By many accounts, unified communications is finally finding success in all levels of business.
An International Trade Commission judge will Wednesday make the first ruling in a series of patent disputes between Cisco Systems and rival Arista Networks.
The rumor has surfaced before, and it seems likely it will appear again. The chit-chat around the watercooler is that Cisco is looking into buying storage technology partner NetApp, but according to a Business Insider article, just forget about that idea. It's never going to happen.
Cisco appears to be taking an interest in alternate software-defined WAN technologies. The networking vendor's investment arm is part of a funding round of cloud SD-WAN VeloCloud.
Riverbed Technology has created a new senior executive position and hired industry veteran Phil Harris to fill it. Harris, who previously held executive roles at BMC Software and VCE, has assumed the roles of senior vice president and chief strategy officer at Riverbed.
Cisco is looking to continue driving innovation and entrepreneurship as it opens its ninth global Innovation Center.
Cisco announced the launch of a new enterprise product Wednesday, Cloud Consumption as a Service. It's designed to monitor the use of public cloud services within an organization and catch potential problems before they arise.
One would think the relationship that still exists between VCE and Cisco would be going through a rough time as Cisco gets ready to build its own hyperconverged infrastructure, but a CRN article quickly put an end to such speculation.
Voice and telepresence are both suffering as vendor revenue in those areas continues to decline, but other enterprise infrastructure areas are growing. New research from Synergy Research Group shows that wireless LAN infrastructure products are growing the fastest – something that comes as little surprise as more enterprises roll out Wi-Fi deployments with the latest 802.11 technologies.
Standalone applications or business suites? It's a good question for enterprises to ponder when it comes to deploying unified communications as a service offerings. Currently, the market is dominated by standalone apps, but the all-in-one suites look poised to catch up in the long run.