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March 7, 2013
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  • Why tech needs to embrace cloud computing's disruptive nature
    Tech and business leaders must embrace the disruptive force cloud computing is having on business and the realm of doing business, according to John Considine, chief technology officer at Verizon's Terremark division. Now is the time to establish relevancy in cloud computing, Maribel Lopez writes. "As they face this disruption, CIOs and IT leaders have to look at moving up the stack and spend less time on low-level operational tasks," Considine said. Forbes (3/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Selling your business? Here are 7 things you should do now.
If you're considering selling your business, you should be doing everything you can to get the best possible price. In just 7 simple steps you can improve your chances of attracting buyers and getting big bucks for your business. Read the article and learn the 7 steps.

  Business & Industry Watch 
  • Ciena tops estimates on strong revenue, earnings in fiscal Q1
    Ciena outperformed Wall Street's expectations for its fiscal first quarter, as the optical-equipment-maker reported higher gross profit margins and said revenue had grown 8.7% from a year earlier. Ciena also reported earnings, excluding one-time costs, of 12 cents per share after losing 17 cents per share a year ago. Light Reading (3/7) 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

  • Cybersecurity executive order policy briefing March 14
    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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  • Connected TVs are starting to click with public, poll shows
    Just over 3 in 10 of those shopping for a TV are looking for one that can connect to the Web, compared with 18% last year, the IHS Smart TV Consumer Survey has found. The rising interest in connected TVs is likely being driven by price drops for connected models, with more than half of consumers citing cost as the main influence on their purchase, compared with about 28% last year. GigaOm (3/6), (3/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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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.

  Technology Trends 
  • DT portal shows where cyberattacks are happening now
    Deutsche Telekom has put up a portal at that provides a real-time snapshot of global cyberattacks as they occur, Lucian Constantin writes. The company is using a network of nearly 100 "honeypot" sensors to provide the data. The website will also offer monthly statistics on cyberattacks. Network World/IDG News Service (3/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Battle heats up for wireless network speed
    Members of the Wireless Gigabit Alliance and the WirelessHD Consortium are developing semiconductors that will allow wireless network routers to operate in the 60GHz spectrum, Michael Brown writes. While WiGig plans to officially start certifying products next year, Dell has already introduced the Wireless Dock D5000, which works with the company's Latitude 6430u Ultrabook laptop computer. PCWorld (3/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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.
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  IP Download 
  • Siemens targets small businesses with turnkey UC platform
    Siemens Enterprise Communications has introduced a turnkey unified communications solution designed to make it easier for small businesses to use next-generation enterprise-level collaboration tools. OpenScape Business mirrors the company's existing HiPath 3000 and OpenScape Office platforms and includes all hardware and software needed for SMBs to begin integrating comprehensive UC services including voice-over-IP, data and Web collaboration. eWeek (3/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom."
--Isaac Asimov,
Russian-born American author and biochemist

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