Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Comcast's latest comments on TWC merger show near-total divorce from reality

IDG Contributor Network: Coca-Cola piloting free Wi-Fi at vending machines | Networking pioneer Bob Metcalfe hails Ethernet-as-a-Service effort

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Comcast's latest comments on TWC merger show near-total divorce from reality
The largest broadband provider in America's attempt to merge with the second-largest is a win for consumers, and will create a vibrant marketplace with more competition, not less - according, at least, to the largest broadband provider in America. Read More

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3 Key Ways WAN Optimization Saves
If you wanted to break down innovation into a tidy equation, it might go something like this: Technology + Connectivity = Productivity. Productivity comes in two forms: user experience and infrastructure efficiency. Read Now

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Needle in a Datastack Report
The volume of security-related data today can make identifying a threat like looking for a needle in a haystack. Yet collecting more data also plays a transformational role in information security. Organizations need to learn how to harness and sift through this wealth of information to protect themselves from the threats they face every day. Learn more >>

IDG Contributor Network: Coca-Cola piloting free Wi-Fi at vending machines
Coca-Cola is experimenting with point-of-sale innovations in South Africa, including knowledge enhancing and Wi-Fi at its vending machines. Read More

Networking pioneer Bob Metcalfe hails Ethernet-as-a-Service effort
The Metro Ethernet Forum this week announced intentions to define parameters for Ethernet network-as-a-service (NaaS), an effort Ethernet inventor Robert Metcalfe hailed as "a new network paradigm." Read More


Top 5 Truths About Big Data Hype and Security Intelligence
Big Data Security Analytics (BDSA) is the subject of exuberant predictions. However, a Gartner analyst points out that no available BDSA solutions come close to these forecasts. Nevertheless, the principles of Big Data are the key to advanced security intelligence. This white paper discusses the key tenets of Big Data. Learn more >>

IDG Contributor Network: How new radio tech will solve the upcoming spectrum crunch
A new kind of twisted radio wave can send 10 HD movies in one second. If this and other new radio technologies work in the real world, we could solve our upcoming 5G spectrum crunch. Read More

Broadcom unveils 25G Ethernet, SDN optimized chip
Cloud-scale switches based on Broadcom Tomahawk should emerge soon from vendors Read More

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Future-proof your mobility strategy with Dell EMM
Looking for ongoing ways to securely connect your mobile team to the resources they need today and in the future? Read this new white paper to learn how Dell Enterprise Mobility Management can help your IT team adapt as devices, operating systems and work habits constantly evolve. Learn more

Oracle rolls out analytics cloud services
Add big data and analytics to the businesses Oracle wants to dominate in the cloud.Oracle Analytics Cloud essentially forklifts the entirety of Oracle’s on-premises analytics software to its cloud platform. It includes a subscription BI (business intelligence) service that users “of all technical skill levels” can use, along with embedded analytics, reports, alerts and dashboards for Oracle’s SaaS (software-as-a-service) applications.Oracle detailed the new offerings, based on Oracle’s flagship Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition suite, Monday at the OpenWorld conference in San Francisco.Another component, Transactional Business Intelligence Enterprise, serves up a cloud data warehouse coupled with prebuilt analytics applications. It’s compatible with both on-premises and SaaS applications, as well as third-party products, Oracle said.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

Tim Berners-Lee wants Internet Magna Carta to guarantee netizens' privacy
Tim Berners-Lee, who invented the World Wide Web 25 years ago, warned that governments and corporations want control of the web and are threatening the freedom of the Internet. On Saturday, at the London Web We Want festival on the future of the Internet, Berners-Lee called for a bill of rights that would guarantee netizens’ privacy and keep the web independent. He again called for a global “Magna Carta” for the Internet. He gave a TED Talk about “A Magna Carta for the web” back in March, but yesterday Berners-Lee warned that corporations, as much as governments, want to control and abuse the open Internet. The idea to crowdsource a “Magna Carta” for the web is “based on principles such as privacy, net neutrality, free expression, affordable access and open and diverse infrastructure.”To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

Ray Ozzie's Talko app stores calls in cloud, lets you search them
Ray Ozzie – the father of Lotus Notes – has launched Talko, a smartphone app that records group phone calls, stores them and makes them searchable so group members can go back and listen to key parts of the call and lets participants shoot and insert photos into the call stream in real time. The company says the target for the free app and an associated for-pay cloud-storage service is corporate work groups that want to hold team discussions and be able to go back and determine exactly what was said. + Also on Network World: New virtual assistant challenges Siri, Cortana; Oracle to release a PaaS +To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


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The Passport is uniquely focused on being a device for work first and personal stuff second - take a look at how it's turned out.


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