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SDN Is Not an Iteration, It Is Innovative

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 00:00
SDN is innovative because of the new directions it has taken networking, but the best is yet to come.
Categories: ICT

Microsoft Azure Mobile Services

Tue, 04/19/2016 - 00:00
Microsoft is taking a much more DIY approach in mobile app development than its MADP competitors, but the company has all the tools and platforms developers need to play in this market, along with the strength of its Azure cloud.
Categories: ICT

Unify (Atos) – Collaboration and Communications

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 00:00
Unify (now an Atos company), has far greater financial stability, health, and access to a greater global client base; however, both are still somewhat unfamiliar names within collaboration and communications outside of their European strongholds.
Categories: ICT

Mitel to Acquire Polycom; Does the Shared Vision Align with Current Market Trends?

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 00:00
The acquisition of Polycom creates potential for Mitel's growth through cross-selling opportunities; however, Polycom’s hardware-based portfolio and enterprise focus seems dissonant with Mitel’s mobile-first, cloud-enabled SMB strategy.
Categories: ICT

Avaya - Enterprise Networking & Data Center

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 00:00
Avaya SDN Fx Healthcare lets IT connect, protect and manage the growing number of medical devices deployed throughout healthcare facilities. Avaya’s YoY networking revenues are down, but it’s showing good growth with Fabric Connect deployments.
Categories: ICT

A10 Thunder and AX

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 00:00
A10 added new hardware appliances in the middle and upper tiers and is providing its vThunder ADC on Microsoft’s Azure Marketplace. A10 is going global with its Affinity Partner program in EMEA.
Categories: ICT

Brocade ADX

Wed, 04/13/2016 - 00:00
Brocade’s ADX is a solid ADC, but the lack of application templates and Microsoft Hyper-V support and inconsistent support for virtual and physical ADX hurt its competitive chances. Brocade should bring the ADX features on par with competitors.
Categories: ICT

Brocade vADC

Wed, 04/13/2016 - 00:00
Brocade rebranded the acquired SteelApp as Brocade vADC, but it has not yet publicly announced its integration plans. vADC offers a number of integration and deployment options and is well suited for cloud environments.
Categories: ICT

Forget Data Quality, What We Need Is Decision Quality

Wed, 04/13/2016 - 00:00
In our rush to capitalize upon big data, we have come a long way in ensuring that our decisions are based upon the most recent, complete and trustworthy data, but we seem to be forgetting the most unreliable element in that equation: ourselves.
Categories: ICT

MobileIron Access Advances Cloud Data Protection, Counters VMware’s Identity Push

Wed, 04/13/2016 - 00:00
With MobileIron Access, MobileIron is not only adding cloud applications to the data protection capabilities in its EMM suite, but also showing up VMware by managing cloud app access without seizing control of the identity management stack.
Categories: ICT

IBM Scores Key Mobile Advantage with New SAP Cloud Partnership

Tue, 04/12/2016 - 00:00
An expanded cloud partnership between application platform leaders IBM and SAP gives IBM a unique advantage with SAP business app customers, furthering its own PaaS and MADP agendas.
Categories: ICT

Aerohive Ships New Wave 2 APs and Access Switches, but Misses the Mark on Multi-Gig Ports

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 00:00
Aerohive announced two new dual radio 802.11ac Wave 2 APs that can be powered on a mere 13 watts of PoE, as well as new set of access switches, but neither supports multi-gig Ethernet. A virtualized HiveManager NG provides more deployment options.
Categories: ICT

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise Intelligent Fabric Technology

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 00:00
ALE is evolving its networking product line with Intelligent Fabric, a new high-density data center switch, and demonstrating interoperability with NSX and other SDN protocols, but ALE still suffers from low brand awareness.
Categories: ICT

Huawei - Collaboration and Communications

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 00:00
Huawei’s lack of product innovation and channel partnerships continues to hamper global adoption of its collaboration and communications solutions; however, an enterprise IT infrastructure focus has driven impressive 2015 sales revenues.
Categories: ICT

Brocade and Ruckus Complement Each Other Well, but the True Value of Their Integration Will be Determined by Longer-Term Trends

Tue, 04/05/2016 - 00:00
Brocade is acquiring WiFi specialist Ruckus Wireless for an estimated $1.5 billion, targeting immediate cross-selling opportunities and evolving trends like cellular/WiFi convergence whose long-term trajectory is hard to foresee.
Categories: ICT

Brocade Takes Control of Its WLAN Destiny with Ruckus Wireless Acquisition

Tue, 04/05/2016 - 00:00
Brocade is acquiring Ruckus Wireless, removing the disruptive threat of having someone else acquire its key WLAN technology partner. Brocade is promoting its pure-play networking focus, which cuts both ways in today’s competitive landscape.
Categories: ICT