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Networks are not ready for BYOD

During his Interop keynote address on Wednesday, Rob Soderbery, Cisco's senior vice president and general manager for the Enterprise Networking Group, unveiled the results a survey of 1,300 IT professionals. It found that 41 percent of respondents said their networks were not ready to support BYOD, despite deploying more applications than a year ago.

Riverbed is sole leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for WAN optimization controller report

Riverbed Technology is the only firm designated as a leader and Cisco the only challenger in Gartner's latest Magic Quadrant for wide area network (WAN) optimization controllers report.

Enterprise market for Ethernet switches will plateau and decline, warns Dell'Oro

The enterprise market for Ethernet switches is predicted to plateau and decline by 2017 as enterprises turn more toward wireless local area network (WLAN) technologies, according to a new report by the Dell'Oro Group.

Spotlight: Cisco unveils new 802.11ac-based Wi-Fi products for enterprise

Cisco unveiled this Tuesday new enterprise Wi-Fi products based on the next-generation 802.11ac standard that offers data speeds up to 1.3 Gbps for Wave 1, with an upgrade to 6 Gbps when Wave 2 becomes available within 12 to 18 months.

Hospital uses Wi-Fi triangulation for in-house app

Computerworld recently reported on a free iPhone app that was launched by Miami Children's Hospital that is designed to help patients and their families navigate the center. What is intriguing about the technology is how the Fit4KidsCare app makes use of Wi-Fi triangulation to position users on a two-dimensional map of the 280-bed hospital.

Cisco joins with Microsoft to offer cloud-based data center products

Cisco unveiled on Wednesday new data center products employing Microsoft's Cloud OS technologies. The new products combine Cisco's unified data center technology with Microsoft's Fast Track 3.0 private cloud architecture.

Avaya teams with VMware, EMC to launch collaboration pods on Aura virtualized environment

Avaya is teaming with VMware and EMC to launch Avaya collaboration pods for the Aura virtualized environment, marking the first offering in its collaboration pods portfolio, the company announced this week.

Enterprises plan to spend $17M on average for data center security this year, says Infonetics

Cisco, Intel's McAfee, HP, Juniper Networks and Trend Micro were identified by 104 large enterprises surveyed by Infonetics Research as the top suppliers of data center security products.

Spotlight: 90 percent of US workers use personal smartphones at work

A full 90 of workers in the United States use their personal smartphones at work, according to a survey conducted by Cisco's partner firms.

Spotlight: Cisco raises dividend by 21 percent, cuts data center staff

Cisco is boosting its quarterly dividend by 21 percent, while cutting its staff by 500 people.