#DestinationAutomation is a six-part campaign featuring videos supported by in-depth white papers, examining how telcos and other businesses can maximize the benefits and opportunities of automation in digital transformation. We’ve already seen automation take off across many industry sectors – from smart cars to smart homes, telemedicine to finance, and retail to field service operations. #DestinationAutomation focuses on real-life use cases, so you can learn exactly how correctly implemented automation can drive your business.
Comarch new white paper, entitled “Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning as the Foundations of 5G Network Monitoring”, looks in-depth at how telcos can automate management processes to achieve optimized results to meet the demands of 5G and the IoT. The paper demonstrates why automation is the only way forward, and explains the importance of high-quality, well-managed data. Read on this article to learn:
Challenges for network management arising from 5G and the IoT
Artificial intelligence as a solution for network management optimization
The importance of good quality data for high-end automated network management
Customer and human resource benefits of network management automation
A majority of attacks take advantage of outdated systems and third-party applications, exploiting known vulnerabilities.
On May 24, 2019, threat intelligence company, GreyNoise, announced that it had started to detect scans that were looking for Windows systems with the BlueKeep vulnerability. Although no attacks have exploited it yet, it is vital to close the Blue-Keep vulnerability, given the likelihood of it being used in a real attack.
IT professionals wear many hats. Whether they are addressing a helpdesk ticket to reset a user’s password, installing patches on servers or deploying software to their customers, they are responsible for a lot. Fortunately, with a tool called PowerShell at their disposal, IT pros can automate tasks, potentially reducing the time they spend on these tasks by hundreds of hours a year.
In this article, we’re going to cover how to get started with PowerShell v6.2 (specifically on Windows) and how it can be applied to an IT pro’s daily life to get back her much-needed time.
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The U.S. government charged two former Twitter employees with spying for the Saudis. The two — a former media partnerships manager for the Middle East and a former site reliability engineer — are accused of using their positions in the company to dig into personal information about Saudi critics and thousands of other Twitter users. The account of an anonymous person who angered officials with disclosures about corruption in the Saudi leadership was among those targeted by the alleged spies. Another was an account belonging to someone close to the late Jamal Khashoggi.
Australia’s government says it won’t loosen the country’s media ownership laws anytime soon. Communications Minister Paul Fletcher says he wants more time to see how recent reforms are playing out. Media execs want more flexibility to pursue acquisitions in regional areas which they hope will help them stay competitive in the digital space.
Singapore has started to register drones that weigh more than 250g. It’s also raising penalties. First-time offenders could be jailed up to 2 years and fined up to US$37,000 for flying drones without a valid permit.
Google Discover, which pulls up a feed of recommended content in a new tab on the mobile Chrome browser, is apparently driving more traffic to some sites than Search itself. Publishers are cautiously gleeful. “We all know the risks with algorithms. But I think this is here to stay.”
To build trust and optimism, Facebook decided to call itself FACEBOOK. You won’t see it on the app, but it appears on all corporate branding — a subtle way of telling you that Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram belong to FACEBOOK. When in doubt, put a cap on it.
Twitter is notoriously bad at shipping features that they talk about. But here’s something to look forward to — you can now follow conversations in topics that you care about. So if you’re into EPL, you just need to search for that and Twitter will give you a collection of those tweets.
YouTube Music is now available in Singapore, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan, and Thailand.It works in 78 countries, which puts it almost on par with Spotify.
Facebook says it will do more to fight fake news ahead of Taiwan’s presidential election in January. Taiwan’s cybersecurity authorities have warned of rampant misinformation — the island gets about 30 million cyber attacks a month believed to come from China. In August, Facebook removed seven pages, three groups, and five accounts that it said were behind “coordinated inauthentic” actions such as posing as news orgs, and driving people to sites outside of Facebook.
Adobe, Twitter, and NYT are working on a way to add attributions directly to photos and other content. The tool will 1) record who created that content and 2) figure out if that content has been modified by someone else. Adobe showed how this could work in Photoshop, but didn’t say when it would be available.
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Tegna reported third-quarter financial results. Successfully closed acquisitions of stations from Dispatch Broadcast Group and Nexstar Media Group which provide shareholder value, enhance portfolio of Big Four stations in key markets, further diversify geographic footprint and reinforce disciplined M&A strategy. Source: BusinessWire > TEGNA Inc. Reports 2019 Third Quarter Results
In order to rid an entire generation of the PTBD (Post Traumatic Browser Disorder) triggered by the use of Internet Explorer, Microsoft has redesigned Edge logo. This is a landmark, people. The new lowercase ‘e’ looks almost nothing like the old lowercase ‘e’ of the horror story that was IE. The new logo looks like a stylised wave.
