I was taking today and tomorrow off to visit with some pals but the news won't quit.
In the I-can't-stand-it zone, the University of Florida decides that TD's are more important than IT and cuts the Computer Science Department. Just when Florida is playing host to the Rupublican Convention and is looking to make a name for itself, that name becomes DUM or MUD. In a time when we need more science and computer nerds, the state U decides to go a different way.
In Tampa, the former CEO of Savvis has closed his e-commerce company, Savtira, after a flurry of promises to hire 200 people and a number of odg and pony shows about the hot future. Apparently, he has done this before.
Cbeyond has decided that traditional agents are not its future. The Cloud has different demands and demands different partners.
Coresite bought Comfluent to enter the Denver market. "Comfluent plays a vital role in the interconnection community in the western U.S., serving more than 75 customers and managing the Rocky Mountain Internet eXchange (RMIX), the region's largest Internet exchange with access to more than 25 networks. Comfluent currently leases two sites that total approximately 9,300 NRSF," according to the SunHerald
Verizon Wireless wants its deal with the cablecos / SpectrumCo to go through, so it promised to sell off some spectrum. T-Mobile and others think that is just smoke and the deal should still be axed. [see here and there]
Tucows, a domain registrar and fellow ISPCON standard, runs an MVNO called TING.
Vodafone is bidding $1.7B USD to buy Cable & Wireless, according to Rueters
Linux talent will be important in 2013, especially in data centers, reports the Channel Insider
Alex Doyle left Broadsoft for Polycom. Good luck at the new position, Alex!
from Tony: An Insider's Guide to Technology Analysts
Dean Parker, CEO of Callis in Mobile, AL, has been selected in the top 12 finalists for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award for the Alabama/Tennessee/ Georgia region.