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Business Technology and Software
Date  Report
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.

Oct 26 2017
Digital home assistants like Google Home Mini owe users much more than privacy; if they are to be truly trusted, they must also explain how they think and how they make decisions. The problem is that AI may not be able to provide any answers.

Oct 26 2017
Symantec's rebranded endpoint family offers an innovative single agent for antimalware, EDR, application isolation, and even deception, but with multiple servers/consoles and a mobile offering tacked on, it falls short as an integrated solution.

Oct 26 2017
A new Cisco-Google alliance will enhance both companies’ ability to offer hybrid cloud solutions to enterprises and advance the use of Kubernetes for container orchestration, but AWS could yet thwart Google’s bid for hybrid cloud supremacy.

Oct 25 2017
Sophos has added application traffic discovery and control to its midmarket XG NGFW line. This, plus uniquely tight endpoint integration, new hardware, and a recently revamped management GUI, makes Sophos increasingly compelling to the midmarket.

Oct 25 2017
By prominently featuring Kubernetes at the center of its Azure Container Service, Microsoft solidifies a container strategy that directly threatens public cloud rival AWS.

Oct 24 2017
BroadSoft’s existing relationships with around 450 global service providers bolster Cisco with new growth opportunities in the service provider segment; however, overlap exists in both vendors’ portfolios and consolidation is expected over time.

Oct 19 2017
By integrating their respective SPIFs, DXL and pxGrid, McAfee and Cisco Systems have not only inked their first formal technology partnership, but also enabled customers to achieve unified, bidirectional network-endpoint security interoperability.

Oct 19 2017
Artificial intelligence is an incredibly powerful tool, capable of predicting the future; but whether you’re predicting the weather or optimizing a delivery route, AI lives or dies according to the humans within whose care it finds itself.

Oct 18 2017
Instana, a startup built by a group of APM vets, is taking on the competitive DevOps market segment by addressing key pain points, including the need for multi-language support and minimal configuration setup.

Oct 18 2017
Huawei launched its flagship Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro smartphones with an emphasis on AI, custom silicon, and imaging capabilities. The Mate 10 Pro should make some inroads in Europe and be a big hit in China. No U.S. distribution was listed.

Oct 17 2017
The transformation of NetApp’s business away from traditional storage and towards solutions that help enterprises manage and capitalize on data has resulted in an expansive set of brands that require careful marketing and management.

Oct 17 2017
Alongside the rollout of its blockchain strategy this week, IBM’s professional group, GTS, announced two new cloud services aimed at helping enterprise IT operators migrate and deploy workloads from the data center into a hybrid cloud environment.

Oct 17 2017
After absorbing HPE's software assets, Micro Focus instantly became one of the largest enterprise security software vendors. Its security strategy includes improving ArcSight and integrating it with its diverse portfolio, and growing even bigger.

Oct 13 2017
Cisco has improved its ACI capabilities with multi-site management and Kubernetes integration for consistent workload policies. Its security enhancements, leading to more granular policy enforcement, are important for all enterprises.

Oct 13 2017
At its 10th annual user conference, modern BI leader Tableau unveiled a means by which customers can embed business processes within the Tableau interface, effectively upending commonly accepted ideas about the role of analytics in business.

Oct 11 2017
At its 10th annual user conference, Tableau announced the greatly anticipated beta of a new, in-memory data processing engine, promising both performance improvements and a seamless upgrade path for customers seeking large scale deployments.

Oct 11 2017
Industry jargon obfuscates much more than it communicates. Shouldn’t collaboration and communication vendors resist jargon and focus on how technology can be a strategic asset that helps organizations meet their business objectives?

Oct 9 2017
Microsoft Teams will eventually replace Skype for Business as the primary client for intelligent communications in Office 365; however, without further rationalization, users may struggle to decide which tool is best for collaboration.

Oct 9 2017
Oracle may be late to the cloud party, but its core integration and API platform serves as a strong foundation for its modern app development plans.

Oct 6 2017
At its annual Oracle OpenWorld, Oracle made several enhancements to its Cloud Platform presenting enterprise developers with new opportunities around blockchain, mobility, and serverless computing via integration and API management innovations.

Oct 4 2017
The release of Forcepoint NGFW 6.3 serves to further disentangle the product from former owner McAfee, but offers little in the way of new functionality that isn't merely catching up on features already offered by competitors.