Remember how Adobe pulled its Adobe Creative Cloud services from Venezuela because of U.S. government trade sanctions against the country? It’s back — with three months added on as an apology for the millions of Venezuelan design folks who were left hanging.
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Enea Openwave successfully optimized Apple’s new streaming service, Apple TV+, over mobile networks, using unique traffic management technology. Video could make up 90% of 5G traffic, as additional video streaming services such as Disney+ are launching in Q4 2019. Source: Enea Openwave is First to Optimize Apple TV+ Streaming Service
Sabio launched App Science TV, its new advanced TV solution that enables brands to leverage data to serve highly targeted ad units via TV and mobile formats to improve the performance of ad campaigns and return on investment. Source: PR Newswire > Sabio Launches Advanced TV Solution
Twitter banned political ads on its platform, putting pressure on Facebook to follow suit. Jack Dorsey explained Twitter’s stand noted two fundamental issues that sets social ads apart — 1) these are highly optimized, highly targeted; 2) and are delivered at speed. But Jack’s most astute observation is framed in the last tweet of this thread: “This isn’t about free expression. This is about paying for reach. And paying to increase the reach of political speech has significant ramifications that today’s democratic infrastructure may not be prepared to handle. It’s worth stepping back in order to address.”
A final note. This isn’t about free expression. This is about paying for reach. And paying to increase the reach of political speech has significant ramifications that today’s democratic infrastructure may not be prepared to handle. It’s worth stepping back in order to address.
A new report from DW Akademie suggests donors should think in terms of “viability” and not just “sustainability”. It said donors should adopt “core funding on principle”, rather than trying to fund specific investigations, or content on specific areas.
WhatsApp sued Israeli firm NSO, alleging the company infected devices with surveillance-ware. WhatsApp says 1,400 phones were hacked — mainly those belonging to journalists, human rights activists, political dissidents, and diplomats. NSO Group says it’ll fight the case. “The sole purpose of NSO is to provide technology to licensed government intelligence and law enforcement agencies to help them fight terrorism and serious crime.”
BBC’s news site is now available on the dark web on the Tor network. This is part of the BBC’s plan to make its content available to countries like China, Iran and Vietnam, which have been blocking access to the BBC.
Crowdfunded startup Hong Kong Free Press has been sustaining itself through the goodwill of people. This week, a newlywed couple decided to donate all their wedding gifts to the team.
I did a talk last year about how HKFP is powered by kindness… This week, a couple decided to donate all of their wedding gifts to us – so ridiculously generous.
China’s tech news site 36Kr set the terms for its IPO in the U.S. It plans to raise $63 million, much lower than its initial target of $100 million.
Email service Substack started with a belief that there should be a better way for writers to make money from their work. “We see an enormous opportunity in this moment of reconfiguration, where new voices will emerge, new kinds of businesses will be built, and everyone can benefit from rewarding relationships.” Substack just turned two. This is where they’re headed.
Google launched its second innovation challenge for news orgs in Asia Pacific. This time, they’re looking to support projects that increase audience engagement. These projects will have “clear indicators showing the impact of the project from a user perspective and/or for a business perspective”. Google will fund up to $250,000 to selected projects. Applications close on January 7, 2020.
WAN-IFRA and Facebook launched Newsroom Transformation 2020, a six-month training program for news orgs across Southeast Asia. This program covers four key areas of digital transformation: culture, journalism, audience, and operations.
Facebook is looking for a News Program Lead in the media partnerships team to “build and operationalize new news products, including a new surface for news”. The role is based in Singapore.
Deutsche Telekom is now offering its enterprise customers new IT services and applications for Apple Mac devices, includes deployment infrastructure, app development, Office 365 integration and flexible leasing. Telekom also provides AppleCare for Enterprise and device lifecycle management for iPhone, iPad and Mac. Source: Telekom Media > Telekom to offer new services for Apple business customers
Vodafone Group announced that Vivek Badrinath will be appointed CEO of its new European tower company (TowerCo) effective 1 April 2020. TowerCo will be legally separated into a new organisation and will become operational by May 2020. Source: Vodafone announces executive committee changes
As organizations progress on their journey to cloud adoption, many will encounter situations where a multi-cloud or hybrid cloud solution fits into their overall strategy.
This article explains how Pureport’s Multicloud Fabric enables organizations to privately interconnect all sites and cloud deployments, without the need for any physical infrastructure.
