Carriers Losing Nearly $40 Billion a Year to Fraudulent Calling

By: Laura Stotler    2/10/2016

Telecom fraud is big business and poses a significant threat to carriers throughout the globe. According to a 2015 survey from the Communications Frau…

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The Microsoft Surface Book is So Apple-like, it Fooled Intel

By: Rob Enderle    2/9/2016

This last week I was at the Intel Skylake for business launch in San Francisco, and I moderated a panel on security which pretty much convinced me to …

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A CES Made of Glass: Corning's Impact - Problem Is Placement

By: Rob Enderle    2/8/2016

At CES last week, Corning led with a glass-forward vision that was picked up by companies like Panasonic and Samsung showcasing a number of active dis…

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IBM Connect: Blending Apple, Social Media, and Watson to Obsolesce Email

By: Rob Enderle    2/5/2016

I'm at IBM Connect this week, and as with all IBM events since the IBM/Apple partnership, this is as much a showcase for IBM software as it is a showc…

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What's the True Spirit of Super Bowl Sunday? Advertising

By: Kyle Piscioniere    2/5/2016

With the big game coming up on Sunday, let's not forget what the Super Bowl is really about: commercials. Sure, some brutes in jerseys are going to co…

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Verizon & XO: Spectrum, 5G Cause for Rumored Deal?

By: Maurice Nagle    2/4/2016

For two firms that have had somewhat of a contentious relationship, seeing Verizon in late-stage talks to purchase XO Communications is certainly an i…

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Strife at Yahoo: Board Plays Coy, But Mayer Forges On

By: Kyle Piscioniere    2/3/2016

Yahoo has never really recovered its initial dot-com glory. Now, the company is faltering and ready to be stripped for parts. Yet somehow, against all…

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How the Car Industry is Reinventing Itself in 2016

By: Drew Hendricks    2/3/2016

Car manufacturers are no longer focusing on the strength of the engine or how well the car handles on the road; instead, companies are realigning thei…

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Mobile Providers Beefing Up Coverage for Super Bowl

By: Andrew Bindelglass    2/3/2016

All throughout the United States, preparations are beginning to ramp up for perhaps the single biggest event of the year, the Super Bowl. Liquor store…

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Tom Wheeler Wants to End Cable's Set-Top Box Monopoly - Here's Why They Should Let Him

By: Kyle Piscioniere    2/3/2016

In his open letter, Wheeler compared his proposal to the regulation of the phone industry: "Decades ago, if you wanted to have a landline in your home…

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Connecticut's Download Speeds Second Highest in the Country

By: Rory Lidstone    2/3/2016

Faster internet is a common desire of just about every regular internet user in the United States. After all, even though one gigabit speeds are commo…

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Telcos Beware - Alphabet/Google Fiber Gets Serious

By: Doug Mohney    2/2/2016

Alphabet's earnings call and a report from the Washington Post indicate that Google Fiber is going into high gear. Service providers - both traditiona…

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Wheelings & Dealings: Sesame Street Gets More Tech with New Investment

By: Steve Anderson    2/2/2016

There have been a lot of changes on Sesame Street over the last few years. A move to HBO might have been the biggest in recent memory, but now, it's p…

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Netflix's Rapid Expansion: How Tech Brands Can Adjust to Reach Developing Markets

By: Special Guest    2/2/2016

With more advanced markets quickly reaching their saturation points, and consumer acquisition becoming more challenging than ever before, tech brands …

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Alphabet Overtakes Apple as World's Most Valuable Company

By: Kyle Piscioniere    2/2/2016

It all began with Alphabet's fourth-quarter report. The company published the numbers after-hours on Monday, revealing earnings that surpassed interna…

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Artificial Intelligence, Smarter Home Ecosystems Power IoT in 2016

By: Tara Seals    2/1/2016

The Internet of Things (IoT) is quickly emerging as a significant agent of transformation as it blends the physical and digital worlds. In the latest …

