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HP and Avaya are teaming up to extend Avaya’s UCC and contact center services via HP’s cloud infrastructure. The move benefits both companies, but there are risks and challenges that will need to be addressed.
IBM has continued its forward momentum as a leader in the SOA space by updating IBM WebSphere software through platform services that simplify enterprise application development via self-service middleware and cloud elasticity.
VMworld 2014 reaffirmed VMware’s commitment to all things software and relegated physical networking to an unimportant role. That is a big gaffe for a company that does not make many mistakes. If I’m wrong, VMware needs to change its messaging.
An emerging group of platform services start-ups emphasizing the Rapid Application Development methodology are catching the eye of cloud leaders looking for ways to differentiate and address enterprise developer/deployment pain-points.
Aspect Software’s latest customer care release - Unified IP 7.3 or Mako Shark – will enhance scalability, improve TCO via server reductions and extend the company’s already strong outbound regulatory compliance capabilities for mobile users.
Extreme Networks continues to integrate Enterasys’ products and is getting high profile wins raising awareness in the market. The company faces stiff competition from more diverse competitors that can offer broader solutions.
Jive’s Summer release offers significant improvements as the vendor continues to integrate, innovate, and partner in the marketplace; however, some organizations may favor a simple, unified, and cohesive solution from a single vendor.
VMware is partnering with high flying developer-oriented vendors, including Kinvey MBaaS and Docker containerization, and coupling them with its vCloud platform to help spur its success in the highly competitive cloud marketplace.
A mobile phone company in the UK has introduced a new concept in customer care. The idea is to allow customers to jump higher in the calling queue by paying an incremental fee. This may work in some industries but will fail in the contact center.
Trend Micro added support for VMware’s NSX network virtualization at VMworld 2014, along with rival McAfee. Others are not likely far behind, however, and Trend is increasingly relying on AWS to help grow its lead in securing virtual servers.
McAfee continues to integrate its IPS line with other parts of its portfolio to speed advanced malware detection and remediation as it builds out the number of signature-less detection engines that either come or interact with the IPS sensors.
Sourcefire’s FirePOWER has seen solid traction as part of Cisco’s security portfolio, thanks to Cisco’s much broader reach. But Cisco still has to rationalize overlapping IPSs.
Jive Software maintains its leadership position by refocusing on external communities and developing a new strategic partnership with Cisco, adding real-time communications to its popular platform.
IBM emphasized integration in the 5.2 release of its network protection firmware for its IPS line that was released in May 2014, enabling bi-directional intelligence sharing and control between IBM’s QRadar SIEM and the FireEye WebMPS appliance.
Aruba continues to integrate its products with Microsoft Lync, adding its 802.11ac product to the list of Lync certified access points. The certification addresses customer concerns about UC&C performance over WLAN.
Jumping squarely into the industry’s latest application development trend, Pivotal is consolidating MEAP with platform services, enhanced via data services, with the ability to leverage added parts of the cloud stack via parent company VMware.
SentinelOne adds its voice to the growing cacophony of advanced endpoint anti-malware offerings with a unique alternative to sandboxing that does real time monitoring, modeling and predictive analysis of endpoint processes. But can anyone hear it?
Cisco continues to lead the enterprise switch market with product diversity and advanced technology across its campus switching with the Catalyst 6800, 6800ia 4500E with Supervisor Engine 8, 3850, 3650, and the APIC Enterprise Module.
IBM is positioning IBM SmartCloud Application Services as the core app development/testing component of its bigger PaaS/IaaS offering, with additional cohesion in 2014 enabled through BlueMix.
Kony is throwing all its weight behind a consolidated and significantly more affordable unified mobile app platform in hopes of nailing down key ISV channel partnerships with PaaS providers, SIs, and telcos.
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