up.

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.

The World's Most Sustainable Companies 2017

August 07, 2017

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.

Verizon data breach: 14 million customers reportedly exposed

July 13, 2017

Millions of Verizon customer records have been exposed after an Israeli technology company left user data unprotected, the International Business Times reported.

Level 3 says its SD-WAN debut builds on its long-running hybrid service set

June 26, 2017

Level 3 may be the latest service provider to put its hat into the SD-WAN ring, but the service provider says the service is really an evolution of its well-honed hybrid IT vision.

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.

A roundup of cloud computing forecasts for 2017

May 31, 2017

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 Systems CSCO -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.

GTT positions SD-WAN focus on application visibility, access options

May 01, 2017

GTT is taking aim at the emerging SD-WAN market with an approach that will combine application visibility and a diverse set of network access facilities to accommodate multiple customer locations.

Verizon signs $1.1B fiber purchase agreement with Corning, supports wireline, wireless broadband initiatives

April 24, 2017

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.

Zayo enhances Los Angeles data center presence, scales to 5 California locations

April 18, 2017

Zayo has added a new data center location at One Wilshire Building, 624 S. Grand Ave., expanding its presence in the desirable Los Angeles market.

Zayo’s reorganization offers greater outlook into performance, valuation, says analyst

April 11, 2017

As part of its integration of Electric Lightwave (ELI), Zayo recently reorganized its business into five main segments, a move analysts say will provide greater visibility into their operations.

Comcast, Charter, and Altice’s aggressive builds, acquisitions advance cable’s Ethernet status, says VSG

April 03, 2017

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.

Windstream says EarthLink deal gives it unique fiber routes, plans to continue metro, long-haul expansions

March 27, 2017

Now that Windstream has completed its acquisition of EarthLink, the service provider is keen to extend and take advantage of new routes in key markets throughout the southern states.

US Dedicated Expands With Coresite To Support Strong Demand In The New York Market

March 21, 2017

US Dedicated has expanded in the Coresite New York 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.

Serverless computing: Freedom for devs at last

March 06, 2017

Strip away your infrastructure headaches with our clear-eyed guide to server-less and the public cloud and on-premises options fueling its possibilities.

February 02, 2017

Earthlink and Windstream are excited to announce their completed merger.

4 Advantages for Companies Looking to Go Green

February 24, 2017

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.

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