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Genesys and Microsoft serve up new cloud service for contact centers

by Mike Robuck on January 24, 2020
Microsoft took the wraps off of a new cloud service for Azure via its partnership with Genesys. Scheduled for release later this year, Genesys Engage will run on Microsoft Azure to offer contact centers a unified customer experience solution.
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Windstream heralds last year’s faster broadband speeds

by Mike Robuck on January 24, 2020
Ahead of next month's fourth quarter earnings, Windstream touted its 2019 broadband achievements this week. Windstream announced it had delivered faster broadband connections to about 1.3 million locations last year.
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Cincinnati Bell garners unsolicited attention from new suitor

by Mike Robuck on January 24, 2020
Cincinnati Bell announced on Friday that it has received an unsolicited buyout bid from an "infrastructure fund" for $12 a share in cash. That offer is a 14% increase above the buyout deal it made with Brookfield Infrastructure Partners in December.
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Cisco and IBM partner on managed private cloud offering

by Mike Robuck on January 24, 2020
Cisco and IBM Services are out of the starter blocks with new managed private cloud-as-a-service for x86 hardware that is powered by Cisco UCS. Cisco's Keith Dyer said private cloud environments help IT teams simplify the management of their infrastruc...
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Broadband growth once again highlights Comcast’s fourth quarter earnings

by Mike Robuck on January 23, 2020
Highlighted by growth in its number of broadband subscribers, Comcast's net profit in the fourth quarter increased by 26%. In its Thursday morning earnings, Comcast announced it added 442,000 broadband subscribers in the quarter, which partially offset...
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Amazon files motion to stop Microsoft from working on $10 billion JEDI cloud contract

by Mike Robuck on January 23, 2020
Amazon has filed a motion that seeks to pause Microsoft's work on the Pentagon's $10 billion cloud contract until a court rules on its protest. After a protracted process that included several lawsuits, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) picked Micro...
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Vodafone and Switzerland’s Sunrise ink enterprise services partnership

by Mike Robuck on January 23, 2020
Vodafone Group and Sunrise announced a partnership that allows Sunrise's enterprise customers to tap into Vodafone's business services. The partnership enables Sunrise to offer Vodafone's enterprise services, such as mobile connectivity, roaming and ce...
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Verizon teams up with Google’s Stadia gaming platform to push its 1-Gig service to new Fios subscribers

by Mike Robuck on January 22, 2020
Verizon and Google have teamed up for a symbiotic relationship that puts Google's Stadia gaming system into the hands of new Fios subscribers. Starting January 29, new Verizon Fios customers that sign up for the 1 Gigabit plan will get a Stadia Premier...
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Privafy debuts cloud-native security application

by Mike Robuck on January 22, 2020
In order to combat "data-in-motion" security threats, Privafy announced its cloud-native security application to take on legacy security vendors. By taking a cloud-native approach, Privafy claims it can secure data as it moves across different location...
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CenturyLink wins U.S. Department of Defense Learning Network EIS contract

by Mike Robuck on January 22, 2020
CenturyLink announced it has won a task order to provide secure connectivity to the U.S. Department of Defense Education Activity's learning network. The U.S. Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) contract, or task order, was awarded via the...
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