Five top Cloud trends for 2012

As Cloud computing becomes less of a buzz word and more the norm for forward facing organisations, we take a look at five trends tipped to be hot in 2012.

A recent poll by research firm Gartner revealed that worldwide Cloud adoption is growing at an annual rate of around 17 percent while industry surveys show 50 percent or more of organisations polled have implemented some form of cloud computing.

So now we have dipped our toes in the proverbial waters, what’s next for the Cloud?

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By Verity Gough, 08 August 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Apps, Cloud, Consumers, Content, Industry, Security, Smartphones.

Survey reveals CIOs' lack of confidence in the Cloud

A new report has revealed that confidence in the security of cloud computing is at an all time low.

The study by SunGard Research, published last week, surveyed 250 UK chief information officers (CIOs) and found that a paltry 10 percent were “completely confident” when it came to security and resilience of third party cloud offerings.In addition, a further lack of trust was cited by two-thirds of those polled who had already experienced downtime for cloud applications. However, it wasn't all bad news: 68 percent displayed a more...

By Verity Gough, 08 August 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Big Data, Cloud, Outsourcing, Research, Security.

New research maps US by Android vs iOS

New Data Takes Deep Look at Performance of Advertising on Android Devices

New data from Jumptap, the leader in targeted mobile advertising, shows that consumers in the South and Southwest tend to be Android-biased compared to the rest of the country, while those in the Midwest and Northeast lean towards iOS. California, Texas and Florida over-index for Android use and states in New England and the Midwest over-index for iOS use. Blackberry use, which over-indexed in New York, was also included in the geographic data. This...

By Otilia Otlacan, 05 August 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Mobile, N America.

Business does mix with pleasure: Social media goes corporate

So who hasn't checked Facebook at work, even once? No hands? Didn't think so.

To be fair, maybe you can count the number of times on one hand – and no one's judging you here, I've done it too. That's because social media has become so integrated into our personal lives, so quickly, that it has followed us to work like a stray dog – one we love so much that we don't have the heart to send away. Some

By Ciena, 02 August 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Marketing.

Location Analytics Market Forecast to Reach $9Bn in 2016

LONDON – As a result of the recent “locationgate” controversy (centering on Apple’s and others’ logging of the location of mobile devices as they are used by consumers) the location-based services (LBS) and advertising (LBA) markets have come under intense scrutiny, with privacy legislation a major focus.  

But according to ABI Research senior analyst Patrick Connolly, “ABI Research believes...

By Otilia Otlacan, 02 August 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Geo-location, Government, Industry, Research.

This Week In Mobile…

Yet more interesting predictions for the next quarter and Google takes up magic…

Mozilla OS to threaten Android?

With their Internet browser Firefox, Mozilla shook up a market that was previously dominated by Microsoft’s Internet Explorer. Now they look to do the same again by utilising their Gecko engine to create an OS for mobiles and tablets, threatening Android which is famed for its open source system.

By AlwaysOnMessage, 02 August 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Apps, Devices, Industry, Mobile.

Dell'Oro, Infonetics up forecast for 100G market

Analyst firm Dell'Oro Group has updated its Optical Transport forecast report, with several predictions that should come as welcome news for industry vendors.  The firm recently released a summary of the report findings, which is part of Dell'Oro's larger Optical Transport subscription service.

In the new forecast, Dell'Oro sees total worldwide Optical DWDM equipment revenue growing at a 12%...

By Ciena, 01 August 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Fiber Optic, Industry, N America.

Samsung climbs to no. 2 in mobile shipments

Samsung Electronics has climbed to number two in the table of global smartphone sales, say industry analysts, despite declining to release detailed figures on its device shipments.

Releasing its Q2 results, Samsung showed that a drop in net profits of 18% to $3.3bn, largely down to poor performances of the company’s panel TV displays, was offset by strong growth of Samsung’s mobile unit.

Samsung said operating profit in its telecommunications unit more than doubled on the same quarter last year,...

By Matt Henkes, 01 August 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Industry, Mobile, Smartphones.

The Myths, Hype and Reality of the Cloud

Jim Morin is Ciena’s Product Line Director focused on Cloud solutions.  Jim has been a member of a commission looking into recommendations for the use of Cloud technology in U.S. government and industry.

 

In March 2011, TechAmerica helped pull together a commission of experts from industry and academia to form...

By Ciena, 26 July 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Cloud, N America, Operators, Research.

The Chinese Are Coming: Mobile news

The Chinese Are Coming!

For many, having a smartphone is a symbol of trendiness, modernity and a sizeable bank account, however if the Chinese have anything to do with it, that won’t last forever. Chinese mobile phone manufacturer ZTE is set to take on market giants, Nokia and Ericsson, by offering cheaper smartphones in emerging markets.

