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What does business transformation mean to you – view from EMC, Etisalat and Partner’s Healthcare

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Speaking at EMC World, EMC’s President of Global Sales and Customer Operations Bill Scannell, was joined by EMC customers John Grieco, VP of Information Technology at Partner’s Healthcare and Etisalat Egypt CIO Khalid Almasouri to discuss the role of business transformation in the digital era.

IBM Cloud to run AT&T’s managed app and hosting


AT&T and IBM are to extend the scope of their 20 year working relationship partnership as IBM takes over the telco’s cloud based networking, application and hosting services.

NEC and partners in Europe to develop converged cloud-based 5G network

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A new consortium of technology vendors and academics is collaborating on a project to build future 5G mobile networks on superfluid (AKA cloud) principles.

Nokia keen to promote its telco cloud portfolio

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Finnish kit vendor Nokia is continuing to promote its nascent cloud offerings for telcos, three months after the launch of its AirFrame datacenter family of products, reports

Three UK: at the outset of a ‘big data journey’

Three has begun a lot of work on its core infrastructure to enable its mobile BI strategy

Arguably the most disruptive telco in the UK market today, Three UK is looking to leverage insights generated from its vast troves of network data in a bid to improve customer satisfaction and how the business caters to segmented customer needs, as well as derive incremental value from existing customers. Stefan Grew, data management & information service manager enterprise information CIO tells Business Cloud News that the company is at the outset of a challenging yet rewarding journey that will ultimately keep Three ahead of other large UK telcos.

China Unicom invests HK$3bn to build Hong Kong datacentre

China Unicom said Thursday that it will invest HK$3bn to build a Hong Kong datacentre, which will host the company's growing cloud services portfolio

China Unicom announced its intention to build it largest datacentre outside mainland China Thursday, which will host the company’s growing portfolio of cloud-based services. The telco said it plans to invest HK$3bn (£240m) in the new facility.

Telus opens $75m cloud datacentre in Canada

The $75m cloud datacentre is part of a $3bn infrastructure and network upgrade investment announced in March 2012

Canadian mobile operator Telus announced this week the opening of a cloud datacentre in the province of British Columbia, Canada. The telco said the datacentre will serve as the foundation for its enterprise cloud services in the region.

Verizon unveils SDN-based, disaggregated datacentre play

Splunk aims to simplify how big data is used to troubleshoot IT prolblems

Culminating two and a half years of research and development, Verizon on Thursday announced the launch of a public cloud portfolio based on a radically revised architecture to its existing datacentre designs. The focus is on cloud compute and cloud storage platforms, which the company says will help give enterprises more control over their virtual machines.

IBM to acquire The Now Factory in big data telecoms play

IBM will acquire The Now Factory, allowing it to become more entrenched in telcos

IBM on Tuesday announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire The Now Factory, a Dublin-based company providing analytics software that helps communications service providers optimise their networks.

Ericsson CTO says mobile industry need to invest more in cloud

Ulf Ewaldsson, CTO of Ericsson

In order to stay ahead of the curve and enjoy new revenue streams from cloud services the mobile industry will need to invest substantially more than it does today, according to Ericsson’s chief technology officer Ulf Ewaldsson.