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Business Technology and Software
Date  Report
Apr 25
How will Huawei make good on its new goal of creating an intelligent world? We think the key lies in the company’s efforts at seamlessly combining a wide array of fit-for-purpose AI-savvy chips within a single composable environment.

Apr 25
Mitel’s acquisition by Searchlight Capital Partners frees Mitel from the regulatory overhead associated with a publicly traded company; however, this transaction is unlikely to offer any immediate technical advantages or improved market benefits.

Apr 24
Cisco’s Collaboration Summit 2018 messaging was dominated by Webex Teams, the new name for Cisco Spark; however, Cisco’s video-first strategy placed more of an emphasis on unified communications rather than the potential of team collaboration.

Apr 23
The Cloud Foundry Foundation, overseer of the industry’s prominent PaaS open software standard, showcased innovative app development projects during its annual conference as the highly competitive platform services space heats up.

Apr 18
The blockchain buzz is reaching peak ridiculousness as both startup and established vendors race to attach blockchain to anything and everything. However, it’s simply not suitable for network management.

Apr 11
New SaaS and virtualized versions of Tetration make the hybrid cloud server workload management product more easily consumable. While viable as a security solution, Cisco must do more to bolster its value proposition for security teams.

Apr 11
Secdo not only gives Palo Alto Networks the EDR technology needed to further differentiate versus its network-centric rivals, but it also provides a rich new source of endpoint forensics data to feed its nascent cloud-delivered security platform.

Apr 9
Rather than run the current race to build the first general purpose quantum computer, IT services powerhouse Atos is instead courting the attention of what might just matter the most, namely the hearts and minds of future quantum developers.

Apr 9
Edge computing will transform the deployment and consumption of data center resources as well as the type of workloads data centers support, but in order to succeed, IT equipment vendors need to develop transparent strategies and solution sets.

Apr 6
While staying true to its mobile-first strategy, Aruba is beginning its foray into artificial intelligence, machine learning, and smart workplaces that adapt to workers' needs. The vendor faces a tough challenge, however, in regard to integration.

Apr 6
VMware is focused on optimizing cloud resource usage and empowering developers with its latest additions to vRealize Suite, but to unlock the release’s full benefits VMware must clarify its developer message and portfolio.

Apr 6
Amazon executives used this week’s AWS Summit to make its case to enterprise developers for why its cloud strength provides the perfect backdrop to sophisticated app development, including ML, microservices/containers, and serverless computing.

Apr 5
RSA's additions to its NetWitness portfolio, including UEBA via the acquisition of Fortscale, keep pace with market innovation, but the Dell business unit is still trying to advance a complex strategy linking IAM and security operations.

Apr 4
Pivot3’s new ‘Cloud Edition on AWS’ solution represents an important milestone for Pivot3’s hybrid cloud enablement strategy. However, the new solution will initially support only backup and disaster recovery, and only for the AWS public cloud.

Apr 4
In integrating JATP, acquired via Cyphort last year, with its NGFW and security management systems, Juniper Networks seeks to build and market a unified platform. It's unclear whether the solution set's ease of use and efficacy can match rivals.

Apr 2
IBM Think was promoted as an event that would bring together the greatest minds in AI. So did IBM move the proverbial needle when it comes to AI? An emphasis on helping companies get started with AI signals a resounding “yes” to that question.

Mar 30
If Salesforce can act on the behemoth integration tasks ahead, including its MuleSoft integration platform and Lightning low-code platform throughout its portfolio, it will raise its level of competitive threat.

Mar 30
Edge computing promises to transform data centers and support diverse use cases. However, despite a growing range of solutions that include edge servers and HCI for edge locations, IT vendor success depends on making important strategic choices.

Mar 30
Plantronics’s acquisition of Polycom will result in an extensive portfolio of complementary endpoints and a bigger total addressable market; however, this is likely to result in more defensive strategies and increased rivalry among competitors.

Mar 30
The Q1 2018 IoT Watch from GlobalData’s IT Technology and Software team analyzes some of the latest IoT technology initiatives from across the industry, with a focus on global technology solutions providers and IoT-focused industry associations.

Mar 29
The Q1 2018 IoT Watch from GlobalData’s IT Technology and Software practice analyzes IoT innovations from across the industry, including the launch of new IoT business divisions and moves to establish IoT security standards.

