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  • Microsoft Pushes Its Way Into Crowded Unified Communications Market

    Microsoft's Lync has evolved into a serious unified communications competitor for enterprises looking to upgrade or adopt a UC platform. In a crowded field where players still struggle with interoperability issues, Lync's integration with Skype is a potentially transformational improvement.

  • Cisco acquisition highlights growing interest in small cells

    Operators and telecom equipment vendors are showing a growing interest in small cells, which aim to give users improved coverage and speeds.

  • Five smartphone and tablet trends from Barcelona

    This year's MWC may have been lacking in high-end smartphone launches, but the "W" stands for "world" and lower-cost models shown this week are needed to open up the mobile-phone market to more people globally.

  • Five smartphone trends from CES 2013 in Las Vegas

    In 2013, a high-end smartphone should have a full-HD 5-inch screen and a 13-megapixel camera to remain competitive, if products launched at International CES in Las Vegas this week are an indication of the state of the art for mobile devices.

  • OpenStack - Why democracy beats dictatorship in the cloud

    It is two and a half years since Rackspace and NASA launched the OpenStack infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) cloud computing project, and since then the community has grown from 20 developers and 15,000 lines of software to 600 developers and 600,000 lines of software.

  • Network virtualisation and next generation network architecture

    As IT leaders try to get the best performance and efficiency out of their virtualised environments, they're realising the need for virtual networking, and often a whole new networking architecture that's designed for virtualisation from the ground up.

  • Wi-Fi, small cells could disrupt mobile

    The rise of mixed mobile networks of Wi-Fi, small cells and traditional base stations, a major theme of this week's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, may change the competitive landscape of both service providers and equipment vendors.

  • Retailers' IT infrastructure gets a Christmas boost

    With Christmas a few days away, many of us are now finally starting to get into the festive spirit, but for most high street shops and online retailers, preparations started months ago. Not only have they had to prepare their stock and take on extra staff to maintain service levels during the Christmas period, but they have also had to prepare their IT infrastructure for the busiest time of the year.

  • Fabric wars: Cisco vs. Brocade vs. Juniper

    The past three years have been very noisy on the data center fabric and architecture front. Every quarter seems to bring about a new convergence blueprint from another vendor - and a variety from one or two.

  • Four technologies for faster broadband in 2011

    A number of different technologies are being developed or improved to offer higher speeds for fixed and mobile broadband networks, as operators are preparing to compete with each other and carry video traffic in 3D and at higher resolutions, which is expected to happen in the coming year.





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