A wiring issue that has been recognized as a potential fire hazard has resulted in a recall of Cisco IE 5000 industrial Ethernet switches.
It will be interesting to see what Big Blue has planned in the cloud video services arena. IBM recently acquired cloud streaming provider Ustream and has since unveiled plans to get a foothold in the video space.
The International Trade Commission has finally made the first of its rulings in the patent dispute between Cisco Systems and Arista Networks. And things don't look good for Arista, which was found to be in violation of three of Cisco's patents.
Cisco will lose another executive that has been instrumental in driving Cisco innovation. Pankaj Patel, a 20-year veteran of the networking giant who currently serves as Cisco's senior vice president and general manager for the service provider business, plans to step down in the second half of 2016.
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The signs that unified communications is moving to the cloud continue to come. Now, it's Amazon Web Services that's getting in on the game – not so much as a provider, but rather integrating its existing virtual desktop infrastructure offering, Workspaces, to more easily integrate with VoIP and UC.
WAN vendor Cato Networks has already made headlines, but up until this week, the company was officially operating in stealth mode – but this is no longer true. Cato, which has promised to fix the middle mile problem of Internet-based WANs, has emerged from stealth with the launch of its first product, Cato Cloud.
BroadSoft is adding cloud-based contact center features to its unified communications as a service portfolio. The company has acquired Transera, a provider of cloud contact center software to small- to medium-sized businesses and enterprises.
Avaya has taken to the cloud with its latest mid-market unified communications offerings. Powered by Avaya IP Office and OnAvaya - Google Cloud Platform aim won't be sold directly to businesses, but instead will be sold through partners worldwide.
Network technology has changed considerably in the last 20 years, but most of the changes have been incremental – particularly as they relate the roles and responsibilities of network engineers and administrators.
Logitech is hoping to make videoconferencing simpler with the upcoming launch of Logitech Group, a high-definition videoconferencing endpoint designed to work with a variety of conferencing services and applications.
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VMware unveiled Tuesday its Workspace One platform designed to provide secure digital workspaces for company that support BYOD, corporate-owned and hybrid mobile work environments.
Microsoft on Tuesday issued a Windows 10 update that fixes a problem with InPrivate browsing on the Edge browser and starts a new precident where the company will issue release notes with updates going forward.