IBM, HP and Dell are battling to take second place in the enterprise network equipment market behind leader Cisco, according to a survey of 210 enterprises in North America conducted by Infonetics Research.
Cisco has unveiled a number of new enterprise network products at its Cisco Live event being held in Orlando, Fla., this week, including an application-centric networking architecture as well as new Nexus and Catalyst switches and Integrated Service routers.
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.
The Wi-Fi Alliance this week announced the launch of its "Wi-Fi Certified ac" program, marking another milestone in the evolution of the Wi-Fi wireless standard.
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.