Telecommunications firm turns to ERP to shed new light on international processes

IT Toolbox

More than a year after it paid a whopping $795 million settlement to resolve bribery allegations, telecommunications firm Veon Ltd. has decided to adopt a unified enterprise resource planning system in a bid to improve transparency. Finance chief Andrew Davies said Veon, which renamed itself from VimpelCom Ltd. in February, said the ERP system is one element of a much broader company-wide

Impressions From Alibaba’s Computing Conference

Forrester IT

Alibaba has become one of the world’s most fascinating and cutting-edge technology businesses — and is key to understanding where the digital era is heading.

Telefónica Is Maturing Into A Digital Service Provider

Forrester IT

data & information protection networking platform-as-a-service (PaaS) predictive analytics privacy software-defined storage (SDS) telecommunications servicesTelefónica hosted its Industry Analyst & Customer Days in Madrid recently.

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The Future Of Telecoms: Strategies To Transform Telcos Into Digital Services Providers

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business models chief information officer (CIO) cloud brokers collaboration communications infrastructure network management software-defined networking (SDN) telecommunications services carriers

US Tech Market Poised For A Strong 2018, But With Doubts About 2019

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business technology (BT) chief information officer (CIO) technology telecommunications servicesAt the midpoint in 2018, the US tech market is on track to grow by 6.7% in 2018, the fastest growth since 2012.

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Huawei Global Analyst Summit 2018

Forrester IT

cloud computing IoT software platforms network management networking platform-as-a-service (PaaS) telecommunications servicesHuawei hosted its annual Analyst Summit in Shenzhen, China, recently. As in 2016, Huawei reported strong financial growth in 2017.

Mobile World Congress 2018 Felt More Telco-Centric Again

Forrester IT

Europe internet of things (IoT) machine-to-machine (M2M) mobile moments telecommunications services UncategorizedNow that the dust has settled from Mobile World Congress 2018, it is possible to get a better feel which mobility themes will set the tone for the coming year of mobility.

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CORD for Telcos Now a Linux Project with Google’s Backing

Data Center Knowledge

The biggest consumer of computing power by volume may very well be the telecommunications industry. Data Center Design Networking architecture CORD Guru Parulkar Kubernetes open source telecommunicationsIn recent years, the world’s major telcos have been desperately urging engineers and developers to build a real cloud that works for them — one that can be staged, provisioned, and orchestrated like.

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How CIOs Can Avoid Being Fired

The Accidental Successful CIO

It can also include taking care of the company’s telecommunications network. Career business units computing facilities data centers delegated fired IT resources management telecommunications networkIn order to hold on to their jobs, CIOs need to know how to not get fired.

Look to over-the-top services to secure mobile, says specialist

Computer Weekly

Mobile network operators should look to 3G and 4G while enterprises should consider OTT services to provide the best security, says telecommunications industry veteran and pioneer Charles Brookson

New Evidence of Hacked Supermicro Hardware Found in U.S. Telecom

CTOvision

telecommunications company discovered manipulated hardware from Super Micro Computer Inc. A major U.S. in its network and removed it in August, fresh evidence of tampering in China of critical technology components bound for the U.S., according to a security expert working for the telecom company. The security expert, Yossi Appleboum, provided documents, analysis and other evidence […]. CTO Cyber Security News

What’s In the Latest Twilio Flex Quickstart?

Perficient - Digital Transformation

Digital Transformation Contact Center customer care front-end development JavaScript react telecommunications Twilio Twilio Build Twilio FlexAs Twilio Flex nears a general availability (GA) date, the team continues to iterate and fine-tune the Flex Quickstart. The Flex Quickstart provides configuration and code to quickly provision a new Flex project. We’ve been installing various versions of this since the summer. In the 0.12 and 0.13

Intel’s James Named Vice Chair of U.S. President’s Telco Security Committee

Data Center Knowledge

Industry committee advises president on telecommunications security Read More. Government Intel Security

Videotron Acquires Quebec Colocation Data Center

Data Center Knowledge

Canadian telecommunications companies continue to expand data center business lines through acquisition Read More. colocation Deals

[Guide] 2018 Cable, Satellite and Telecom Industries Outlook

Perficient - Digital Transformation

Business Optimization cable communications customer experience digital transformation Management Consulting Satellite strategy Telecom telecommunications WirelessUsing the insights we’ve gleaned from conversations with clients, perspectives from industry executives, and statistics from market research reports, we have prepared a guide that describes the current state of the communications sector. Use it as a barometer to measure the impact of your own activities and initiatives.

Equinix, AT&T, Verizon Join Facebook’s Open Source Data Center Project

Data Center Knowledge

Open Compute Project launches telco project that will focus on telecommunications tech Read More. Blades Networking Open Compute

Digitalization Will Help Telecom, Cable, and Satellite Win Big

Perficient - Digital Transformation

As it stands, the outlook for broadcast, cable, and telecommunications providers looks very bright. Management Consulting advertising AT&T Business Optimization cable Charter Communications communications customer experience digital digital ads digital transformation marketing Mobile Satellite strategy Telecom telecommunications verizon WirelessIn a Q3 2017 earnings call, John J.

