The market for cloud-based unified communications, also known as unified-communications-as-a-service (UCaaS) or hosted UC, is a new battleground pitting smaller VoIP-turned-UCaaS providers against IT behemoths and larger carriers. Can UCaaS take a bite out of the large enterprise segment?
AT&T expects the annual global market for cybersecurity products to reach $40 billion someday, Frank Jules, president of AT&T's global enterprise unit, told the Morgan Stanley TMT conference being held in Barcelona on Wednesday, according to Reuters.
AT&T is calling on the Federal Communications Commission to lift regulations that require incumbent local exchange carriers to maintain legacy facilities and services after they have deployed IP-based networks.
AT&T is hoping to gain market share from its U.S. 4G competitors Verizon Wireless, Sprint Nextel, and T-Mobile with an $8 billion wireless infrastructure investment announced this week.
The third quarter of 2012 saw mixed results for the leading IT companies. Microsoft saw an 8 percent loss in revenue compared to the year ago quarter, and while companies like Google and Apple saw increases in revenue this quarter, they also missed some analysts' expectations.
Sprint Nextel could buy out additional investors in Clearwire after agreeing last week to purchase Eagle River Holding's 31 million shares for $100 million, giving Sprint a little more than 50 percent of the troubled wireless broadband carrier, Dan Hesse, Sprint's CEO, told Bloomberg on Friday.
Alteryx calls its analytics platform the first app store for big data.
AT&T and the nonprofit Pew Center on the States are rolling out VoterHub, a free application offering nonpartisan voter information leading up to the November 2012 General Election.
Isis--the nationwide mobile commerce network spearheaded by Verizon Wireless, AT&T Mobility and T-Mobile USA--is now live, although its long-planned consumer trials in Austin, Texas, and Salt Lake City remain on hold.
Many companies are stuck in silos in which departments plan and execute their own mobile initiatives. It is high time that companies break out of the mobile silos before they come crashing down from their own slipshod design and weight of inefficiency.