Change is coming to service provider networking, and evolving customer expectations around agility, service flexibility, and pricing are driving it. In recent weeks, both AT&T and Verizon have made key announcements on the approach they plan to take with regard to network service virtualization - a transition birthed and catalyzed by the extraordinary high adoption rate of cloud based delivery, and the changes in customer attitudes about the best way to consume IT services. While the specifics of their new network offerings vary, the intent... [Read More]
by RSS By Richard Orgias  |  Aug 05, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
In 2009, Egypt slaughtered all 300,000 pigs in the country in response to the worldwide pandemic of so-called “swine flu”, or H1-N1. Some estimates put US pork industry losses at millions of dollars per week as major world markets stopped importing American pork. Yet while H1-N1 originally began in pigs, the pandemic was one of human-to-human transmission. Some pigs were infected by people, but most experts agreed that pork was safe to eat, despite popular concerns stemming from the disease’s nickname and early media coverage. The... [Read More]
by RSS Chris Dawson  |  May 13, 2015  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
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by RSS Michael Perna  |  Apr 26, 2014  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
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by RSS Michael Perna  |  Jan 25, 2014  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Patch management is as fundamental to your security posture and health of your network as changing the oil on your car. It's also as easy to overlook until it's too late. Simply defined, patch management is the process of repairing security flaws and vulnerabilities found in various IT infrastructure discovered after the components have been released on the market. Organizations with dedicated IT management and security teams sport network administrators that oversee patch distribution and other management activities via Web-based interface. A... [Read More]
by RSS Stefanie Hoffman  |  Jul 16, 2013  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
One of the hottest buzz of the moment certainly is the breaking news about NSA collecting phone records of Verizon subscribers. According to court order, Verizon has been asked to provide NSA daily information for all its phone records between April 25th and July 19th. According to the Wall Street Journal, AT&T and Sprint would have received the same order and it would make much sense if T-Mobile hadn't too. Many journalists have been reacting on the obvious infringement on our privacy, especially also with the recent disclosure of the PRISM... [Read More]
by RSS Axelle Apvrille  |  Jul 30, 2012  |  Filed in: Security Research