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The Network's Edge Is Being Redefined
News Analysis | 9/28/2018

Maintaining visibility into the network is among the challenges faced as processing and compute creeps toward smaller and more numerous facilities and out to the CPE.

Microsoft Ignite Slideshow: Stay Away From the Agony Booth
Slide Shows | 9/28/2018

Microsoft made Florida even hotter.

Is X by Orange Showing Us the OTT Future for Telcos?
News Analysis | 9/27/2018

With NFV still unable to deliver agility and scale, Orange launches public cloud-based, OTT enterprise services in Spain with Red Hat as its platform partner. Is this the future for SME communications and networking services?

Design Matters – Even for Business Service Providers
News Analysis | 9/26/2018

Spectrum Enterprise's Scott Fairchild says business service providers should borrow from the customer experience playbooks of Apple, Tesla and Bose.

Ericsson's 5G Success Started by 'Doubling Down' on R&D
LRTV Interviews | 9/26/2018

At MWCA earlier this month, Ericsson North America CEO Niklas Heuveldop discussed Ericsson's market advantage in securing 5G wins in North America and said the industrial IoT space could open up new opportunities in the enterprise in the coming months.

MWCA 2018: Ericsson Booth Tour
LRTV Documentaries | 9/26/2018

Ericsson's Keith Shank gives us a quick tour of the vendor's sprawling stand at Mobile World Congress Americas, including a look at new medical device applications, city infrastructure and a holographic 'phone' call.

Mercy Makes Service Provider Transformation
Wagner’s Ring | 9/26/2018

Scott Richert, Mercy Technology Services chief technology officer, describes the organization's transformation from the IT shop of Mercy healthcare system into a service provider for multiple healthcare organizations. (See Mercy Fills Virtualization Prescription.)

CenturyLink's McBride: NFV 'Introduces a New Kind of Cloud'
News Analysis | 9/25/2018

Says thousands of on-net buildings can be used to distribute network functions virtualization closer to the edge.

Microsoft: We're Not Bullies Anymore! We're Nice!
News Analysis | 9/25/2018

CEO Satya Nadella gives the side-eye to Amazon Web Services, saying Microsoft won't compete with its enterprise customers.

CenturyLink Goes Global With SD-WAN
News Analysis | 9/24/2018

Taking SD-WAN service beyond the US to 36 additional nations.

Microsoft Goes Captain America, Launches 'Defending Democracy' Program
News Analysis | 9/24/2018

Microsoft is launching programs to protect the electoral process and use artificial intelligence to provide humanitarian aid.

Microsoft: Now You Don't Need a %$#! Password
News Analysis | 9/24/2018

Bad news if you like making up and memorizing nonsense words.

Microsoft Flexes Muscles on AI, IoT & Security
News Analysis | 9/24/2018

Microsoft kicked off its Microsoft Ignite customer and analyst conference by punching all the hot buttons on enterprise cloud.

Microsoft HoloLens: Virtual Reality That an Adult Would Actually Want to Use
News Analysis | 9/21/2018

Microsoft has actually found a practical purpose for the most overly hyped and silliest technology of the decade.

Nokia's Nuage Takes On Cisco & VMware With 'SD-WAN 2.0'
News Analysis | 9/21/2018

Offers a single network and management interface unifying branch, data center and public clouds.

IBM Debuts Tools to Make AI More Fair
News Analysis | 9/19/2018

Big Blue is introducing a cloud service and open source toolkit to help reduce bias from AI decisions, and make those decisions more explainable.

Eurobites: Apple Stumps Up €14.3B in Unpaid Taxes to Ireland (But Doesn't Really Mean It)
News Analysis | 9/19/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia's Nuage trumpets 'SD-WAN 2.0'; Wind Tre uses Open Fiber's FTTH network in Matera; Sky bundles in Netflix; UK mobile operators carry on charging.

Microsoft Takes Aim at Salesforce With Dynamics AI
News Analysis | 9/19/2018

Microsoft is looking to make automated sales, marketing and customer service smarter, challenging Salesforce's strategy.

