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February 19, 2013
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  • Windstream sees gains in broadband, enterprise revenues
    Windstream reported $10 million in net income for the fourth quarter, saying revenue grew 27% from a year earlier as operating income rose 79%. Broadband and business revenues accounted for 70% of the telecom's total revenue. CEO Jeff Gardner said Windstream would support its current dividend and outlined the company's 2013 objectives. The Arkansas-based company wants to make "targeted investments" in its enterprise units, finish its fiber-to-the-tower and broadband stimulus projects, and curb debt. Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (Little Rock) (free registration) (2/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Samsung broadens enterprise suite with UC tech from Genband
    Samsung Electronics is partnering with Genband to expand the unified communications component of its Samsung for Enterprise, or SAFE, initiative. Under the agreement, Samsung will integrate Genband's Experius UC software into its mobile devices, starting with the Galaxy Tab. GigaOm (2/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • FCC data show competitive broadband market is still growing
    Broadband connection data recently released by the Federal Communications Commission show growth of 3.8 million fixed connections from 2010 to 2011, for a total of 88.3 million total connections. The data also provide insight into broadband speed, along with growth comparisons of fixed vs. mobile, telecom vs. cable, and telecom DSL vs. fiber. Read more about the data. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Cisco goes on the offensive against Microsoft
    Cisco Systems is seeking to differentiate itself from rival Microsoft -- and hopefully woo some new customers in the process -- with a new marketing campaign to promote its unified communications platform. The campaign, which was introduced this week with the release of results from a survey the company conducted, highlights what Cisco sees as the limitations of Microsoft's Lync platform for addressing enterprise needs in a post-PC environment. eWeek (2/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Analysis: A transition is afoot in the enterprise with PaaS
    Private-platform-as-a-service offerings will shake up enterprise IT in the next two years, writes Bart Copeland, CEO of ActiveState. "Private clouds will dominate the enterprise market for now ... but hybrids will win in the end," Copeland writes, adding that he foresees an "anyglot" future for cloud middleware with multiple programming languages being supported. ReadWrite (2/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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