Avaya Offering Free Emergency Communications for Irma. Money Grab or Smart Business?

Avaya – extremely heartless or extremely kindhearted? Avaya made news with their latest offering to victims of Hurricane Irma, but is it good news or bad? No one wants to see victims of natural disasters taken advantage of like those people price gouging bottled water during the Florida evacuations. That’s just adding insult to injury. As Americans …

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Avaya reaches debt restructing deal with creditors to exit bankruptcy

Telecommunications Company Avaya reaches debt restructuring deal with creditors to exit bankruptcy

Telecommunications firm Avaya announced on Monday that they now have a clear path to exit Chapter 11 bankruptcy by reaching an agreement with its senior creditors and the government’s pension insurer. The arrangements could cut more than $3 billion from the $6.3 billion in debt Avaya had when it entered bankruptcy in January. Avaya had …

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Is North Korea Really Responsible for the WannaCry Malware Attack?

Is North Korea Really Responsible for the WannaCry Malware Attack? According to some of the top cybersecurity researchers, like Symantec, Kaspersky Lab and Google, there seems to be some technical evidence that the WannaCry malware attack that is infecting and wrecking havoc on more than 300,000 computers in over 150 countries, has a connection to the …

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New Cybersecurity Tool To Help HR Find Qualified Applicants

What’s going on with the CyberSecurity Industry’s talent, or lack thereof? In today’s tech climate, not only are there 80,000 Entry-Level, Non-Sexy Tech Jobs that Undergrads Don’t Want, as we saw in yesterday’s post, but it looks like when they finally do apply the majority of applicants turn out to be unqualified. “On average, 59 …

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The $80,000 Entry-Level, Non-Sexy Tech Jobs Undergrads Don’t Want

Ashton Mozano, a cybersecurity professor at the University of San Diego, details how most of the undergrads with a computer science or computer engineering degree, would rather create new products and technologies for Apple and Google than design and operate systems that spot, resist and alleviate a variety of attacks, than work in the non-sexy …

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IT Pros, Are These The Best Reporting Tool Vendors in 2017?

IT Pros and their tools It’s been said that the best investment is in the tools of one’s own trade and let’s face it, as an IT Professional, there are plenty of tools that are needed to do an effective job. Tools that help you monitor the network and scan for vulnerabilities, to tools that help …

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Could ShoreTel acquire 8×8?

There’s an unidentified source claiming that: 8×8, a VoIP and cloud service provider focused mainly on business customers, is considering selling the company amidst a growing wave of consolidation in the telecom service provider industry segment. Citing unnamed sources close to the company, Reuters reported that 8×8 has been consulting with Morgan Stanley to gauge …

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ShoreTel Looking to Recover Now that It Is Oversold, Can It?

There is now some hope and optimism that ShoreTel (SHOR) . Over the last 60 days it has been on an upward trend. The reason is that ShoreTel’s RSI reading is 28.49. What is RSI? According to NASDAQ.com RSI stands for ‘Relative Strength Index’ and it is a popular indicator used by technically focused investors. …

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Cisco Welcomes The House Passage of the Email Privacy Act

  The House of Representatives unanimously passed the Email Privacy Act, a bill that would reform ECPA ( Electronic Communications Privacy Act) were it to become law on Monday evening. What is the ECPA and why does it need to be reformed? In the beginning, ECPA protected Americans’ e-mail from warrantless surveillance — despite ECPA allowing …

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