The Mobile Network Is Becoming a Cloud Service
The Philter | 9/18/2018

Affirmed Networks and others are taking virtualized EPCs and delivering that capability as a service via the public cloud.

Windstream Adds PCI Compliance to SD-WAN
News Analysis | 9/18/2018

Service provider says the independent compliance is important not just to its retail segment customers but also many other market segments.

Twitter Moves 300 Petabytes to Google Cloud – That's a Lot of Covfefe
News Analysis | 9/18/2018

Twitter says it made a long-term bet that Google is investing more in big data than Twitter can.

Oracle Cloud Sputters, as CEO High-Fives Herself Over Earnings
News Analysis | 9/17/2018

Oracle's cloud revenue is growing just 3%, with the overall cloud market growing at 50% year-over-year and competitors reporting double-digit growth.

ZenFi Not Done Expanding Yet
News Analysis | 9/17/2018

Today's close of its merger with Cross River Fiber marks entry into new markets, but that growth is expected to continue, both in buildout and buy scenarios, says the CEO.

Multicloud Gets Engineers 'Excited,' Says UK Bank CIO
News Analysis | 9/17/2018

Getting proficient on multiple cloud platforms makes engineers 'more personally marketable,' says Darryl West, HSBC Group CIO.

Juniper Unveils Major Edge Cloud Push
News Analysis | 9/17/2018

Vendor launches Contrail Edge Cloud, bringing a multicloud platform to the network's edge for 5G and much more and claiming a performance advantage in a small package.

Arista Acquires Metamako to Boost Low-Latency Networking
News Analysis | 9/14/2018

Metamako deal brings FPGA networking technology and with founders who have backgrounds in ultra-low latency hardware, software and algorithmic trading.

Microsoft Buys AI Startup Lobe, to Feed Human Brains to Machines
News Analysis | 9/14/2018

Lobe makes drag-and-drop AI development tools to fill dire shortage of trained AI engineers.

MWCA Day 1 Recap: 5G Is Here…?
LRTV Documentaries | 9/13/2018

Phil Harvey, Gabriel Brown and Mitch Wagner bring you the truth about 5G from downtown LA.

IBM Defies Data Gravity
News Analysis | 9/13/2018

IBM is looking to beat network bandwidth constraints by bringing analytics to the data, rather than vice-versa.

CenturyLink, AWS Forge a Video Connection
News Analysis | 9/11/2018

Agreement adds a critical node to CenturyLink's Vyvx platform to help it keep pace with the rise of video streaming from traditional broadcasters and pure OTT players.

Why Euro Regs Threaten Internet 'Extinction'
Wagner’s Ring | 9/11/2018

In a misguided attempt to protect content creators, the EU's Article 11 and Article 13 would have the opposite effect, preserving Facebook, Google and other hypercloud platforms' monopolies – forever.

Mohave Community College Does Disaster Recovery on a Shoestring
News Analysis | 9/10/2018

Six months into taking a job as CIO at Mohave Community College, Mark Van Pelt watched the campuses' entire network go out for 72 hours. He knew that couldn't happen again.

5G Networks Will Change Computing, Processing for AI
The Philter | 9/10/2018

Tractica forecasts a multi-billion-dollar opportunity for edge computing that supports AI applications. But will all that go away when 5G networks arrive?

Mercy Fills Virtualization Prescription
News Analysis | 9/6/2018

The technology arm of Mercy healthcare system had to get 'really good at what we do,' to meet the needs of a changing market.

Ericsson Adds Automation Smarts With CENX Acquisition
News Analysis | 9/4/2018

Ericsson acquired a minority stake in automation expert CENX in 2012 and now will add the vendor-neutral service assurance specialist's technology to its own network automation and orchestration efforts.

VMworld 2018 in Photos: Gelsinger's Body Art Revealed
Slide Shows | 9/3/2018

Tattoos, 80s nostalgia and Game of Thrones characters were highlights of VMware's sizzling annual Las Vegas customer/analyst confab.

Eurobites: EU Gives Green Light to Hutchison's Wind Tre Deal
News Analysis | 9/3/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson extends managed services deal with Liberty Global; Sky invests in startup discovery; Telia Norway calls time on 3G; BT lands NHS gig.

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