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Cisco understands the need to rationalize and integrate its enterprise security portfolio’s management software. While it has adopted a pragmatic approach aligned with its business objectives, the plan falls short of customer expectations.
ALE has appointed a new CEO to drive its portfolio and new business models that better serve customers; however, ALE has yet to benefit from significant worldwide growth in unified communications and needs to develop its partnerships further.
Jive 2016.1 is very strong in its enterprise social focus area; however, a lack of native real-time communications functionality and the planned retirement of Jive Chime buck the trend of integrated collaboration and communications platforms.
Cisco continues to lead the enterprise switch market with product diversity and advanced technology across its campus switching. Its DNA architecture brings automation of network functions to the campus.
HPE’s Aruba and FlexNetwork campus switching enjoys the number two spot in market share. HPE is progressing its branding and integration of Aruba products, which includes adding Aruba wired equipment to its cloud management service, Aruba Central.
Arista’s CloudVision Telemetry is a network-state VCR collecting state changes from configurations as well as learned behavior such as routing updates, topology changes, and hardware status. Telemetry is a powerful platform which Arista can grow.
Brocade’s SDN Controller is a solid OpenDaylight controller that fits well with the company’s product family. Integration between Brocade’s VDX, ICX, and MLXe hardware and software from VMware’s NSX, OpenStack, and Open vSwitch shows versatility.
Juniper’s Contrail SDN is a feature-rich overlay product that can work with any underlying hardware, with new integration for load balancers and orchestration systems. However, Juniper is focusing more on service providers.
PaaS providers need to better acknowledge the IT operational challenges of app deployment, including portability and orchestration, and containers represent the perfect strategy.
Fortinet is on track to outperform its longtime rival, Cisco, in garnering security appliance revenue, but to become the next Cisco, it will need more than revenue; it will need unique, ambitious leadership.
Cisco is smartly focusing on making security more readily consumable via the network and the cloud. Yet, its go-to-market strategy doesn’t emphasize Cisco’s biggest strengths, but rather attributes that competitors can easily challenge.
During its August Web Services Summit in New York, Amazon talked up its new streaming service, Kinesis Analytics, and suddenly the Internet of Things on AWS looks a lot more interesting with real-time data analysis using ANSI-standard SQL.
Contact center operations have been long established, but the marketplace itself is undergoing several profound changes through the cloud, cognitive tools, and mobility, each with serious implications for both vendors and contact center operators.
Tableau Software has released version 10.0 of its flagship data visualization offering, introducing a reworked user experience that blurs the lines between desktop and mobile devices. But, can it do the same between cloud and premises?
Cisco isn’t resting on its laurels, instead crafting a new narrative for itself emphasizing innovation and integration, but tactical missteps and aggressive low-cost competitors increasingly threaten its long-standing leadership position.
Building upon continued revenue growth, Tableau Software has grown into a formidable data and analytics player due to continued investments in its core data discovery software and further investments in data processing, integration, and mobility.
IBM is actively applying its scientific prowess and global cloud infrastructure to the task of distilling business value from data, deepening key partnerships, introducing new cognitive capabilities, and operationalizing opportunities such as IoT.
Cisco is clearly addressing the conferencing interoperability problem through its Cisco Meeting Server; however, with multiple solutions within its portfolio Cisco’s broader collaboration strategy could be perceived as confusing and disjointed.
Red Hat continues to be a major force behind the Linux movement, and its impressive and continually evolving range of enterprise-class data center software products has made it an industry leader in open source software development.
SAP has streamlined its data and analytics portfolio under the BusinessObjects brand and committed more completely to the cloud, bringing a sense of stability, continuity and energy to its analytics portfolio.