Small to medium businesses are becoming the next battleground for service providers in the cloud services race. A new BCSG study of 500 SMBs located in the United States and the UK revealed that service providers have a lot to gain from supplying services to this segment.
Nokia Networks says its new data center solution is the first to combine the benefits of cloud computing technologies to meet the stringent requirements of the telco world.
Verizon Enterprise Solutions has expanded its agreement with group-purchasing organization MiCTA, enhancing the reach of its service portfolio to state and local government agencies, K-12 schools, colleges and universities, libraries and nonprofits.
Verizon Enterprise Solutions' cloud computing platform strengthened its bond further with its government agency customers by gaining the authority to operate from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program.
Ericsson is enhancing its growing TV portfolio by acquiring Fabrix Systems, a provider of cloud storage, computing and network delivery for video applications, for $95 million.
In the cloud infrastructure market, Cisco continues to cling onto its No. 1 position, marginally increasing the gap between second-ranked HP, according to first-quarter data from Synergy Research Group.
AT&T is giving its VPN users another enhancement, announcing that it has added Salesforce to its growing network-enabled cloud ecosystem.
Windstream reported that its business service segment revenues remained flat year-over-year at $748 million, but the company is confident that a new marketing program and pricing initiatives will drive improved business revenue trends.
AT&T hopes to unburden more businesses from having to implement their own network security platform with the introduction of its new Cloud Web Security offering.
Verizon Communications' enterprise business continues to weather a challenging economic time, but according to CEO Lowell McAdam, cloud, machine to machine and security represent large opportunities for the telco.