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Ciena Introduces Agility, Its Initial SDN Product, but is the Market Ready to Adopt SDN?

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 05:00
Ciena introduces its first SDN product, the Agility portfolio, which includes a multilayer SDN controller for network software apps, which promise to bring immediate benefits to the operator, but other domains may not be ready for its open APIs.
Categories: ICT

IBM - Collaboration and Communications

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 05:00
IBM continues to prioritize cloud delivery within the collaboration platform market via investments and newfound points of integration across its software portfolio. However, complexity and cloud/premises discontinuity remain.
Categories: ICT

Microsoft – Collaboration and Communications

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 05:00
Microsoft’s comprehensive collaboration and communications portfolio continues to build momentum. It provides excellent business productivity benefits for enterprises, yet it still lacks integration in some areas.
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Cisco – Collaboration and Communications

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 05:00
Cisco is building upon its well-established Cisco WebEx Cloud and executing on new strategic initiatives to improve revenues. This, coupled with new partnerships, could spark revenues from untapped market opportunities.
Categories: ICT

Mocana Atlas Seeks to Eliminate Tradeoff Between Mobile User Experience and Security

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 05:00
Mocana’s new Atlas Appliance is designed to scale mobile applications access securely, without hurting the user experience, challenging VPN concentrator vendors to step up their mobile applications support as well as existing app wrapping rivals.
Categories: ICT

Google’s Android and Google Play Apps Still Risky as Ever, but There Is Hope on the Horizon

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 05:00
Use of Android devices and Google Play apps within the enterprise continues to be a risky proposition, but BYOD policies can limit the risk of corporate data theft if properly implemented. Still, shouldn’t Google be doing more to protect customers?
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Alcatel-Lucent - Enterprise Networking & Data Center

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 05:00
Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise’s positioning of Application Fluent Networking (AFN), Unified Access for LAN and WLAN, and SDN initiatives are differentiating the company from competitors and are the catalyst for the division’s continued growth.
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WDM & Next Generation Optical Networking 2014 Conference Roundup: The Metro Comes into Focus

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 05:00
Themes at WDM & Next-Gen Optical Networking 2014 included metro-optimized 100G transport, 400G+ super-channels and transport SDN. Unlike last year, the transport SDN presentations included pragmatic models that offered, and depended on, openness.
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Genesys – Collaboration and Communications

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 05:00
A stand-alone Genesys, with a newly-reorganized product family of offerings, continues to grow revenues and geographic footprint through acquisitions, new product deliverables and the expansion into cloud-based services.
Categories: ICT

Which Is Better: Automation or SDN?

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 05:00
For many enterprises, automating network operations will be sufficient for their long-term data center needs. SDN has benefits, but the downside is a potentially long and shallow learning curve and additional expense.
Categories: ICT

Cisco Revamps Its ‘Browser to Boardroom’ Strategy via Collaborative Cloud-based Acquisition Aligned with Current Market Trends

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 05:00
Cisco’s latest acquisition is a departure from its recent hardware focus. With easy-to-use, browser-based services, Assemblage has many enviable attributes. However, overlapping functionality means Cisco’s portfolio will require some rework.
Categories: ICT

Genesys Large Contact Center Solutions

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 05:00
The Genesys Customer Experience Platform is a highly scalable, feature-rich offering, recently strengthened by enhancements and acquisitions to include new features, IVR, cloud and outbound capabilities, all making Genesys a very formidable competitor.
Categories: ICT

MEAP Leaders Rated on Ability to Evolve via Security Consolidation, Services, and Standards-based Technology

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 05:00
We review key innovations made over the past 12 months by leading vendors of MEAP and mobile security solutions as they seek to build out broad enterprise mobile app platforms and integration/development services.
Categories: ICT

SDN Market Assessment, Summer 2014: Creating Ecosystems and Developing Communities

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 05:00
The SDN market is rapidly evolving as new technologies become available as commercial and open source software. A vendor’s ecosystem and developer support will make all the difference in how successful SDN will become.
Categories: ICT

Big Data – The Fuel to Drive Superior Customer Care Through Predictive Analytics

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 05:00
Effective management of big data in a contact center environment presents many technical challenges and additional expenses. However, when paired with a predictive analytics strategy, it can provide a high level of competitive differentiation.
Categories: ICT

VMware/Pivotal Cloud Foundry (Open PaaS)

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 05:00
Pivotal Cloud Foundry open PaaS, an open source, portable, and lightweight approach to app development, serves as the foundation for an enterprise version of PaaS via Pivotal CF combined with Pivotal One data-driven app services.
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IBM MobileFirst

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 05:00
IBM MobileFirst has evolved into not only development, security, testing, design and integration technology, but also a platform that ties into strong cloud API and synchronized data services to help enterprises quickly create mobile apps at scale.
Categories: ICT

Kony Experience Platform

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 05:00
Kony has significantly augmented the Kony Experience Platform in 2014, building on its cloud services and development lifecycle integration offering with open MBaaS and pre-packaged mobile apps to attract a larger audience of non-Kony developers.
Categories: ICT

Oracle Mobile Platform

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 05:00
Oracle Mobile Platform targets current users via a cross-platform client app development tool, integrated mobile security and mobile service integration that leverages its SOA technology, and new developer communities through MBaaS.
Categories: ICT

SAP Mobile Platform

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 05:00
SAP SMP is strengthened by SAP’s move towards standards-based mobile technologies to ease mobile app development and an evolving UI that kick-starts greater mobility projects by mobilizing SAP’s business apps.
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