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STEUBENVILLE, Ohio, June 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AT&T Inc. today announced a new data services contract with the Ohio Mid-Eastern Regional Education Service Agency (OME-RESA) to expand its data network to allow broadband access to students in mideastern Ohio. Under the terms of the five-year contract, AT&T will broaden its existing relationship with OME-RESA by delivering a Customized Switched Metro Ethernet (CSME) solution to support OME-RESA's high volume of voice, video, data and Internet services across the public-switched network. AT&T's CSME product will also provide expanded bandwidth to sustain advanced educational applications for OME-RESA, such as the electronic transfer of student records (mandated by the Ohio Department of Education) and videoconferencing across all 75 schools within OME-RESA's consortium. This solution will provide cost-efficient, l... (more)

Tata Communications Launches Application Performance Visibility Service

MUMBAI, India, June 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Tata Communications, a leading provider of a new world of communications, today announced the launch of Application Performance Visibility Service, a suite of integrated, end-to-end, network and application performance monitoring service with three-tiered service options-Network Visibility, Application Visibility, and Voice over IP (VoIP) Visibility. Application Performance Visibility Service equips IT managers with in-depth, real-time, historical data on every network site. The service offers comprehensive views across the infrastructure (Layers 1 - 7), that multiple users can share simultaneously to plan capacity, create reports, troubleshoot performance problems, and reduce mean time to resolve (MTTR). Enterprises can monitor events across the infrastructure, including the local loop, port, site-to-site circuit, ap... (more)

Sprint Makes Mobile TV Easy and Affordable with More Phones, More Coverage and More Channels than Competitors

Ever wanted to tune into your favorite TV shows while on the go, but found you weren’t in your wireless carrier’s mobile TV coverage area or would have to pay extra for even basic channels? Unlike some other carriers’ mobile TV offerings, Sprint (NYSE: S) makes it easy and affordable for customers to watch live or on-demand TV right on their Sprint phone with Sprint TV, available on more phones, in more coverage areas, with more included channels. Sprint TV is available on 24 currently offered Sprint phones and more than 40 older models, for service virtually anywhere on the Sprint 3G Mobile Broadband Network and currently includes 21 popular channels, such as ABC, CBS and NBC, with an Everything Data or Simply Everything plan from Sprint. Sprint TV also will be offered on the upcoming HTC EVO 4G, taking mobile video to the next level with Sprint 4G speeds that are... (more)

Fusion Enters Into Exclusive Cloud Services, Voice and Data Solutions Agreement With GNYHA Group Purchasing Organizations

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 01/24/12 -- Fusion Telecommunications International, Inc. (OTCBB: FSNN) today announced that it has entered into an exclusive Group Purchasing agreement for Cloud Services and Communications Solutions with the group purchasing organizations (GPOs) Essensa and Innovatix, LLC., subsidiaries of GNYHA Ventures, Inc. Fusion and the GPO organizations will offer GPO members in healthcare and other vertical markets a full range of cloud services, including cloud computing, emergency preparedness and disaster recovery, storage and security. Fusion sales teams in markets across the United States and Puerto Rico will also provide GPO members with discounted pricing for hosted voice solutions that include a full complement of advanced service features, Unified Communications and Presence, Internet and other broadband data services, as well as a ... (more)

Research and Markets: Nigeria - Mobile Market - Overview, Statistics and Forecasts - 2012

Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Nigeria - Mobile Market - Overview, Statistics and Forecasts" report to their offering. Nigeria has overtaken South Africa to become the continent's largest mobile market with now over 90 million subscribers, and yet market penetration stands at only around 60% in early 2012. Subscriber growth had slowed significantly during the global economic crisis, re-accelerated in 2010 but then slowed again in 2011. Much of the remaining addressable market is in the country's rural areas where network rollouts and operations are expensive. This in combination with declining ARPU levels is forcing the networks to streamline their operations and to develop new revenue streams from services such as third generation (3G) mobile broadband, mobile payments/ba... (more)

Are you Application vAvailable?

