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TIBCO continues to mine data analytics synergies between its Spotfire and middleware business units, strengthening its data discovery, visualization and analysis tools. Yet, ongoing corporate and financial complexities could disrupt its momentum.
Cisco’s APIC controller launch and new products in the data center and campus LAN show promise but a public fight with VMware and a difficult data center network transition for customers will keep pressure on the company.
RSA snapped up technology assets and engineers from the failed SaaS IAM provider Symplified on the heels of EMC’s sweeping channel partner program revamp, aimed at deepening partner commitment to the RSA and VMware portfolios.
The lines continue to blur between enterprise mobility management and mobile applications, producing some unusual and eyebrow-raising matchups between different and sometimes competing vendors. Coopetition rules!
Aastra, now a Mitel company, has the potential to build upon its established SME footprint and leverage a combined channel partner base, once a complex, overlapping portfolio is rationalized.
The cloud is here to stay, but how do IT buyers responsible for enterprise chat, voice, and video, look to the skies in delivering such real-time communications modalities? Our new primary research results look to shed some light on the matter.
Aspect Software’s announcement of a hosted and managed service contact center and workforce optimization solution adds a new credible contender to compete with a small list of industry leaders that currently includes Avaya, Cisco and Genesys.
IBM updates its premised-based Connections 5.0, in line with its SmartCloud counterpart, by adding external collaborative support and desktop file sync. However, IBM’s shift in strategic focus towards a cloud-first model may not appeal to all.
IBM strengthened the argument for its enterprise cloud with the inclusion of new Intel-developed location security controls into its SoftLayer bare metal service. The addition gives IBM a point of differentiation and a strong compliance posture.
Dell packaged voice services with leading online storage and email with its enhanced Mobile WorkSpace container for smartphones as a single SKU, lifting the burden of back-end and business integration for customers. But is it the right combination?
Motorola’s WLAN portfolio remains competitive in its core verticals, but enterprise visibility remains weak. WiNG Express, targeted at SMBs, may create inroads with companies with no IT staff and small budgets.
Cisco’s UC Manager largely defined the IP PBX market. However, as the market shifts towards communication and collaboration, an interdependent portfolio, coupled with compatibility requirements, introduces complexity to an end-to-end solution.
Juniper’s MetaFabric architecture and its Contrail controller are driving the company’s networking strategy, but they’d be better off ditching QFabric for a more traditional approach that doesn’t suffer from limitations in performance and scale.
Genesys’ one-year free offer of a cloud contact center service will enhance and speed up the decision-making process for cloud transitions by removing a financial roadblock. This will result in placing its cloud solution on more short lists.
Unify’s rebranding ushers in new ways of working for 2014, unifying networks, devices, and applications into one open platform, coupled with an innovative collaboration service slated to launch later in the year.
NEC is currently focusing its efforts on two major platforms and its own public cloud service. A shift towards combining communications and IT portfolios under ‘Smart Enterprise’ demonstrates a more marketing-led approach.
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