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Killer cloud: report says Amazon Web Services threatens all IT incumbents

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Amazon Web Services faces growing competition from a dozen or more legacy name-brand IT giants. But instead of taking a hit, it poses a bigger-than-ever threat to the those vendors — all of which are building their own competitive clouds, according to new Morgan Stanley research. Oh, and the researchers...
Killer cloud: report says Amazon Web Services threatens all IT incumbents
The newest overhyped mobile industry buzzword: LTE-Advanced
Freescale chip paves way for LTE-Advanced, cheaper data

Sprint can barely wait to rid itself of Nextel network

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Sprint CEO Dan Hesse For the first time in six years, Sprint’s aging Nextel and wireline businesses didn’t overwhelm all positive gains from its primary CDMA business in its quarterly results. Sprint was helped along by 1.8 million iPhone activations, leading to big gains in revenue per subscriber and boosting...
Sprint can barely wait to rid itself of Nextel network

Craig McCaw-backed Pendrell makes a big patent buy

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Nathan Myhrvold’s Intellectual Ventures may be the best known of the patent holding firms in the Seattle area. But another player with ties to a different wealthy Seattle techie is starting to stake its claim. Pendrell, a Kirkland company formerly known as ICO Global Communications and led by telecommunications billionaire...
Craig McCaw-backed Pendrell makes a big patent buy

AT&T may be ready to begin its small cell push

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Nokia Siemens’ conceptualization of a HetNet with macro, micro and pico cells represented by different colors AT&T has started sending out small cell feelers to its vendors, according to Light Reading, which could be the first sign that AT&T is preparing to make big changes in the fundamental topology of...
AT&T may be ready to begin its small cell push

Vodafone will start shrinking its cells in 2013

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Vodafone will begin to deploy the first 3G and LTE small cells throughout its global networks in early 2013, Light Reading reports, but despite the multinational carrier’s strong advocacy for the tiny base station technology, Vodafone CTO Steve Pusey is treading cautiously. Speaking to Light Reading at Vodafone’s annual mid-year...
Vodafone will start shrinking its cells in 2013

How Cloud Computing's Growth Disrupts Hardware & Software Vendors

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Businesses are subscribing to software, storage and computing power delivered over the Internet at a jaw-dropping pace, Over the next five years, global spending on cloud-computing services will increase at a pace five times greater than the growth of the information technology (IT) industry as a whole. To survive in...
How Cloud Computing's Growth Disrupts Hardware & Software Vendors

The Mobile 15: Our picks for the most innovative companies

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The mobile industry has changed radically in just a few years:  We’ve had the smartphone revolution and the app revolution. And it was only three years ago that the tablet was written off as failed experiment. Now, it is testing the physical boundaries of the internet. What’s next? Faster and cheaper...
The Mobile 15: Our picks for the most innovative companies

Don't get shortchanged by data center bundles

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As top-tier infrastructure vendors bundle their hardware, the customer often comes out with less. Insider (registration required)...
Don't get shortchanged by data center bundles

Is Ruckus the next big Wi-Fi acquisition target?

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Now that Ericsson has successfully bagged BelAir Networks, Ruckus Wireless has a big target painted on its flank. The metro-Wi-Fi vendor not only plays in the same outdoor hotspot space as BelAir, it’s arguably been more successful. As Ericsson’s competitors look to integrate Wi-Fi much more deeply into their mobile network...
Is Ruckus the next big Wi-Fi acquisition target?
Amplify Partners launches with a $40M IT infrastructure fund

Alcatel-Lucent finds its new CEO: Ex-Vodafone Europe chief Michel Combes

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Just three weeks after Alcatel-Lucent CEO Ben Verwaayen announced his resignation, the Franco-American telecom vendor has found his replacement. Former Vodafone Europe CEO Michel Combes will take the helm of Alcatel-Lucent on April 1. Combes headed up Vodafone’s all-important Europe region from 2008 to 2012, when he found himself in...
Alcatel-Lucent finds its new CEO: Ex-Vodafone Europe chief Michel Combes
Exclusive: Ruckus completes Nokia Siemens’ HetNet puzzle

Is Everyone Ready For Cloud Disruption?

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  Businesses are subscribing to software, storage and computing power delivered over the Internet at a jaw-dropping pace. Over the next five years, global spending on so-called cloud services will increase at a pace five times greater than the growth of the information technology industry as a whole, according to...
Is Everyone Ready For Cloud Disruption?

Proprietary Hadoop Is A Losing Strategy

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Hadoop, nearly synonymous with Big Data, has many failings. But open source is not one of them. In fact, Hadoop's open-source license remains one of its biggest draws, giving enterprises plenty of reasons to persevere in using it despite its shortcomings. It's therefore hard to see how EMC's new Pivotal...
Proprietary Hadoop Is A Losing Strategy

Oracle has a cloud computing secret

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There’s a reason Larry Ellison called cloud computing “nonsense” in 2009 and why he still won’t permit Amazon-style metered pricing for Oracle’s  mainstream database and middleware. A traditional 11g database license that today costs $2.8 million up front would cost less than $9 per hour using Oracle’s mySQL on Amazon....
Oracle has a cloud computing secret

Former Battery Ventures VC Debuts Amplify Partners, A $40M Fund To Invest In Enterprise And Infrastructure 2.0

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There’s a new early stage VC firm launching today that is focusing purely on enterprise and infrastructure investments. Former Batter Ventures partner Sunil Dhaliwal is debuting Amplify Partners, a $40 million fund that will invest exclusively in infrastructure 2.0 startups. Prior to founding Amplify Partners, Dhaliwal was a General Partner...
Former Battery Ventures VC Debuts Amplify Partners, A $40M Fund To Invest In Enterprise And Infrastructure 2.0
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