Verizon Debuts SDN Strategy With Partners Cisco, Alcatel-Lucent, Others

The shift to SDN might be a challenge for VARs who have long been focused on hardware sales. For a partner with a services-oriented practice, there’s a real opportunity to become more important to a customer; customizing the network will be critical, and a partner will be extremely valuable as a consultant.

Nokia, Alcatel-Lucent Merger Sets Up Competitive IP Future

Nokia expects the Alcatel-Lucent purchase will make it “uniquely positioned to create the foundation of seamless connectivity for people and things … ” notably through the much-hyped Internet of Things and the ongoing transition to cloud computing.

A Rose by Any Other Name

A study by Kinesis of smartphone user activity found that 15 percent of the participants didn’t use their smartphones to make or receive calls at all. So while the device may be smart, should we be calling it a “phone?”

Microsoft-Nokia Device Merger Raises Branding Questions

Microsoft is only buying an exclusive license to the Nokia brand for devices until the middle of next year. The remaining part of Nokia not being sold to Microsoft has said it won’t compete with the Redmond, Wash.-based software giant until then.

The ID is: 50843