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Symantec’s board, impatient with progress in the Symantec 4.0 makeover and continued revenue declines, ousted CEO Steve Bennett, replacing him with interim CEO and board member Michael Brown. Are management shifts the new normal for Symantec?
BTI’s announcement that it doubled its services team and now earns 40% of revenue from cloud and data center-related business, which is key as carrier SDN begins to blossom. However, what happens when BTI hits the radar screens of large competitors?
Zebra Technologies, which has a broad product portfolio based around RFID asset tracking and location, has acquired Motorola’s Enterprise division. Messaging from Zebra focuses on asset and location tracking with no word on the fate of WLAN.
Ruckus Smart Access Management Service is a managed service offering allowing channel partners to resell Wi-Fi and hotspot services to their customers. The service is priced well but lacks some key features which may be a stumbling block.
Specialized optical networking vendors are not only serving their stated niches, but also expanding into others, offering specialized systems to further highly differentiated solutions and provide Tier 1 vendors with a continued competitive threat.
TIBCO is helping to drive business to its core middleware and business analytics portfolios through new open APIs and an improved design environment.
While Oracle pushes the managed cloud version of its Fusion middleware and mobile platform technologies for its ease in application development/deployment, it is readying additional mobile app services.
The new disclosure of the biggest vulnerability of 2014 – the Heartbleed bug – and the huge implications it has for the connected world raises the question: do we need a bug bounty program for open source software?
VMware is pinning all its application infrastructure hopes on spin-off PaaS company Pivotal, which continues to enhance its data-driven app services, including Hadoop/in-memory computing integration.
Symantec is keeping a steady drumbeat of new releases for its Mobile Management Suite, adding user productivity apps and a third-party app program. Now, thanks to a dedicated sales force, Symantec is building momentum for its suite.
The new Aspect management team is increasing business momentum with efforts to expand brand and market share through acquisitions, product enhancements and expanded partnerships, but debt issues continue to cause concern.
Aerohive’s AP230 requires approximately 13 watts to run all features, including dual radios and is well suited for indoor environments. At $799, the AP is priced well and could push prices downward, but by itself won’t push customers to Aerohive.
Avaya’s Software-Defined Data Center, Fabric Connect and Fabric Attach, along with a continued focus on standards-based networking, make it a strong competitor. Avaya used the Sochi Olympics networking to increase visibility and name recognition.
Interactive Intelligence’s sustained growth, zero debt, high level of R&D investment, and expansion of its cloud business position it favorably in the marketplace. Longer-term growth will be dependent upon international channel expansion.
Backed by an influential set of partners and financial backers, Cloudera is building out a unified, Hadoop-based data store that is both massively scalable and capable of handling a wide variety of data types and analytics workloads.
Though it was primarily sold to SMBs in the U.S., ShoreTel’s platform is now being adopted more globally and by larger enterprises. Brand awareness outside North America will be increasingly important for the product’s further growth.
Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise continues to execute on its product roadmaps and leverage its partnership with Aruba Networks, showing the company will continue to service its customers and compete in enterprise and data center networking.
Dell is taking a unique approach to protecting individual mobile apps using new patent-pending techniques to bind apps to its SSL VPN tunnels, promising greater simplicity than existing app wrapping from leading MAM vendors. Will anyone notice?
Good Technology now leads with its most comprehensive bundle yet – Good Secure Mobility Solution, building on its collaboration suite and flagship Good for Enterprise to address more mature mobility deployments.
Enterprises once believed they could be better served by adding best-of-breed applications to their core contact center functionality. However, the market is evolving, market demand is changing and solution providers should plan accordingly.
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