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Searching For a Cloud-Native App Strategy Amid the Chaos

by Joao-Pierre S. Ruth Senior Writer on February 19, 2019
As it gets easier and easier to deploy cloud-native apps, maintaining order increasingly becomes a challenge.
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Optimize Outbound Customer Care and Agent Productivity

by Jon Alperin on February 18, 2019

As a consumer, we’ve probably all had the experience of listening to a voice message only to realize that the

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Israeli telecom-software firm DriveNets emerges from stealth with $110M

by Joe Stanganelli on February 15, 2019
Ido Susan, CEO and co-founder of the cloud-based routing firm DriveNets, hopes to use the first-round funding to upend established rivals like Cisco—to whom he sold his last startup.
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IHS Markit: Cloud transformation drives high SD-WAN growth in North America

by Joe Stanganelli on February 15, 2019
Companies deploying SD-WAN use over 50% more bandwidth than those who have not deployed it, IHS Markit found. Their bandwidth needs are also growing at twice the rate of companies using traditional WANs.
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MEF’s LSO Sonata API is coming soon

by Joe Stanganelli on February 14, 2019
MEF's long-in-the-works Lifecycle Service Orchestration (LSO) Sonata API is nearing its first full-release date. LSO Sonata represents an intercarrier API set that purports to enable a "groundbreaking" level of automation for inventory management, pric...
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ONF’s fifth reference design, COMAC, targets 5G deployments

by Mike Robuck on February 14, 2019
Pulling together its work over the last eight years with CORD, SDN and cloud, the Open Networking Foundation (ONF) today announced its fifth reference design: Converged Multi-Access and Core (COMAC). The COMAC initiative was designed to unify the vario...
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Industry Voices—Raynovich: Cisco stays calm in eye of the storm

by Scott Raynovich on February 14, 2019
Cisco reported stable growth and company executives described a positive environment despite a government shutdown and trade war with China. Cisco shares this morning vaulted $2.03 (4%) to a new 52-week high on the back of a positive earnings report.
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Avaya

by Steve Forcum on February 14, 2019

When you needed help when stranded at the airport due to bad weather, or the time a loved one was

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Cisco’s second-quarter revenue tops analysts’ expectations

by Mike Robuck on February 13, 2019
Cisco's pivot to software-based revenues was rewarded during its second-quarter earnings report after the market closed on Wednesday. Despite tariffs, Brexit and challenging currency issues overseas, Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins said on the earnings call th...
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Google plans to invest $13B in the U.S. in 2019

by Linda Hardesty on February 13, 2019
The company is on the offensive, building out its data centers and offices in the U.S. And yesterday, Google Cloud’s new CEO laid out his strategy to compete more aggressively against the other major public cloud providers.
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