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USTelecom Media 03.26.2015
Technology trends in business phone systems have become increasingly sophisticated in recent years as VoIP capabilities have evolved. Yet, despite this growth, a survey commissioned by Windstream’s Allworx Corp. reveals that most small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are not utilizing the advanced phone features readily available today...
USTelecom Media 03.25.2015
USTelecom’s upcoming webinar, Telco Transformation – Voice Moves to the Cloud, scheduled this Thursday, March 26, will focus on cloud-based VoIP opportunities, which last year exceeded $70 billion in fixed voice services in North America alone. This area is a key component of the growing cloud marketplace, which, according to a recent...
USTelecom Media 03.23.2015
USTelecom filed a “protective petition for review” with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia as a precautionary move to preserve procedural rights in challenging the Federal Communications Commission’s open Internet order. The petition was filed in case there is a determination that parties must file for review...
USTelecom Media 03.23.2015
As tax time approaches, an increasing number of Americans are seizing the advantages of electronic filing and related apps. According to a recent survey conducted by the National Retail Federation, 64 percent of Americans plan to file their taxes online, while 37 percent will use computer software for tax preparation. Not only is e-filing...
USTelecom Media 03.20.2015
This year’s South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive provided a broad spectrum of technology topics and a showcase that previously launched the likes of Twitter and Foursquare. During the 2015 festival, the Internet of Things (IoT) was a key focus, with panels discussing its infrastructure, design and many applications, including healthcare....
USTelecom Media 03.19.2015
The previous release of information from National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden revealed details of U.S. intelligence programs underway, and in doing so, increased Americans’ awareness about government surveillance tactics, which officials say are performed in the interest of national security. After nearly two years since...
Robert Mayer 03.18.2015
Communications sector members no longer just have to worry about protecting their system infrastructures from storms, hurricanes and other natural disasters that can impede reliability. They now must deal with ill-intentioned actors using clever and multi-faceted attack strategies on their systems. To address these new security challenges, Federal...
USTelecom Media 03.17.2015
Searching for jobs has changed markedly since the pre-Internet days when help wanted signs and newspaper listings dominated. From social media and online job boards to employment hubs like LinkedIn and Monster.com, data is being utilized in a number of strategic ways to match qualified candidates with specific employment opportunities. According...
Mary Schultz 03.16.2015
The notion that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) needs to “shoehorn the Internet into Title II seems to us the really notable aspect of this order,“ said USTelecom’s Senior Vice President Jon Banks during a BroadbandUS TV live webscast on March 13. Appearing on a panel of industry representatives discussing the...
USTelecom Media 03.12.2015
Social media activity has become an extension of TV viewing for some Americans, but the way in which interactions reflect viewers’ level of engagement with specific programming through these platforms has been unclear. However, a new study from Nielsen is now providing further insight on this issue, with findings indicating that the volume...