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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
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  • 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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  • 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), Telecompetitor.com (3/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Technology Trends 
  • DT portal shows where cyberattacks are happening now
    Deutsche Telekom has put up a portal at sicherheitstacho.eu 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
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  • 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
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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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