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What does Android Wear mean for enterprise IT? The conjunction of wearable computing and predictive analytics foretells a future where collaboration is driven not by the best interface but by the best intuition.
Arista is raising the data center networking bar with a new switch, a universal 40G Ethernet transceiver, and enhancements to System Software Upgrade. The question is how long Arista can keep running ahead of the pack before the runway ends.
Intel began its rebranding of McAfee to Intel Security early in 2014. It also jumped on the integrated security intelligence bandwagon with its Threat Intelligence Exchange offering designed to speed detection and protection against new threats.
Microsoft continues to target the collaboration marketplace with Yammer’s cloud-centric solution bundled, yet not extensively integrated, within Office 365.
Blue Jeans Network aims to replace the cost and complexity of on-premises video conferencing with leading interoperability via its cloud-based service. However, a lack in more advanced conferencing functionality may dissuade some customers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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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