Transformation Initiatives Are Critical in Telecom and Cable

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Business Optimization cable communications customer experience digital digital transformation innovation Management Consulting Mobile Product Satellite strategy t-mobile Telecom telecommunications Transformation WirelessWhile innovation thrives and the “regulatory environment seems favorable to consolidation,” according to John Legeras, CEO of T-Mobile, obstacles persist.

Cisco Sales Forecast Points to Slower Technology Spending

Data Center Knowledge

Most of the caution in Cisco’s forecast comes from weak orders from telecommunications service providers for switches. Read More. Cisco Companies Networking Technology

Telco FairPoint Expands Data Center Business in New Hampshire

Data Center Knowledge

The Telecommunications provider has a budding data center services business, opening its second New England data center Read More. colocation

Social Media and Public Employees - Part 2 - CIO Musings

CIO Musings

The International Telecommunication Union (2010) reports that 71% of the population in developed countries are online. The Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Association (2011) reported that there are 95 million digital handsets (aka “smartphones”) with wireless broadband access in the United States and that 98% of the United States population is covered by wireless broadband. CIO Musings - Life as a Public Sector CIO.

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BT broadband users hit by UK-wide outage

Computer Weekly

Telecommunications giant incurs the wrath of BT broadband users after thousands struggle to get online, following power outage at third-party datacentre provider

Comcast and the Industry’s Desire to Be Most Relevant

Perficient - Digital Transformation

cable, satellite, telecommunications) sector has come. It illustrates how innovation has always been the backbone of the broadcast, cable, and telecommunications industries. Business Optimization amazon Apple cable Comcast communications customer experience digital digital transformation Management Consulting Mobile NBCUniversal Satellite strategy Telecom telecommunications Wireless

Toshiba telecoms exit creates opportunities for VoIP firms

IT Toolbox

Toshiba has announced that it will wind down its telecommunication systems division business, effective immediately. Many telecommunicationsWhile the company says it is committing to support warranty and maintenance obligations, its customers are being encouraged to move to third party support. Searching for a replacement for a Toshiba phone system has become a big topic in the VoIP industry.

Customer Experience in Telecom and Cable Is the Key to Growth

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Digital Experience Broadcasting Business Optimization cable communications customer experience cx digital digital transformation John Legeras Management Consulting Mobile Netflix Satellite strategy t-mobile Telecom telecommunications WirelessWhile operational efficiency is critical when it comes to running a lean and profitable business, it is closely intertwined with the customer experience.

S.J.Res.34 and what this really means for your Internet privacy

Doctor Chaos

On April 3rd, 2017 President Trump signed into law S.J.Res.34 – A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Federal Communications Commission relating to “Protecting the Privacy of Customers of Broadband and Other Telecommunications Services” (see: [link] The Internet, news agencies, […].

Driving Operational Efficiency in Telecom and Cable

Perficient - Digital Transformation

In a Q3 2017 earnings report, Nicholas Jonathan Read, chief financial officer of Vodafone, one of the world’s largest telecommunications companies, said the company is investing a tremendous amount of money in technology to become more effective and lean: Supporting customers will be far more efficient and effective, given new AI applications such as chatbots and virtual agents.

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With Plans to Double Business Cloud Revenue by 2018, Deutsche Telekom Extends Huawei Partnership

Data Center Knowledge

German telecommunications provider Deutsche Telekom is eyeing partnerships to help the company double its cloud revenue with business customers by 2018. Read More. Shared

Google Rolls Out Cloud-Based Home Phone Service to Fiber Cities

Data Center Knowledge

Google is becoming a fully-fledged telecommunications provider with the launch of Fiber Phone, a cloud-based home phone service. Read More. Cloud Computing Google Shared

China Is Said to Close Major Hole in its Great Internet Firewall

Data Center Knowledge

(Bloomberg) — China’s government has told telecommunications carriers to block individuals’ access to virtual private networks by Feb. Beijing has ordered state-run telecommunications firms, which. 1, people familiar with the matter said, thereby shutting a major window to the global internet. Asia-Pacific Regulation

Telehouse to Expand London Docklands Campus With £135M Data Center

Data Center Knowledge

Japan''s KDDI pumps more money into the campus considered one of UK''s most important telecommunication hubs. Read More. colocation Europe London Telehouse

Cincinnati Data Center Virtual Tour

Data Center Knowledge

This video animation of CyrusOne''s downtown Cincinnati location gives an overview of the former Cincinnati Bell building and its power, cooling and telecommunications systems.

The Data Flow Imperative: Fighting Barriers to Promote Growth

Data Center Knowledge

Ensuring that data flows can move across borders without undue interference or restriction must be top priority for policymakers and the Obama Administration, writes Scott Belcher of the Telecommunications Industry Association. Read More. Industry Perspectives

DISA collapsing wired networks, expanding wireless, Coasties don't.

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According to a recent DHS audit, the Coast Guard is sitting on over 5,000 laptops in Coast Guard Telecommunications NSA Here are the top cyber news and stories of the day. Coasties don't want expensive TISCOM laptops ?

Latest OpenStack Release Advances ‘Intent-Based’ Configuration

Data Center Knowledge

OpenStack’s engineers didn’t say so at the time, but their new system was well aligned with a property that telecommunications engineers have been desiring for quite some time: intent-based configuration. Read More. Convergence