Here at AlwaysOnMessage, we pride ourselves seeing the bigger picture, so we take this as welcome news. A new competitor into the...

By AlwaysOnMessage, 25 July 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Apps, Mobile, Operators.

Cycle Slips: Not all coherent technology is created equal

The early success of Ciena’s coherent optical technology, including strong customer adoption worldwide, has motivated many optical systems vendors to bring to market their own coherent solutions to provide a path for optical transport speeds of 100G, 400G and even 1Tbps.

However, now that the entire optical vendor market is scampering to implement this key technology, a challenge has...

By Ciena, 20 July 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Cabling, Fiber Optic, Infrastructure.

Missing: 2000 US wireless industry jobs

Despite a booming industry over the past few years, the number of jobs in the US wireless industry has waned, according to figures from the US Bureau of Labor.

In June, citing data from the Bureau, the WSJ reported that the industry recorded 166,000 jobs with US wireless carriers, the lowest figure for 12 years and down on last year by a massive 2000.

However, since 2006 the industry’s overall revenue has rocketed by 28%.

So what’s happened? Wireless operators are making do with less staff, and...

By Matt Henkes, 19 July 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Industry, Research, Wireless.

Optical mesh network proves its worth for Verizon during Japanese earthquake

Last month, Ciena made a big splash with the introduction of Intelligent Infrastructure, our view on the strategic evolution that packet-optical networks must make.  Intelligent Infrastructure is about moving away from a static and rigid network model and towards a more dynamic and flexible network infrastructure that allows the service provider to provide value-add services for...

By Ciena, 13 July 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Asia, Industry, Infrastructure.

Ciena's top 5 Things from June

For many, June signifies the beginning of summer (at least for those of us in the northern hemisphere), a time when vacation season and a lack of big industry events combine to create a bit of a lull in the industry news cycle.  That definitely wasn't the case for Ciena last month, as June produced a bevvy of news items for the company that ranged from new product introductions to Tier 1 customer news to the introduction of something called "coherent cycle slips."

So we start off the month of July by...

By Ciena, 13 July 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Industry, N America.

Two new R&E network deployments for Ciena

Ciena’s momentum in the Research & Education (R&E) community took another big step forward today with the announcements of two new Ciena solution deployments to support advanced R&E network applications.  Because they support the needs of scientists and researchers to connect super computers, remote research locations and enable huge data transfers, R&E networks are usually at the cutting edge of technology – as is the case with today’s two announcements. 

The first...

By Ciena, 13 July 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Europe, N America, Networks.

US Smartphone Adoption & Usage

Research from the Pew Internet & American Life Project has found that one third of American adults – 35 percent – own a smartphone. Furthermore, 87 percent of smartphone owners access the Internet or email via their device; 68 percent doing so on a typical day.

The research, which surveyed 2,277 US adults, highlighted a number of interesting facts about the US smartphone market, notably in relation to adoption rates and...

By AlwaysOnMessage, 12 July 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Consumers, N America, Smartphones.

Apple App Store Downloads Hit 15 Billion

A recent press release from Apple has stated that over 15 billion Apps have been downloaded from the App Store by more than 200 million iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch users worldwide.

The App Store now has more than 425,000 Apps, with over 100,000 of these being native iPad Apps and available to consumers in 90 countries.

Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing commented:

“In just three years, the revolutionary App Store has grown to become the most exciting and...

By AlwaysOnMessage, 11 July 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Apps, Research.

DQE Communications acquires Met-Net

DQE Communications said on Thursday it will expand its fiber-optic network for businesses, starting with a July 1 acquisition of Met-Net Communications of Findlay.

Met-Net’s network always has been powered by DQE, a subsidiary of Downtown-based Duquesne Light Holdings, so customers should notice few changes, DQE said.

The value of the deal wasn’t disclosed. DQE said the Met-Net addition along with capital investments will boost the capabilities of its commercial-grade network in Allegheny and six...

By TotalTelecom, 08 July 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Fiber Optic, Industry, Infrastructure, N America.

Verizon Wireless Ups Regulatory Charge $0.03, Will Pay Difference For Life Of Contract Instead Of Waiving ETF

There was a whole bunch of Regulatory Charge talk going on around these parts over the last week or so, and we’ve got some additional information on it today to pass along to those of you looking to exit your VZW contract.

According to our sources, Verizon did indeed up the Regulatory Charge by $0.03 and did not offset the cost in another area. That technically counts as a material adverse effect since it raises your bill and should allow you to exit your contract without paying an ETF (early...

By TotalTelecom, 07 July 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Billing, Consumers, Industry, N America.