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Gartner says global IT spending to reach US$3.7 trillion in 2018

October 4, 2017

Worldwide IT spending is projected to total US$3.7 trillion in 2018, an increase of 4.3% from 2017 estimated spending of US$3.5 trillion, according to the latest forecast by Gartner, Inc. Enterprise software and IT services continue to exhibit strong growth,

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Corning delivers its billionth kilometre of optical fiber

September 29, 2017

Corning Inc. this week reached a significant milestone — delivering its 1 billionth kilometer of optical fiber. The company celebrated the feat with an event at its optical fiber manufacturing facility in Wilmington, N.C., the world’s first optical fiber manufacturing

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NBASE-T Alliance holds information session at BICSI Fall Conference

September 27, 2017

The NBASE-T Alliance, an industry-wide cooperative effort focused on enabling the development and deployment of products that support 2.5G and 5GBase-T Ethernet, today lead a panel discussion “Save the Cables – Be a Hero!” at the BICSI Fall Conference &

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CABLExpress says its new system simplifies cabling migration process

September 27, 2017

Cabling solutions provider CABLExpress, says it has developed a new system that data centre managers can use to handle multiple cabling light paths with little disruption or added cost. The new multi-path system simplifies the cabling migration process and reduces

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Hitachi Vantara launches ‘turnkey’ IoT appliance

September 22, 2017

Hitachi Vantara, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., this week unveiled a new appliance for Internet of Things (IoT) deployments: Hitachi IoT Appliance, powered by Lumada, Hitachi’s IoT platform. Delivered as a turnkey system, according to the company, the

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ETA launches new fiber optics certification initiative

September 20, 2017

Accredited certification provider ETA International this week announced details of its new Fiber Optics Technician – Inside Plant (FOT-ISP), which is designed for technicians working in data centres, local area networks and enterprise networks. The certification, ETA says, addresses the

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AT&T successfully completes single-wavelength 400 GbE trial

September 10, 2017

AT&T Corp. announced on Friday that it had successfully completed testing a single-wavelength 400 gigabit Ethernet (GbE) data speed across its production network. This was the final phase of the company’s trial of an IEEE standards-based 400 GbE end-to-end circuit

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IBM, MIT to pursue joint research in AI

September 8, 2017

IBM Corp. plans to make a 10-year, US$240 million investment to create the MIT–IBM Watson AI Lab in partnership with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The lab will carry out fundamental artificial intelligence (AI) research and seek to propel scientific

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451 Research finds IoT ‘data storm’ impacting enterprise IT spend

September 6, 2017

451 Research says that the massive amount of data generated by the Internet of Things (IoT) is already having a significant impact on enterprise IT. In the latest Voice of the Enterprise: IoT – Workloads and Key Projects, analysts found

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Data centre Ethernet switch market posts strongest growth in five years

September 6, 2017

Sales of data centre Ethernet switches saw the strongest growth in five years during the second quarter of 2017, with year-over-year growth of 14%, according to the latest report from Crehan Research Inc. Customer adoption of 25 gigabit Ethernet (GbE)