AT&T Taps Accenture for Microservices Development

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AT&T and Accenture have announced a multiyear project that will replace legacy AT&T business applications with microservices. AT&T microservices are said to offer a faster and cheaper way to order the carrier’s products and services — from security services to fiber offerings. “Our collaboration with...Learn More

Digital Transformation: Is There a Business Model for Service Providers?

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The latest buzz word to gain major traction in the broadband industry is digital transformation. Loosely defined, it’s the transition process that companies and their respective industries are undertaking to position themselves for relevancy and long term growth in a digital world. A world where...Learn More

Comcast, IBM Cloud Ink Direct Connectivity Deal

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Comcast said today that it will provide direct connectivity to IBM Cloud, a development that illustrates the growing importance of cable companies in the business market. IBM operates 50 data centers in 19 countries to support the IBM Cloud offering, and the Comcast, IBM Cloud...Learn More

Report: Healthcare IoT Revenues to Reach $410 Billion by 2022

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Growing use of connected medical devices, smartphones and software automation will fuel revenue growth in the global market for healthcare IoT technology, according to new market research from Grand View Research. Global healthcare IoT revenues will reach $410 billion by 2022, the market research company...Learn More

Ford Launches Mobility Company

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March 11, 2016 — DEARBORN, Mich.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Ford Motor Company is announcing today the creation of Ford Smart Mobility LLC, a new subsidiary formed to design, build, grow and invest in emerging mobility services. Jim Hackett, former Steelcase vice chairman and CEO, is leaving his position...Learn More

IoT Security Forecast: $17 Billion by 2020

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An IoT security forecast from Future Market Insights (FMI) calls for annual Internet of Things revenues to reach 16.7 billion by 2020. Researchers put a value of $7.8 billion on the global IoT security products market today and projected a 16.5% compound annual growth rate...Learn More

Three Cities to Showcase AT&T Smart Cities Framework

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AT&T’s Smart Cities Framework is taking shape. Having formed alliances with Cisco, Deloitte, Ericsson, GE, IBM and Qualcomm to help build connected cities, AT&T intends to showcase its potential in several ¨spotlight¨ cities and universities, including Atlanta, the Georgia Institute of Technology, Chicago and Dallas,...Learn More

Behind AT&T, IBM Smart Water Offering

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A partnership between AT&T, IBM and Mueller Water Products has yielded a compelling Internet of Things (IoT) smart water application that aims to help conserve water by enabling municipalities to prevent large-scale leaks in their infrastructure. “U.S. water infrastructure is fairly old,” commented AT&T Associate...Learn More

High-Tech Lobbying Expenditures: Report Finds Big Jump from Google

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Political lobbying aimed at influencing what’s written into new and revised federal legislation and regulations is a core activity for the world’s multinational information and communications technology (ICT) companies. Google, for instance, spent a record $5.47 million in lobbying the U.S. Congress in 2015’s first...Learn More

LoRaWAN Wireless Technology Targets M2M, Telecom Providers

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IBM hopes telecom service providers will be a key market for a new wireless communications technology designed specifically for machine-to-machine communications, said Thorsten Kramp, master inventor for IBM Research, in an email to Telecompetitor. The technology, known as LoRaWAN (for Long Range wide-area networks), works...Learn More

AT&T, IBM Partner on M2M for Smart Grid, Smart Cities

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City governments and mid-size utilities will be the initial focus of a machine-to-machine (M2M) partnership between AT&T and IBM announced yesterday. AT&T’s contribution will be its M2M “globally accessible” network as well as devices and SIM cards for use on that network. IBM’s contribution will...Learn More

AT&T Partners with IBM on Private Network Cloud Connectivity

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DALLAS and ARMONK, NY, Oct. 9, 2012  — AT&T* (NYSE: T) and IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced a business agreement to deliver a highly secure, first-of-its-kind “network-enabled” cloud service that uses private networks rather than the public Internet. The companies are combining AT&T virtual private...Learn More

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