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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?
Categories: ICT

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.
Categories: ICT

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.
Categories: ICT

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?
Categories: ICT

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.
Categories: ICT

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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Aspect Software’s ‘Ask a CFO’ Cloud Campaign Aggressively Targets Competitive ACDs

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 05:00
Aspect Software’s ‘Ask a CFO’ program will provide a boost for cloud-based contact center sales. However, it is not yet clear if the potential installed base churn will benefit Aspect over its competitors in terms of market share gains.
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Oracle - Application Platforms

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 05:00
Oracle just revealed its public cloud portfolio, Oracle Cloud, including new database services, with middleware and mobile to follow eventually, as it takes aim at Amazon, Salesforce and Microsoft.
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Big Surprise: A New Study Shows the Cost of Cyber Crime is Going Up

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 05:00
The latest Global Cost of Cyber Crime report shows that cybercrime costs for U.S. companies has increased 96% over the last five years and now costs $12.7 million on average. Just a cost of doing business?
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Cisco - Enterprise Security

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 05:00
Cisco’s security unit GM Chris Young left the company on a high note, following Cisco’s 29% security revenue bump in fiscal 4Q 2014. Young left Cisco to do an encore at Intel Security, but he left Cisco’s security unit is in good hands.
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The Desktop is the New Mobile...or at Least it Should be

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 05:00
The ideal of a mobile enterprise once again dominated the conversation at this week’s Salesforce.com user conference with native iOS apps leading the charge. But wait - isn’t the good ol’ desktop Web browser in truth our most mobile platform?
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Interactive Intelligence - Collaboration and Communications

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 05:00
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. However, 2014 financials performance could indicate some softness in performance.
Categories: ICT

Dreamforce 2014: Salesforce.com Opens its Own Analytics Business (Full Version)

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 05:00
With the launch of Wave, the Salesforce.com Analytics Cloud, the San Francisco-based cloud vendor can at last lay claim to its own sales and customer service data, but its ultimate objectives include everyone’s data, not just its own.
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HP Enters Data Center Interconnect with Distributed Cloud Networking Solution

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 05:00
HP’s Data Center Network SDN product offering brings WAN SDN to its product family and is supported by its Trusted Network Transformation professional services, but it is not yet integrated with HP’s other SDN offerings.
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Dreamforce 2014: Salesforce1 Update Broadens Platform Support to Non-Developers

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 05:00
Salesforce.com is democratizing the application development process through a Salesforce1 Lightning update which powers a UI aimed at a broader audience of developers, namely business users.
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