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March 11, 2013
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Get Creative: 10 Ways to Think Outside the Box
No matter your business, smart solutions come from out-of-the-box thinking. We all know creativity is king, but are you doing all you can to inspire and encourage creativity in your staff? Read the article and learn 10 ways to inspire creativity at your office.

  Business & Industry Watch 
  • Appcore gains a fan base among telecoms
    Rural telecoms' investment in cloud platform provider Appcore is being viewed as a strategic win for the companies and illustrates how cloud computing is becoming the next utility. Appcore will use the new funding to expand in North America and Asia, and the platform will allow the telecoms to diversify products to replace the dwindling phone business. (3/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Lawmakers are briefed on "6 strikes" piracy policy
    Verizon Communications and AT&T were among the Internet service providers and content owners who briefed a congressional panel Friday on how they are implementing the "six strikes" warning system, designed to curb illegal downloading of copyrighted material. Verizon Senior Vice President Thomas Dailey took a cautious view, saying the policy would work where piracy behavior "can be corrected." AT&T Vice President Brent Olson agreed, saying, "We are trying to 'bend the curve' on behavior, opening their eyes and empowering them on what to do." Multichannel News (3/8), The Hill/Hillicon Valley blog (3/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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Building Workplace Trust 2015
Interaction Associates' 6th annual research study tracking trust on the job, Building Workplace Trust, is out, and more than half of employees surveyed give their organizations low marks for trust and leadership. Yet this year's findings again point to how high trust leads to better outcomes and financial results — and even boosts innovation.

USTelecom Spotlight

  • In 3 days: Cybersecurity executive order policy briefing
    Join experts from the telecom and cable industries for a discussion of the executive order, timeline for compliance, and scope and parameters of the public-private partnership model for working on these issues. The panelists will address potential overlapping requirements and outline how industry is working together on the initiatives. Attend either in person or online. Register today -- it's free. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Video Upload 
  • How streaming providers are doing business with Hollywood
    Verizon Communications, through its video-streaming partnership with Redbox, reportedly has expressed interest in producing original programming for its joint venture, an agent told a UCLA Entertainment Symposium on Friday. "Almost every month someone comes in to get into high-end scripted programming. It's an unbelievable thing to see," said Creative Artists Agency's Peter Micelli, who was discussing how Netflix and other streaming providers were doing business with Hollywood. (free content) (3/8), The Verge (3/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Qualcomm may find silver lining in ill-fated FloTV
    Qualcomm believes it can salvage the Long-Term Evolution-based technology used in the chipmaker's failed FloTV mobile broadcast effort to create a system that could enable telecoms to provide video and other high-quality content to subscribers more efficiently. The technology could provide Qualcomm with another outlet to sell chips but also allow telecoms to deliver similar content to multiple subscribers through the LTE broadcast system. PCWorld/IDG News Service (3/9), All Things D (3/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Combating Identity Theft in a Mobile, Social World
Mobile connectivity threats extend from consumers to the business environment. But who is really responsible for securing sensitive information? Smart business leaders are becoming proactive on the matter. Learn how to get protected in this white paper. Download the white paper now.

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Whitepaper: SDN: How do you get there from here?
Are the growing data needs of mobile, cloud, big data and social threatening today's enterprise networks? Scalable processes, a phased integration approach and the appetite to optimize over time are key components of a modern network. It's how agile organizations prepare for the data needs of tomorrow.
Explore the whitepaper to start down the path toward SDN.

  IP Download 
  • Britain ranks first in European Web access, Ofcom says
    The U.K. ranks on top among the five biggest European countries for the number of people who have accessed the Internet, according to a study from Ofcom, the British telecom overseer. The country also ranks first for having the most people who have never gone online. Ofcom said it was using the survey to track the country's goal of reaching universal high-speed broadband coverage by 2015. InformationWeek (3/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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