IRS data breach reveals U.S. government's antiquated online security; FairPoint to participate in Sterne Agee summit

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@FierceTelecom RT@SecMash: IRS data breach shows why the government needs to modernize its online security, now. Article | Follow @FierceTelecom

> Unified communications helps businesses compete in the modern era. Article

> FairPoint Communications will host one-on-one meetings with investors as part of the Sterne Agee CRT Media & Internet Summit at the Westin New York Grand Central, on June 11, 2015. Release

> Businesses continue to turn to managed IT services as a way to free internal IT staff to focus on strategic IT projects. Article

Cable News
> Parks Associates published new research suggesting that 51 percent of U.S. pay-TV consumers are "very interested" in unlimited, cloud-based DVR storage. Article

> TDS Telecom is offering an upgraded radio-frequency remote control to its nearly 125,000 cable TV and IPTV subscribers, allowing them to hide their set-tops in a way that's not possible with standard infra-red, line-of-site remote controls. Article

Installer News
> A new Frost & Sullivan report predicts that the test equipment market for software-defined radios (SDR) will grow from $1.57 billion in 2014 to $2.83 billion in 2021, an 8.8 percent annual growth rate. Article

Wireless News
> Dish Network and T-Mobile US are in merger talks and are in agreement on what a combined company would look like, according to a Wall Street Journal report. Article

> Verizon Wireless is one of several companies working with NASA on experiments related to monitoring of drones, and Verizon's part of the project is to see whether drones could be monitored via cell towers. Article

And finally …@openflow: Analytics and #SDN are the perfect pair. Article