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Hausbeck Picks Cloud ERP for Perfect Pickle Production
News Analysis | 4/11/2017

B2B pickle player picks Plex to optimize its supply chain and manufacturing

Qualcomm Blasts Apple for Disrupting Deals in Legal Dispute
News Analysis | 4/11/2017

Chipmaker goes on offensive just weeks after Apple sued it for $1 billion.

CEO Chat With Huawei's David Wang
Between the CEOs | 4/11/2017

Huawei's David Wang talks about interoperability, Trump and innovation, and weighs up the key differences between telcos and OTT players.

Infoblox Serves SDN DNS to Carriers With Trinzic Flex
News Analysis | 4/10/2017

Infoblox's latest appliance, Trinzic Flex, brings its traditional DNS, DHCP and more to SDN and NFV at carrier scale.

Target: Open Source Leads to 'Tighter Control'
News Analysis | 4/10/2017

Open source provides the store chain with the tools it needs to weather a tough retail environment, a Target VP explains.

WiC Leading Lights: Meet the 2017 Finalists
Que Sera Sarah | 4/10/2017

Meet the 2017 finalists for Women in Comms' second-annual Leading Lights in the categories of Most Inspiring Woman in Comms and Female Tech Pioneer of the Year.

Indigo: A New Shade of AT&T
Rewired | 4/10/2017

Open Networking Summit presentation makes clear that AT&T's journey to differentiated services is one most operators will need to take.

Microsoft Buying Deis to Boost Containers & Kubernetes
News Analysis | 4/10/2017

With the acquisition, Microsoft gets expertise in container management and open source.

AT&T to Flash $1.6B for Straight Path 5G Spectrum
News Analysis | 4/10/2017

Deal gives AT&T 39GHz coverage across the US.

FCC Broadband Panel Starts on Shaky Ground
MariNation | 4/10/2017

The first meeting of the FCC's Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee is scheduled for next week, and I'm not optimistic.

Smaller Telcos Deserve Some Limelight
The Pediatrician | 4/10/2017

Let's hear it for the little guys...

Teens Turning to Online Video in Droves
News Analysis | 4/10/2017

New report from Think with Google finds that some teens are spending more time watching videos online than messaging.

Hutchison Expects 5G in Hong Kong by 2020
News Analysis | 4/10/2017

Hong Kong operator aims to stay in the vanguard of next-generation mobile network activity.

Eurobites: EU Gives Blessing to Fox-Sky Deal
News Analysis | 4/10/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: major data breach at payday loans company; MTS trumpets onlines sales success; Nokia does IoT research Down Under.

Target Looks to Open Source to Hit Bullseye
News Analysis | 4/10/2017

The company relies on open source to improve agility in the face of business difficulties.

Dell Brings Cloud to the Edge With Modular Data Center
Lightreading Videos | 4/10/2017

Enterprise Cloud News caught up with Ty Schmitt, a Dell Fellow and executive director for Extreme Scale Infrastructure with Dell EMC, to find out how the cloud market is changing.

Vivendi CEO Eyes Chairman Job at Telecom Italia
News Analysis | 4/10/2017

French media giant and Telecom Italia shareholder is bidding for greater control over the Italian operator.

How Jill Sciarappo Landed in Intel's Driver's Seat
Mentor Monday | 4/10/2017

Jill Sciarappo has bounced all over Intel building a rewarding career that has ultimately led her to the driver's seat of the chipmaker's self-driving cars division.

Equinix Eyes New Peering Possibilities
News Analysis | 4/7/2017

Growth of network consortia with open API frameworks will give rise to programmable peering with end-to-end visibility, Equinix CTO says.

Deutsche Telekom Preps for 4K Launch
News Analysis | 4/7/2017

Deutsche Telekom will start offering 4K Ultra HD channels as part of its Entertain TV service later this year,

Security Concerns Not Slowing Cloud Adoption – Study
Scott Ferguson | 4/7/2017

A report from analytics firm Teradata finds that despite security concerns, cloud adoption is moving ahead at most enterprises.

Samsung Defies Setbacks, Sees Q1 Profits Surge
News Analysis | 4/7/2017

South Korean tech giant expects operating income to rise sharply in the first quarter, and the forthcoming S8 update bodes well for sales growth later in the year.

