Posts Tagged ‘Cisco’
Analyst firm Gartner is reporting worldwide server shipments increased a scant 2.1 percent, but revenues declined 4.5 percent. Demand is strong, but value is evaporating for the basic building blocks of data centers.
IBM is reportedly looking to unload its software-defined networking technology unit following the sale of its x86 server unit to Lenovo. The sale, if it comes to fruition, reveals more about the future of IBM and the larger IT marketplace.
Fortinet released a dozen products and new messaging: “Connected UTM,” which describes its portfolio as a security platform. Fortinet’s new message is intended to differentiate its products amid an increasingly competitive field of vendors.
In his keynote address at the Consumer Electronics Show, Cisco CEO John Chambers says the Internet of Things could be a $19 trillion opportunity and the “most exciting” transition in the Internet thus far. The bigger question: Where exactly is this opportunity?
FireEye, already considered a disruptive force in the security segment, made a bold move buying forensics specialist Mandiant to bolster its advanced persistent threat technology. The merger will produce a potent security offering to rival Cisco, Palo Alto Networks, McAfee and Check Point.
While a lot has happened over the last 12 months, relatively few breakthrough or significant technologies or trends were recorded. This is Channelnomics’ tribute to a year of nothingness.
Based on leaks by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, reports indicate the NSA has systematically planted backdoors on IT products and components to allow stealthy data gathering and surveillance on corporations and individuals. The latest revelation could further hamper confidence in the security integrity of many vendor products.
The Fortinet lawsuit against Sophos for hiring away executives and staff isn’t an uncommon tactic for protecting investments in human and intellectual resources. Here are a few of the more memorable noncompete lawsuits that touched the channel, and many involve one company.
Cisco is making a major play for the expanding desktop-as-a-service (DaaS) market by releasing a standardized deployment architecture based on the Desktone management platform, tailored for instances of VMware and Citrix running on its Unified Computing System servers.
Cisco Systems says its growth will slow in the coming year as demand for its core networking products slows and sales in emerging markets cool. The good news: The U.S. tech market is rebounding.