Verizon's Ihab Tarazi to speak at OSA's annual forum; Palo Alto Networks planning to go public

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@FierceTelecom RT @datacenter5: Looking at the best practices for data center migration. Article | Follow @FierceTelecom

> Are Australia and New Zealand's telecom, media and technology sectors prepared to take advantage of the new digital economy? Release

> Verizon sizes up the smart grid and World Economic Forum: The interesting side of connectivity. Post

> Philips Electronics said police are investigating a possible cyber attack that took place at the company. Article

> The Optical Society's 13th annual Executive Forum will feature Ihab Tarazi, Verizon's VP of Global Network Planning as its keynote speaker. Release

> Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT) reported that it will reach its goal of finishing service upgrades for its myDSL users in Metro Manila by the end of February. Article

> Interwrx, an Arizona based ISP, has chosen Global Telecom and Technology (GTT) to provide dedicated connectivity and redundancy solutions. Release

And finally ... Palo Alto Networks, a security software vendor that provides its wares to enterprises and service providers like Integra Telecom, is doing the prep work for an initial public offering according to a Reuters report. Article