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As data breaches become more commonplace, will C-suite executives view the price tag for cleaning up such breaches as just another cost of doing business? Let’s hope not!
Microsoft sets the stage to move communications from unified to universal, however Lync Conference 2014 was a technical-rehearsal for forthcoming functionality, and some of Microsoft’s own integration with Yammer and Skype remains outstanding.
The UK contact centre market is highly competitive. Incumbents BT and Vodafone face established specialists that promise personalized attention and solutions, and/or competitive pricing, to win over prospects at levels below the largest MNCs.
As enterprises kick mobile app development projects into high gear, MEAP vendors will remove app development/deployment barriers, so expect MWC to reveal new deployment services and enhanced app platforms via broader development frameworks.
The future of Alcatel-Lucent’s enterprise division looks more certain as a recent acquisition offer from China Huaxin adds some optimism.
Advanced threat defense startup Cyphort will take on FireEye and other malware sandboxing competitors with a next-generation offering that adds multiple innovations and fixes first-generation problems. Now, can it get anybody’s attention?
IBM announced the beta release of a new Incident Forensics module for its QRadar SIEM, promising to deliver faster and simpler forensics investigation for the average security analyst. It joins a growing wave of rivals hawking similar benefits.
Software is taking a leading role in Juniper’s aggressive repositioning plan, but it is crucial that Juniper articulates its SDN product and partner roadmap addressing its many directions.
Microsoft set the stage to move communications from unified to universal, however Lync Conference 2014 was a technical rehearsal for forthcoming functionality, and some of Microsoft’s own integration Yammer and Skype remains waiting in the wings.
Ciena takes Ericsson as a partner to resell its packet-optical platforms, employ its WaveLogic 3 technology for IP/optical integration in SSR 8000 routers, and jointly develop service SDN for transport; perhaps network specialist was not enough.
High cost, incompatibility issues and complexity are still tempering the demand for video conferencing in the majority of enterprises. Recently announced systems priced under $1,000 can provide the solution many enterprises have been awaiting.
Cisco continued to fine tune its next-generation firewall functions in the ASA 9.1 release, but don’t expect to see integration of Sourcefire technology any time soon.
Google Chromebox for meetings provides a simple video conferencing solution designed to work with Google’s apps and services at an affordable price. Is this Google’s insertion point for a wider enterprise communication and collaboration strategy?
HP’s enterprise group continues to enhance and bring new products to market while executives address business issues. HP still has some rough seas ahead, but it will be stronger in the end.
Ruckus’ new SPoT location application enables its customers to collect, analyze, and map mobile phones using Wi-Fi. The data can be analyzed on its own or combined with other applications such as loyalty programs to increase customer traction.
SDN is promising technology, but the supposed timeline of two to three years for market uptake is overly optimistic; that has nothing to do with the technology and everything to do with acquisition habits.