Wednesday, May 06, 2015

GENBAND Showcases Virtualized SBC on HP OpenNFV Platform

Microsoft won't give up trademark fight over Skype in Europe | SAP sets its sights on the IoT with new cloud services

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GENBAND Showcases Virtualized SBC on HP OpenNFV Platform
GENBAND and HP have been working together to integrating GENBAND's virtualized Session Border Controller (SBC) application and cloud-based Virtual Network Function (VNF) Manager onto HP's carrier-grade OpenNFV platform. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

WEBCAST: Aerohive

Gigabit Speed Wireless Networks with 802.11ac
With the development of 802.11ac, WLANs surpass the gigabit speed barrier. Watch this webinar recording featuring author of "802.11ac: A Survival Guide" (O'Reily), Matthew Gast, for a discussion on 802.11ac and why it's posed to become the 802.11 standard of choice and how to incorporate it into your network plans. View now>>


Windows Server 2003 End of Support Survival Camp
End of support for Windows Server 2003 Release 2 can have a dramatic impact on your business. It will mean no more updates or patches from Microsoft, which can result in a less stable and less secure infrastructure for your organization. Join this webcast to learn how to make the transition as smooth as possible. Learn More

Microsoft won't give up trademark fight over Skype in Europe
Microsoft plans to appeal a EU court ruling that found its Skype brand is too similar to that of British satellite broadcaster Sky, which holds a European trademark on audiovisual goods, telephony and software-related services categories.On Tuesday, the General Court of the EU found the Skype name and logo could not be registered as trademarks because they can be confused with Sky’s.Skype had sought to overturn decisions by Europe’s trademark registry, the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM), that also found confusion was likely.Microsoft, which bought Skype in 2011, said it would continue the legal fight. “We’re confident no confusion exists between these brands and services and will appeal. This decision does not require us to alter product names in any way,” a Microsoft spokeswoman said in an email.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

: Dell Inc.

Creating Efficiency through Private Cloud - Infographic
Private clouds provide IT with the ability to quickly scale and deliver continuous services to multiple business units while maintaining control over their information and processes. This Infographic highlights the four key steps to building a private cloud foundation. Learn More

SAP sets its sights on the IoT with new cloud services
Targeting the 25 billion or so devices expected to be connected to the Internet by 2020, SAP on Wednesday announced a new suite of cloud services designed specifically for the so-called Internet of Things.Unveiled at Sapphire Now, the company’s annual user conference, the SAP Hana Cloud Platform for IoT is designed to enable businesses to connect any sensor or device to any app or business process in their company and business network. Device management, IoT messaging and IoT application enablement are all part of the new offering, including data modeling.Existing IoT applications such as SAP Connected Assets, Connected Logistics and Predictive Maintenance and Service will all leverage the new platform as well.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

WEBCAST: XO Communications

Survey Says...You Need Multiple Clouds
Why are we seeing a rapid shift to multi-cloud services? In this live webinar on April 29th @ 2PM EST, IDC analyst Nav Chandler will offer answers to this question and more through data and insights from the IDC-XO Communications 2014 Network-Enabled Cloud Study of U.S. enterprises. Learn More

Cisco's Chambers: A retrospective
You don’t become one of the most admired and successful CEOs in Silicon Valley and in all of business by doing many things wrong.Sure, there were missteps along the way for Cisco during the 20 year leadership of John Chambers. But they are outnumbered by the successes and overshadowed by the company’s sustained growth over those two decades.“The growth of the company, from what it was to what it became,” will be the highlight of Chambers’ career, says Glenn O’Donnell, a Forrester Research analyst. “Cisco is one of the great success stories of Silicon Valley. That will be his legacy.”Chambers will step down on July 26. His successor is Chuck Robbins, a 17-year Cisco veteran and currently the senior vice president of worldwide operations, responsible for direct and indirect sales. That was the same role Chambers had in 1995 when he was named CEO, having come to Cisco from Wang Laboratories in 1991.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

Citrix's iPad mouse arrives next week
Apple iPad users will soon be able to interact with Citrix Systems’ virtual Windows apps using a mouse.When Citrix unveiled a prototype of the X1 mouse in January, the company wasn’t sure it would become a real product. But the high level of interest the mouse has generated convinced the company to develop it commercially. It will be launched on May 12 at Citrix’s Synergy conference.Citrix has received positive feedback from organizations of different sizes that want the mobility of an iPad and the security of its application virtualization platform XenApp, Chris Fleck, vice president of Emerging Solutions, said in a blog post.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

25 geeky Mother's Day gifts
Especially for mom: 25 gifts inspired by tech, science and math. Read More


How Chambers kept a high profile

Cisco CEO John Chambers has rubbed elbows with many business, political and entertainment VIPs during his 20 years at the helm.


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