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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.
HP added a new Threat DV module for its NGIPS that combines IP reputation with over 1,000 malware filters used in IDS mode to monitor for malware variants. HP is also challenging Cisco’s Sourcefire dominance in federal government IPS sales.
With Qlik Sense Desktop steadily gaining in functionality, Qlik is now in possession of a much more formidable user experience that both takes advantage of and reinvigorates the company’s well-established QlikView analytics engine.
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 market transitions with features targeting self-service analytics, cloud-savvy and multi-channel deployment, as well as the overall democratization of data.
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.
HP and Avaya are teaming up to extend Avaya’s UCC and contact center services via HP’s cloud infrastructure. The move benefits both companies, but there are risks and challenges that will need to be addressed.
IBM has continued its forward momentum as a leader in the SOA space by updating IBM WebSphere software through platform services that simplify enterprise application development via self-service middleware and cloud elasticity.
VMworld 2014 reaffirmed VMware’s commitment to all things software and relegated physical networking to an unimportant role. That is a big gaffe for a company that does not make many mistakes. If I’m wrong, VMware needs to change its messaging.
An emerging group of platform services start-ups emphasizing the Rapid Application Development methodology are catching the eye of cloud leaders looking for ways to differentiate and address enterprise developer/deployment pain-points.
Aspect Software’s latest customer care release - Unified IP 7.3 or Mako Shark – will enhance scalability, improve TCO via server reductions and extend the company’s already strong outbound regulatory compliance capabilities for mobile users.
Extreme Networks continues to integrate Enterasys’ products and is getting high profile wins raising awareness in the market. The company faces stiff competition from more diverse competitors that can offer broader solutions.
Jive’s Summer release offers significant improvements as the vendor continues to integrate, innovate, and partner in the marketplace; however, some organizations may favor a simple, unified, and cohesive solution from a single vendor.
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