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Updated: 5 hours 36 min ago
The takeaway from HP’s planned acquisition of Aruba is that exclusive partnerships leave other IT vendors vulnerable to disruption. IT is becoming a software-defined world and IT vendors can hedge against acquisitions with broad partnerships.
Key themes stemming from Mobile World Congress that will help move mobile and cloud initiatives forward include simplifying mobile app development/deployment through hybrid cloud, advanced front-end tools, and API and backend integration services.
Mobile World Congress was as busy as ever, with over 90,000 attendees. While there were few major announcements in the enterprise mobility and industrial IoT markets, keynotes, panels and vendor discussions provided insights into market evolution.
Microsoft continues to target the collaboration marketplace with Yammer’s cloud-centric solution bundled, yet not extensively integrated, within Office 365.
A showcasing of advanced data-driven, location-based mobile applications at Mobile World Congress aims to validate various vendors’ underlying platforms choices.
SAP is busy re-architecting its lightweight data discovery tool, Lumira, to operate less as a simple data discovery tool and more as a unifying analytical tool for its entire software portfolio, but this effort imposes short-term complexities.
SAS plies its engineering might with Visual Analytics, evolving to meet current market interest in the democratization of data with features targeting self-service analytics, mobility, and multi-channel deployment.
Tableau has strengthened its core value proposition of delivering not just data insights, but the effective communication of those insights with new storytelling tools and a broader mobile play. Yet, pressure from larger rivals remains a challenge.
Through the purchase of Aruba Networks, HP is adding a solid wireless anchor to its substantial portfolio of campus and enterprise networking. The only downside concerns other network vendors who partner with Aruba for their WLAN offerings.
Proofpoint has announced its plan to acquire Emerging Threats with the intent of creating a single solution capable of addressing the entire attack chain, combining threat protection and response with threat intelligence.
Through acquisition and an aggressive internal engineering effort, Qlik has moved beyond its initial role as market disruptor to embrace broader BI concerns surrounding not just discovery, but also reporting, governance, and management.
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