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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/31/2017
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 3/8/2017
8x8, a company that grew out of the VoIP space to become a major unified communications player, today announced another strategic initiative with the unveiling of its ...
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By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 8/23/2016
There's never a dull moment where the company now known as Xura is involved: Following a few years of selling and buying various assets, it's been acquired by Siris ...
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By Steve Saunders, CEO and founder, Light Reading, 7/28/2016
When Light Reading was launched in 2000 I figured it would be a fun way to make a living for five years. Today, that "five year mission" is in its sixteenth year and ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 5/18/2016
Three of the four finalists for the Light Reading's Leading Light award for Company of the Year (Private) are heavily engaged in virtualization, two as technology ...
By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 3/29/2016
Time is running out to participate in Leading Lights 2016, the industry's most prestigious awards program, but the good news is that it's quick and easy to enter and ...
By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 3/21/2016
If you haven't yet entered this year's Leading Lights awards, you'd best hurry up -- the initial deadline for entries is this Friday, March 25.
By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 2/10/2016
The Leading Lights, Light Reading's prestigious annual awards program, is ready to accept this year's crop of entries, and it's bigger and better than ever!
By Steve Leonard, 1/15/2016
WebRTC gives users the ability to share video, audio and data with each other directly in a browser without installing any plug-ins, apps or software. Users simply go ...
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Google Nabs Former Cloud Holdout Etsy
Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 12/15/2017
Etsy once said the cloud wasn't for them, but now they're taking their IT to ...
IBM Q Network Opens Up Quantum Computing to Researchers, Businesses
Scott Ferguson, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 12/15/2017
IBM's newly announced Q Network will give businesses, government agencies and ...
Telco Transformation
GlobalData's Westfall: 5G & Cloud 'Joined at the Hip'
Ron Westfall, Research Director, Global Telecom Technology and Software, GlobalData, 12/15/2017
While the cloud will thrive on its own, it's imperative for the success of 5G ...
Disney Buys Video Assets From 21st Century Fox for $52.4B
Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 12/14/2017
Disney is upping its streaming video game with its deal with 21st Century Fox.
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