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Healthcare IT Security Brings Challenges, Opportunities, but No Big Surprises

Network World on Security - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 10:06
Recent pan-industry data breach reports from Symantec and Verizon Business largely confirm what healthcare already knows about the root cause of its data breaches. But how can organizations step up to improve security?

Self-taught hackers rule

Network World on Security - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 09:58
Ilio Kolochenko, CEO of High-Tech Bridge, a Swiss information security company, gave the keynote address on governments' role in cybersecurity this past Sunday at the Regional cybersecurity Summit in Oman.

Ericsson bounces back to stronger Q1 profit, but N. American sales plunge 23%

FierceWireless News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 09:00

Ericsson reported lower first-quarter sales but higher gross margins and profits as it focused on more lucrative contracts. However, the company saw a sharp 23 percent fall in revenue from North America, as large LTE coverage buildouts have peaked.

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Verizon breach report makes case for behavioral analytics

Network World on Security - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 08:45
Verizon's annual data-breach investigations report makes a strong case for behavioral analytics technology that looks for anomalies among user activity to spot hackers.

Rumour Mill: Orange to appoint France's Treasury chief as CFO

FierceWireless News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 05:55

Orange could be lining up France's Treasury chief, Ramon Fernandez, as its next chief financial officer, reports say, as CEO Stéphane Richard looks for new blood to help him improve the company's competitive position during his second term in office.

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Ericsson reports drop in Q1 sales as it focuses on margins

FierceWireless News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 05:22

Ericsson said sales declined by 7 per cent to 47.5 billion krona (€5.2 billion/$7.2 billion) in the first quarter of 2014 compared to the previous year when adjusted for currency, although the Sweden-based equipment manufacturer said efforts to improve its profit margin are having a positive impact.

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Alcatel-Lucent paves way for DTAC LTE upgrade with Thailand's first 100G optical network

FierceWireless News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 05:20

Alcatel-Lucent is paving the way for LTE in Thailand by constructing the country's first 100G optical network, said local operator DTAC.

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Huawei prepares for life after founder Zhengfei

FierceWireless News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 04:21

Huawei executive vice president, Eric Xu, said the company will end its practice of rotating its CEO as part of changes to the management structure designed to prepare the company for the departure of founder, Ren Zhengfei.

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NSN opens offices in Myanmar's Yangon to support mobile rollouts

FierceWireless News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 03:57

Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN) has stepped up its local presence in Myanmar by opening two offices in the country's former capital Yangon, previously known as Rangoon.

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NSA spying revelations have tired out China's Huawei

Network World on Security - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 02:47
Revelations about U.S. secret surveillance programs have left China's Huawei Technologies exhausted on the public relations front, a top company executive said Wednesday.

ABI: IMS emerging as a contender for enterprise communications

FierceWireless News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 02:28

Now IP Multimedia Subsystem is gaining traction with VoLTE it is becoming a viable solution for enterprise communications with revenue expected to reach $1.2 billion (€866 million) through 2019.

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TM Forum Live! Workshops, Sessions and Demos Delve Deep into Managing Virtualized Networks and Services

TM Forum Press Releases - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 00:00
Virtualization has the power to simplify processes, accelerate innovation, decrease time-to-market, and reduce cost and risk. However debate continues with complexity, quality of service and security concerns, particularly around network functions virtualization (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN). TM Forum is addressing these issues head on at TM Forum Live!, June 2-5, in Nice, France, during three full days of keynotes, summits, sessions and demonstrations led by some of the communications and digital services industries’ leading visionaries.

AT&T to launch renewed Cricket prepaid brand in Q2

FierceWireless News - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 17:38

AT&T Mobility plans to launch an upgraded version of the Cricket prepaid brand in the second quarter, according to AT&T CFO John Stephens. AT&T closed on its $1.2 billion acquisition of Leap Wireless' Cricket brand and 4.5 million customers last month.

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AT&T surprises in Q1, posts 625K net postpaid adds driven by phones, tablets

FierceWireless News - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 16:50

AT&T Mobility surprised the market by reporting 625,000 postpaid subscriber net additions in the first quarter, more than analysts had expected and the carrier's best first-quarter postpaid performance in five years.

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Net neutrality: a stab in the dark?

FierceWireless News - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 14:50

Netflix has stepped up the argument in favour of 'strong net neutrality', even as it negotiates connectivy deals with ISPs on both sides of the Atlantic to ensure decent services for its end-users. It's a war of words that will continue, and there is clearly a great deal at stake for both sides. However, beyond the commercial bun fights over who should pay and how, much more needs to be clarified; the devil with net neutrality is in the detail.

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Mallinson: Roaming charges are in terminal decline

FierceWireless News - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 12:58

International roaming is a major growth opportunity for operators in the face of domestic market saturation, however tales of bill shock for data roamers do little for operators' reputation with consumers, and are sparking attempts to eliminate roaming fees altogether.

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AT&T's $500M OTT video venture with Chernin Group could center on mobile services

FierceWireless News - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 12:31

AT&T announced a new, $500 million joint venture with The Chernin Group, a Hollywood production company for TV shows and movies, to target the over-the-top online video space--and AT&T specifically mentioned mobile as a key element in its efforts to expand into OTT online video.

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Web apps and point-of-sale were leading hacker targets in 2013, says Verizon

Network World on Security - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 12:06
Web application attacks, cyber-espionage and point-of-sale intrusions were among the top IT security threats in 2013, according to Verizon's latest annual report on data breach investigations.

How app developers can make a crowdfunding campaign a success

FierceWireless News - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 11:54

For most developers of apps and mobile games, $25,000 may be more than they need--or more than they're likely to get. In some cases though, developers are using Kickstarter, Indiegogo and other sites not to get money to produce their app but to validate their business. Special report.

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Coding error protects some Android apps from Heartbleed

Network World on Security - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 11:52
Some Android apps thought to be vulnerable to the Heartbleed bug were spared because of a common coding error in the way they implemented their own native OpenSSL library.