Eurobites: MEPs Tackle Trump on Data Privacy
News Analysis | 4/7/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: London's Square Mile signs public WiFi deal; Telenor sells shares in VEON; Spotify may go for direct listing; Virgin Media does Devon.

RJio to Come Under Pressure as India's Old Guard Fights Back
News Analysis | 4/7/2017

New entrant Jio has put huge pressure on India's existing operators, but it faces growth challenges of its own.

Pivotal Opens Windows to Its Cloud Platform
Scott Ferguson | 4/7/2017

In an update to the Pivotal Foundry Cloud, the company is offering expanded support for Microsoft Windows and .NET applications.

WiCipedia: Who Cares About Diversity? We Do
WiCipedia | 4/7/2017

This week in our WiC roundup: The happiest cities for women may not be the most profitable; men don't care much about diversity in tech; the healthy hackathon; and more.

Qualcomm: First 5G Smartphones Coming Mid-2019
News Analysis | 4/6/2017

But 5G smartphones will come with a 4G LTE connection always-on.

Xfinity Mobile Isn't a WiFi Phone Service
News Analysis | 4/6/2017

Comcast's new mobile service may be WiFi-first, but that only applies to data usage at launch, not traditional voice calls.

Nokia to Inherit Key Deutsche Telekom Orchestration Deal via Comptel
News Analysis | 4/6/2017

Once its acquisition of Comptel is complete, Nokia will hold a prime virtualized services orchestration relationship with Deutsche Telekom.

Verizon Weighing Open MANO Options
News Analysis | 4/6/2017

Operator also exploring pushing CORD closer to the network edge, says Srini Kalapala, VP of global technology and supplier strategy.

Chiosi: Open Source Necessary, Not Sufficient
News Analysis | 4/6/2017

Former AT&T exec, now with Huawei, says vendor-specific solutions will be needed within open source frameworks for some time to come.

AWS Tops in Public Cloud, but Azure Is Catching Up
Scott Ferguson | 4/6/2017

Amazon Web Services is still tops in the public cloud market, but a new survey says its losing some of its luster to Microsoft Azure and Google Public Cloud.

Verizon Adds Smarts to Digital Media Services
News Analysis | 4/6/2017

Verizon is calling it a content intelligence system, or the Verizon Media Xperience Studio.

Eurobites: Huawei Faces Device Sales Ban in UK
News Analysis | 4/6/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telenor Norway and Cisco Jasper link up on IoT; Telia Carrier adds PoP in Berlin; BICS gets into the Coriant Groove; Nokia lands 100G contract in Japan.

IoT & Virtualization Go Together Like a Horse & Carriage
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 4/6/2017

MWC 2017 underlined the fact that success in IoT can only be achieved if operators embrace virtualization.

Breaking Through Bias in Next-Gen Comms
Column | 4/6/2017

Take control of your career and confront stereotypes, overcome biases and achieve the full measure of success to which your talent, hard work and ambition entitle you.

Princeton Prof Upskills U on Predictive Analytics
Kelsey's Grammar | 4/6/2017

A new Upskill U series on Analytics starts Friday with a course on predictive analytics led by returning speaker Prof. Nick Feamster.

LinkedIn: No Plans to Move to Microsoft Azure
News Analysis | 4/6/2017

Four months after Microsoft closed its LinkedIn acquisition, the two organizations have decided good fences make good neighbors in the cloud.

Rackspace: OpenStack's Death Is #FakeNews
Wagner’s Ring | 4/6/2017

Unlike the parrot in the Monty Python sketch, OpenStack is not dead.

Mobile Industry Spies Opportunity in Drones
News Analysis | 4/6/2017

The mobile industry's ambitions are taking flight with unmanned aerial vehicles.

McAfee's Independence Day
News Analysis | 4/5/2017

Six years after a purchase by Intel, McAfee is once again a private company with a new focus and an old name.

YouTube TV Is Here... in 5 Markets
News Analysis | 4/5/2017

YouTube is the latest to launch an online TV service, starting in five markets.

ONAP Makes Splashy ONS Debut
News Analysis | 4/5/2017

Newly converged open source MANO group quickly becoming poster child for Linux Foundation's harmonization efforts.

Liberty Global Reveals Next-Gen Plans
News Analysis | 4/5/2017

In a rollicking fireside chat, Liberty Global CTO Balan Nair expounds on MSO's plans to roll out DOCSIS 3.1, DAA, Fiber, 5G and OTT.

