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Progress Software - Application Platforms

Wed, 06/15/2016 - 00:00
Progress Software targets IBM and Adobe by consolidating key platforms and tools to support customer engagement via new apps driven by LoB users.
Categories: ICT

Aerohive AdvantageMSP Entices MSPs and VARs to Managed Wi-Fi

Tue, 06/14/2016 - 00:00
Aerohive’s AdvantageMSP opens new opportunities for the company’s VAR and MSP partners to provide a managed Wi-Fi service to their end customers. The program has multiple tiers and an easy on-boarding process.
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SAP - Application Platforms

Tue, 06/14/2016 - 00:00
SAP is keeping a laser focus on expanding HANA Cloud Platform’s role as an extension service to its popular business apps, placing less emphasis on its mobile/IoT platform plans.
Categories: ICT

Microsoft Reboots its Social Strategy with the Acquisition of LinkedIn

Tue, 06/14/2016 - 00:00
Microsoft’s acquisition of LinkedIn fortifies the vendor’s commitment to enterprise social; enhancing products with business insights will drive demand, however, poor forecasts and investor confidence shows LinkedIn requires major investment.
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VMware AirWatch Partnerships Show Its Increased Reliance on Third-Party Security Vendors

Tue, 06/14/2016 - 00:00
VMware AirWatch may argue its new OEM deal with Tanium and API support for CASBs enables its customers to employ best-of-breed security, but under VMware, AirWatch is prioritizing its digital workspace efforts ahead of native security features.
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Symantec Buys Blue Coat, Gets Complementary Technologies and Proven Management Team

Mon, 06/13/2016 - 00:00
What amounts to a merger with Blue Coat Systems may not be the ideal move for long-troubled Symantec, but it does immediately make the latter a leader in two key segments – web security and cloud security – and provide management stability.
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IBM’s Ongoing WebSphere Investment Solidifies Bluemix PaaS’ Competitive Threat

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 00:00
IBM’s latest release of WebSphere, version 9, solidifies its Bluemix PaaS as a leader among enterprises with new API management features, integration with important apps (e.g., Watson, Cloudant), and portability via cloud containers.
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Fortinet Acquires AccelOps and its Surprising Treasure Trove of Complementary Technologies

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 00:00
It may seem highly questionable for Fortinet to buy a SIEM vendor and compete head-on with IBM and HPE, but its AccelOps acquisition is ultimately about adding network discovery and security orchestration capabilities for a bargain-basement price.
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HPE Adds Multi-Rate Ethernet to Its Data Center Networking

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 00:00
HPE announced a new ToR switch, line card for the FlexFabric 12900 family, server adapters and cables. The end to end product line assures customers that the products work together but won’t sit well with customers pursuing best of breed options.
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IBM - Collaboration and Communications

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 00:00
IBM continues to invest in cloud, collaboration, and new ways to improve personal productivity; however, the vendor still has some technology gaps in real-time communications such as enterprise voice and video.
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IoT Watch Q2 2016 – Platforms & Technologies: Bundles and Business Outcomes Emerge to Further Productize IoT Solutions

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 00:00
While IoT infrastructure investments continue apace, numerous technology providers pushed IoT further up the enterprise buyer value chain this quarter with an emphasis on PaaS capabilities and the productization of data management service bundles.
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Lenovo Teases Cloud NOS, Multi-Gig Ethernet; Finalizes Details of Juniper Resale Deal

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 00:00
Lenovo’s Cloud NOS promises cloud-ready networking performance and support for ONIE hardware. Cloud NOS is yet another switch OS for which Lenovo must court developers and integrators. Lenovo finalized the Juniper switches it will resell.
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Qlik Acquired by Private Equity Firm Thoma Bravo

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 00:00
Qlik has agreed to sell its shares to private equity firm Thoma Bravo for approximately $3 billion dollars, following a growing trend toward privatization and perhaps saving Qlik from what would be an unfortunate acquisition from a larger rival.
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Verizon DBIR Controversy Highlights Need for Data-Driven Research Transparency

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 00:00
Following criticism of a key conclusion in the 2016 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report, it’s time for data-driven security research to evolve so it’s as much about transparency and collaboration as it is about reaching conclusions.
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Check Point Experience 2016 Recap: Why Check Point’s Perception Doesn’t Reflect Its Innovation

Fri, 06/03/2016 - 00:00
Despite impressive malware analysis, exploit detection, and software-defined data center offerings, Check Point’s innovation goes largely unrecognized because it refuses to invest in marketing like its younger, faster-growing competitors.
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Cisco and IBM Partner to Drive IoT Opportunities at the Network’s Edge

Fri, 06/03/2016 - 00:00
IBM and Cisco have announced a joint effort to unify their respective IoT platform technologies into a single, unified platform that maximizes each vendor’s unique capabilities while simplifying IoT projects among select customer segments.
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HPE Plans to Benefit from the Loss of its Enterprise Services Unit

Fri, 06/03/2016 - 00:00
Despite concerns among customers and prospects about yet more changes at HPE, its decision to offload its Enterprise Services Division and merge it with CSC will allow HPE to cut costs and refocus its strategy on data center products and solutions.
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Meet the New Informatica, Same as the Old Informatica (Thankfully)

Fri, 06/03/2016 - 00:00
Informatica unveiled a significant change of direction at its annual conference, introducing an end-to-end marketing analytics solution and in so doing perhaps bringing to a close its storied run as the self-proclaimed ‘Switzerland of Data.’
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Arista Eyes Cisco with New but Incremental Universal Leaf ToR Switch

Thu, 06/02/2016 - 00:00
Arista’s Universal Leaf 7280R ToR switch family is positioned as a platform that can address many use cases, such as IP storage and digital media, but a closer look reveals that the 7280R is simply a bigger, faster ToR switch.
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