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Cornerstone Solutions Offers Virtual Server Management Solution to Integrate with Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate version 17.1

CHICAGO , Aug.andnbsp;Cornerstone Solutions (Cornerstone), an Authorized Sage Partner regarded among the Midwest’s top-tier, premier solutions providers to construction and real estate firms for over 30 years, announces the official launch of its Sapphire Prime Cloud Services, offering a powerful virtual server and cloud management solution specifically customized to support the advanced system requirements and features of Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate version 17.1, including the newly released Sage Mobile Projects management solution. Click here for more.

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Students set out to transform management of dense wifi networks

Researchers at Stanford University are working on a project that aims to improve the way users access wifi networks in their homes and enterprises

Researchers at Stanford University are working on a project that aims to improve the way users access wifi networks in their homes and enterprises

Students at US educational institution Stanford University are working on a research project that aims to improve the way users access wifi networks in their homes and enterprises.

BeHop is a research project for the management of dense wifi networks, which aims to better understand how such networks coexist and how they can better work together. It is run by a team from the university’s department of electrical engineering who said they hope to create a way to ensure there are no spots with poor coverage or lag while users stream video content over wifi.

The researchers, led by PhD candidate Yiannis Yiakoumis, aim to use consumer access point equipment with open source SDN technology to manage the networks in a way that ensures fast and reliable wifi access for all.

They are piloting a network in a dormitory at the university campus that provides dense wifi infrastructure, which each student can access and manage as a personal private network. Students wishing to participate in the project will have their own private wifi access point installed in their room.

“Our goal is to improve your wireless network experience,” the research team wrote on the project’s website.

“First, our Access Points support higher rates than the existing equipment installed at [dormitory] Studio 5. Also, by installing an AP in your room (and therefore closer to you), your wireless coverage is much better leading to better performance. Finally, we will co-ordinate the operation of all these APs to ensure certain properties (efficient use of the spectrum, load-balancing of clients, etc).”

There are already services on the market, such as global wifi network provider Fon, that have set out to make better use of wifi network connectivity. Fon allows consumers with a broadband subscription to join its wifi hotspot network by purchasing one of its routers. The router enables all fellow Fon members to use that wifi connection securely when on the move, and in turn, the subscriber is able to roam on all member hotspots for free.

In January, the firm raised $ 14m in funding from several investors, led by Qualcomm, and in March last year, Deutsche Telekom called on Fon for its WLAN TO GO offering.

E-Plus hands over network management to ZTE

ZTE is taking the reins

ZTE is taking the reins

German operator E-Plus, which is in the process of being acquired by Telefónica, has completed the transition of its network management to Chinese firm ZTE.

ZTE completed a smooth and trouble-free transition of the network operations in early 2014, following the signing of the deal last year. The managed services contract between ZTE and the E-Plus Group (currently owned by KPN) is the largest of its kind in Europe, the companies claim.

After months of preparation, ZTE said it implemented the takeover of E-Plus network operations during just a single, migrating the whole IT infrastructure from the previous service provider to a ZTE data centre. In the context of the managed services contract ZTE also implemented a completely new spare parts management system and replaced former applications such as the field force management programme.

In order to enlarge its service capabilities and to expand its portfolio, ZTE Services Deutschland completed the acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent Network Services in January 2014, with all of the 750 employees of the former network service provider of E-Plus successfully integrated into ZTE.

With the acquisition of ALNS, ZTE has increased the total number of its employees in Germany to over 900, and now has 15 branches throughout the country and is the largest ZTE organization in Europe.

Betty Cui, VP of ZTE, said: “We believe in Germany as a good business location and with this investment ZTE shows its long term commitment to the country and to Europe. We started our business in Germany in 2006 and we have seen continuous growth. Now this investment marks a big step forward and a milestone for the development of ZTE in Europe. It not only helps to ensure seamless continuity in the maintenance of the E-Plus network but is the basis to take on future managed services projects for other German and European network operators.”

Evolve IP Announces Comprehensive Solution for Multichannel Contact Center Management

WAYNE, Pa.andnbsp;Evolve IP, The Cloud Services Company™, today announced the release of Evolve Contact Suite, a comprehensive multi-channel solution for its award-winning contact center. The suite delivers significant new capabilities and customizable, integrated tools that contact center managers need to create outstanding customer experiences, optimize agent productivity and drive insight-based business intelligenceandnbsp;decisions. The Evolve Contact Suite is uniquely positioned in the market with its capability to be deployed on top of a customer’s current phone system or be seamlessly integrated with Evolve IP’s hosted PBX and unified communications solution.
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EasyVista Named SIIA Business Technology CODiE Award Finalist for Best IT Service Management Solution and Best Higher Education Enterprise Software Solution

EasyVista, a leading provider of service management for IT organizations, today announced that EasyVista Service Management Platform was named a 2017 SIIA CODiE Awards finalist in the Best IT Service Management Solution and Best Higher Education Enterprise Solution categories. Finalists represent the best products, technologies and services in software, information and business technology. Click here for more.