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Facebook Adds Live Streaming in Latest Bid for Social Supremacy

By: Kyle Piscioniere    1/29/2016

Most casual users think the great social media revolution is over. Silicon Valley has won the game. Everyone uses Facebook, Twitter, Vine, and Instagr…

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Aereo Founder Takes on Broadband Internet with Starry

By: Rory Lidstone    1/28/2016

You may or may not remember Aereo, the New York City-based technology company that enabled its subscribers to view live and time-shifted broadcast tel…

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IBM's Abdula Talks Analytics, Cloud, Disruption & Stolen Cars at ITEXPO

By: Paula Bernier    1/27/2016

This disruption is possible due to the rise of the cloud, and the arrival of the always-on customer, who has been emboldened by the ability to get the…

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Time Warner-Charter Merger: How Big is Big?

By: Tara Seals    1/26/2016

As Charter continues its efforts to win approval for its takeover of Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks, there has been some confusion as to …

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Wheelings & Dealings: Sony Aims for IoT, Wearables with Altair Acquisition

By: Rory Lidstone    1/26/2016

It's been an interesting ride for Sony over the last few years. The company that once dominated the television industry had to rethink its commitment …

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Device Authority CEO Offers His Unique Spin on IoT Security

By: Paula Bernier    1/26/2016

Device Authority started out providing security solutions for more general enterprise applications. The company in the fourth quarter released an IoT-…

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Kick Off the New Year with IT Resolutions

By: Special Guest    1/22/2016

Armed with a set of foolproof resolutions, there's no doubt that 2016 will be one for the books. A well-oiled IT department can keep enterprises secur…

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Why Collecting More Metrics and Creating More Graphs Is a Slippery Slope

By: Special Guest    1/21/2016

The rapid adoption of cloud-native and containerized microservices, distributed data processing frameworks, and continuous delivery practices has led …

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Large Enterprises need to Leverage Virtual Private Clouds and Data Center Interconnect (DCI)

By: Paula Bernier    1/20/2016

Data Center Interconnect (DCI) is becoming a critical and urgent capability for large enterprise.

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Three Reasons Why Cyber Security Is a Business Issue, Not an IT Issue

By: Special Guest    1/19/2016

By the end of 2015, the top 10 data breaches impacted over 160 million customer records and destroyed more than 3 trillion dollars of market value. Go…

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Mobile Video is Booming, and Facebook is Ready for Its Closeup

By: Paula Bernier    1/19/2016

My daughter just returned from a ski trip, and she told me during their time at the lodge the girls spent a lot of time showing one another funny vide…

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China's Ongoing Economic Volatility Will Send Ripples Through U.S. Tech Sector

By: Tara Seals    1/18/2016

China's Shanghai Composite Index dropped 7 percent on the first day of trading in 2016, sparking a global selloff and renewing fears over the health o…

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Microsoft Buys Event Zero Tools to Further Bolster Skype

By: Steve Anderson    1/18/2016

There's no doubt that Microsoft has put a lot behind the development of Skype. Now that investment is moving forward. Microsoft recently acquired the …

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FCC Opens Telecom Doors to Cuba

By: Steve Anderson    1/18/2016

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) once had an Exclusion List, or a list of countries that were forbidden to receive telecommunications servi…

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What's Shaking up the Switch Market?

By: Special Guest    1/18/2016

Enterprises, data centers and service providers have unique drivers for higher capacity, more programmable switches.

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Deloitte: Cognitive Tech, Machine Learning Will Define Tech Innovation

By: Tara Seals    1/15/2016

Deloitte's 15th edition of Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT) Predictions predicts that this year, 80 of the world's 100 biggest software co…

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By: Tara Seals    1/15/2016, whose technology enables businesses to convert websites into usable data, has nabbed a $13 million Series A round of funding.

