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Cleveland Guardians Select Windstream
Windstream announced that it has been selected by the Major League Baseball franchise Cleveland Guardians for its managed software-defined wide-area network services to achieve a dedicated and simplified cloud network connection. Windstream’s services bolster their IT performance, so it can use today’s data-intensive sports applications without latency or interruption, giving the team and its faithful fans, a competitive advantage in the MLB.

ServiceNow Opens New Central Dublin Office
ServiceNow announced that it has opened the doors to its new offices with four floors in the sought after 60 Dawson Street in Dublin city center. The relocation of the company’s Irish headquarters will further support its growing business and employee base in the region.

IBM to Help Canadian Enterprises Leverage Generative AI
IBM announced its new Cloud Multizone Region in Montreal, Quebec which will be designed to help clients address their evolving regulatory requirements and leverage technology such as Generative AI with a secured, enterprise cloud platform. Building on the opening of IBM Cloud’s Toronto MZR in 2021 and existing data centers in Montreal, the opening of the new Montreal MZR is planned for the first half of 2025.

NVIDIA and Google Cloud Collaborate to Accelerate AI Development
NVIDIA and Google Cloud announced a new collaboration to help startups around the world accelerate the creation of generative AI applications and services. The announcement, made at Google Cloud Next 24 in Las Vegas, brings together the NVIDIA Inception program for startups and the Google for Startups Cloud Program to widen access to cloud credits, go-to-market support and technical expertise to help startups deliver value to customers faster.

VIAVI Introduces New Performance Testing Capability
VIAVI announced the addition of performance testing capability for Post-Quantum Cryptography system deployments. Introducing cryptographic protocols can create additional network performance overhead, ultimately affecting end-user quality of experience.

Crowdstrike Expands Google Cloud Partnership
CrowdStrike announced an expanded partnership with Google Cloud to stop breaches across multi-cloud and multi-vendor environments. Cloud intrusions have grown 75% in the past year, and adversaries are faster than ever, breaking into customer environments in as little as two minutes. To protect against modern cloud threats, customers need a holistic, intuitive managed security solution that eliminates complexity and serves as a force multiplier for security and DevOps teams.

Gilat Expands into Additional IFC Market Segments
Gilat Satellite Networks announced that a leading IFC Service Provider is expanding its In-Flight Connectivity capabilities with a strategic multimillion-dollar order mainly for Gilat’s Taurus Aero modems.

Telecom Acquisitions Limited Agrees Partnerships
Telecom Acquisitions Limited has agreed partnerships with ISPs No One Internet, and Link Broadband to acquire their customers signed up to the CityFibre network. TAL CEO Nigel Barnett says he has never regretted entering the AltNet arena and claims the partnerships he is forging are a win-win for all parties.

Travel eSIM Users to Grow 440% Globally Over the Next 5 Years
Juniper Research announced that in their new study they have found that the global number of travel eSIM users will grow from 40 million in 2024 to over 215 million by 2028. Travel eSIMs provide an alternative to operators’ roaming services, by allowing travellers to download a temporary local profile onto their device and avoid roaming charges.

NTT Announces Joint Proposal on Generative AI
NTT announced that Yomiuri Shimbun Holdings and the NTT Corporation have been conducting a joint study on ideal governance for generative AI since fall 2023, and released Joint Proposal on Shaping Generative AI as the latest version of their proposal.

NEC White Paper Proposes Comprehensive Process Workflow
NEC announced that it has released a white paper, Towards the realization of AI drug development: Comprehensive process workflow for the commercial use of personalized cancer vaccines.

Ericsson Boosts Digital Transformation With Orange
Ericsson announced that it has been selected by Orange Egypt as a strategic partner to accelerate its digital transformation and build a resilient architecture across its network. The collaboration seeks to enable superior service experiences for consumers and streamline partner ecosystem.

Cloudflare Collaborates to Deliver Rapid Incident Response for Enterprises
Cloudflare announced a collaboration with Booz Allen Hamilton, to support enterprises under attack by providing expedited Under Attack as a Service with 30-Day Rapid Response DDoS Mitigation, including continuous monitoring and protection. Under this new agreement, Booz Allen’s Global Commercial clients facing a cyber attack will be connected to Cloudflare for immediate Incident Response.

