Monday, March 09, 2015

Vidyo brings Video Collaboration to Smart Glasses

MWC 2015: Microsoft partners with AT&T, Deutsche Telekom for SMB Office | Can tech help teachers teach and students learn?

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Vidyo brings Video Collaboration to Smart Glasses
Video collaboration is now available on "smart glasses" thanks to mobile client APIs provided by Vidyo. In other news, Telefónica becomes the first top tier global service provider to offer WebRTC calling. Read More


Adallom for AWS
The Adallom cloud application security platform for AWS allows IT organizations to: enable secure access of the AWS administrative console for the right users, address security and compliance mandates that requires attestation and reporting of AWS activities, and govern and address risky behaviors. View now


Cloud: Delivering Performance in Shared Environments
This whitepaper explores how service providers use VMTurbo to provide consistent performance across all workloads, as well as the three roles a responsible managed service provider (MSP) takes in order to accomplish that directive. Learn More

MWC 2015: Microsoft partners with AT&T, Deutsche Telekom for SMB Office
Microsoft announced two Office-related partnerships for small- to medium-size business (SMB), with AT&T and Deutsche Telekom, at the Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona this week.The AT&T Mobile Office Suite deal with the second-largest mobile carrier involves Microsoft's Office 365 apps, along with unified access to voice calls, email, calendars, messaging, HD video conferencing, and file sharing, on almost any mobile device.The Microsoft Office 365 suite includes the usual apps – Word, Excel, and PowerPoint – plus Lync, Exchange, Outlook, and OneDrive, all usable from a desktop, laptop, smartphone or tablet. Lync allows for domestic or international voice calls while in the United States.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


Making the Case for a Software-Defined Data Center
In this paper, we outline the need for "Software-Driven Control" - the intelligence or "control plane" that can take advantage of new software-defined capabilities. Learn More

Can tech help teachers teach and students learn?
It's spring break, and high school students are eager to put away their books, binders, pencils and... iPads?High school classrooms, teaching techniques and the very way students learn may receive a tech infusion in the near future. Already some schools across the country, most notably the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), are bringing in tablets and other technology."Technology is becoming pervasive in the classroom and playing a strategic role," says Carolyn April, senior director of industry analysis at CompTIA.CompTIA surveyed teachers, admins and students late last year and found that idea of technology in the classroom is exciting for everyone. All tallied, 58 percent of schools with 1,000 or more students use some education technology, compared to 45 percent of smaller schools.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


How Should Network Flow Inform VM Placement?
This whitepaper examines the latency-inducing pitfalls of common VM placement tactics, as well as a network flow approach that minimizes network, compute, and storage latency all at once. Learn More

Zero rating: The overlooked mobile bandwidth revolution from Mobile World Congress 2015
I didn't attend Mobile World Congress in Barcelona last week, and I don't know what I missed more, the yummy Spanish ham or all the cool new smartphones that were introduced.But the thing that many attendees and press reports, even from those who did attend, also seemed to miss was the increasing importance of a big change in who pays for mobile bandwidth.See also: Five takeaways for CIOs from this year's MWC Whether you call it – "zero rating," "toll-free data," or simply associating it with Facebook's initiative – the idea is that carriers make a certain amount of bandwidth available free for specific apps or use cases. The idea, according to Mark Zuckerberg's keynote presentation at MWC, is that by making a baseline amount of mobile net access free, more and more users will be enticed online, see the value of the internet, and over time become inspired to pay real money for additional access to mobile data.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

New products of the week 03.09.2015
New products of the weekOur roundup of intriguing new products. Read how to submit an entry to Network World's products of the week slideshow.Aruba 7000 Series Cloud Services ControllersKey features: Aruba’s new Cloud Services Controllers integrate WAN acceleration, firewall, web content filtering, policy-based routing and zero-touch provisioning into a single cohesive system, allowing branch offices to rightsize their networks. More info.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

Could AWS possibly be worth $50 billion?
Speculating as to the he value of Amazon Web Services has been a parlor game for some time now, with the company expected to provide its answer next month. In the meantime, here’s what they’re saying at RW Baird, via a report on The Street: Baird analysts upped its price target after assigning a stand-alone value of between $40 billion to $50 billion, or $95 per share, to Amazon Web Services, its cloud business segment.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


15 of the best Google Chrome experiments ever

A look at some of the coolest bits of Chrome experimentation out there, in honor of Google's 1000th Chrome experiment being published this week.


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