News In Brief: Telenor, Ericsson, IFS, Intel Capital, RIM, Gartner
Telenor has been hired by Norway Post to provide fixed and mobile telephony services to 10,000 employees, and SIM-based tracking of 9,000 vehicles.
Ericsson has launched its first LTE network in North America supplying kit to carrier MetroPCS, which commenced services in the US yesterday.
Enterprise apps developer IFS has acquired 360 Scheduling, a UK-based provider of mobile workforce scheduling and optimization software, to boost its position in the workforce management market.
Intel Capital has invested $20m in Wibro Infra, a joint venture with KT, Samsung and KBIC that builds and operates Wibro infrastructure in Korea.
RIM is considering using its tablet OS to run BlackBerry smartphones, Alan Brenner, senior vice president of the BlackBerry Platform, told Bloomberg.
Energy-related costs are the fastest-rising cost in data centers, accounting for roughly 12% of spending, according to Gartner.