Mar 29
VMware intends to add E8 Security's technology to Workspace One to better identify security events and automate responses. Strategically, the move helps VMware appeal to increasingly security-focused end-user computing technology buyers.

Mar 29
IBM’s private cloud story is presented as enabling modern application development, based on microservices inside the enterprise’s firewall, and enabled through IBM’s broad and mature portfolio of middleware and software.

Mar 29
Plantronics’s acquisition of Polycom will result in an extensive portfolio of complementary endpoints and a bigger total addressable market; however, this is likely to result in more defensive strategies and increased rivalry among competitors.

Mar 28
Aruba Networks announced its NetInsight AI-driven analytics cloud service, which collects and analyzes WiFi data and provides recommendations to optimize WiFi and quickly resolve issues. NetInsight is available today.

Mar 28
The era of unified communications appears to be coming to an end as vendors look to the next phase of its evolution. This report focuses on announcements and presentations made at Enterprise Connect 2018 in the context of digital transformation.

Mar 28
When it comes to swapping ones and zeros, quantum computing promises to outpace traditional processors in pure scale. Yet its true promise will play out when we learn how to invoke quantum phenomena in order to speed up artificial intelligence.

Mar 27
We surveyed enterprise IT customers about their SD-WAN plans and the response was clear. They are satisfied with their MPLS WAN but want to add lower cost, higher capacity WAN connections and use SD-WAN to reduce overhead and improve performance.

Mar 23
At its first annual Think Conference in Las Vegas this week, IBM unveiled a number of new capabilities and expanded partnerships, all centering around the importance of big data in supporting artificial intelligence (AI).

Mar 23
Dell EMCs Virtual Edge Platform 4600 offers some useful hardware acceleration capabilities for branch network functions virtualization, but by punting the software to partners, the platform is simply hardware in a commodity space.

Mar 22
VMware's multifaceted Spring update to Workspace One adds numerous new features, but AirLift, which enables Workspace One to run alongside SCCM, will be a significant accelerator in the vendor's effort to win new UEM deals.

Mar 22
Pulse Secure updated its Services Director with enterprise management features and an application analytics package that relies on Splunk for storage and retrieval. The new features take advantage of the company’s pooled licensing.

Mar 21
Conventional wisdom is that only Apple is making money in tablets, but Samsung has found a lucrative niche in the enterprise, and the Tab Active2 is well designed – and well supported – to exploit it.

Mar 21
Advancing on many fronts, Fortinet is improving portfolio integration, building on its hardware performance advantage, and adding compelling software features like SD-WAN. Overall, the vendor has never been more broadly competitive.

Mar 21
Branch routers—independent from branch firewalls—are often either a hold-over from what is becoming an old architecture or a provider-supplied appliance outside the control of IT. SD-WAN doesn’t augment branch routing, it replaces it.

Mar 21
Gluware Config Modeling imports existing configurations from network devices, creates a model, and automates and orchestrates changes throughout the network. Being multivendor makes it a good fit for enterprises or an acquisition target.

Mar 20
Micro Focus CEO and renowned operations guru Chris Hsu resigned after the vendor's operational struggles post spin-merge, but the change represents an opportunity to refocus strategically on product integrations that solve tough customer problems.

Mar 19
Domo remains as flamboyant as ever in both how it goes to market and how it approaches BI as a business operating system. Yet, new messaging and a technical focus on scale hint at a newfound maturity for the cloud-first analytics vendor from Utah.

Mar 16
The next wave of low-code platforms is receiving unprecedented attention for its ability to address DevOps digital transformation objectives, including speeding the process of app development, integrations, and automating workflow controls.

Mar 16
Domo remains as flamboyant as ever in its approach to BI as a business operating system. Yet, new go-to-market messaging and a technical focus on scale and management hint at a newfound maturity for the cloud-first analytics vendor from Utah.

Mar 15
Pivot3’s new Acuity X3 Series will help it support the HCI deployment requirements of SMBs and ROBOs, and target opportunities in the growing market for edge computing. Nevertheless, many of Pivot3’s larger rivals already offer a similar solution.

