Cisco, Microsoft and Avaya were identified as the top three unified communications (UC) vendors by enterprise IT managers, according to a survey of 348 enterprise IT professionals conducted by TechTarget.
Polycom received a chilly reception in the enterprise videoconferencing and telepresence market in the third quarter, posting a 15.2 percent year-over-year revenue decline, according to the latest data from IDC.
As its core switching and router equipment market continues to shrink, Cisco is expanding in other areas of its business, the latest example being the acquisition of network traffic management firm Cariden Technologies for $141 million in cash.
Alcatel-Lucent is launching new software-defined networking (SDN) technology as part of its strategy to target the enterprise market.
Cisco beat back Avaya to keep the top revenue position in the PBX vendor market in the third quarter of 2012, according to the latest stats from Infonetics Research.
Cisco was the top network security appliance vendor in the Asia-Pacific region, excluding Japan, in the second quarter of 2012, a position it held in the same quarter last year, according to the latest IDC stats.
Cisco announced the acquisition of privately held Meraki for $1.2 billion on Sunday. Meraki is a maker of cloud-based wireless LAN equipment and security appliances that are targeted at mid-sized businesses.
Cisco is paying $1.2 billion in cash for Meraki, a cloud-based provider of mobile device management, mobile device security and Wi-Fi connectivity, to boost its BYOD credentials.
The market for cloud-based unified communications, also known as unified-communications-as-a-service (UCaaS) or hosted UC, is a new battleground pitting smaller VoIP-turned-UCaaS providers against IT behemoths and larger carriers. Can UCaaS take a bite out of the large enterprise segment?
Cisco on Thursday announced its intent to acquire software company Cloupia, which helps clients automate their converged data center infrastructure, for $125 million.