News In Brief: EC, Gartner, Cisco, Optus

European ISPs will be closely monitored to ensure net neutrality rules due late May are properly implemented and adhered to, the European Commission warns. It has called for communications regulator BEREC to report any barriers to switching provider or accessing content, and failures to advertise real data rates.
 
Figures showing a 13.4% rise in global business intelligence and performance management software revenues to $10.5 billion (€7.2 billion) in 2010 highlight the importance of a sector that has consistently exceeded IT budget growth Gartner analyst Dan Sommer states.
 
Cisco claims new security management and video products will help IT departments to centrally control and protect a growing range of mobile devices being used for corporate applications.
 
Australian cellco Optus has awarded a multi-million dollar network upgrade contract to Nokia Siemens, as it seeks to deploy LTE to meet growing demand for data services.

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