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Nokia to slash 350 jobs in Finland

by Mike Robuck on January 15, 2019
Nokia plans to cut 350 jobs in its home country of Finland as it works towards a goal of $800 million in savings by 2020. Nokia has about 6,000 employees in Finland, according to a story from Reuters.
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Windstream Enterprise bows new, all-encompassing web portal

by Mike Robuck on January 15, 2019
Windstream Enterprise announced today the launch of its new "WE Connect" portal for better visibility into its services. The new portal was designed to provide a better user experience across Windstream Enterprise's SD-WAN, Cloud Security and OfficeSui...
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Cloud and UC: Its Your Last Chance to Get Engaged!

by Mike Kuch on January 15, 2019

To my mind, two key trends are influencing the market for communications solutions today: Cloud and Unified Communications. I base

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SDNbucks picks Nuage Neworks SD-WAN platform for sports analytics

by Mike Robuck on January 15, 2019
Managed service provider SDNbucks picked Nuage Networks' SD-WAN 2.0 platform to provision cloud-based sports analytics for SciSports. Nokia-owned Nuage Networks' SD-WAN is being used to interconnect with sports stadiums, team offices, data centers and ...
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Voice Assistants Coming to the Enterprise

by Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps on January 15, 2019
Virtual employee assistants and voice interfaces to enterprise applications are relatively rare in enterprises today, but Gartner is predicting big growth in the next few years.
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A Delicate Balancing Act: Business Needs vs IT Priorities

by Scott Moody, VP, IT Carousel Industries on January 15, 2019
IT can't be the "bureau of NO" but has to be a partner with the business units.
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Verizon boosts customer experience with AI-based tools for businesses

by Mike Robuck on January 14, 2019
On Monday, Verizon announced a new addition to its managed services portfolio that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to improve the customer experience for its business customers. Verizon took a two-pronged approach to creating the managed service by c...
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Telefónica picks Wind River’s virtualized cloud platform for UNICA project

by Mike Robuck on January 14, 2019
Telefónica put Wind River's virtualized cloud platform through the paces of its NFV Reference Lab ahead of giving it the official stamp of approval for use in the telco's UNICA project.
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Are You Obsessed With Digital Customer Experience? Here’s Why You Should Be

by Guest Contributors on January 14, 2019

This blog is authored by Robin Gareiss, President and Founder, of Nemertes Research. Ms. Gareiss leads Nemertes Digital Transformation research.

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Huawei’s Silicon Valley R&D arm faces export ban

by Mike Robuck on January 11, 2019
Huawei, which has been banned from doing some business in the U.S. and other countries, is facing another hurdle that's related to its U.S.-based R&D subsidiary. According to The Wall Street Journal, Huawei's Futurewei subsidiary in Silicon Valley is blocked from sending some of the technologies it has developed in the U.S. back to China.
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