Chief information officers (CIOs) are expected to cut spending on computer and communications equipment while increasing investment in software, especially for software-as-a-service (SaaS) apps, analytics and mobile apps, Forrester Research is predicting.
Salesforce.com has overtaken SAP as the top customer relationship management (CRM) software vendor, posting a 26 percent year-over-year revenue growth in 2012, according to the latest stats from research firm Gartner.
Frost & Sullivan predicts that enterprise and contact center headset unit sales will increase at a 14 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) and headset revenue will increase at a 12.5 percent CAGR through 2019.
Alcatel-Lucent's new chief, Michel Combes, is undertaking a strategic review of the company to stanch the financial bleeding after the firm reported a net loss of €353 million ($460 million) in the first quarter.
Aegis, IBM, Teleperformance and West are the leading vendors in the contact center business process outsourcing (BPO) market, according to IDC's MarketScape report.
In its annual Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR), Verizon is painting a discouraging picture of the cybersecurity landscape. Large-scale financial cybercrime and state-sponsored espionage dominated data breaches in 2012.
CA Technology's acquisition of Layer 7 marks the second purchase of an application programming interface (API) management firm in as many weeks. CA Technology said this week that it agreed to acquire Layer 7 for an undisclosed consideration.
SIP trunking has become the "connectivity choice" for enterprises upgrading their communications systems to IP PBX and unified communications (UC), observed Diane Myers, principal analyst for VoIP, UC and IMS at Infonetics Research.
Microsoft continues to dominate a sluggish enterprise software market, according to the latest stats from IDC. Microsoft had a 17.1 percent share of the enterprise software market based on revenues in 2012, down from a 17.4 percent share in 2011.
Chinese telecom gear maker Huawei is scrambling to "clarify" a statement made by one of its executives suggesting that the firm is quitting the U.S. market, according to a report by Forbes.
Despite healthy profits, Juniper Networks is projecting continued weakness in enterprise spending on networking equipment, the company said in its first-quarter earnings release.
General Electric is investing $105 million for a 10 percent stake in Pivotal, a cloud-based software applications firm recently spun off from EMC and VMware.
Nokia Siemens Networks, the networking joint venture of Nokia and Siemens, reported a 5 percent year-over-year drop in revenue for the first quarter of 2013. The venture reported revenue of €2.8 billion ($3.6 billion) in the first quarter, down from €2.9 billion ($3.8 billion) for the same quarter last year.
Google said it pumped $1.2 billion into production equipment, data center construction, facilities and other capital expenditures in the first quarter of 2013, double the amount it spent in the same quarter in 2012.
The global platform-as-a-service (PaaS) market is forecast to growth at a 49 percent compound annual growth rate through 2016, reaching revenue of $6.45 billion in 2016, according to a report by research firm TechNavio.
More than 15 percent of mid-sized and large enterprises still have Windows XP running on at least 10 percent of their PCs, and Microsoft is ending support for Windows XP next April, noted research firm Gartner.
Private equity firm Blackstone has dropped out of the bidding to acquire computer maker Dell, the Wall Street Journal is reporting.
Videoconferencing firm Vidyo announced Monday that it has raised $17.1 million in a funding round, bringing its total net capital raised to $116 million since its founding in 2005.
Instead of crafting a data-sharing bill that would enhance the security of networks and computers while protecting Americans' privacy, sponsors of CISPA would rather dismiss opponents of the act as "14-year-old Tweeters in the basement" and thwart changes that would make the legislation more palatable not only to privacy advocates but also Democrats in the Senate.
EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht is lobbying the EU ministers to launch a probe into Chinese telecom gear makers Huawei and ZTE over state subsidies that the commissioner considers unfair trade practices, according to a report by Reuters.