Google, Amazon & the Video CDN Revolution
News Analysis | 4/5/2017

At first glance, two recent announcements by Google and Amazon have little to do with each other, and yet there is a connection.

Ciena Jumps on ONAP Bandwagon
News Analysis | 4/5/2017

Blue Planet orchestrator prepared to contribute to and support new open source MANO effort.

Open Source Is Still Pretty Cool
The Pediatrician | 4/5/2017

Open source developments abound in the virtualization sector and much of it is revolving around the Linux Foundation, as Virtuapedia entries show.

The Golden Understated Age of Infrastructure
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 4/5/2017

MWC17 will be remembered as the event in which server platforms have, almost without anyone noticing, attained a truly impressive performance curve that could never have been anticipated a decade ago.

Why Mentoring's a Must for Intel's Jeni Panhorst
Women in Comms Introduction Videos | 4/5/2017

Jeni Panhorst from Intel's Network Platforms Group explains why you should embrace mentoring of all kinds.

Eurobites: Telecom Italia Kicks Off Turin 5G Project With Live Network Trial
News Analysis | 4/5/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Spotify agrees deal with Universal Music; Telia expands global backbone in US; Kontron works with Lufthansa on in-flight connectivity.

AppDynamics Wants to Buddy With Developers
Scott Ferguson | 4/5/2017

In its first large release since the acquisition, AppDynamics is turning its attention to developers and how its technology can make DevOps work in the enterprise.

DT Risks Net Neutrality Backlash With 'Unlimited' Plans
News Analysis | 4/5/2017

German incumbent's new StreamOn service should help it fend off the mobile challenge from Vodafone, if regulators allow it.

What Martin Casado Learned From His SDN Years
News Analysis | 4/4/2017

At the Open Networking Summit, Nicira Cofounder Martin Casado reflects on the business lessons from the earliest days of SDN.

The Value of SDN-Based IP & Optical Integration
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 4/4/2017

IP and optical integration has a long history, but years of product announcements and demonstrations did not materialize in major commercial deployments -- until now.

OVH Looks to Invade US, Buys VMware vCloud Air
News Analysis | 4/4/2017

OVH is a big deal as a global cloud provider, and hopes buying VMware's vCloud Air assets will drive business in the US, where it's relatively unknown.

Google Caffeinates Cloud With Espresso
News Analysis | 4/4/2017

The latest iteration of Google's SDN architecture looks to boost performance at the edge of the cloud.

US Interest Grows in 3.5GHz Wireless Broadband
News Analysis | 4/4/2017

AT&T and T-Mobile are gearing up to test services for the CBRS band.

AT&T White Box a Disruptive Force
News Analysis | 4/4/2017

AT&T's new white box switches bring a new range of exciting services while also posing a threat to traditional OEMs. 

Google Espresso: A Shot at Amazon Cloud
News Analysis | 4/4/2017

Google details technology used to speed up cloud performance at the network edge.

Iliad's Italian Odyssey May Be a Hard Slog
Morris Lore | 4/4/2017

Iliad reportedly wants to grab a quarter of Italy's mobile market, but the strategy it employed to devastating effect in France is unlikely to bear the same fruit.

Microsoft Azure Catches Up With Container Networking
News Analysis | 4/4/2017

One by one, SDN and network virtualization schemes have adapted to include containers. At ONS yesterday, it was Microsoft Azure's turn.

Malone Cable Empire Expands to Alaska
News Analysis | 4/4/2017

Another complicated financial transaction is putting new cable assets into the hands of cable kingpin John Malone.

Equal Pay Day: Time to Get Paychecks in Check
Que Sera Sarah | 4/4/2017

Today is Equal Pay Day, the day the average woman would have to work up to in 2017 to make the same amount men made in 2016.

AT&T Gives White Box Switches a Chance
News Analysis | 4/4/2017

A Barefoot Networks chip and SnapRoute software found their way into AT&T's network in less than eight weeks.

Can Mexico's Wholesale 4G Plan Defy the Odds?
News Analysis | 4/4/2017

The government-backed plan to build a nationwide wholesale 4G network has now settled on its infrastructure suppliers, but the road ahead for it could be long and tortuous.

Salesforce Gives Inside Sales an Einstein Injection
News Analysis | 4/4/2017

Salesforce is looking to boost inside sales productivity using its Einstein AI.