Oct 4 2017
At its annual user conference, Oracle introduced a series of comprehensive investments in AI spanning both operations and business requirements with mobile chatbots, AI-infused LoB apps and a full set of AI cloud platform services.

Oct 2 2017
Application platform vendors are emphasizing a complete cloud stack through an end-to-end solution set which addresses intelligent, enterprise-grade applications and a broader role for operations and LoB users.

Sep 29 2017
Just ahead of JavaOne, Oracle’s long-awaited Java 9 and Java EE 8 releases include key cloud and microservices updates alongside a revamped update cycle involving the open source community.

Sep 29 2017
Enterprise IoT technology providers, in response to customer concerns over IoT costs and complexity, are taking matters into their own hands, creating prebuilt solutions specific to discrete IoT use cases and simplifying development processes.

Sep 29 2017
NetApp Insight 2017: Solution Announcements Will Reinforce Strategy Success and Further Fuel Takeover Rumors

Sep 29 2017
Dell EMC has broadened its support for Microsoft data center environments with updates to its cloud, server and hyperconverged infrastructure offerings, but the decision to combine them in a single announcement potentially weakens their impact.

Sep 29 2017
SAP is combining its PaaS and business apps strengths, enhanced through cognitive intelligence and presented to enterprises as solutions. The analytics innovations, along with RAD tools, are being fulfilled via partner technologies.

Sep 29 2017
To succeed with its plan to target industrial IoT growth opportunities, newly formed Hitachi Vantara must assert its core differentiators, including its extensive OT experience, “co-creation” approach and revamped Lumada IoT software.

Sep 28 2017
Equifax, like many companies before, made mistakes that resulted in a high-profile data breach, but it has arguably received more scrutiny for its fumbled breach response. Here are three somewhat counterintuitive ways it could have been better.

Sep 27 2017
During its annual SAP TechEd event in Las Vegas, SAP announced a new product and made several enhancements to its analytics portfolio with the intent of unifying hybrid cloud/premises analytics workloads and embracing disparate data sources.

Sep 22 2017
Cisco’s Intersight offers users a more intuitive way of running server infrastructure compared with existing management tools, but many of its most useful ML-based capabilities won't be available until FY 2019 or FY 2020, limiting its short-term impact.

Sep 22 2017
While the industry continues to talk up the CBRS opportunity, it’s clear that priority access licenses (a major CBRS innovation and selling point over unlicensed spectrum) won’t be available for some time. What does that mean for the band?

Sep 21 2017
Hitachi Vantara’s Smart Data Center offers a holistic approach to managing IT by utilizing both predictive analytics and IoT, but Hitachi faces the challenge of communicating a new brand and the need to raise its data center solutions profile.

Sep 21 2017
Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise launched its Stellar WLAN offering along with unified wired and wireless management with the OmniVista 2500 Network Management System. ALE can lead with either Stellar or Aruba, but should focus on its own product.

Sep 21 2017
Facebook is turning its focus on the business market; however, despite having around 14,000 companies around the globe using Workplace, Facebook still has a few areas that it needs to improve before it can be considered a viable commercial tool.

Sep 21 2017
Hitachi Vantara’s new converged infrastructure systems offer a simpler and more efficient way of managing IT infrastructure, while supporting the company’s industrial IoT strategy, but the new brand and strategy must be carefully communicated.

Sep 20 2017
Arista launched its Any Cloud Platform, which is its vEOS virtual router managed by CloudVision and can run in cloud services like AWS and Microsoft Azure as well as virtual servers from KVM, VMware, and soon, Microsoft.

Sep 19 2017
What does Microsoft need to do to win in collaboration and communications? Consolidate and rationalize Office 365 to avoid the chaos of having too much choice in its service. Only then will Microsoft start delivering on its productivity promises.

Sep 18 2017
SD-branch is more than an extension of SD-WAN or multi-function branch-in-a-box of years past. SD-branch encompasses the virtual environment, lifecycle management, and workflows for customers to optimize branch office software and services.

Sep 15 2017
Extreme laid out its integration roadmap involving the Fabric Connect and Fabric Attach technology acquired from Avaya. It’s an ambitious plan. This expanded report provides more details and analysis.

Sep 15 2017
The VMware-IBM collaboration will deliver new hybrid cloud services and capabilities to customers, while increasing the competitiveness of their offering relative to alternatives, but the partners have failed to specify a deployment timeframe.

Sep 14 2017
Application platform providers have big plans for the IoT market segment, playing a crucial role in the ecosystem alongside partners that need core integration and messaging platforms.

