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March 15, 2013
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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.

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  • Bell Labs narrows its R&D focus to become more product-oriented
    Bell Laboratories, where the transistor was invented and many other technical innovations were created, is focusing on software product development on behalf of its parent company, Alcatel-Lucent. "We want to still be the innovation arm of Alcatel-Lucent that continues to amaze and surprise people. But I think in order to do that we do have to change somewhat," said Bell Labs' Gee Rittenhouse. He added, "As the industry moves toward dynamic networks, distributed systems, Bell Labs also has to move toward those directions." CIO.com/IDG News Service (3/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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.

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  • The Future of 10G Service Aggregation & Transport
    Join ADTRAN for this free webinar on March 28 examining the various technologies that can consolidate the transport of gigabit services and can blend business and residential traffic, including 4G/LTE backhaul, FTTH, FTTx, data center with full wavelength services, SONET transport migration and Ethernet services delivery. Register today -- it's free. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Agawi, Nvidia team up to offer cloud gaming for ISPs
    Agawi, a cloud-gaming service, is working with Nvidia to offer telecoms and other providers the ability to simultaneously stream multiple games from one server. "Everybody has been waiting for MNVOs, MSOs, the telecom guys, the cable guys, to bring new services to market," said Peter Relan, executive chairman. "They offer voice, they offer Internet, they offer television, so what's the next big content area? Gaming. Almost all the major telecom operators and cable operators want to do trials this year with introducing gaming services, and the easiest way to bring them to market is through cloud gaming, because the alternative is to put the equivalent of an iPad inside their set-top box." TechCrunch (3/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • FiOS adds Golf Channel, E! to TV Everywhere menu
    Verizon FiOS has added NBCUniversal-owned Golf Channel, Style, Sprout and E! to its TV Everywhere lineup. FiOS' TV Everywhere offerings now total 42, including 11 other NBCU networks introduced in February as part of a carriage agreement signed in the fall. Multichannel News (3/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Netflix has plans for 4K streams by 2015, exec says
    Netflix within the next two years hopes to add 4K streaming capabilities, said Neil Hunt, the video service's chief product officer. However, the higher resolution, which is about four times the current HD standard of 1080p, will only work in homes with compatible devices and strong enough ISP connections to process the images. Home Media Magazine (3/14) 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.

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  • Report: DT to boost network redundancy with multicloud offering
    Deutsche Telekom is reportedly readying a pair of complimentary cloud services designed to increase network efficiency and minimize the potential impact of outages by automatically routing content through the provider that can deliver it most quickly. NetAnalyze and NetOptimize work in tandem to cover clouds and content delivery networks worldwide. GigaOm (3/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
How to Achieve IT Agility: A Survival Guide for IT Decision Makers
When business teams add new apps and services to already-strained networks, IT departments are accountable for making everything work. Is your team ready for this challenge? Read this eGuide to learn how IT teams are automating their networks, why they're utilizing Ethernet fabrics and SDN, and what success looks like as they regain network control and business relevance.

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  • BT upgrades IPTV publishing platform
    BT's IPTV services will no longer be powered by Microsoft's Mediaroom video publishing system, the telecom has announced, saying it has chosen a competing solution from Comcast subsidiary thePlatform. BT will deliver its BT Vision -- which has 771,000 subscribers -- and YouView from BT using thePlatform's cloud-based MPX system. Multichannel News (3/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Dell calls for group to help create SDN standards
    Dell has suggested the creation of a working committee on software-defined-networking standards within the Object Management Group, which builds integration standards for technologies. "OMG provides blueprints for people who want to build SDN in an open, meritocratic manner, so we are pleased to engage with this community," an unidentified Dell spokesperson wrote in an e-mail. Network World (3/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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Any party which takes credit for the rain must not be surprised if its opponents blame it for the drought."
--Dwight Morrow,
American businessman, politician and diplomat


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