Verizon & Friends Light Up Filament With $15M
News Analysis | 4/4/2017

Filament uses its own variant of LoRa for industrial IoT.

Eurobites: CityFibre Soars Following Hint of Potential Sale
News Analysis | 4/4/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Iliad's Italian aspirations; Telenor targets IoT entrepreneurs; Deutsche Telekom promotes guilt-free mobile streaming.

Real-Time Network & Service Mapping: Why Wait for NFV?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 4/4/2017

Active real-time network topology is a hot topic as operators move ahead with software-defined networks and virtualized network functions.

AI, Cognitive Spending Soaring to $12.5B in 2017
Scott Ferguson | 4/4/2017

Enterprise spending on artificial intelligence and cognitive computing is to increase nearly 60% compared to 2016.

Cisco's Meggers Talks Secure Cloud Collaboration
News Analysis | 4/4/2017

Cisco SVP and GM of cloud collaboration talked about the latest Cisco Spark news at Enterprise Connect 2017.

OPNFV's Danube Dubbed 'Milestone' Release
News Analysis | 4/4/2017

Open source group claims to have a full next-gen networking stack in one collaborative environment with cohesive testing and deployment.

Global Capacity Takes 'Holistic Approach' to SD-WAN
News Analysis | 4/4/2017

Global Capacity taps VeloCloud's cloud-based SD-WAN technology to expand its global enterprise networking portfolio with software-defined services.

Tackling NFV's Interoperability Challenges
Column | 4/4/2017

Ken Presti explains why the work of New IP Agency (NIA) is more important than ever – and why he feels privileged to be its new director.

Open Source Boom Not Without Challenges
News Analysis | 4/3/2017

Two industry leaders tell the Open Networking Summit audience there are investment, culture change and harmonization problems to be solved.

Trump Administration Targets H-1B Visa Fraud
Scott Ferguson | 4/3/2017

The US Citizenship and Immigration Services, along with the Justice Department, have issued new warnings for companies looking to use the H-1B visa program to hire foreign workers this year.

Cloud RAN & Next-Gen Wireless Access
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 4/3/2017

Cloud RAN is emerging as central to the new wireless network architecture, which will feature a more software-centric, software-configurable RAN.

FCC Relaxes Charter Overbuild Order
News Analysis | 4/3/2017

The FCC has voted to drop its requirement that Charter extend broadband service to 1 million US households already served by another ISP.

HPE Spins Services, Cuts Outlook
News Analysis | 4/3/2017

HPE completed the spinoff of its Enterprise Services business and merged it with Computer Sciences Corporation to create CDX Technology, while adjusting outlook downward to reflect the change.

Oracle: Thanks, but No Thanks on Accenture Deal
Scott Ferguson | 4/3/2017

After much speculation, Oracle finally threw cold water on the rumors that it was chasing Accenture.

New Comcast Wireless Details Drop This Week
News Analysis | 4/3/2017

Besides its MVNO agreement with Verizon, what role will spectrum play in Comcast's upcoming mobile launch?

ONF/ON.Lab Combo Showcases SDN Innovation
News Analysis | 4/3/2017

Merged structure, ahead of formal merger, will build on core ONOS and CORD platforms to enable range of SDN and cloud-native use cases.

BlackBerry Hopes for Growth From Connected Cars
News Analysis | 4/3/2017

CEO John Chen claims the company already owns half the 'infotainment' software market for automobiles.

Rackspace Sees Big Bucks in Pro Services
Scott Ferguson | 4/3/2017

Rackspace is expanding its managed services business to include what it calls professional services for companies investing in multi-cloud infrastructures.

Eurobites: Imagination Rocked by Apple Shut-Out
News Analysis | 4/3/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia ties up Comptel deal; Telenor's Daxcom boosts enterprise comms credentials with Mitel; Lycamobile in tax probe; Ericsson demos 5G in Indonesia.

Cisco Faces Up to Public Cloud Threat
News Analysis | 4/3/2017

If enterprises move to the cloud, they require less on-premises equipment, which is a problem for Cisco and its competitors. But Cisco has a plan.

Skillsoft Puts Women in Action to Improve Culture
Mentor Monday | 4/3/2017

Tara O'Sullivan, chief creative officer of the e-learning company Skillsoft, offers insight into how companies can improve their cultures and why both women and men must play a role.

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