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Archive for November 11th, 2009

BorgSolutions Intros First Fleet Maintenance Software for Dealers: Borg Fleet Linked Edition

Dealers Empowered with Increased Sales and Marketing Opportunities


Based in Austin, TX, BorgSolutions provides a comprehensive suite of fleet management solutions that reduce operating, labor and other costs for construction, oil, gas, fleet rental and transportation companies. Today, the Company introduced Borg Fleet Linked Edition, the industry’’s first fleet maintenance management solution built specifically for the dealer/supplier. As a module built onto Borg Fleet, BorgSolutions’ fleet maintenance management solution, the Linked Edition allows dealers/service providers to communicate directly with their customers; automating parts and service requests, all aspects of invoice and financial tracking as well as market directly to their customers - vastly increasing sales opportunities.


The Linked Edition reflects advancements to Borg Fleet’’s Web-based software-as-a-service, which utilizes a proprietary technology that facilitates predictive maintenance, streamlined work orders, fuel and inventory management, resource allocation, repair scenarios and scheduling through real-time data collection and analytics.


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inCode Reveals Top 10 Telecom Predictions for 2010

ATLANTA, GA—Nov. 10, 2009—inCode Telecom, an influential strategy advisor to leading telecommunications companies, enterprises, and private equity companies in North America, today announced its seventh annual Top 10 Telecom Predictions. The 2010 predictions identify emerging business, network, device, and application trends likely to affect consumers and businesses.


Highlights of the 2010 predictions (see full text below) include:


Consumer adoption of netbooks drives a significant increase in operator data plan sales, but could strain data networks and reveal device management and synching issues.

The FCC struggles with competing forces regarding net neutrality rules, but eventually permits wireless operators to prevent or limit specific types of traffic as long as operators don’t discriminate.

Since all mobile phones above entry level evolve into computing platforms, the smartphone as a category dies by 2011.


“The industry is at an inflection point that is perhaps more significant more

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Growth of HSPA Mobile Broadband Increases by Two Thirds Year-on-Year

More than 9 million new HSPA connections added every month; HSPA+ networks on the rise with all roads leading to LTE


10th November 2009 – The GSMA today announced that the rate of growth of HSPA Mobile Broadband connections has increased by nearly two thirds in the last year, according to figures released by Wireless Intelligence. There are now more than 9 million new HSPA connections being added globally every month, compared to 5.5 million a year ago. Europe and Asia Pacific each account for an estimated 3 million of these new connections, with North America contributing 1.3 million.


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Adara Selects Shenick for Test and Measurement of Per-Flow Aware Routing for Next Generation Networks

Shenick helps Adara Guarantee Performance of Mission Critical Data for Security and Anti-Cyberterrorism Environments


Burlingame, Calif., – November 11, 2009 – Shenick Network Systems, provider of per-flow IP communications test and monitoring systems, and Adara Networks, the rising star in advanced networking today, announced that Adara has chosen Shenick’s diversifEyeâ„¢ technology to emulate, test and measure Adara’s NPX solution for per-flow aware routing. diversifEye enables Adara to validate and confirm that Adara’s NPX solution delivers guaranteed high-performance of mission critical data without disruption, latency or packet loss.


Adara Networks’ solution Adara NPX (Network Path Xcelerator) has created a platform of proprietary routing products that operate at the application-layer for optimizing network performance and virtualizing network resources. diversifEye is the only test system in the market that can both emulate and analyze each and every application flow in real-time, guaranteeing Adara a method of generating real more

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ITS National Completes MSPAlliance Managed Services Accreditation program for Master MSPs

ITS National, on its way to MSPWorld in Las Vegas, at which Jane Boulware, general manager for the Windows client division of Microsoft will deliver the Keynote address, (http://www.mspalliance.com/events/mspworld-las-vegas), announced that it has completed the MSPAlliance Managed Services Accreditation Program for Master MSPs. ITS National was successful in this process for proving its ability to deliver secure, cost-effective services on a consistent basis.


Managed Services Accreditation for Master MSPs is the first program - ever - to provide the customers of MSPs with a credible validation that their respective solutions provider possesses the necessary levels of financial stability, facilities, managed services practices, and customer service. This accreditation was created by the MSPAlliance using a demanding set of specific criteria that encompasses a wide range of managed service providers and their respective offerings.


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By addressing the most critical factors in both the more

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AirWalk Communications Wins CDMA Development Group’s Innovation in Wireless Enterprise Solutions Development Award

EdgePoint PROSAN DIEGO, November 11, 2009 – AirWalk Communications has been awarded the 2009 3G CDMA Industry Achievement Award by the CDMA Development Group (CDG). AirWalk’s industry-leading EdgePointâ„¢ PRO enterprise femtocell was recognized with an award for Innovation in Wireless Enterprise Solutions Development.

Specifically, this CDG award is for implementation of a wireless enterprise application via a 3G CDMA network that streamlines operations, increases worker productivity, and achieves a compelling return on investment.

The EdgePoint PRO is a compact enterprise femtocell that brings optimal cellular service to enterprises and other in-building facilities. It assures that mobile voice and data users have continuous coverage and mobility in a variety of enterprise settings.

“The EdgePoint PRO is a game-changing product for CDMA technology because it opens up new markets and promotes cellular technology as a compelling new option for in-building wireless service,” said Serge more

Latin America Turns Challenge into Opportunity

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Latin America Turns Challenge into Opportunity


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Walmart Announces Smart Savings on Smart Phones for the Holidays

Retailer’s One Week Savings Event Offers $100 Gift Card with Purchase of any BlackBerry(R) Device and Two-year Contract


BENTONVILLE, Ark., Nov. 11 — In another round of its promised weekly efforts to save shoppers more on holiday purchases this fall, Walmart (NYSE: WMT) announced today a one-week offer* starting Saturday Nov. 14 on its full assortment of BlackBerry devices from all four major carriers: AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless. With the purchase of any BlackBerry at Walmart Wireless and two-year contract from these major carriers, shoppers will receive a $100 Walmart Gift Card at purchase to use on a later transaction on anything in the store, adding more spending “money” to consumer wallets on anything Walmart carries. more

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NTIA AND RUS STREAMLINE PROGRAMS TO BRING BROADBAND, JOBS TO MORE AMERICANS

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Jessica Schafer (NTIA) 202-482-5670

Bartel Kendrick (USDA) 202-379-8400


NTIA AND RUS STREAMLINE PROGRAMS TO BRING BROADBAND, JOBS TO MORE AMERICANS


Agencies Plan to Consolidate Final Two Funding Rounds, Seek Comment on Program Enhancements


WASHINGTON, Nov. 10, 2009 - The USDA’s Rural Utilities Service (RUS) and the Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) today announced they are streamlining the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act’s broadband grant and loan programs by awarding the remaining funding in just one more round, instead of two rounds, to increase efficiency and better accommodate applicants. more

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