Tokens.com Acquires AI and Robotics Business
Tokens.com announced that it has entered into a share purchase agreement to acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of Simulacra Corporation. Simulacra owns and operates three subsidiaries focused on the integration of artificial intelligence and high quality, humanoid robots that improve the human experience through connection, learning and play.

IBM and The Government of Spain Collaborate to Advance National AI Strategy
IBM announced that the President of the Government, Pedro Sanchez, and the Senior Vice President of IBM and Director of IBM Research, Dario Gil, met at the Moncloa Complex, where they celebrated the new agreement reached between the Executive and IBM that will allow the development of foundational models for Artificial Intelligence, native in Spanish and co-official languages.

ZTE Reinforces Commitment To Boosting SIDS Resilience
ZTE announced that it has reaffirmed its commitment to boosting Small Island Developing States (SIDS) resilience and prosperity through universal connectivity and digital transformation. The announcement came during the Partner2Connect gathering at the Second Preparatory Committee Meeting in New York City.

KMD Commissions T-Systems
T-Systems announced that KMD has commissioned T-Systems to operate its mainframe infrastructure. This infrastructure is a high-performance and highly scalable IT environment optimized for business-critical applications and data processing. Starting in the first half of 2025, T-Systems will take over responsibility for operations. The contract has a duration of seven years, with the option to extend. Both companies did not disclose the contract volume.

IBM Unveils World First IBM Quantum System One On A University Campus
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and IBM announced the world's first-ever IBM quantum computer on a university campus. Building on RPI's bicentennial celebration of 200 years of firsts, IBM Quantum System One will significantly enhance educational and research opportunities for the university, as well as with other academic institutions and organizations across the New York region that wish to partner with RPI.

Cloudflare Enters Observability Market
Cloudflare announced an entrance into the observability market with the acquisition of Baselime, the cloud-native observability platform. By integrating Baselime’s technology with Cloudflare’s developer platform, Cloudflare will be uniquely positioned to bring deep knowledge of serverless platforms and developer experience together to solve the challenges of observability for serverless apps.

VIAVI Unveils Advances in 6G and AI Research
Viavi announced milestones in 6G and AI research based on the company’s 6G Forward Program. As 6G is the first AI-native generation of wireless communications, data sources such as a 6G city-scale digital twin will be vital for training other elements of the network such as the 6G AI-Native Air Interface.

Cloud Software Group and Microsoft Sign Eight-year Strategic Partnership
Cloud Software Group and Microsoft announced they are deepening their collaboration through an eight-year strategic partnership agreement. The agreement will strengthen the go-to-market collaboration for the Citrix virtual application and desktop platform and support the development of new cloud and AI solutions with an integrated product roadmap. Additionally, Cloud Software Group will make a $1.65 billion commitment to the Microsoft cloud and its generative AI capabilities.

Churchill Downs Selects SAP
SAP announced that Churchill Downs Incorporated has selected the GROW with SAP solution to support the company’s financial technology transformation as CDI continues to grow within the racing, online wagering and gaming entertainment industries.

Oracle and Palantir Join Forces to Deliver Mission Critical AI Solutions
Oracle and Palantir announced a partnership to provide secure cloud and AI solutions aiming to power businesses and governments around the world. Oracle’s distributed cloud and AI infrastructure, combined with Palantir’s leading AI and decision acceleration platforms, will help organizations maximize the value of their data.

Companies Launch Consortium to Address AI Impact on the Tech Workforce
Cisco announced that alongside a group of eight companies including Accenture, Eightfold, Google, IBM, Indeed, Intel, Microsoft and SAP as well as six advisors have launched the AI-Enabled Information and Communication Technology Workforce Consortium focused on upskilling and reskilling roles most likely to be impacted by AI.

Telefonica Tech and Childrens Health Ireland Announce Partnership
Telefonica announced that it is the successful vendor for the tender to provide numerous infrastructure technology solutions to Children’s Health Ireland for the new digital children’s hospital. When the new children’s hospital opens in 2025, digital technology will be involved in everything from electronic health records to the systems controlling the building. Digitisation fosters information exchange and helps doctors optimise their decisions and provide the best care for patients.

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