Microsoft's secret weapon for growth in the cloud: email

CEO reporting better than expected 2nd quarter earnings

Reuters

San Francisco (Reuters) - In reporting better-than-expected fiscal second-quarter earnings on Thursday, Microsoft Corp. CEO Satya Nadella touted his company's success in the cloud.

"Businesses everywhere are using the Microsoft Cloud as their digital platform to drive their ambitious transformation agendas," he said.

U.S. utilities worry about cyber cover after Ukraine grid attack

A similar attack in the US could leave millions of people in the dark.

Reuters

(Reuters) - U.S. utilities are looking hard at their cyber vulnerabilities and whether they can get insurance to cover what could be a multi-billion dollar loss after hackers cut electric power to more than 80,000 Ukrainians last month.

The Dec. 23 incident in Ukraine was the first cyber attack to cause a power outage, and is one of just a handful of incidents in which computer hacking has caused physical effects on infrastructure rather than the loss or theft of electronic data.

Synchronoss Enhances Activation Services Platform to Accelerate Customer Acquisition for Carriers

Market leading platform enriched to increase functionality, scalability and accessibility

CES 2016

BRIDGEWATER, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Synchronoss Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:SNCR), the leader in mobile cloud innovation and software-based activation for mobile carriers, enterprises, retailers and OEMs around the world, today announced the enhancement of the Synchronoss Activation Services Platform, the next-generation version of its market leading carrier-grade activation solution. Synchronoss currently provides a wide range of device and service activation services for some of the world’s largest carriers including AT&T, Reliance and Vodafone.

Anywhere, anytime: EU to allow travelers to take Netflix abroad

Resonantes with Brussels' aim of tearing down borders in the online world

Reuters

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union wants to allow consumers access to their online subscriptions for services like Netflix, Sky and Canal+ when they travel in the 28-member bloc, setting it up for a battle with media groups.

The proposal was presented by the executive European Commission (EC) on Wednesday, along with a longer-term strategy for making copyrighted works more easily available across the EU, likely to run into stiff opposition from the media industry as well as from artists.

U.S. appeals court hears challenge to net neutrality rules

The fight is the latest battle over Obama administration rules requiring broadband providers to treat all data equally

Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court heard arguments on Friday over the legality of the Federal Communications Commission's net neutrality rules, in a case that may ultimately determine how consumers get access to content on the Internet.

The fight is the latest battle over Obama administration rules requiring broadband providers to treat all data equally, rather than giving or selling access to a so-called Web "fast lane."

German court says ISPs may have to block music-sharing sites

Supreme Court dismisses cases against Deutsche Telekom and Telefonica's O2 Deutschland

Reuters

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Germany's highest court said Internet service providers could be made responsible for blocking websites offering illegal music downloads, but only if copyright holders showed they had first made reasonable attempts to thwart such piracy by other means.

The federal Supreme Court dismissed two cases brought by music rights society GEMA against Deutsche Telekom and music companies Universal Music, Sony and Warner Music Group against Telefonica's O2 Deutschland.

Is Your Network Ready for the Cyber Monday Rush?

CIOs counting on the Cloud to come to their rescue may be in for a rude awakening on Tuesday morning

This year, more holiday shoppers are expected to shop online, beginning before Black Friday through to the pinnacle of online commerce, Cyber Monday. While an increase in online shopping is good news for anyone looking to avoid the holiday rush, CIOs are rightly worried that their networks may get trampled in the online aftermath. The effect of millions of customers hitting your website at the same time can have a crippling effect on network performance, resulting in unplanned downtime, sales delays and other system hiccups at the most critical and costly time of year.

Guavus Customer Experience Analytics Suite Powered by Fast Data Operational Intelligence

Provides Contextual Insights to Better Understand CE, Improves Customer Interactions with Personalized Care and Marketing

Guavas, Inc.

SAN MATEO, Calif – Guavas, Inc., a leading provider of big data analytics applications for operational intelligence, recently announced the launch of a new suite of applications to enable the next generation of contextual customer experience analytics that fully illustrate the customer journey across networks and services.

PCCW Global Selects CENX to Orchestrate Self-Serve On-Demand VPN and Cloud Services

Service Orchestrator accelerates end-to-end operations of advanced data services by automating workflow orchestration and service assurance

GEN15 Event Coverage

18 November 2015— Dallas, USA —CENX, the global leader of orchestrated service management and assurance solutions for physical and virtualized networks, today announced that PCCW Global has selected CENX’s Cortx Service Orchestrator to enhance elements in its VPN and cloud offerings that will facilitate self-serve, on-demand connectivity. Using an on-line portal, integrated to PCCW Global’s OSS and BSS environments, customers can dynamically scale their bandwidth connectivity and cloud data center resources.

Ten Times The Speed: MEF Unveils First Six 100G CE 2.0 Certified Vendors In The World

100G CE 2.0 Certified Solutions Enable Service Providers To Address Performance & Scalability Requirements Of Demanding Applications

GEN15 Event Coverage

Dallas, 18 November 2015: Standards-based Carrier Ethernet 2.0-based networks are getting faster by an order of magnitude as the MEF today announced the first 6 vendors to offer 100G CE 2.0 certified products – supporting the future of high-speed interconnects in the Internet and in the Cloud. The vendors are Alcatel-Lucent, Ciena, Cisco, Coriant, Huawei, and Infinera.
 

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