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Some customers aren't sold on US transition to IP networks
Many U.S. residents who have written the FCC to voice concerns about the move from copper-based telephone networks to Internet Protocol are concerned...
Net neutrality ruling complicates US transition to IP networks
The transition from copper-based telephone systems to IP networks in the U.S. could become swept up in political fallout as the FCC figures out how...
Connected stuff is catching on -- just don't call it IoT
Many organizations today are looking for things that talk to the Internet. Sensors, cameras, medical equipment and even snowplows are on that wish...
Comcast defends proposed Time Warner Cable deal
Cable giant Comcast has fired up its messaging machine to promote its proposed US$45.2 billion purchase of fellow cable television and broadband...
Law Firm CIO Makes the Case for Microsoft Lync
Law firm Holland & Knight already had a who's who of best-of-breed communications products deployed when the firm's IT team decided it...
Juniper slashing 500-plus jobs, closing facilities
Juniper Networks will lay off about 6 percent of its workforce and back out of application delivery controllers as part of a restructuring intended...
Juniper to lay off more than 500 and close facilities
Juniper Networks will lay off about 6 percent of its workforce and back out of application delivery controllers as part of a restructuring intended...
First images of reversible USB cables emerge
A presentation at the Intel Developer's Forum this week showed images of the upcoming USB Type-C plug that is smaller than today's USB 3.0...
Avaya tried to monopolize maintenance, jury says in $60M verdict
A federal jury in New Jersey has handed a setback to Avaya, ruling that it illegally tried to quash competition for service on its enterprise...
Why Zuckerberg prefers drones to Google's balloons
Mark Zuckerberg is determined to bring Internet access -- and thus Facebook access -- to every corner of the globe, no matter how remote. On Friday,...
Three essential tools for solving the worst Wi-Fi headaches
Thanks to improvements to routers and network management software, connecting to Wi-Fi is vastly easier than it used to be.A But that doesn't...
Cross-industry IoT group pushes for gear that works together
Five IT and equipment companies have formed a group to drive standards for the so-called Internet of Things, a network that would feed data back and...
Cisco's Intercloud could supercharge its IoT plans
Cisco Systems' "Intercloud" platform for interoperable cloud services could be combined with remote-computing technology to define the...
Bank of America sees software-defined data centers as 'irresistible'
Driven by a very strong belief in the future of software-defined data center technology, Bank of America is steering its IT to almost total...
Review: Riverbed brings branch office storage back to the data center
Riverbed Granite 2.5 eliminates remote office server administration and backup pains by delivering iSCSI and Fibre Channel storage over the WAN
Syria hit by widespread Internet outage
Syria was hit by what appeared to be an Internet outage that swept nearly the entire country, according to Internet monitoring companies.
Unify sets timetable for launch of its Project Ansible unified communications service
Unify has set a timetable for the launch of its Project Ansible unified communications product, with beta testing scheduled for May.
Secusmart puts its BlackBerry encryption chip to work on the desktop
At around a!2,000 (US$2800) each, the secure smartphones that SecuSmart showed at Cebit last year were out of reach of many businesses -- although...
Create Magical Vendor Presentations Using Analytics, TED and Steve Jobs
The best TED speakers, channeling Steve Jobs, are dynamic, engaging and moving. Meanwhile, analytics technology can provide near-real-time feedback...
World Tech Update: World Wide Web turns 25, fate of missing Malaysia Airlines plane still unsolved
Happy Birthday World Wide Web! One of the top tech stories this week was the World Wide Web turning 25 and its creator, Tim Berners-Lee, calling for...