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PC Shipments Take a Nose Dive in Q4 2015

By: Oliver VanDervoort    1/15/2016

While most people probably assume that the consumer electronics market is as strong as it's ever been, some subsections of the industry are hurting pr…

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Spamhaus Calls Out Verizon for Routing 4 Million Stolen IP Addresses

By: John Casaretto    1/15/2016

Spamhaus is an organization dedicated to fighting spam. This international not-for-profit organization compiles block lists with the IP addresses of k…

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White House Appoints Sonus CEO Raymond Dolan to NSTAC

By: Kyle Piscioniere    1/14/2016

The White House today appointed Sonus President and CEO Raymond Dolan to the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC). Dolan wi…

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Windows 10, BYOD and IoT: New Strategies for Securing the Network

By: Special Guest    1/14/2016

The appeal of "free" is undeniable. Perhaps that's why Microsoft decided to offer Windows 10 as a free upgrade. Just as the free version 8.1 enjoyed h…

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Wheelings & Dealings: Envelop VR Hits Big in its Series A Funding Round

By: Steve Anderson    1/14/2016

We've heard a lot about virtual reality (VR) lately. It's not hard to hear about it, thanks to the Oculus Rift, the PlayStation VR and a host of other…

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How to Close the Innovation Gap

By: Special Guest    1/14/2016

Oracle discusses how feeding innovation funnel requires a balanced and steady stream of good ideas to meet challenges.

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Top 5 Security Risks in 2016 and How Middle East Organizations Can Combat Them

By: Special Guest    1/12/2016

With the blurring of network boundaries and the increasing number of connected devices, A10 Networks predicts even more attacks and vulnerability disc…

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SysAid CEO Talks IT Trends 2016

By: Stefania Viscusi    1/8/2016

IT professionals are faced with numerous challenges today, especially as businesses become more digital and rely heavily on technologies to complete t…

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Security Threats Don't Just Happen to Big Business, Says SimpleWan CEO

By: Peter Scott    1/7/2016

Unfortunately, I can vouch for the thrust of Erik Knight's message. Knight is CEO of SimpleWan, a VoIP service provider that, among other offerings…

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2016 Project Portfolio Management Trends

By: Special Guest    1/7/2016

The end of the year is a time for reflection, assessment and rejuvenation. In the Project Portfolio Management (PPM) cloud applications world, the end…

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Intel Has Huge Plans for the IoT

By: Rory Lidstone    1/6/2016

There has been a lot of speculation that 2016 will be the year that the internet of things (IoT) truly takes over and, not even a week into the new ye…

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Enterprises Are Going 'MAD' for Mobile

By: Special Guest    1/6/2016

This shift to mobile devices creates enormous opportunities for organizations in the Middle East to improve engagement with their customers, employees…

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Would-be UK Bombers Used Social Media to Ask for Potential Targets

By: Frank Griffin    1/4/2016

While art may imitate life, truth is stranger or more absurd than fiction. And at a time when just the mention of the word terrorism gets everyone on …

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What's Ahead for 2016: Top 7 Emerging Technology Trends

By: Mitch Maiman    1/4/2016

This time of year, forecasting the future is always intriguing, to take a look at what's ahead for technology. Product design firms like IPS tend to g…

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With the Calendar Turned to 2016, Will 'CIO' Become a Part of History?

By: Special Guest    1/4/2016

The CIO's role has actually been steadily evolving from "Keeper of IT Systems" who focused primarily on maintaining the IT infrastructure and operatio…

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Will Cord Cutting Define 2016?

By: Andrew Bindelglass    12/31/2015

We would be hard pressed not to dub 2015 as the year of streaming video. Many experts expected the popularity of video streaming services like Netflix…

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When Investing in an Enterprise CRM, Your 'Initial Launch Plan' is as Critical as Your Selection

By: Special Guest    12/30/2015

After overseeing a series of successful Talent CRM Strategy engagements, I have observed consistent trends in the process of implementing my unique "F…

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