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Cisco Live 2016 Recap: Inside Cisco’s Pragmatic Security Management Software Strategy

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 00:00
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.
Categories: ICT

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise – Collaboration and Communications

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 00:00
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.
Categories: ICT

Jive 2016.1

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 00:00
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.
Categories: ICT

Cisco Catalyst 6800, 6500, 4500, 3850, 3650, 2960-X

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 00:00
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.
Categories: ICT

HPE Aruba and FlexNetwork

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 00:00
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.
Categories: ICT

Arista CloudVision Telemetry: A Network-State VCR, but Lacking Open Source Love

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 00:00
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.
Categories: ICT

Brocade SDN Controller

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 00:00
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.
Categories: ICT

Juniper Contrail Networking

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 00:00
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.
Categories: ICT

PaaS Messaging Needs to Include Containers to Address Top-of-Mind IT Ops Issues

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 00:00
PaaS providers need to better acknowledge the IT operational challenges of app deployment, including portability and orchestration, and containers represent the perfect strategy.
Categories: ICT

Fortinet’s Special Opportunity Calls for Equally Special Leadership

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 00:00
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.
Categories: ICT

Cisco Live 2016 Recap: New Enterprise Security Go-to-Market Strategy Doesn’t Play to Cisco’s Strengths

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 00:00
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.
Categories: ICT

Amazon Web Services Summit: Real-time IoT Insights via SQL? Say Hello to Kinesis Analytics

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 00:00
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.
Categories: ICT

Market Watch: Contact Center Solutions

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 00:00
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.
Categories: ICT

Tableau Reimagines the Data Discovery User Experience with Version 10 Update

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 00:00
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?
Categories: ICT

Cisco Systems - Enterprise Security

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 00:00
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.
Categories: ICT

Tableau Software - Enterprise Data and Analytics

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 00:00
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.
Categories: ICT

IBM - Enterprise Data and Analytics

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 00:00
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.
Categories: ICT

Cisco Shows Conferencing Rivals How to Play Nice with One Another

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 00:00
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.
Categories: ICT

Red Hat

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 00:00
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.
Categories: ICT

SAP - Enterprise Data and Analytics

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 00:00
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.
Categories: ICT