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Oracle releases communications application orchestrator to address NFV
Oracle has just released its Communications Application Orchestrator designed to address the Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) requirements for communications service providers. Virtualized infrastructures are increasingly popular, both in the enterprise and in service provider infrastructures. Oracle's new solution is also designed to work with Oracle Communications Core Session Manager, a solution that helps CSPs virtualize network infrastructures to support NFV efforts. Read More


ShoreTel UC Virtualization Simplifies Network, Reduces Costs
A challenge to deploy, Unified Communications requires a dedicated server per application. Virtualizing UC and consolidating apps on hardware conserves cost, space and maintenance. UC virtualization is unique with the ability to mix and match hardware and virtual appliances in a single network, managed by a single web-based interface. Check out how to select the UC deployment model that best suits your needs


HP ArcSight ESM Solution Helps Bank to Combat Fraud
Turkey's Finansbank needed a way to spot potential fraud among millions of electronic transactions. But implementing a commercial fraud management application would take 18 months. Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager (ESM) for IT security operations, they decided to adapt HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management. Learn More

Cisco acquires tiny collaboration company
Cisco last week acquired Assemblage, a maker of browser-to-browser collaboration tools that do not require downloads, plugins or installations. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. + MORE ON NETWORK WORLD: A first: Microsoft pulls in more from enterprise collaboration than Cisco + Assemblage offers real-time collaboration applications for shared whiteboarding, presentation broadcasting and screen sharing. Its products can set up inter-browser collaboration with just one mouse click, Cisco says.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

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Avoid the Sales/IT Collision Scenario
This InfoWorld research report, based on an IDG QuickPulse survey administered to IT professionals, will provide insight into the BYOA trend, identify pain points associated with traditional online meeting tools, and address business-driven IT requirements that benefit the overall organization. Read Now

The Internet of Things at home: Why we should pay attention
What is the Internet of Things (IoT), exactly? If you're a consumer, then the first thing that leaps to mind might be a Nest Wi-Fi thermostat, or perhaps those smart health bands that let you monitor your activity level from an app on your smartphone.That's part of it. But if you're an engineer, you might think of the smart sensors that General Electric embeds in locomotives and wind turbines, while a city manager might be considering smart parking meters, and a hospital administrator might envision swallowable smart pill sensors that monitor how much medication you've taken or blood pressure cuffs and blood glucose monitors that can monitor patient health in the field and wirelessly stream updates into clinical systems.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

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Europe cuts roaming charges, plans to eliminate them by end of next year
More European mobile operators should offer free international roaming, following the example set by U.S. operator T-Mobile, a European Commission vice president said Monday.After enforcing a series of reductions in voice and data roaming charges across the European Union over the last four years, the latest round of which takes effect Tuesday, Neelie Kroes is ready to take the ultimate step of abolishing roaming charges entirely by late 2015. She hopes to win the support of national telecommunications ministers for that by the end of this year.From Tuesday, European mobile roamers will see a big cut in the cost of roaming, with data charges dropping 55 percent or more compared to last summer.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

Maître d' to Benioff: No lunch for you
As his tweet above indicates, billionaire CEO Marc Benioff was deemed unworthy of lunch today by the maître d' of a Paris restaurant.Benioff did not share the offered reason with his 107,000 Twitter followers, so a few of them felt free to speculate and offer advice: “There's a height limit?” (Benioff is tall; I’ve seen him described as 6-foot-5.) “Wearing sneakers?” “Gotta be dress code. Those Parisians make exceptions for nobody.” “The @richardbranson model for such situations is to just buy the place :-).”  The “real life Seinfeld” reference, in case you didn’t know, is a nod to the notorious “Soup Nazi.”To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

Hungry ants knock out FiOS service … again
Everyone keeps asking if the ants actually ate their way through the fiber optic cable and I do not know the answer. What is certain is that they chewed through the outer casing and caused enough damage to knock out TV, phone and Internet service to my house: the Verizon triple no-play.I also know that it takes about five years for ants to accomplish such a task, because the same thing happened in June 2009.The box housing the cable splice that brings FiOS into my home is located across the street about five feet up on a utility pole. When the Verizon technician opened the box it was filled with hundreds of ants (I had actually forgotten about the earlier ant episode, but he clearly expected them to be there). And when he shooed away enough of the critters to get a look inside, the red glow of a stripped fiber optic cable was clearly visible.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


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Outside of the obvious suspects – LinkedIn, Twitter and Google+ – who has the potential to unseat Facebook? Here are five possibilities.


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