Mar 14
Progress entered a saturated market for chatbots with the release of NativeChat. Though not a game changer, with NativeChat Progress offers businesses a compelling entry to AI, and a springboard to adoption of additional cognitive solutions.

Mar 14
Low-Code Is the New Programming - Market Advisory Report
Cloud providers are offering low-code platforms to help enterprises quickly build applications which engage customers through access to high-value services including analytics, IoT, and big data.

Mar 14
Many organizations are looking to adopt some form of AI technology over the next year. These businesses must ensure that their AI solutions do not contain unintentional biases that are at odds with established corporate ethics policies.

Mar 12
Nutanix has announced its intention to acquire Minjar in a move that, if completed successfully, will give Nutanix new technology for managing the multicloud costs, as well as a team of employees experienced in working with leading public clouds.

Mar 9
Nutanix aims to boost sales and build its cloud enablement credentials with new partner incentives and expanded HCI software license options. However, it would benefit from a stronger message about the links between HCI and cloud enablement.

Mar 8
RingCentral combines contact center and team messaging as the Collaborative Contact Center. Persistent communications across agents, enterprise experts, and customers streamline issue resolution, while monitoring tools add real-time visibility.

Mar 8
Although additions to VMware Cloud Services and the expansion of VMware Cloud on AWS will strengthen the competitiveness of VMware’s hybrid cloud offerings, the appeal and benefits are likely to be restricted to existing vSphere users.

Mar 6
Salesforce has made Einstein Analytics more accessible by enabling users to work with data using natural language queries and chart type recommendations. Though not a game changer, the new capabilities improve ease of use for non-IT professionals.

Mar 5
Software reliability engineers (SREs) are playing an increasingly important role in DevOps initiatives where the success of the application lifecycle hinges on close collaborations between ops and developers.

Mar 5
Red Hat has enhanced the tools it provides for managing complex hybrid IT environments, which now include new IT automation capabilities. However, to maximize the market opportunity, Red Hat needs to elaborate on the full range of benefits offered.

Mar 5
Encrypted Traffic Analytics is a potentially revolutionary solution for inspecting encrypted network traffic without the need to decrypt packets. It may have significant competitive ramifications on the enterprise security appliance market.

Mar 2
The Internet of Things is not only changing how consumers interact with the world around them; it is also driving a tectonic shift in how companies process and analyze device data. Forget big data warehouses; the edge is where it’s at.

Mar 1
The partnership announced last week between IBM and Unity has implications that extend far beyond gaming; by exposing a larger audience to the capabilities of AI, the two companies are driving AI adoption in other areas as well.

Mar 1
The Queens release of OpenStack helps integrate the cloud platform with emerging technologies such as containers, NFV, edge computing and machine learning. But, the full impact of Queens depends on building momentum around its various initiatives.

Feb 28
Internet of Things adoption is certainly being driven by the promise of data and analytics at scale, but its ultimate feasibility still depends on something much more mundane, namely how efficiently it can move data across the network.

Feb 28
The $350 million acquisition not only enables Splunk to combine its big data and machine learning capabilities with Phantom's security orchestration offering, but also may be the first of several such acquisitions by SIEM vendors.

Feb 28
Updates to its flagship OS, Security Fabric integration framework, and partner program are important for Fortinet, but for the first time, the technology-centric vendor risks being out-innovated by its top rivals.

Feb 22
Google has struggled somewhat in the enterprise with OS fragmentation and security, so the creation of the Android Enterprise Recommended program is welcome. However, Google is fighting Samsung, which is pushing into the enterprise on its own.

Feb 21
Palo Alto Networks' software and hardware updates are geared around three key objectives – automation, innovation, and efficacy – but significant technical details may hint at underlying complexity and efficacy challenges.

Feb 21
Ruckus Networks launched its access points and modules supporting LTE for in-building use. It’s a novel approach to wireless networking with strong potential, but without a list of tested and validated products by Ruckus, the launch falls flat.

Feb 21
Many organizations are unsure of how to best incorporate AI to meet their industry-specific challenges – often because use case options are so varied. Mid-sized companies, in particular, should explore options offered by their telecom providers.

Feb 16
Juniper announced a number of new switches for the data center and campus. Juniper also expanded its NFX virtual services family with the NFX150 for small branch and remote offices.