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AIS Upgrades to Netcracker’s Revenue Management Solution to Optimize Customer Experience

Netcracker Technology announced today that Advanced Info Service Public Company Limited (AIS) is upgrading to Netcracker 12 to deliver a better digital customer experience and meet myriad internal business objectives. As part of the engagement, AIS has also extended its use of Netcracker’s Professional Services in order to ensure the long-term success of the platform. Click here for more.

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“Network management” on Verizon Unlimited explained

Since the introduction of Verizon Unlimited, there has been some confusion about what the network experience is like once you use 22 GB. Click here for more.

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ZTE reshuffles management; splits out devices business

ZTE has said it will operate its mobile devices division independently of the rest of the firm.

ZTE has said it will operate its mobile devices division independently of the rest of the firm.

Chinese vendor ZTE has said it will split out its mobile devices division and operate it independently of the rest of the firm. The devices business will be led by Zeng Xuezhong, EVP at ZTE.

Zeng previously headed up ZTE’s operations in China. Former head of terminals and EVP of ZTE He Shiyou will remain as an executive director at the firm.

In August 2013, ZTE began selling its Firefox OS smartphone, unlocked, direct to eBay UK and eBay US users for just £59.99 ($ 79.99 through the US site), cutting traditional distributors and mobile operators out of its sales process.

Meanwhile, Zhao Xianming, another EVP, has been appointed chief technology officer, and senior VP Pang Shengqing has been appointed head of ZTE’s enterprise business. The firm said it anticipates that rising demand for cloud-computing, big data, smart cities and the internet of things will help drive growth in the company’s enterprise business.

ZTE’s infrastructure business will adopt a flattened management structure in order to generate higher profitability and increased efficiency, the firm said. It added that ZTE will step up its development of 4G equipment, semiconductors and devices.

The firm will also step up efforts to target three emerging market segments: metropolitan public IT systems, new energy technology and mobile internet.

ZTE Shuffles its Senior Management Around

ZTE has announced that its Mobile Devices division is to operate as an independent unit of the company, to be headed by Mr. Zeng Xuezhong, Executive Vice President of ZTE. Click here for more.


TeliaSonera refreshes management team

TeliaSonera has announced a new management team to lead the firm

TeliaSonera has announced a new management team to lead the firm

European operator group TeliaSonera has announced a refreshed executive management team following the dismissal of four senior executive members earlier in December.

The operator’s board has announced 12 new positions, to be filled by a mix of external and internal candidates.  Two vacancies remain in the new management team, the operator said, while one has an interim executive in place. The operator will confirm the permanent team by April 1st, 2013.

The operator announced the executive management team as follows:

  • Sweden – Malin Frenning, EVP. currently head of Broadband Services.
  • Eurasia – Erik Hallberg, EVP. currently president of TeliaSonera International Carrier.
  • Europe – Robert Andersson, EVP. currently head of Finland.
  • Technology – Sverker Hannervall, (SVP, CTO. currently acting head of Business Area Mobility Services.
  • Technology – Åke Södermark, SVP, deputy CTO. currently head of Group IT.
  • Commercial – Vacant.
  • Strategy & Business Development – Vacant.
  • Finance – Christian Luiga, SVP, acting CFO
  • Human Resources – Karin Eliasson, SVP.
  • Legal Affairs – Jonas Bengtsson, SVP, General Counsel (starts Jan 7).
  • Communications – Peter Borsos, SVP (starts Jan 9).

The group also said that it will change its operating model to increase local accountability, also effective April 1st. The announcement follows the ongoing investigation into allegations of corruption involving operations in Uzbekistan.

“The countries will be the leading dimension in this new operating model, which is where we interact with the customers,” said Johan Dennelind, president and CEO of TeliaSonera.

“We remove the business area layer from the existing organization. Instead we strengthen the local operations and the mandate for Group functions to drive strategic questions and improve governance. We believe this model will enable us to offer our customers a better service at the same time as it clarifies accountability for our performance.”

The country structure will be grouped in three geographic areas; Europe, Eurasia and Sweden.