Wednesday, July 22, 2015

WebRTC market analysis shows users' activity and plans

Microsoft's Skype Translator has a potty mouth | FCC Chairman proposes rules for telco transition to VoIP

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WebRTC market analysis shows users' activity and plans
The 2015 Webtorials State-of-the-Market Report covering WebRTC was released today, providing insights and qualitative analysis on how IT professionals are using WebRTC today and how they plan to use it in the coming year. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


Comprehensive Guide to Cloud Data Security
The potential security risk of migrating sensitive data and applications to the cloud is still the top concern among security professionals. Even private clouds can open up vulnerabilities when sharing multiple data sets on the same physical server. View Now

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5 Reasons why Enterprises are Moving to Broadband Their WAN
The WAN has always been about connecting users to applications and moving data, but the playing field has now changed with datacenters migrating to the cloud along with missioncritical applications. Ultimately the way that enterprises and their users do business has changed - and so must their approach to connectivity. Learn more >>

Microsoft's Skype Translator has a potty mouth
Microsoft launched Skype Translator, its attempt at real-time voice and text translations, a few months back with much hoopla. It launched with support for Chinese and Italian, with the promise of more languages to come. Well, Microsoft might want to go back to the drawing board on its Chinese translations, because the Chinese publication Global Times reports that normal conversations are being translated with a whole bunch of four-letter words being added.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


Enterprise Platform as a Service for App Architectures
Apprenda is the only Enterprise PaaS on the market that supports both new and existing application architectures. In this whitepaper you'll learn how Apprenda supports your existing applications, how the applications are cloud enabled, and how they are on-boarded with Apprenda, using production customer examples. Learn More

FCC Chairman proposes rules for telco transition to VoIP
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler recently proposed a set of guidelines that start the update process to regulate telephone companies as they make their transition from a legacy TDM voice infrastructure to IP-based real time communications platforms. Wheeler recognizes -- as we pointed out a year ago in this blog that the when it comes to the transition from PSTN to VoIP, the industry has far more regulatory questions than answers and that a public policy debate is much needed. Wheeler’s rules will be up for consideration at the Commission Open Meeting on August 6.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


Bringing Analytics to the Masses with OpenShift Enterprise
FICO, a data analytics software company, diversified into new markets with its core offering, which provides on-premise software to large businesses. Learn how FICO can create, customize, and deploy applications and services using RED The Decision Management Platform and more. Learn more >>

IDG Contributor Network: Big week for open source news: Round up of OSCON announcements
OSCON is always seen as a good event to announce new products and initiatives of an open source nature. OSCON was, after all, the place where Rackspace and NASA chose to announce the OpenStack cloud initiative several years ago. This year's event had nothing of quite that importance, but still some brought about some interesting announcements.HDSFirst up comes Hitachi Data Systems. HDS is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi and in recent years has done a great job of connecting some of the very diverse business units that the Hitachi mothership holds. HDS is today announcing that its Unified Compute Platform (UCP) is going to support Google Kubernentes, the containers orchestration initiative. UCP is a broad infrastructure offering, first introduced in 2010, and already supports software from VMware, SAP, and Microsoft.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

Proposal to split up Qualcomm is patently absurd
The proposed breakup of Qualcomm by activist investment firm Jana Partners, as reported by the Wall Street Journal this week, would be a blunder of biblical proportions. The equivalent of Delilah cutting off Samson's hair while he slept, dividing Qualcomm into separately traded semiconductor and technology licensing businesses would produce two companies of lesser value than the former whole.Qualcomm builds semiconductors because of the company's history in licensing the intellectual property from mobile telecom and radio research and design. In turn, the patents from this research and design create a synergy that accelerates the design and fabrication of new semiconductors without infringing on other companies' patents. For instance, the Qualcomm Snapdragon system on a chip (SoC) that powers the majority of smartphones is the product of Qualcomm's understanding of the needs of smartphone designers and skill in integrating radio technologies with digital processors. The Samson-like strength of its engineering team brought about the integration of 32- and 64-bit microprocessors and high-speed LTE radios on a single chip, reducing the cost of SoCs and shortening smartphone makers' time to market. Hyper-smart, hyper-aggressive, and wealthy Intel has yet to meld communications chips from its Infinion acquisition and Atom microprocessors into one chip, though this has been on its roadmap for at least three years.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

Air Canada, National Grid sign up to use Apple, IBM mobile apps
Apple shared details on its efforts to make inroads into the enterprise space via its IBM partnership on Tuesday.Around 500 companies, including Air Canada, U.K. energy provider National Grid and Mexican bank Banorte, are now using mobile apps developed by Apple and IBM, Apple CFO Luca Maestri said during a call to discuss the company’s third-quarter earnings.Maestri didn’t provide information on how many workers are using the apps. For example, only a few Air Canada flight attendants could be using the Passenger + app, which allows them to view passenger and flight information via an iPad. Apple and IBM didn’t immediately respond to requests for more information.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


Best handheld Wi-Fi test tools

Here, we review four hardware-based products that you can throw in a laptop bag and carry around with you.


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