Sep 13 2017
Extreme laid out its integration roadmap involving the Fabric Connect and Fabric Attach technology acquired from Avaya, starting with integration with Extreme Management and extending Fabric Attach to EXOS and its 3900 AP. It’s an ambitious plan.

Sep 13 2017
Despite the hype, artificial intelligence currently helps people to do their jobs better rather than providing meaningful insights, but many organizations will need to re-platform to take advantage of such augmented collaboration.

Sep 12 2017
Partnerships with HyTrust, Veeam and Liquidware will bring new capabilities to Pivot3’s hyper-converged infrastructure platform, enhancing its utility and competitiveness, but Pivot3 will continue to face a tough and increasingly busy market.

Sep 8 2017
OnApp has entered the hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) market with an appliance that is differentiated by built-in private and hybrid cloud management capabilities, but the new solution will have to compete against multiple HCI heavyweights.

Sep 7 2017
Microsoft has moved to further container adoption via built-in image support for ASP.NET, now available on Linux.

Sep 6 2017
VMware’s messaging from VMworld 2017 was very much about signaling its plans to manage enterprise workloads wherever they may reside. However, much of the product features are roadmap items showing VMware’s aspirations.

Sep 6 2017
Facebook is going to monetize its WhatsApp acquisition by charging businesses for tools to better communicate with customers. Prepare for increased rivalry and decreased profit potential in the collaboration and communications market.

Sep 6 2017
At its annual Connect conference, Huawei set down its plan to become one of the five dominant public cloud platform providers, but it intends to do so in a fairly unorthodox manner.

Sep 5 2017
At its annual customer event, Huawei unveiled a new cloud artificial intelligence initiative that, while light on details and lacking in packaged solutions, will allow the company to make hay using its expertise in hardware.

Sep 5 2017
Virtualization giant VMware demonstrated its might in addressing what’s become a key barrier of adoption: moving containerized apps into production. Now the question remains whether it can grasp equally important emerging DevOps issues.

Sep 1 2017
Juniper's purchase of Cyphort accelerates its use of machine learning to identify never-before-seen threats from the web. Cyphort's heavy on-premises footprint and laborious configuration and management, however, are major drawbacks.

Sep 1 2017
Oracle updated its IoT Cloud PaaS, adding a new digital twin capability, self-training AI models, supply chain integration services; the vendor also rolled out new pre-built IoT apps, amplifying its commitment to solutions over raw technologies.

Sep 1 2017
With the launch of VMware Cloud on AWS, VMware and Amazon plan to dominate the hybrid cloud solutions market, but the duo must deal with Microsoft’s ‘VMware-killer’ Azure Stack offering, which will run on technology from VMware parent Dell EMC.

Aug 31 2017
Digital assistants like Microsoft Cortana and Amazon Alexa are a lot like people in that they are the most interesting and useful when they specialize, and when they become experts in a given field such as human resources.

Aug 31 2017
The launch of several new and updated solutions to support data center modernization efforts reflects VMware’s holistic approach to addressing the changing needs of enterprise IT, but their relevance may be lost in this combined announcement.

Aug 30 2017
VMware's VMworld 2017 announcements highlight the vendor's effort to extend its lead in unified endpoint management as well as extend its position into business analytics and endpoint compliance management.

Aug 30 2017
The new joint VMware, Google, and Pivotal container service eases infrastructure configuration requirements, which have delayed adoption, leveraging VMware’s core competencies. Overall, however, it lacks a DevOps technology roadmap.

Aug 30 2017
Jive’s new owner, Aurea, has a history of restructuring for profitability and long-term success; however, the divestment of Jive-x removes much of the potential Aurea inherited with Jive’s customer engagement portfolio.

Aug 30 2017
Nutanix’s Enterprise Cloud OS software and its strategic alliance with Google represent a strong bid for market share in the hybrid cloud solutions market, but Nutanix and Google must both now build momentum and credibility for their strategy.

Aug 29 2017
With the launch of VMware Cloud on AWS, VMware and Amazon will be able to tap growing enterprise demand for hybrid cloud solutions, but the partners need to move quickly to build momentum and credibility for their new solution in a busy market.

Aug 29 2017
The acquisition of RedOwl will give Forcepoint a behavioral analytics capability not only to bolster its insider threat detection offerings, but also to serve as the analytics engine for the rest of its product portfolio.

Aug 24 2017
Building on a two-year cloud partnership, Red Hat is bringing Microsoft Azure and SQL Server into the fold of its managed hybrid cloud via OpenShift container service and RHEL.

