Enterprises and data centers are fueling the global 100G optical network market, which is predicted to increase at a 52.2 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR), reaching $4.8 billion by 2016, according to research firm Frost & Sullivan.
The European Commission is getting ready to impose trade sanctions on Chinese telecom gear makers Huawei and ZTE over what it sees as illegal subsidies, Reuters is reporting. The latest moves might be what is needed for the Chinese government and telecom firms to sit up and take notice.
Research firm IDC has lowered its estimate for 2013 worldwide IT spending growth to 4.6 percent from a previous 5.5 percent. IDC cited economic uncertainty caused by the U.S. government sequester, the ongoing European debt crisis and China's weakening GDP as the reasons for the adjustment.
Cisco, the networking and IT giant, posted a healthy 14.5 percent increase in net income for the first quarter of 2013. Cisco CEO John Chambers said Cisco is "starting to see some good signs in the U.S. and other parts of the world which are encouraging."
It's not surprising that most enterprises are interested in using open source software these days, but did you realize that most executive decision-makers can see themselves working with competitors one day soon to improve open source?
The shares of the United Kingdom's Cooperative Bank were downgraded to junk bond status by Moody's last week, as the financial institution grappled with the fallout of a failed IT system and other major losses, reports Gary Flood at InformationWeek .
The Federal Communications Commission took a step in the right direction last week by proposing a plan to improve in-flight broadband connectivity for airline passengers.
The benefits of cloud infrastructure are well known and ones that are repeated often. Still, the story of how a manager at 3M successfully leveraged Microsoft Azure to launch a new business may well inspire enterprises to look further.
The city of Boston is the latest to ditch its Microsoft Exchange installation for Gmail, reported The Boston Globe on Friday. With 20,000 employees, the move is expected to save the city some $280,000 per year.
The Federal Communications Commission is proposing a plan to improve the performance of Wi-Fi on planes, which should be welcome news for frequent business travelers.