Verizon acquires cloud software company

by staff from release

Verizon Communications Inc. (New York) announced last week that it has acquired CloudSwitch, a provider of cloud software technology, in a deal that will simplify the move to the enterprise cloud and help to boost industry adoption, says the company Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Verizon plans to combine CloudSwitch, a privately held company based in Burlington, Massachusetts, with its Terremark IT services subsidiary, which aims to enhance Verizon's hybrid-cloud and cloud-to-cloud capabilities, according to the service provider.

Hospital uses telehealth to provide stroke assistance

A new telestroke program at Memorial University Medical Center (MUMC) (Savannah, Ga., U.S.A.) is providing stroke assistance in rural regions of Georgia. Utilizing real-time audio and video conferencing, neurologists at MUMC can assess a patient and communicate treatment plans with doctors in regions that do not have a neurologist available, says the hospital.

According to an MUMC spokesperson, the program anticipates performing about 100 acute patient consults a year with further growth in the future.

Telit DevCon 2011

Event: 
Date
Start Date: 
Monday, October 10, 2011
End Date: 
Monday, October 10, 2011

Hard Rock Hotel - San Diego, California

Engage with industry experts, receive an introduction to the M2M landscape, and learn from our experienced engineering team how to integrate Telit's module technology into your application designs at our inaugural conference. Register now or see the agenda.

Sprint to start selling iPhone 5 in mid-October

Reuters

Sprint Nextel (Overland Park, Kan., U.S.A.) will start selling the next version of the Apple Inc (Cupertino, Calif., U.S.A.) iPhone in mid-October, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal that cited unnamed sources.

This would make Sprint the third U.S. operator to become a cellphone distributor for Apple. AT&T Inc and Verizon Wireless already sell the iPhone 4.

Verizon strike ends with bargaining pact

Reuters

An estimated 45,000 Verizon Communications (New York) employees are set to end a two-week strike and return to work on Tuesday after the telephone company and unions said they reached an agreement to resume bargaining. Almost half of the workers in Verizon's wireline business went on strike on August 7 after talks for a new labor pact failed when their contract expired.

Boeing and Siemens work with U.S. Dept of Defense on smart grid

By staff from release

Boeing (Chicago, Ill., U.S.A.), an aerospace company that manufactures commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems, and Siemens Industry, Inc., the U.S. affiliate of Siemens (Munich, Germany), an electrical engineering company, recently announced a strategic alliance for the joint development and marketing of smart grid technologies to improve energy access and security for the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), the largest energy consumer in the federal government.

11th Outage Response & Restoration Management Conference

Date
Start Date: 
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
End Date: 
Thursday, November 10, 2011

Atlanta, Georgia:

The 11th Annual Outage Response & Restoration Management Conference will be a three-day, industry focused event, specific to those within Distribution System Operations, Outage Restoration/Response, Emergency Management/Preparedness, and Business Continuity.

California adopts security standards for smart meters

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) (San Francisco, Calif., U.S.A.), a state regulator of utility companies, recently approved rules to protect the privacy and security of customer usage data generated by smart meters as part of its efforts to build a smart grid for California.

LightSquared blames GPS industry for interference

The GPS industry’s failure to comply with the Department of Defense’s (DoD) filtering standards is the root cause of potential interference issues involving LightSquared’s proposed broadband wireless network, according to a letter filed to the U.S. Federal Communications Commision (FCC) Thursday by Jeffery Carlisle, executive vice president for regulatory affairs and public policy at LightSquared (Reston, Va., U.S.A.).

Handset and Gadget Innovation Review

Date
Start Date: 
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
End Date: 
Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Mountain View, Ca:

They are handsets, gadgets, phones, tablets and a bunch of other new device categories, but they all represent the place where the wireless industry touches its customer. As these gadgets become more powerful and consumers' expectations rise, both carriers and CE manufacturers are in the hot seat to make better gadgets and improve the consumer experience.

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