News of Note—CenturyLink, QTS Realty, data breaches and more

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Check out some of the other stories FierceTelecom is following around the wireline segment of the telecom industry. (Pixabay)

> Transition Networks introduced its new 4+1 port Managed Hardened Gigabit Ethernet Power-over-Ethernet ++ (PoE++) IEEE 802.3bt (Draft) compliant Switch (SESPM1040-541LT-xx Series) with wireless capabilities for network extension and simplified network installations. Release

> A group of Canadian senior facilities is turning to IoT technology to help monitor residents who might wander by outfitting them with sensor bracelets or belt clips. Network World article

> QTS Realty Trust has named data center industry veteran Clint Heiden as the company’s new chief revenue officer (CRO). Release

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> Data breaches continue to be a problem for four major reasons, says James Stickland, CEO of Veridium. IT Business Edge article

> CenturyLink is trialing NetElastic's network functions virtualization software. SDxCentral article

> Cloudflare has deployed its Domain Name System resolver service, which it says provides increased speeds online and also improves online safety and privacy. VentureBeat article

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