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Another Bumper Year: Huawei Sales Soar 32% to $74.8B
News Analysis | 12/30/2016

Huawei expects to report revenues of 520 billion yuan, a 32% year-on-year increase, for the full year 2016.

Slideshow: Not Complaining in Barcelona
News Analysis | 12/30/2016

Seen in Barcelona: Skate park, friendly dogs, excellent graffiti and street art and OpenStack Summit.

Getting In on Industry 4.0: Operators Need a Wide (Area) Perspective
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 12/22/2016

Manufacturing is going through a period of change as factory owners and operators look to take advantage of technological advances in IoT, AI and big data to improve their competitiveness, which has opened up new opportunities and provided a new platform for manufacturers.

Versa Grabs Global SD-WAN Win With Tata
News Analysis | 12/22/2016

Versa has snagged its largest SD-WAN deal to date with Tata Communications.

Eurobites: Is Huawei About to Buy a Security Vendor?
News Analysis | 12/21/2016

Also in today's regional roundup: UK's Snooper's Charter shot down by Euro court; Altiostar's virtual RAN surfaces in Italy; and more.

Evernote Wrapping Up Google Cloud Migration, Looking Ahead to Machine Learning
News Analysis | 12/20/2016

The company is moving from its own data centers to Google Cloud Platform, and planning to implement machine learning to make the service more useful.

Virtuapedia Community Hits 10,000
Shades of Ray | 12/20/2016

More than 10,000 industry professionals have now registered with the online database for the virtualization community.

NIA Report: The State of NFV Interop
LRTV Interviews | 12/20/2016

Light Reading's Carol Wilson and Ray Le Maistre discuss the findings of the latest New IP Agency (NIA) NFV interoperability report and dig into why OpenStack is still a sticking point.

Mitel to Offload Mobile Unit to Xura for $350M+
News Analysis | 12/19/2016

Less than two years after buying its mobile unit, Mitel is selling to Xura, the messaging and UC business owned by Siris Capital.

Mid-Market Will Be Cloud's Next Wave
News Analysis | 12/19/2016

All indications point to much more aggressive cloud implementation by mid-market companies, and collaboration between customers and CSPs is essential to meet their needs.

Big Switch Co-Founder Sherwood Leaves for Facebook
News Analysis | 12/16/2016

The CTO says he wants to get back to the lab.

Evernote CEO: 'We Messed Up' on Privacy
News Analysis | 12/16/2016

Users will need to opt in to a program that lets select employees read anonymized data to improve machine learning algorithms. It won't be on by default.

Evernote: 'We Communicated Poorly' on Privacy Change
News Analysis | 12/15/2016

CEO Chris O'Neill issues a clarification on a privacy policy that has users of the cloud note-taking service up in arms.

Eurobites: EU to Free Up 700MHz Band by 2020
News Analysis | 12/15/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Sigfox rolls out in Hong Kong; UK data center tax dodge; connected fire engines; BT offers cloud route to SAP services; WiFi for France's high-speed trains.

Evernote Caught in Privacy Imbroglio
News Analysis | 12/15/2016

The cloud service says some of its employees will be able to read user data in limited circumstances to improve machine learning algorithms. Users say 'nope.'

Arista Wins Big in Ongoing Cisco Court Battle
News Analysis | 12/14/2016

Arista infringed on Cisco's copyright but does not have to pay damages, a jury ruled. That's a major win for Arista.

Cisco Shutting Intercloud Multi-Cloud Platform
News Analysis | 12/14/2016

The market has just plain moved on past Intercloud, which shuts its doors March 31, Cisco says.

IBM's Rometty Announces 25,000 'New Collar' US Jobs Ahead of Trump Meeting
News Analysis | 12/14/2016

The new hires for IBM over the next four years will come in cloud and data science, and many will not require college degrees, the IBM CEO says.

Stratoscale Brings Amazon Cloud On Premises
News Analysis | 12/12/2016

The Israeli startup enhances its hybrid cloud software that brings AWS to on-premises data centers.

Microsoft Closes LinkedIn Acquisition. What's Next?
News Analysis | 12/8/2016

The merged company outlines first steps to integrating LinkedIn's information about professional profiles and relationships with Microsoft's products and services.

TalkTalk Exec: Find Your North Star at Work
Women in Comms Introduction Videos | 12/7/2016

Women need to find their purpose, a professional North Star, and create a personal board for themselves, according to Alex Tempest, director of partners at TalkTalk Business.

Microsoft to Close LinkedIn Acquisition Within Days
News Analysis | 12/6/2016

Despite opposition from Salesforce and other competitors, the European Union has approved the deal.

Google Cranks Renewable Energy for 2017
News Analysis | 12/6/2016

Google plans to increase renewable energy buying next year to completely offset fossil fuel consumption.

Amazon Takes Cloud on the Road
News Analysis | 12/6/2016

AWS's new hybrid cloud software and hardware will help the giant put armor on its vulnerability to competitors.

Finally! Equinix Pays $3.6B for Verizon Data Centers
News Analysis | 12/6/2016

Long-expected sale benefits both firms, giving Verizon bottom-line relief for an asset that is much more strategic for Equinix.

Nokia: A Global Network Operator for the Enterprise?
News Analysis | 12/6/2016

Vendor's new strategy of focusing on vertical markets besides telecom could redefine its role and trouble a few of its existing clients.

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