Aug 23 2017
While VMware AirWatch gets to promote itself as the first UEM vendor capable of full Chromebook device management, its first-mover advantage likely won't last long, and the technical and cost details may dissuade key target customer segments.

Aug 22 2017
Gluware, relaunched from Glue Networks, now offers a multi-vendor network automation and orchestration suite that aims to provide a feature-complete out-of-the-box experience. It’s a tall order, but if successful, it could change IT networking.

Aug 22 2017
Google’s Chrome Enterprise OS launched today with links to Active Directory and AirWatch and covering Chrome and Android devices. The proposition could disintermediate network operators that offer enterprise mobility, and later IoT, services.

Aug 21 2017
Although Cisco’s predicted acquisition of Springpath is unlikely to create immediate benefits for Cisco’s rapidly growing HyperFlex business, full ownership of Spingpath’s software platform may open up future product development opportunities.

Aug 16 2017
Red Hat’s latest set of development tools is focused on integration with its JBoss products and support for Kompose, but details around other key Java EE and microservices capabilities are hazy.

Aug 16 2017
IBM's surprise decision to exit the intrusion prevention appliance market and endorse former rival Cisco is not only an admission of its failed move to bolster the XGS line via QRadar, but also its waning focus on traditional network security.

Aug 11 2017
Community projects looking to apply more agility to the Java EE space play increasingly important role. Look for more vendor collaboration during upcoming fall conferences.

Aug 10 2017
Tableau has acquired natural language processing startup ClearGraph. The deal will give Tableau control over technology specific to an important emerging market trend, but also creates integration and rationalization issues for the company.

Aug 8 2017
Lightweight middleware technologies have paved the way not only for platform services to support continuous and distributed apps, but also for SOA's reinvention as a more fine-grained, componentized set of microservices.

Aug 8 2017
Avaya has filed a plan support agreement aiming to reduce its $6.3 billion Chapter 11 debt by more than $3 billion; however, the plan still needs permission from the court, and preliminary Q3 2017 results indicate continued financial difficulties.

Aug 7 2017
Lumina Networks launched its company with people and software assets from Brocade’s SDN software suite. The new company, funded with $10 million, comes with 200 customers, a focus on service provider clients, and a high-touch approach.

Aug 4 2017
Deceptive threat detection solutions identify and thwart the attacks that elude other enterprise security systems. It's a diverse, emerging market, but one that may eventually be absorbed by larger vendors with broad security solutions.

Aug 3 2017
Quantifying human interactions in HR has been met with some skepticism by employees and employers alike, but AI-infused chatbots are changing that by serving as a scalable, adaptive, and trustworthy HR spokesperson.

Aug 2 2017
FortiCloud 3.2 will enable full management of low-end FortiGate devices, increasing ease of deployment, configuration, and ongoing management for SMBs and MSSPs, but offers little to enterprises that increasingly also want cloud-based management.

Aug 2 2017
Looker’s most recent update to its BI platform sustains the vendor’s rapid pace of innovation, with a focus on handling data pipeline issues at scale using new data caching, customizable report scheduling, and time zone support capabilities.

Aug 1 2017
Microsoft has made a series of compelling moves as of late, embracing cloud standards, courting developers and previewing a new container service, part of an effort to position its platform services as more usable than AWS.

Jul 28 2017
Mitel’s definitive agreement to acquire ShoreTel gives the vendor a broader portfolio and a new CPaaS platform to help it address the digital transformation trend; however, Mitel still faces difficult competition in a volatile, crowded market.

Jul 27 2017
Although Microsoft has announced that Azure Stack-powered appliances from key manufacturer partners are now available for pre-ordering, Microsoft must address enduring concerns about its hybrid cloud offering while navigating rising competition.

Jul 26 2017
With workers screening out distractions with their personal headphones and noisy workplaces accounting for as much as 86 minutes of lost personal productivity a day, soundscaping in open-plan offices may become the new sound of silence.

Jul 26 2017
McAfee's new OpenDXL.com community website creates a long-awaited single, user-friendly hub to build a community around its nascent OpenDXL SPIF. But a website alone won't foster OpenDXL participation or match Cisco's more mature pxGrid community.

Jul 25 2017
Despite perceived slow uptake and minimal awareness, VMware's End-User Computing group is positioning itself as both visionary and strategic, winning the largest deals because it solves IT's most complex business enablement problems.


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