Shaw contracts to improve Winnipeg's connectivity; SMEs find security in cloud environments

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> Television executives may challenge a consumer's desire to skip commercials when they're watching shows on their DVR devices. Article

> Shaw Business has signed a multiyear contract to improve the city of Winnipeg's connectivity by providing it with a virtual private local area network service (VPLS). Article

> iBasis and Telecom Italia Sparkle have established a multiservice IPX Peering connection that they say will support the exchange of voice, signaling and GRX traffic generated by and destined for network operators connected to each carriers' IPX. Release

> Emerson Network Power has announced four robust software applications for data center infrastructure management (DCIM), all within its Trellis platform. Release

And finally ... A new Microsoft study revealed that 35 percent of small and midsize businesses have experienced higher levels of security in cloud environments. Article

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