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Verizon, Qualcomm among Mcity partners testing IoT, automated cars

Verizon is teaming up with the University of Michigan to test connected and automated cars

Verizon and Qualcomm are among 15 partners launching Mcity at the University of Michigan this week, a controlled testing environment for connected and automated vehicles that the project participants claim could clear the path for mass-market adoption of driverless cars.

Verizon tries to woo CSOs with managed security offering

Verizon is boosting its managed security practice

Verizon is throwing its hat into the managed security services ring this week, launching a managed cybersecurity and incident monitoring service which the company says is the first in a series of managed security offerings for SMEs.

Salesforce bakes security, compliance into native apps with Shield

Salesforce has launched Shield in a bid to improve confidence among highly regulated cloud adopters

Salesforce this week announced Salesforce Shield, a portfolio of “drag and drop” security and compliance assurance services that developers can bake into native Salesforce apps.

Infosys takes financial suite of Verizon Cloud

Infosys is deploying its core and digital banking suite on Verizon's cloud

Infosys and Verizon announced a deal this week that will see the Indian outsourcing specialist offer its financial suite of software services on Verizon’s cloud platform in the US. The move is part of a broader effort to update its strategy for the times and go all in on cloud.

USA Freedom Act passes ending bulk data collection

The USA Freedom Act will end bulk data gathering familiar to the PRISM programme and other NSA iniatiatives

The USA Freedom Act, a bipartisan bill aimed at reforming the US Patriot Act that would among other things end kind of bulk data collection Edward Snowden revealed two years ago, passed the House or Representatives by a wide margin this week. The move may be welcome news to both telcos and cloud service providers alike, many of which lobbied hard for US surveillance reform.

Verizon confirms SDN overhaul plans

Verizon is revamping its network

Verizon has confirmed publicly its plans to develop and implement a software defined networking infrastructure, working alongside Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, Ericsson and Nokia Networks, among others, reports Telecoms.com.

Deloitte, Verizon team on cybersecurity

Verizon and Deloitte are teaming up on cybersecurity

Deloitte and Verizon Enterprise Solutions have announced a partnership that will see the two firms deliver a comprehensive set of cybersecurity and risk-management solutions to enterprises.

TNT enlists Verizon in cloud comms overhaul

TNT is upgrading its IT infrastructure

International logistics firm TNT has selected Verizon Enterprise Solutions to help the company implement a managed cloud-based unified communications platform. The move is part of the logistics firm’s broader IT overhaul.

CloudBees bags $23.5m to expand Jenkins-based offerings

CloudBees develops commercial offerings based on Jenkins CI, an open source job execution monitoring platform

Belgium-based CloudBees has secured $23.5m in a series D funding round led by Matrix Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and Verizon Ventures. The firm, which has its roots as a java platform as a service, said it plans to use the funding to accelerate development of its Jenkins-based enterprise offerings.

Verizon promises rolling upgrades to cloud moving forward

Verizon promises future cloud upgrades won't impact cloud customers

Verizon has promised rolling upgrades to its cloud platform that don’t impose downtime or require customer intervention following the latest update, which lasted nearly two days.

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