VMware pursues telecom virtualization market | UK to invest in fiber, 5G | Senators lift hold on Rosenworcel's FCC renomination
November 23, 2016
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VMware pursues telecom virtualization market
VMware has tapped Shekar Ayyar to lead its telecom group as it pursues opportunities for network functions virtualization at telecoms. VMware says it already has more than 80 NFV production deployments around the world.
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Why Platform Matters When Choosing an ERP System
In order to survive, grow, and compete in the digital age, organizations need an ERP that is highly flexible and able to adapt. So, what are the tough platform questions you should ask yourself when shopping for an ERP?
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UK to invest in fiber, 5G
UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond today will be announcing a pledge of more than $1.2 billion toward upgrading the company's digital infrastructure, per the Treasury. The money will be used to upgrade to fiber broadband and begin 5G trials.
CNET (11/22) 
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Senators lift hold on Rosenworcel's FCC renomination
Senate Democrats appear to have eased their opposition to the renomination of Federal Communications Commission member Jessica Rosenworcel. Sens. Ed Markey, D-Mass., and Ron Wyden, D-Ore., have lifted a hold they imposed after Rosenworcel -- who is also a Democrat -- broke with her party over regulations for set-top boxes.
FierceCable (11/21) 
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Security developments & sentiment on biometric technologies
Security is constantly a concern in cyberspace, at work and play. Biometric technologies are showing promise in tightening security -- but are not without risk and raise privacy concerns. Researchers and companies continue to innovate and test biometric applications that have important implications from national security to enhanced patient care to mobile payment systems. Fingerprints, facial scans and voice recognition can be useful, but each technology has limitations. When combined with other security measures, however, these options can strengthen and protect the user to a greater degree. Read more.
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NBCU, Verizon team up for live stream of Macy's parade
NBCU, Verizon team up for live stream of Macy's parade
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NBCUniversal will live stream the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade using five 360-degree cameras. The stream, which will provide viewers with up-close views of the event, will be available for viewing on Verizon's YouTube channel.
Broadcasting & Cable (11/22) 
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Oracle to purchase Dyn to boost cloud computing, IaaS, PaaS
Oracle to purchase Dyn to boost cloud computing, IaaS, PaaS
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Oracle said it will purchase Dyn, a provider of website platform optimization, although terms were not disclosed. Oracle plans to expand its own cloud computing efforts as well as infrastructure-as-a-service and platform-as-a-service offerings.
Reuters (11/21),  VentureBeat (11/21) 
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McCain wants to set up cybersecurity committee
McCain says Russia didn't influence US election
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Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said that the US election was not influenced by hackers in Russia but that there needs to be a committee focused on cybersecurity. He noted that the military has work to do to boost its cybersecurity.
The Hill (11/20) 
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The dailyLead will not publish Thursday, Friday
In observance of Thanksgiving in the US, the dailyLead will not publish Thursday and Friday. Publication will resume Monday.
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