Stories by Stephen Lawson

Testbed will help clouds and networks shake hands

A network testbed being constructed just south of San Francisco will help carriers and vendors develop standards for better cloud services, the CloudEthernet Forum says.

By Stephen Lawson | 29 July, 2014 11:13

Tags: Networking, Tata Communications, internet, CloudEthernet Forum, cloud computing

LTE network for US public safety taking it one step at a time

The organizers of the FirstNet LTE public safety network have the frequencies and standards they need to build the system, and they know where the money's coming from. They know how to get there from here, but it won't be a quick trip.

By Stephen Lawson | 26 July, 2014 09:14

Tags: Government use of IT, First Responder Network Authority, telecommunication, 4g, government, mobile

IoT inspires new components for energy, wireless

The expected boom in demand for small, often isolated devices in the Internet of Things is driving developers to craft new types of components.

By Stephen Lawson | 25 July, 2014 09:07

Tags: Imagination Technologies, Networking, wireless, Components, Omron, internet, Holst Centre

More AT&T customers switch to paying for their phones

A majority of AT&T's new smartphone customers are now choosing a plan where they pay for their phones over time, helping to drive strong second-quarter financial results, the carrier said.

By Stephen Lawson | 24 July, 2014 09:17

Tags: business issues, Carriers, telecommunication, at&t, financial results, mobile

More mobile gadgets than people? Seven countries - including Australia - now qualify

Wireless broadband subscriptions now outnumber people in seven countries as consumers continue to snap up smartphones and tablets, according to a new report.

By Stephen Lawson | 23 July, 2014 08:32

Tags: OECD, internet

AirMagnet Wi-Fi security tool takes aim at drones

In its quest to help enterprises seek out and neutralize all threats to their Wi-Fi networks, AirMagnet is now looking to the skies.

By Stephen Lawson | 22 July, 2014 10:59

Tags: Fluke Networks, consumer electronics, security, Networking, airmagnet, wireless, WLANs / Wi-Fi

Google may bring Wi-Fi to New York City pay phones

Google may be among the hopefuls vying to turn the New York City phone booths of the past into "communication points" of the future with free Wi-Fi and cellphone charging.

By Stephen Lawson | 22 July, 2014 08:13

Tags: telephony, Government use of IT, Google, telecommunication, Networking, wireless, WLANs / Wi-Fi, government

MIT invention to speed up data centers should cheer developers

A breakthrough by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology could change the way Web and mobile apps are written and help companies like Facebook keep the cat videos coming.

By Stephen Lawson | 19 July, 2014 06:23

Tags: Networking, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Net neutrality a key battleground in growing fight over encryption, activists say

Plans to favor some Internet packets over others threaten consumers' hard-won right to use encryption, a digital privacy advocate says.

By Stephen Lawson | 19 July, 2014 03:42

Tags: X-Lab, security, regulation, encryption, U.S. Federal Communications Commission, internet, government, privacy

Microsoft may announce its biggest layoffs ever on Thursday

Microsoft reportedly will announce the biggest round of layoffs in its history on Thursday as massive changes wrought by new CEO Satya Nadella start to take hold at the struggling IT giant.

By Stephen Lawson | 17 July, 2014 09:47

Tags: business issues, layoffs, Microsoft, software

NetApp Private Storage adds an Azure cloud option

Microsoft Azure just became the next cloud connection for NetApp Private Storage, which can already link enterprise storage to Amazon Web Services.

By Stephen Lawson | 16 July, 2014 10:49

Tags: Microsoft, storage, internet, netapp, cloud computing

Samsung, Arm and Nest launch Thread Group to tie home IoT devices together

Google's Nest subsidiary and heavy hitters including Samsung Electronics and Arm Holdings are launching the latest bid to make sensors, cameras, appliances and other devices in homes easily talk to each other.

By Stephen Lawson | 15 July, 2014 17:02

Tags: Arm Holdings, Google, consumer electronics, Samsung Electronics, internet

OCZ flash accelerator takes a sharper focus on SQL Server

Storage has always affected how fast software runs, but IT shops now have more tools they can bring to bear on the problem.

By Stephen Lawson | 15 July, 2014 09:45

Tags: applications, OCZ Technology, databases, Microsoft, storage, software, toshiba

Microsoft acquires InMage to boost Azure Site Recovery

Microsoft plans to enhance its Azure cloud backup and recovery by integrating technology from InMage, a business continuity vendor it just acquired.

By Stephen Lawson | 12 July, 2014 05:07

Tags: business issues, Microsoft, storage, InMage, Mergers and acquisitions

Standalone wearables coming this year, AT&T executive says

The most successful wearable devices will be ones that can work without a phone, and AT&T will have at least one of them by the end of this year, the man who manages the carrier's partnerships said.

By Stephen Lawson | 09 July, 2014 11:52

Tags: consumer electronics, at&t, health care, industry verticals, mobile

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