At Marathon Technologies, we service a range of industries that must have their applications up and running at all times, or as we call it: vAvailable. vAvailable is the integration of virtualization and high availability technologies to create a cost-effective solution that ensures applications won’t go down. With virtualization technologies, high availability has now launched well between today’s alternative solutions such as clustering. This session will define vAvailable and this is a huge step between today’s alternatives. Mr. Melnick will discuss a new standard for application availability using virtualization technology that embraces Windows and business process applications. Speaker Bio: Jerry has held positions at PPGx, Inc., Belmont Research and Digital Equipment Corporation, where he led a variety of system and product development efforts in areas of OS, net... (more)

3rd International Virtualization Conference & Expo in NYC to Present a World Class Faculty

What does the former CTO of XenSource - now CTO of the virtualization and management division at Citrix - have in common with the founder and CEO of PlateSpin, now VP of Business Development at Novell? And what do both have in common with the CTO of VMware? The answer is that all three are speaking in June at the 3rd International Virtualization Conference & Expo in New York City, along with the CTO of Egenera, the Technical Director and Chief Technologist at Sun, the VP& CTO of Hitachi Data Systems, the CTO of BMC Software, the VP & CTO of EMC, the co-founder & CTO of Neocleus, the CTO of Xsigo Systems, the CTO of Brocade, the Chairman and CEO of SIMtone, the Founder & CEO of ScaleMP, the founder and CTO of VirtualLogix, the Chief Strategist of Appistry, the CTO of Marathon Technologies, the CTO & Co-Founder of Reflex Security, the VP of Research and Development at... (more)

Exclusive Q&A with John Goodson, VP & GM of DataDirect Technologies

"Data services apply the same philosophy of reuse and flexibility that SOA offers, but to the data tier," explains John Goodson, executive leader of DataDirect Technologies, in this Exclusive Q&A with SYS-CON's SOAWorld Magazine. "Data services," Goodson continues, "provide a level of abstraction that frees developers from concerning themselves with the physical location or format of the underlying data." SOAWorld Magazine: You’ve worked closely over the years with organizations like Sun and Microsoft on the development of database access standards: how tough is it to reach industry consensus on these kinds of thing? John Goodson: Bringing top technical minds together, each with their own unique perspective and individual experience is always a challenge. When you add in corporate agendas, then it’s really hard. At the end of the day, every database vendor implements a ... (more)

Configuring WebLogic Server 9.x JDBC

WebLogic Server 9.x provides database connectivity with data sources. A data source is a pool of database connections from which a connection can be obtained. A data source can be configured separately or as a multi-datasource. A multi-data source is collection of data sources. A data source is configured with a JNDI binding. A DataSource object is obtained with a JNDI lookup. A Connection object can be obtained from a DataSource object with the getConnection() method. WebLogic Server provides an administration console to configure a data source. WebLogic Server 9.x includes Type 4 JDBC drivers from DataDirect for DB2, Informix, Microsoft SQL Server, Sybase, and Oracle databases. JDBC drivers for other databases can be incorporated in the server by including the JAR files for the JDBC drivers in the server classpath. New JDBC features in WebLogic Server 9.0 include... (more)

Current Trends in the Data Management Market

In an interactive general session that forms part of its Data in Action virtual conference, IBM has really hit the jackpot. It has managed to snag Donald Feinberg, VP Distinguished Analyst at Gartner, to talk about current trends in the Data Management market. There is a live Q&A session too, and all of it - both the general session and the Q&A - are well worth viewing. Click Here to View "Data in Action" Virtual Conference! Feinberg is a vice president and distinguished analyst in Gartner Intelligence in the Information Infrastructure group, where he's responsible for Gartner's research on database management systems and data warehousing infrastructure. He has 19 years at Gartner under his belt, and 44 years in the IT industry as a whole. The topics that Feinberg examines include the problem of exploding data volumes, new computing paradigms for handling this explosio... (more)

DataServices World 2008 West: SOA, WOA and Cloud Computing - The New Frontier for Data Services

Data services, contends Rob Steward, Vice President of Research and Development at DataDirect Technologies, are critical to the predominant and emerging architectures we're embracing for building new systems. "Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) is becoming a standard enterprise architecture and Web-Oriented Architecture (WOA) is enabling organizations to pull together data from multiple sources and services," notes Steward, who will be presenting at DataServices World 2008 West in the Keynote Hall at The Fairmont Hotel on November 20, 2008. "Cloud computing is an architecture that provides high-performance computing, massive data storage and scalability at commodity pricing," he adds. In his presentation, "SOA, WOA and Cloud Computing: The New Frontier for Data Services," Steward will review the technologies, best practices, and patterns that are shaping the way we u... (more)