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TIA, QuEST Forum merge, combine standards, benchmarking focus

by Sean Buckley on September 19, 2017
The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) and QuEST Forum, a global association dedicated to quality and sustainability in the information communication and technology (ICT) industry, have reached an agreement to merge to create a larger organi...
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TrueAbility Aims to Reinvent IT Certifications

by Ben Kepes on September 19, 2017
In an age of cloud computing and rapidly emerging technologies it's time for new approaches to IT certifications.
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Chambers to step down from chairman post, ends chapter in Cisco’s history

by Sean Buckley on September 19, 2017
John Chambers may have been the synonymous figure at Cisco, leading the company as its CEO and then as executive chairman. All of that will come to an end when he steps down from his position in December when his term expires.
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Top 10 Challenges IT Faces Heading Into 2018

by Emily Johnson Digital Content Editor, InformationWeek on September 18, 2017
While IT teams seem to face similar obstacles every year (talent shortages, tight budgets), the technology and methods they use to meet those challenges are rapidly improving and evolving.
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Ciena, Cisco take lead in 100G, 400G coherent WDM market, says analyst

by Sean Buckley on September 18, 2017
As service providers accelerate their 100G and 400G deployments, it’s clear that two vendors—Ciena and Cisco— are gaining the benefit as key suppliers in these sectors. Cignal Al confirmed the role these two vendors are taking in the market in its 400G market forecast.
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TDS’ Wittwer: Deploying FTTH is not always a slam dunk

by Sean Buckley on September 18, 2017
TDS Telecom is a fan of deploying FTTH in the last mile, but as a telco that serves rural areas with copper facilities the service provider targets deployments in areas where it can make a business case work.
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Verizon to FCC: Streamlined pole access will facilitate small cell, fiber deployments

by Sean Buckley on September 18, 2017
Verizon told the FCC that gaining access to a more efficient pole attachment process will enable the service provider to more effectively expand small cells to enhance wireless coverage and the supporting fiber facilities for wireless backhaul.
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Plante Moran Takes Agile Approach During Microsoft Cloud Migration

by InformationWeek Staff on September 18, 2017
Amy Moore, rapid application development team leader for Plante Moran visited the InformationWeek News Desk at Interop ITX to take us through their process for moving their nearly 10-year-old legacy intranet over to the Microsoft suite of cloud products.
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OFS to double fiber manufacturing capacity 20% by 2019, focus on U.S., Europe

by Sean Buckley on September 16, 2017
OFS, the optical fiber and connector subsidiary of Furukawa Electric, plans to nearly double its 2016 optical fiber manufacturing capacity by 2019 and to increase its optical fiber cable manufacturing capacity.
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Join us at Avaya ENGAGE® 2018

by Andy Steen on September 15, 2017

Business is all about connections—connections with our teams, customers, partners, and communities. Avaya strives to deliver the connections that create

The post Join us at Avaya ENGAGE® 2018 appeared first on Avaya Connected Blog.

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