* C-COR hires IT help
C-COR Inc. has hired Jack Higham to the post of vice president of information technology.
Higham, who joins the company Jan. 29 and will report to C-COR CEO Dave Woodle, will be tasked with expanding C-COR’s corporate network, computer services and information systems, including its Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system, which is deployed in C-COR facilities worldwide.
Higham most recently served as CIO for AccuWeather Inc., a national provider of weather services to public, private and media outlets.
* Qwest to support Los Angeles with WAN services
Qwest Communications signed a three-year deal with the City of Los Angeles Information Technology Agency (ITA) to provide private wide-area network (WAN) services. The ITA supports the city by managing its infrastructure and systems. Qwest will also provide redundant Internet connectivity to the city. Qwest launched iQ Networking in early 2004 as the company’s convergence platform supporting applications such as VoIP, messaging and other IP communications.
* blinkx to index all the stuff you can buy from QVC UK
Video search engine company blinkx announced a partnership with QVC UK, in which blinkx will index QVC UK’s daily shopping video content and make it fully searchable at its Web site. QVC UK said the arrangement will give its viewers the ability to view and buy their favorite QVC products whenever they choose. blinkx claims more than 100 partners and seven million hours of indexed video and audio content, including TV moments, news clips, short documentaries, music videos, video blogs and more, indexed using speech recognition techniques.
* Triple play activity energizes Sunrise Telecom’s Q4
Sunrise Telecom said it expects its Q4 revenue to be $35 million to $36 million, significantly above previous guidance of $27 million to $30 million. The company attributed the performance largely to accelerating deployment of triple play services. Sunrise Telecom provides service verification equipment. Sunrise Telecom CEO Paul Marshall said, “We expect that the favorable market environment for our products will persist in 2007 as our customers equip their central offices and their field technicians with a broad range of testing tools in support of the FTTx initiatives.”