Wednesday, December 10, 2014

GENBAND Partners with Alcatel-Lucent on NFV

Microsoft unifies communication between Skype and Lync | Skype implicated in EU corporate income tax scandal

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GENBAND Partners with Alcatel-Lucent on NFV
GENBAND announced that it has joined the Alcatel-Lucent CloudBand Ecosystem Program in a partnership designed to accelerate market development for Network Functions Virtualization (NFV). As a program member, GENBAND will access Alcatel-Lucent’s NFV lab in an effort to integrate key components of its NFV applications and solutions portfolio with Alcatel-Lucent’s CloudBand NFV Platform.The collaborative efforts will target service providers who are increasingly using NFV. GENBAND’s NFV portfolio spans its Session Border Controllers, Intelligent Messaging, WebRTC Gateway, Wireless Access Gateway, Session Control and Applications Server solutions, and a cloud manager.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


Quintillion Case Study
Hedge fund administration company Quintillion doubles its asset and investor portfolio while keeping staff levels almost flat, by working with Insight 2 Value to deploy an efficient content management solution, based on IBM Case Manager. Read Now


Meeting Energy Industry Mobile Security Requirements
The goal of the white paper is to educate decision makers in the energy industry about how to mitigate security threats facing mobile devices and the networks to which they connect. It addresses concerns relevant to CIOs, CTOs, security architects and IT managers. Learn More

Microsoft unifies communication between Skype and Lync
Microsoft has done a lot of consolidating lately, and the latest step is to merge communications between Lync, its business/office video communications app, and Skype, the commercial product it acquired two years ago.Users who update to the latest versions of both Skype and the Office app Lync will now be able to make video calls to one another and not be bound by having the same app. Lync users can make and receive calls from Skype users, and vice versa.This merger has been in the works for some time, as Microsoft noted in the Office Blog, where it announced the integration of the two video chat apps. In 2013, Microsoft enabled Lync users to contact people on Skype using instant messaging, presence, and audio calling from the Lync contact list. This latest step now adds video.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

WHITE PAPER: Curvature

The State of IT Infrastructure & Operations
The challenge that IT decision-makers face is the pressure to reduce costs paired with the pressure to progress digital maturity. Curvature analyzes why businesses miss significant CapEx and OpEx cost savings and how to refocus IT strategy. View now

Skype implicated in EU corporate income tax scandal
Skype used two Luxembourg companies and an Irish subsidiary to avoid paying corporate income tax during a five year period, according to documents detailing deals with Luxembourg tax authorities.On Tuesday, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) published a new batch of documents in its ongoing investigation into secret tax agreements approved by Luxembourg authorities.The documents included some showing that Skype used complicated corporate structures to avoid paying corporate tax, according to an analysis of the documents by The Guardian. Skype did so by circulating royalties and profits between its two Luxembourg subsidiaries and an Irish company, the paper reported, citing a 2005 tax ruling granted to the company.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


How Chase Stopped Phishing Attacks
When JP Morgan Chase decided to take action against phishing attacks, the problem turned out to be much bigger than anticipated. Learn how, with Agari, they implemented DMARC, stopped phishing attacks, and restored brand trust. Read Now

iWARP update advances RDMA over Ethernet for data center and cloud networks
The challenge for data center operators selecting a high performance transport technology for their network is striking the ideal balance between acquisition, deployment and management costs, and support for high performance capabilities such as the remote direct memory access (RDMA) protocol.The iWARP protocol is the open Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) standard for RDMA over Ethernet, and offers an interchangeable, RDMA verbs-compliant alternative to specialized fabrics such as InfiniBand. iWARP adapters are fully supported within the Open Fabrics Alliance Enterprise software distribution (OFED), with typically no changes needed for applications to migrate from InfiniBand to Ethernet.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

17% of adult Internet users couldn't pick Bill Gates out of a lineup
Oh, sure, he’s not in the news quite as often as when he was running Microsoft day to day, but Bill Gates – richest man in the world – remains one of the most famous people on the planet.Yet nearly 1 in 5 adult Internet users were unable to identify Gates as the man pictured above, despite the multiple-choice format, according to a “Web IQ” quiz of 1,006 people conducted by PewResearch.I would have thought the question not worth asking. I was wrong.By the way, if you’d like to take the quiz yourself, you can find it here.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


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