Feb 16
Dell EMC’s new CI solution, VxBlock 1000, offers users increased scalability and flexibility compared with earlier VxBlocks, but Dell EMC will need to educate some customers about the advantages of VxBlock 1000 compared with HCI alternatives.

Feb 14
Oracle is addressing enterprises’ labor-intensive processes in customer support, chatbots, and integration via cognitive optimization enabled through cloud services.

Feb 14
Dell EMC’s VxBlock 1000 offering is effectively a composable infrastructure solution that allows users to choose from a range of storage and server options, and provides simpler management and improved scalability compared with earlier VxBlocks.

Feb 9
At Engage 2018 Avaya showed its willingness to utilize some of its unlevered free cash, post-Chapter 11, to optimize and grow its business by acquiring Spoken; however, the vendor still needs to rationalize and simplify its as-a-Service portfolio.

Feb 8
Already predictive analytics and AI are coming together to solve big data quality problems. Now Sisense is adding its own innovative twist to this mix, applying advanced design and visualization concepts to the task of data preparation.

Feb 8
Check Point's effort to build a broad, cloud-centric solution set under the new CloudGuard brand is admirable, but it is late to the crowded CASB segment, and a rebranded vSEC solution doesn't reduce its inherent complexity.

Feb 8
RapidMiner has introduced Auto Model, a new tool for RapidMiner Studio, which speeds the creation of predictive data models through the application of machine learning itself, but the biggest improvements target basic lifecycle requirements.

Feb 8
The Aerohive Atom is a small, dual-radio, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac wireless access device that plugs into a standard U.S. outlet and can connect to an Aerohive network via either wireless mesh or an Ethernet connection.

Feb 7
Palo Alto Networks' latest updates increase usability of its virtual appliances and increase its competitiveness in cloud workload security, but the vendor's strategy to appeal to cloud app architects while shortchanging DevOps is a curious one.

Feb 6
Fortinet's pair of high-end edge network NGFWs not only debut a more powerful processor architecture, but also boost encrypted traffic inspection performance well beyond what its competitors can offer in a single appliance.

Feb 2
The new Cisco Container Platform enforces Cisco’s multi-cloud strategy by offering customers a consistent way of running containers across both on-premises environments and public clouds, although initial use will be limited to Google’s Cloud.

Feb 1
By acquiring CoreOS, Red Hat deepened its role as a leading player in the growing container services market, helping to automate DevOps’ task in packaging, managing, and deploying modern enterprise applications.

Feb 1
Artificial intelligence and machine learning are making their way into networking and network management products, but before you buy, there are some critical questions that need to be answered.

Jan 31
Underscoring its inclination toward specialization, SAS has introduced SAS Visual Text Analytics, a new solution geared toward the analysis of unstructured text with features including sentiment analysis, text mining, and contextual extraction.

Jan 31
GlobalData’s recent survey reveals that the promise of new capabilities and the ability to improve the customer experience are the top benefits driving artificial intelligence adoption.

Jan 30
Cisco announced its Network Assurance Engine is expanding its intent-based networking by closing the cycle between the intended network and the actual network. Network Assurance Engine also streamlines troubleshooting and monitoring.

Jan 30
Cisco’s DNA Center Assurance offers deep insights into the campus network with contextually relevant event and network state correlation and forms a foundation for Cisco to build broader automation capabilities into DNA Center.

Jan 30
Wireless vendor Mist Systems’ new Virtual Network Assistance relies on diverse data collection and artificial intelligence to make sense from a chaos of network generated data.

Jan 29
Demand for agile web, mobile, and IoT app development platforms prompted IBM to expand its Mendix partnership, ultimately enabling enterprises to access IBM Cloud’s advanced platform services including Watson IoT and AI more easily.

Jan 26
Check Point's trio of fifth-generation management appliances are faster and store more data while easing policy management via a single interface, but lack innovation in a time when rivals are beginning to transition management to the cloud.

Jan 26
Enhancements to the HyperFlex HCI solution will significantly boost Cisco’s ability to target enterprises requiring a platform for multi-cloud deployments and on-premises container management, but Cisco faces rising competition in this market segment.

