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Infonetics VoIP Forecast: $88 Billion in Service Revenues in 2018

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The global market for business and residential VoIP services grew 8% in 2013 year-over-year to reach $68 billion, as total business and residential VoIP subscriber numbers grew to reach 212 million, according to a new report from Infonetics Research. Increased interest in and adoption of...Learn More

Windstream Accelerates Cloud Migration

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Apr 11, 2014 — Little Rock, Ark.— Windstream Hosted Solutions, part of Windstream (Nasdaq: WIN), and one of the nation’s premier providers of enterprise-class cloud and managed hosted solutions, has partnered with Racemi, a Software as a Service (SaaS) provider, to enable business to quickly...Learn More

Aereo’s Cloud DVR Service To Be Google Chromecast Ready Come End of May

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Aereo’s cloud-based antenna-DVR technology will be Google Chromecast ready by May 29, the Boston-based cloud media technology developer’s CEO Chet Kanojia announced April 10 at Fast Company’s “Innovation Uncensored” conference in New York City. Google Chromecast joins Apple TV and Roku as the platforms that...Learn More

IDC: $2.5 Billion in Cloud-Managed Wi-Fi by 2018

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Cloud-managed Wi-Fi will fuel worldwide growth in the wireless local area network (WLAN) market, according to a new IDC report. Revenues from worldwide cloud-managed infrastructure and managed services will reach $653 million in 2014 and $2.5 billion by 2018, IDC says. Increased adoption in the...Learn More

IHS: Enterprise Cloud Spending To Rise 20% in 2014

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Enterprise-scale businesses will spend more than $235 billion on cloud computing architecture and services by 2017, 35% more than the $174 billion forecast for 2014 and triple the $78 billion spent in 2011, according to a new report from IHS. Year-over-year, enterprises will spend 20...Learn More

Vubiquity AnyVU Cloud Introduces New Video Content Delivery Model

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This post has been updated and modified and clarifies an earlier version Vubiquity Wednesday formally announced AnyVUCloud, a cloud-based platform for delivering video content to the marketplace. According to yesterday’s press release, AnyVU Cloud will host “…licensed transactional and subscription Video on Demand content, as...Learn More

Frontier Partners to Expand Digital Life Product Portfolio for Frontier Secure

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April 02, 2014 — STAMFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Frontier Communications (NASDAQ:FTR) today announced that Digital Globe Services Ltd (DGS:LN) based in Castle Rock, Colorado and a provider of outsourced online customer acquisition solutions to large, consumer-facing organizations and clients offering products or services to business users, will...Learn More

Enterprise Survey: Hybrid Cloud Adoption Reaches 60%

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With cloud services now firmly embedded as part of enterprise IT strategies, architectures and resource planning, enterprises are now concentrating on the exact nature of their composition and deployment, according to new market research from Cloud Connect and The Everest Group to be released in...Learn More

Union Wireless Selects Cloud MMS Platform

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FORT MYERS, Fla.—March 20, 2014—Interop Technologies, a provider of core wireless solutions for advanced messaging, over-the-air handset management, policy control, and connectivity gateways, today announced that Union Wireless, a division of Union Telephone Company, has launched the Interop cloud Multimedia Message Service (MMS). The technology...Learn More

Infonetics: BYOD Drives Unified Communications Adoption

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Driven by the rapid rise of mobile devices, mobile broadband networks and business apps, the benefits of unified communications (UC) are now at a stage where they decidedly outweigh the barriers, according to a new report from Infonetics Research. “Mobility was again a key trend...Learn More

Uptime Institute, TIA Rationalize Data Center Standards

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The Uptime Institute and the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) are collaborating in an effort to reconcile and rationalize their respective data center infrastructure benchmarking systems. According to a press release, Uptime and TIA will establish “a clear and concise lexicon for the design of data...Learn More

With Frontier Anywhere, Frontier Targets Entire Country with Cloud Based Hosted PBX

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The move into hosted PBX services by carriers of all sizes is well documented. Carriers see great opportunity for revenue growth by targeting small and medium business (SMB) customers with a cloud based business communications service that can replace legacy PBX and key systems. Cloud...Learn More