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A first take on enterprise IT technology news and events.

WiFi speed

Broadcom Unveils 5GHz WiFi Platform for Better Performance

April 12, 2016 10:15 AM
The dual-channel AP will eliminate the speed degradation that comes when a slower device shares the same channel as 5GHz devices.
tech business

Nokia Begins Layoffs After Alcatel-Lucent Acquisition

April 08, 2016 8:05 AM
The company reportedly will cut as many as 15,000 jobs as officials look to make Nokia more competitive in the networking space.
Fujitsu server

Fujitsu Refreshes Server Lineup with New Intel Xeon Chips

April 07, 2016 5:00 AM
The upgraded systems, which include everything from towers to racks to HPC nodes, will get a 20 percent performance boost.
Intel IoT

Intel Expands IoT Efforts with Yogitech Acquisition

April 07, 2016 4:00 AM
With the deal, the chip maker will get expertise in functional safety technology that is needed for autonomous cars and other self-operating systems.
5G development

Mitel, DragonWave Partner on 5G Innovation

April 01, 2016 3:00 PM
The partnership comes a month after Mitel kicked off an effort to focus on 5G, which promises faster speeds and more capacity than 4G LTE.
T-Mobile data-only plans

T-Mobile Has Been Quietly Offering Data-Only Mobile Plans

March 31, 2016 12:45 PM
A rumor this week said the company will start offering data-only plans, but T-Mobile tells eWEEK that it has offered them for years.
container support

PLUMgrid Includes Container Support in Latest SDN Suite

March 29, 2016 12:00 PM
The company's ONS 5.0 offering also includes more SDN and NFV services and support for the Kilo and Liberty releases of OpenStack.
cloud UC

ShoreTel Enhances UC Integration With Skype for Business

March 29, 2016 9:10 AM
The company is offering a plug-in that will enable customers to get ShoreTel telephony features while using Microsoft's UC technology.
Opteron chip

Ex-Broadcom, Intel Official to Head Up AMD's CPU Efforts

March 28, 2016 2:10 PM
Nazar Zaidi, who most recently was vice president of engineering at Broadcom, will oversee AMD's development of CPUs and server SoCs.
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After a Death, Compassion From Tech Vendors Is Truly Appreciated

March 25, 2016 2:40 PM
When a dear pal died, I needed help to assist his widow in organizing his digital life. Carbonite and U.S. Cellular came through big time.

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