Australia’s largest telecom company Telstra announced a strategic partnership with US-based VeloCloud Networks, the Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN (software defined wide area networks) company, which simplifies and automates enterprise branch networking. The partnership includes an investment by Telstra Ventures in VeloCloud as part of their latest funding round. According to Mark Sherman, Managing Director of Telstra Ventures, the investment was consistent with Telstra's overall network strategy, with Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) increasingly playing a role in offering…

ZTE launches next-generation Public Cloud RCS solution

Written on Wednesday, 08 March 2017 12:36
ZTE Corporation, a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the Mobile Internet, announced at Mobile World Congress, Barcelona, it launched its next-generation end-to-end (E2E) Public Cloud rich communication services (RCS) solution that helps customers reform service deployment, service interconnection and business models. The solution fully satisfies global operators' requirements for rapid access, capacity expansion and functionality of the RCS service. To be specific, the solution can help small and medium-sized operators and mobile virtual network…
After revealing last year that over a billion of its users' accounts had been hacked in two separate occasions, Yahoo just revealed another hack, involving some 32 million accounts that have been accessed by intruders over the past two years. Reuters reported that the accounts were compromised using forged cookies. Yahoo is said to be in disbelief that the accounts were accessed by the "Same state-sponsored actor believed to be responsible for the 2014 hack." About 500 million accounts were…
SAP and Lenovo announced a partnership under which Lenovo will deliver a new enterprise cloud solution created exclusively for customers holding licenses for the SAP HANA platform in China. The solution will be named “Lenovo Enterprise Cloud designed for SAP HANA” and is intended to open a simple and powerful migration path for China customers seeking to leverage their investments in SAP HANA offsite in a cloud environment. SAP and Lenovo passed the one-year mark of an expanded strategic alliance…
Facebook is now letting businesses in the US and Canada post jobs and take applications from jobseekers, which poses a threat to Microsoft-owned LinkedIn. Facebook users in the US and Canada will now be able to find job posts on business pages on Facebook and apply by looking in a new ‘jobs’ bookmark on the social media site. Companies will be able to pay to promote job listings, and those who click “apply now” will open an online form already…
Yahoo has revealed more details about the large hacks against its users’ accounts, saying hackers may have been able to user a maneuver to break into accounts without stealing passwords. Last year Yahoo announced that an estimated one billion of its users had their accounts breached, which, according to Yahoo, involved forging of ‘cookies’ or files used to authenticate users when they log into their accounts. The investigation into the hacks is in the final stage, AFP reported. Yahoo is…
Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, announced that it has expanded its data center in Hong Kong by more than doubling the capacity to address the increasing demand for secure and scalable computing services in Asia Pacific. As part of Alibaba Cloud's strategy to expand its global network coverage, the expanded Hong Kong data center will meet enterprises' demand for high availability and disaster recovery, along with greater access to diversified service offerings such as data storage…
Most large enterprises can save a minimum of 25 percent on their IT costs over five years by moving to a private cloud from a legacy IT environment, according to a financial analysis conducted by Nokia. The analysis, known as the 'Nokia Enterprise Private Cloud TCO Model' - the first of its kind in the industry - also demonstrates that enterprises can expect to break even on their private cloud investment in less than three years. Advocates of enterprises moving…
According to the Pew Research Center, almost two-thirds of Americans have experienced some sort of data theft or fraud, which has left many people mistrustful of organizations in charge of safeguarding their information. The research found that 41 percent of Americans have encountered fraudulent charges on their credit cards, and 35 percent said they had sensitive information compromised. A smaller percentage of the individuals surveyed for the research said they had their email or social media accounts compromised or that…
China is reportedly working towards developing a prototype exascale computer, which refers to computing systems capable of at least one exaFLOPS, or a billion, billion calculations per second. Such capacity represents a thousandfold increase over the first petascale computer that came into operation in 2008. If China is successful, it would secure the nation’s status as a leading power in supercomputing. In June last year China made waves when it announced the completion of the world’s current fastest computer, the…
Startups in Jordan and the Palestinian Territories will be vital in driving the Levant’s Digital Economy and job creation for technology talents, SAP announced at the Start-up Focus Event in Amman, hosted by startup enabler and technology company SAP and supported by Zain Innovation Campus (ZINC) and USAID West Bank and Gaza through its Compete Project. Technology is a cornerstone of diversified economic growth for both countries, with their national development plans calling on leveraging technology to drive job creation…
BlackBerry Limited and TCL Communication Technology Holdings Limited (TCL Communication) announced that they have entered into a long-term licensing agreement, providing acceleration to BlackBerry’s transition into a security software and services company. Under the terms of the agreement, BlackBerry will license its security software and service suite, as well as related brand assets to TCL Communication who will design, manufacture, sell and provide customer support for BlackBerry-branded mobile devices. BlackBerry will continue to control and develop its security and software…
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