Take a Network Break! We dig into the partnership between Cisco and Ericsson, assess its potential impact on the telecom market, and what it means for competitors and other partnerships.
Cisco also made news with its quarterly financial reporting. While it beat expectations for this quarter, weak guidance for the next quarter raised concerns.
We parse the news that Verizon, which was rumored to be selling off its enterprise assets has denied the sale, and we look at a security acquisition by Blue Coat and a few firewall from A10.
On the privacy front, we cover the FCC’s statement that it can’t enforce the “Do Not Track” setting available in some Web browsers, and look at the latest developments with the United Kingdom’s Investigatory Powers Bill, which wants to legislate backdoors in companies’ software and equipment.
Lastly, we note Google Chrome will no longer support Microsoft’s XP and Vista OSs, and Apple’s OS X 10.8, as of April 2016. Consider yourself notified.
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Cisco, Ericsson Join Forces
Ericsson and Cisco Partner to Create the Networks of the Future – Cisco Systems
The Ericsson And Cisco Partnership – Dell’oro
Verizon Squashes Sale Rumors
Blue Coat Security Buy
A10 Brings The Thunder
FCC Can’t Enforce ‘Do Not Track’
One Step Forward…
…Two Steps Back
Governments Want Cheap Interception and Cheap Politics – Ethereal Mind