Jan 25
The surprise launch of Chronicle, Alphabet's new cybersecurity spinout, proves the huge innovation opportunity in security analytics and threat detection. Can the vendor audaciously find a solution to a problem that has eluded an entire industry?

Jan 25
With its acquisition of Skyport, Cisco aims to add enhanced workload security capabilities to its HCI portfolio to support enterprise hybrid cloud initiatives. However, Cisco needs a plan for integrating and commercializing Skyport’s technology.

Jan 24
In rebranding and revamping its LightCyber behavioral analytics acquisition, Palo Alto Networks says Magnifier can prevent cyberattacks, but it requires a sizable commitment to the vendor's ecosystem and lacks necessary third-party integration.

Jan 23
Sky Enterprise, Juniper's new SaaS-based network device management service, doesn't fully replace its management appliances, but shows competitors that it intends to compete on ease of deployment and management and is making measureable progress.

Jan 23
Network function virtualization and technologies like SD-WAN are compelling by themselves, but there’s something more that enterprises want that no one is addressing.

Jan 18
With a trio of new cloud offerings, Palo Alto Networks is poised to disrupt the status quo in network security, security logging, and even how security products are purchased and deployed, if it can answer questions about execution and ROI.

Jan 18
The cloud era’s evolving app development technologies have presented new competitive opportunities for IT market leaders to help enterprises orchestrate the entire application and platform ecosystem of technologies across the entire lifecycle.

Jan 18
MicroStrategy promoted a new analytics platform release (version 10.10) at its annual customer event in Las Vegas, emphasizing the opportunities inherent in blending insight with governance across user, department and company.

Jan 18
Google hopes to widen the adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities, specifically machine learning (ML), through the introduction of AutoML, a drag-and-drop ML data modelling tool specific to the problem of image recognition.

Jan 17
WatchGuard's purchase of Percipient Networks adds DNS-layer filtering to its cloud-based security services, future-proofing its strategy to move beyond the midmarket to pursue more Fortune 2000 customers.

Jan 12
Enterprise buyers looking to simplify their data integration woes through centralization are missing the value inherent in diversity, namely the opportunity hidden within the metadata shared across disparate cloud and premises data stores.

Jan 5
Following a year of significant progress in innovations supporting microservices and serverless architectures, attention to operational deployment needs will be the dominant theme among application platforms vendors in 2018.

Jan 3
Amidst its 50 qubit quantum leap, IBM makes a call to action among the best and brightest of computational minds to design intelligent apps running atop the IBM Cloud.

Dec 22 2017
New app development technologies in a cloud era have created a significant competitive opportunity for IT market leaders to help enterprises orchestrate the whole application and platform ecosystem of technologies across the entire lifecycle.

Dec 22 2017
Our top predictions for 2018 tackle enterprise challenges including the ever-growing use of public cloud computing, the need to manage disparate cloud platforms, and a desire to reinvent DevOps for continuous integration and delivery.

Dec 22 2017
In 2017 the enterprise data and analytics vendor community emphasized opportunity. In the coming year we expect to see a shift towards quality, solving problems such as data governance, and putting AI to work within tactical business workflows.

Dec 21 2017
Magic Leap, the secretive AR company in Florida with a $6 billion valuation, finally revealed details of the Magic Leap One Creator’s Edition: AR goggles, a wearable computing module, and a controller. Developers will be able to buy one in 2018.

Dec 21 2017
Trend Micro's success is due to its laser-focus on providing the best security solution for endpoints and the evolving hybrid data center, but its recently expanded ambitions may threaten the strength of purpose that has long been its strength.

Dec 20 2017
The IoT market is presenting broader opportunities among IT leaders in the form of innovative development, security, streaming analytics and open source IoT operating system, all dispensed via cloud offerings.

Dec 19 2017
In 2018, data center technology vendors will, through partnerships and new solutions, target the need for hybrid, and increasingly distributed and intelligent IT environments, along with simpler ways of procuring, deploying and consuming IT.

Dec 19 2017
The team collaboration platform market is increasingly competitive, with each vendor having their own strengths, drawbacks and roadmap. This report explores two of the leading platforms: Cisco Spark and Microsoft Teams.

Dec 13 2017
Juniper Networks has announced a new 80 Gbps 1U NGFW, a malware-detection appliance, and new adaptive policy-management in Junos Space Security Director. The move aims to jumpstart competitive momentum in enterprise security.

