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Microsoft has bolstered its business intelligence (BI) portfolio with the acquisition of mobile-savvy BI and data visualization player Datazen, but a lack of roadmap detail allows rivals to position this as reactionary rather than strategic.
F5 is the market leader in the application delivery controller space, remaining ahead of competitors through new features and partnering with market leaders in SDN and cloud products and services. However, there is still room for competition.
Tableau has strengthened its core value proposition, yet pressure from larger rivals remains a challenge.
With its consumer focus, technological immaturity and under-investment, Google+ as an enterprise solution appears to be on life support; consequently, the product is vulnerable to established, enterprise-focused vendors.
Customers of the HP TippingPoint Next-Generation Intrusion Prevention System benefit from the security ecosystem HP has created, with HP’s Zero Day Initiative leading the market in vulnerability research.
Intel’s McAfee unit continues to push the market with a raft of market-leading software improvements, such as cross-product integration with its Threat Intelligence Exchange. However, the ‘Intel Security’ and ‘McAfee’ brands lack name recognition.
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.
Avaya’s SDN play Fx focuses on standards-based networking and its integration with OpenDaylight will make it a strong competitor as it rolls out new products and enhancements in 2015. Avaya started the year treading water with YoY revenues flat.
IBM has a unique approach to the UC market, integrating its feature rich solution, Sametime, with existing PBX environments. With Sametime 9, IBM has simplified purchasing and deployment requirements, but still must support dual platforms.
Embarcadero RAD Studio XE8 represents the company’s evolution to IoT app development, in addition to mobile, providing an end-to-end solution including IDE and design tools to a backend services API platform.
Two application development framework leaders have just updated their flagship authoring tools, but interestingly are taking two different approaches in getting their products to market.
The Mitel MiVoice MX-ONE is a modular platform with mobility, investment protection and flexibility among its hallmarks. However, the perception of a convoluted series of management and UC applications remains after the Aastra Mitel merger.
IBM continues to transition from its older GX appliances to the XGS Next Generation IPS appliances. Each line benefits from IBM’s unique Platform Analysis Module and IBM X-Force research, but IBM faces stiff competition from Cisco and McAfee.
Following its announced $3 billion investment in IoT, IBM launched new solutions, software capabilities, consulting services and a device security partnership with TI. IBM is rapidly ramping up efforts as it sees IoT as a major growth market.
Still focused on SMBs in the U.S., ShoreTel’s platform is now being adopted globally and by larger enterprises. The latest ShoreTel mobility release offers a much more complete mobile portfolio, and is now available for ShoreTel Sky users.
Tableau has rolled out a new version of its data visualization and discovery software, automating data quality, improving query performance and adding advanced calculations, all with the objective of keeping users “in the flow.”
The front-end tools market continues to thrive as Sencha merges two flagship app development tools into a unified platform in response to enterprise developers’ need to design, develop, and deploy mobile apps faster.
Building on its acquisition of ThreatGRID in 2014, Cisco has launched AMP for Threat Grid, a crowdsourced malware analysis and threat intelligence solution that stretches Cisco’s security portfolio across cloud, network and endpoint.
Brocade continues to build on its Effortless Networks strategy with a new access switch and Switch Port Extender, which competes with Cisco’s Instant Access. Switch Port Extender is only available on a subset of switches, reducing its impact.
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