Security firms Check Point and Fortinet gained market share on leader Cisco in the security appliance market, according to first quarter 2013 stats from IDC.
The global data center market is forecast by TechNavio to increase at a 10.7 percent compound annual growth rate through 2016. The move by enterprises to centralize their IT resources is expected to be a major driver for the data center market.
Worldwide revenue for enterprise videoconferencing and telepresence equipment and software declined 3.5 percent year-over-year and 20 percent sequentially to $661 million in the first quarter, according to the latest stats from Infonetics Research.
Unified communications provider ShoreTel gained on leaders Cisco and Avaya in the enterprise IP telephony market, according to first quarter stats from Synergy Research.
Cisco took a commanding 42 percent share of the worldwide mobile IP infrastructure market, which increased to $1.2 billion in the first quarter of 2013, according to an ACG Research blog.
Cisco is more than a full seven quarters behind Brocade Networks in getting a 16G Fibre Channel switch to market, observed research firm Dell'Oro.
Vendors are increasingly offering enterprises unified Wi-Fi and Ethernet equipment to ease deployment and management of their networks, according to research firm Dell'Oro.
Sonus Networks has surged to challenge Cisco and Acme Packet at the top of enterprise SBC market, according to the latest stats from Infonetics Research.
Around 30 percent of enterprises will deploy next-generation firewalls by 2017, predicted Greg Young, research vice president for information security technology and services at Gartner.
In Cisco's crystal ball, Internet traffic will triple during the coming five years, and the company is preparing for the mad rush with new core routing technology called CRS-X, reports David Goldman at CNN Money.