Dec 13 2017
New calling capabilities in Teams confirm Microsoft’s ability to deliver against its published roadmap; however, with its limited subset, Microsoft Teams is unlikely to be considered a viable enterprise communications platform until late 2018.

Dec 12 2017
In 2018, the data center technology market will be shaped by a growing focus on hybrid cloud, hyperconvergence and the edge, but data center transformation will often be gradual, thanks to legacy processes and a maze of options facing enterprises.

Dec 8 2017
It’s almost 2018 and SD-WAN and campus automation will be driving factors in enterprise product selection, with vendors bringing differentiated products to market. SD-WAN is poised to rocket while campus automation will be a slow burn.

Dec 8 2017
While the application platforms vendor community made significant progress in innovations supporting microservices and serverless architectures in 2017, attention to operational deployment needs will result in significant advancements in 2018.

Dec 8 2017
HPE has done much to strengthen the narratives about its recent acquisitions and their relationship with its wider strategy, but it now needs to build awareness of new brands such as OneSphere and GreenLake, and to address apparent overlaps.

Dec 7 2017
Market segment disruption will be the overarching theme of 2018 in enterprise security as security for and from the cloud gains momentum, and integration becomes a differentiator. Also, Cisco and BlackBerry are poised for success.

Dec 7 2017
Qualcomm and Microsoft showed off Snapdragon-based Windows 10 PCs from Asus and HP, positioning them as offering constant connectivity and days of battery life. However, LTE pricing and performance when running x86 apps remain open questions.

Dec 7 2017
Here’s what we’ve learned from this week’s computer chess smackdown where Google’s AlphaZero, after just four hours of training, decidedly trounced the highest rated chess engine in the world, Stockfish. Spoiler alert: it’s all about the TPUs.

Dec 6 2017
In 2017, the enterprise data and analytics vendor community emphasized opportunity, but the coming year will reveal a shift in focus towards quality, solving problems such as data governance, and putting AI to work within business workflows.

Dec 6 2017
Aerohive is attempting to attract customers with branch offices by adding an SD-WAN product to its cloud and on-premises managed LAN and WLAN product sets. It should increase stickiness with its customers and open opportunities for new ones.

Dec 6 2017
VMware tightened integration between its virtual networking stack, NSX, and Pivotal Cloud Foundry with integration for NSX-T 2.1. The integration streamlines workflows for administrators and developers alike.

Dec 6 2017
Our predictions for collaboration and communications in 2018 are based on the overarching trend of the “consumerization of IT”. In this report, we look at the shifts and triggers in the market that will shape the next 12 months.

Dec 6 2017
To ensure the continued success of the OpenStack platform, the OpenStack community needs to demonstrate momentum around several new initiatives announced in Sydney, including a focus on improved support for containers and edge environments.

Dec 6 2017
Mobile app platforms are beginning to serve broader, modern app development agendas. We name IBM and Kony as leaders in executing innovative strategies in response to this trend.

Dec 5 2017
Outgoing HPE CEO, Meg Whitman, has encouraged new CEO, Antonio Negi, to be bold and take risks. Under his leadership HPE will strengthen its focus on IoT, the edge and intelligent IT and even plans to extend edge connectivity to outer space.

Dec 1 2017
The integration of new PowerEdge servers with Dell EMC’s HCI solutions boosts their ability to support mission-critical applications within core data centers, but Dell EMC’s HCI business is vulnerable to a change in its relationship with Nutanix.

Nov 29 2017
Microsoft is creating a new API that will make location services a native component of the Azure platform, which will bolster the company’s IoT efforts, but a slow rollout and incomplete partner gallery indicates intent rather than execution.

Nov 28 2017
This month’s OpenStack Summit highlighted concerns about the cloud infrastructure’s limitations and inability to interoperate with necessary technologies to support operational requirements.

Nov 28 2017
HPE’s new SaaS-based multi-cloud management solution, OneSphere, will simplify the deployment and management of cloud resources for IT ops teams and developers, but the vendor may need to manage confusion related to its evolving cloud strategy.

Nov 28 2017
Trend Micro's acquisition of Immunio is a forward-leaning move that positions the vendor to take a leading role in pre-runtime DevOps security, but its move into software security testing must be carefully managed to avoid being a distraction.