Inside you’ll learn:
Achieving Multi-cloud Agility with Pureport’s Multicloud Fabric
Current solutions for hybrid and multi-cloud are limited and costly—but new, streamlined solutions offer more options
Interconnectivity is slow and complex with other solutions—whereas a Multicloud Fabric simplifies cloud-to-cloud connectivity, providing connections within minutes Conflicting IP Addresses can prevent the use of various features—but Cloud Grade NAT offers a solution
Other solutions have too many constraints—but a Multicloud Fabric offers freedom
What will happen to application performance if you migrate to cloud infrastructure? What will happen to user experience if traffic increases? You don’t have to wait for users to let you know. Read on this article to learn how you can use active monitoring to improve network performance.
Anticipate and prevent performance issues, validate your hybrid infrastructure, and accelerate network troubleshooting when you use synthetic traffic simulations. Keep your network running at peak performance. This article gain insight into how active monitoring provides advantages you can’t get from the traditional reactive approach. Continue reading “Five Ways to Improve Network Performance with Active Monitoring”
According to RightScale’s 2018 State of the Cloud Report, 81% of large enterprises have a multi-cloud strategy in place. On average, that strategy is supporting applications on at least five different cloud platforms. With the majority of today’s enterprises implementing a multi-cloud strategy, it’s critical to ensure yours aligns with your overall business objectives.
This article decodes how and why a multi-cloud strategy can transform business operations and benefit your bottom line. It also details:
With direct-to-consumer OTT experiences increasingly becoming the economic growth vehicles for media and technology companies, platform fragmentation can create a compounding problem that will impact business velocity if not managed correctly. Read on this article to learn about strategic imperatives as it relates to choosing a cross-platform framework that underpins your front-end tech stack.
These imperatives will be split into three key factors that need to be addressed when mapping out a long-term app development strategy:
Hardware & Operating System Agnostic: Within the connected ecosystem, there is a huge variety of devices. Broad platform coverage is critical to support how viewer’s consumption patterns evolve.
Responsive to Personalization and Optimization: Finding a framework that can collect uniform data across every platform and iterate at scale is a requisite of tomorrow.
Built for Developer and Designer Productivity: Market-leading user experiences are built by teams and empowered by tools, and the tooling must be embraced and loved by the developers and designers using it.
Make the most out of your development cycle by choosing a cross-platform framework that can withstand evolving viewer behaviors and expanding platform ecosystems, while improving your team’s productivity at scale.
With strong competition provided by a vibrant D2C market, Pay TV operators must also provide a first-class subscription service experience on a similar array of devices – this article will explore and assess technology approaches that will power your cross-platform development and underpin your front-end tech stack. In the premium video OTT space, the cross-platform problem is complex – read this article to help evaluate which cross-platform framework is right for your OTT development strategy. Continue reading “Architecting Front-End Stack for Multi-Screen Pay TV Services”
Within the last decade, transitioning from TDM to IP has no longer become a question of “if” but rather “when.” TDM maintenance costs are rising, regulations are changing, and the additional revenue opportunities unlocked by IP telephony are getting harder to discount. Once the benefits have caught up to the costs, it’ll be time to make the switch. But is that time now?
You have massive amounts of data, but the truth is that data alone does not guarantee better business decisions. Perhaps you’ve made a good start by selecting a cloud data warehouse like Snowflake or Amazon Redshift. And now, your data needs to be moved and transformed to uncover business insights. What you need is a cloud-native data transformation solution.
Demand for talented and experienced cloud professionals has been escalating, as more and more organizations are moving their workloads to the cloud. This article provides an overview of what the job entails, the various types of cloud-related positions, necessary skills and programming language knowledge, salary and market considerations, and information on interview preparation and training resources.
The digital interactions between a brand and its customers have become an instrumental part of their overall customer experience. Consumers now expect a seamless experience from every brand they interact with – across multiple digital and offline properties. Experience leaders like Netflix, Amazon and Uber set the tone for frictionless (maybe even enjoyable) digital brand-to-customer engagement.
Adaptive Web: Eliminate the Guesswork to Generate More Sales Website personalization is crucial for any business committed to attracting, engaging, and converting more leads and empowers brands to own the customer journey from beginning to end. Unfortunately, delivering top-notch customized content can require an unsustainable amount of time and resources.
The solution? Adaptive Web creates custom website experiences for each visitor with no additional work for the marketer — making website personalization easy and attainable for any organization.
Read on to know more about:
The difference between segmentation and personalization
Key challenges to website personalization
Which steps are required to provide a more tailored website experience
How to make website personalization a reality with Act-On Adaptive Web