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.
The enterprise collaboration software and services market will reach a "tipping point" in two years as cloud-based collaboration software-as-a-service (SaaS) revenue surpasses on-premise software revenue, predicts research firm Strategy Analytics.
Cisco posted a strong growth of 23.4 percent year-over-year for its enterprise Wi-Fi revenue in the first quarter of 2013, pushing its market share up to 52.9 percent, its highest share since the fourth quarter of 2010
Cisco, Intel's McAfee, Blue Coast Systems, Websense and Zscaler are leaders in the $1.2 billion secure Web gateways market, according to Gartner's most recent Magic Quadrant for Secure Web Gateways report.