Nov 28 2017
Despite a late entry into the CASB segment, McAfee's acquisition of Skyhigh Networks strengthens both its cloud security and DLP capabilities and presents more market opportunities as the vendor develops its portfolio beyond endpoint security.

Nov 27 2017
VeloCloud promises ‘Outcome-Driven Networking’ but falls a tad short, with gaps in self-learning occurring in the branch. However, new features such as segments and distributed service insertion are a big step forward for the product.

Nov 17 2017
Red Hat’s newest cloud services supports operational requirements necessary for different types of apps now able to run on the platform, from net new mobile, big data, and analytics to lift and shift of traditional apps.

Nov 17 2017
Apple has more than 1 billion active devices in the world, a successful ePayment service and a Business Chat service currently in the hands of its developers. Will Apple become a new disruptive force to help businesses service their customers?

Nov 15 2017
Salesforce and its rivals including IBM and Red Hat are rolling out similar cloud services in the form of DevOps automation, management, and configuration, recognizing the industry is moving into the next phase of cloud development.

Nov 15 2017
Ruckus Wireless has announced its new ICX7650 small core and access switch family, offering 24 ports of multi-gigabit Ethernet and 90 watts of PoE per port. The new family would fit well in an existing Ruckus switch deployment.

Nov 14 2017
IBM will focus key 2018 cloud initiatives on new services, tools, and architectures which support cloud-native paradigms that meet DevOps’ requirements for automation and infrastructure abstraction in their quest for CICD.

Nov 10 2017
Salesforce’s power-to-the-people moto is backed by portfolio-wide rebranding with its most cherished brand, Force, renamed Lightning – illustrating UX and its ability to meet coders and non-coders alike while addressing modern app development needs.

Nov 9 2017
The newly independent McAfee has made impressive strides recently in a variety of areas, but it must overcome its technical and go-to-market dependence on the endpoint to realize its potential as a broadly competitive force in enterprise security.

Nov 8 2017
After years of competitive struggles, TippingPoint is a threat to rivals once again, thanks to a pair of new 40 Gbps IPS appliances that offer URL filtering, sandbox integration, flexible licensing, and delivered in a form factor as small as 1U.

Nov 7 2017
SUSE’s new application platform builds on its DevOps technology acquisition from HPE last year, aimed at helping SUSE leverage its OpenStack relationships and move up the cloud stack.

Nov 3 2017
IBM Cloud Private is a hybrid cloud play with an emphasis on equipping developers with tools and capabilities for managing applications in multi-cloud contexts, but IBM needs a bolder and more joined-up approach to marketing its cloud solutions.

Nov 3 2017
Cisco Spark Assistant will add previously previewed features to its Spark service, bringing credibility to Cisco’s strategy of adding artificial intelligence to its portfolio; however, initial functionality may seem somewhat gimmicky.

Nov 3 2017
IBM Cloud Private is a hybrid cloud play with an emphasis on equipping developers with tools and capabilities for deploying and managing applications in multi-cloud contexts, but IBM will face strong competition in this segment from a host rivals.

Nov 2 2017
VMware has announced its intention to acquire SD-WAN vendor VeloCloud. The move expands VMware’s ability to integrate networking wherever workloads reside and apply a seamless, consistent policy. The acquisition increases competition with Cisco.

Nov 2 2017
Several cloud security updates from Cisco show the vendor's effort to position itself as the dominant vendor in enterprise cloud security, but a closer look shows an immature portfolio that lacks integration and a key capability offered by rivals.

Nov 1 2017
By fully integrating its Identity Manager product into AirWatch, VMware has eased the process of enabling AirWatch customers to deploy Workspace One, which has seen tepid adoption beyond VMware's largest customers.

Oct 31 2017
Key themes of the 2017 Open Source Summit Europe included the continued ascendency of Kubernetes, which has fast become the most popular container management platform, and the support Kubernetes is receiving from vendors like Microsoft and Docker.

Oct 27 2017
Micro Focus may not yet be a well-known vendor on the enterprise cybersecurity landscape, but its size and a strategy centering on the use of analytics to secure users, data, and applications may position it to be a long-term competitive force.


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