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Sony joins AllSeen Alliance to push for common ground in IoT

Sony has now joined Microsoft, LG Electronics and other consumer electronics vendors in the AllSeen Alliance, strengthening the group's effort to make "Internet of things" devices work together.

By Stephen Lawson | 03 September, 2014 05:50

Tags: Networking, sony, AllSeen Alliance, mobile

Hillary Clinton calls for 'global compact' on surveillance

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called for a "global compact" on surveillance and the use of collected data, saying the U.S. isn't the only country that does it and American technology companies are unfairly targeted for the government's actions.

By Stephen Lawson | 29 August, 2014 09:04

Tags: nexenta, Government use of IT, security, government, legislation, hillary clinton, privacy

Broadcom wants to let 1,000 IoT devices bloom with $19.99 development kit

The Internet of Things may have been the talk of the tech industry for months now, but communications chip maker Broadcom thinks it's just getting started.

By Stephen Lawson | 28 August, 2014 07:42

Tags: broadcom, hardware systems, mobile

EMC gives VMware admins the reins to replication and recovery

EMC is putting replication and recovery into the hands of VMware administrators with a software version of its RecoverPoint appliance that's designed for cloud computing.

By Stephen Lawson | 27 August, 2014 08:57

Tags: storage, vmworld, VMware, emc

For Verizon, VoLTE means video calls, HD voice and Alaska

High-definition voice calls are now available on all four major U.S. carriers after a nationwide launch by Verizon on Tuesday, though there's a long way to go before all those systems all work together and run over LTE.

By Stephen Lawson | 26 August, 2014 22:03

Tags: telecommunication, 4g, mobile, Verizon Wireless

HP loses its leader on NFV, a key carrier network trend

Bethany Mayer, who led Hewlett-Packard's foray into the growing field of network functions virtualization, has left the company to run network testing and optimization company Ixia.

By Stephen Lawson | 23 August, 2014 06:25

Tags: business issues, personnel, Ixia, Networking, Hewlett-Packard

How can the Internet have too many routes and not enough addresses?

The depletion of Internet addresses would seem to spell relief for aged routers that are struggling to deal with the Internet's growth, but the complicated interplay between those trends might cause even more problems.

By Stephen Lawson | 21 August, 2014 03:12

Tags: Cisco Systems, Dyn, Networking, internet, Cogent Communications

Vehicle-to-vehicle networks could save over 1,000 lives a year, US says

The U.S. government wants to force cars to talk to each other over wireless networks, saying that could save more than 1,000 lives every year.

By Stephen Lawson | 19 August, 2014 08:34

Tags: Networking, transportation, U.S. Department of Transportation, industry verticals

Compliance, BYOD help drive small-business storage

Small businesses are growing up when it comes to data, investing in bigger and smarter storage systems that can be shared among PCs, tablets and smartphones.

By Stephen Lawson | 16 August, 2014 06:25

Tags: IDC, storage

Cisco slashing up to 6000 jobs

Cisco Systems will cut as many as 6000 jobs over the next 12 months, saying it needs to shift resources to growing businesses such as cloud, software and security.

By Stephen Lawson | 14 August, 2014 09:01

Tags: business issues, personnel, Cisco Systems, layoffs, Networking, financial results

Cisco Q4 revenue, profit flat in 'tough environment'

Cisco Systems posted fiscal fourth-quarter revenue and earnings that were roughly flat from a year earlier as the company works through what Chairman and CEO John Chambers called "a tough environment."

By Stephen Lawson | 14 August, 2014 06:40

Tags: business issues, Cisco Systems, Networking, financial results

IoT is here and there, but not everywhere yet

The Internet of Things is still too hard. Even some of its biggest backers say so.

By Stephen Lawson | 14 August, 2014 01:22

Tags: Cisco Systems, RacoWireless, Networking, internet, intel

Coding platform for IoT could bring data-crunching apps online faster

The "Internet of things" won't be built overnight, but vendors are now stepping in to give enterprises a helping hand.

By Stephen Lawson | 13 August, 2014 05:07

Tags: application development, Internet-based applications and services, RacoWireless, Networking, software, internet

Security vendor Gemalto to acquire SafeNet for $890M

Gemalto plans to acquire SafeNet for US$890 million in a deal that would combine a big vendor of portable secure elements such as payment cards with a provider of enterprise data protection technology.

By Stephen Lawson | 09 August, 2014 04:52

Tags: SafeNet, business issues, security, Gemalto, Mergers and acquisitions

T-Mobile could soon be bigger than Sprint

The tables could turn by the end of this year in the drama of the U.S. mobile underdogs, with T-Mobile possibly passing Sprint to become the third-largest carrier in the country.

By Stephen Lawson | 08 August, 2014 06:52

Tags: sprint, telecommunication, Carriers, mobile, T-Mobile US

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