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Are Cloud Contact Center Offerings in Need of a Strategy Booster Shot?

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 05:00
Cloud-based contact center providers have been picking the low-hanging fruit. As the list of potential prospects shrinks, vendors will have to do more in the form of financial incentives and business case analysis to unlock new market potential.
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Meru Consolidates Management with Meru Center; Also Announces App Store for 2015

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 05:00
Meru Center consolidates the company’s management software into a single platform, enabling better installation, back-up and single sign-on. The Meru App Store, launching in Q1 2015, will deliver apps to Meru customers in an easily useable fashion.
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Unify Introduces Circuit, a Combination of Collaboration and Communications in a Single Team Working Tool

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 05:00
Unify has introduced Circuit, a team working tool that integrates social collaborative features with real-time communications; however, rudimentary functionality and pricing may make it difficult for the vendor to convey initial business value.
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Avaya - Collaboration and Communications

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 05:00
Through development and acquisition, Avaya has enhanced its cloud-based services, video and midmarket contact center offerings, as well as secured forward-looking technologies that will better position its solutions for future growth.
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Verivo Akula 2.5 Addresses Key Deployment Issues Around Security, Governance

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 05:00
Verivo has updated its MBaaS Akula platform released last year, through new client and server-side improvements which ease mobile app development, while the vendor hones its market strategy to go after IT departments concerned about security.
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IBM Insight: IBM Invests Further in Watson Analytics, but Doesn’t Forget Core BI Products

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 05:00
IBM has kept its foot on the gas in evolving IBM Watson Group into a solution-complete data and analytics platform that leverages the vendor’s cognitive, predictive, and natural language capabilities, all with an emphasis on the cloud
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NEC PFTAP Network Packet Broker: A Solid Start but Lacks Important Features

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 05:00
NEC’s PFTAP is an OpenFlow-based network packet broker which moves traffic for analysis off the data network and puts it onto a separate network where it can be load balanced across multiple sensors. However, PFTAP is missing some key features.
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KEMP LoadMaster

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 05:00
KEMP is aggressively partnering with leading cloud and virtualization vendors, which expands its customer reach further than some competitors. KEMP still needs to address deficiencies in high availability and capacity.
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AirWatch Enterprise Mobility Management Platform

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 05:00
Airwatch continued to expand out in multiple directions under VMware’s ownership, bolstering not only its core EMM platform but adding new mobile apps, integration with MADP vendors and important new channel partners.
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Proofpoint Plunks Down $35 million for Tiny Social Media Security Startup Nexgate

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 05:00
Proofpoint picked off social media security and compliance startup Nexgate for $35 million in cash, bringing Proofpoint into a small, fast-growing but ill-defined new market segment. Yet, did Proofpoint pay too much?
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SAP is Latest AP Vendor to Highlight New App Development Tools Approach

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 05:00
During SAP’s developer conference this week, the company demonstrated its move towards a more codeless development environment, but neglected to target messaging at the business user.
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F5 BIG-IP/VIPRION

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 05:00
F5 is the market leader in the application delivery controller space, remaining ahead of competitors through new features and partnering with market leaders in SDN and cloud products and services. However, there is still room for competition.
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Aspect Software – Collaboration and Communications

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 05:00
The Aspect management team is increasing business momentum with efforts to expand brand and market share through acquisitions, continued product enhancements and expanded partnerships, but debt issues continue to cause concern.
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Jive Deepens Its Integration to Become the Collaboration Hub That Allows Organizations to Work Better Together

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 05:00
Building upon its integration with third-party business applications, Jive is working hard to position itself as the collaboration hub for businesses with new connectors, an emphasis on mobile, and new enhancements for external communities.
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VCE Partners Adjust Ownership; EMC Takes Over and Cisco Reduces to a 10% Share

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 05:00
It’s hard on the kids when the parents are fighting, and the unease in the alliance between Cisco, EMC and VMware likely made life challenging for VCE. Hopefully, this reshuffling of ownership will not significantly change VCE’s recipe for success.
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Damballa Partners with Bit9 + Carbon Black to Speed Infection Response, but It’s Not Strategic

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 05:00
Damballa integrated its network behavior-based advanced threat detection with Bit9 + Carbon Black’s endpoint detection to deliver greater context and more accurate identification of real malware. Great, but how many joint customers do they have?
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Next-gen Development Frameworks Drive Democratization of App Development

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 05:00
Enterprises are facing bottlenecks in defining, designing, and developing mobile applications, driving the need for codeless app composition.
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SAP TechEd && d-code: SAP Breaking Down Barriers to HANA

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 05:00
At SAP TechEd && d-code, SAP announced a number of HANA platform updates aimed squarely at speeding adoption through cost efficiencies, sales incentives, and improved openness, but these additions also point out HANA’s pain points.
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The Old Guard: Out of the Frying Pan and into the Frying Pan

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 05:00
IT companies like IBM and HP will face a lot of criticism as they continue to make the moves they need to evolve their business. Fair enough, but kudos for the realization that to avoid the changing the guard, the guard itself needs to change.
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Zscaler’s Security Services Platform: Not Just a Web Security Services Provider Anymore

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 05:00
Zscaler enhanced its security as a service platform to strengthen its hand in the broader threat protection market and take on APT vendors like FireEye. Now can it convince enterprises to extend those protections outside the data center?
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