Accellion, Microsoft, Egnyte, Syncplicity, IBM, BlackBerry and VMware were named leaders in the market for hybrid enterprise file sync and sharing platform market, according to the latest Forrester Wave market report.
IBM and Box extended their partnership to create Box Zones, which provides users with the choice to store data regionally in Europe and Asia on the IBM Cloud. Yes, that means you can store data in select regions beginning in Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, the U.K., France and Italy. That's handy in regions with strict regulation on data storage and data transfers, but also if you simply want to leverage it in a localized area.
Google and Rackspace appear to be deepening their partnership. The two companies unveiled a joint project that will see them develop an open server architecture designed based on the IBM POWER9 CPU.
As cognitive computing becomes a more critical element of many software applications, IBM is positioning Watson as the way for developers to use that kind of compute capability.
There are many prominent vendors in the unified communications services space, but according to a Technavio report, the top eight vendors in the space are Alcatel-Lucent, Avaya, Cisco, Microsoft, Unify, Mitel, Genband and IBM.
I came across an interesting blog post by Gartner analyst David Yockelson. He argues that the Internet of Things will drive data as a service opportunities.
Increasing realization among companies about the advantages of adopting BYOD will fuel strong growth in the BYOD market, which is forecast by Global Market Insights to reach $367 billion by 2022, up from $94 billion in 2014.
HPE is still king in the cloud infrastructure market, but competitor Cisco is catching up. According to a quarterly report from Synergy Research Group, the cloud infrastructure market is growing at more than 20 percent each year, with both the top two vendors seeing strong growth during the fourth quarter of 2015.
Microsoft's embrace of open source software continues.
Azure API Management service users can now make use of Git on the Microsoft public cloud. Microsoft beefed up its API management capabilities with the addition of Git access, as well as a new properties collection feature.