It's of little surprise there's at least some talk about Skype for Business at Interop. At the show, one of the pieces of news to come out is that Extreme Networks' software-defined networking platform and OneController have been updated to support the Microsoft VoIP and unified communications tool.
What does that mean for standalone enterprise social software solutions? Are they still useful and relevant? Are the social tools built into today's traditional enterprise products good enough? Let's look at the state of enterprise social and make some predictions about where the market is headed.
Without sufficient investment in corporate data centers, the deployment of Internet of Things devices and services in enterprises could overwhelm those data centers.
Enterprise demand for tablets is forecast to increase, and Microsoft's Windows platform is expected to be the beneficiary, according to market research firm IDC.
Increasing enterprise use of the Internet of Things is fueling strong demand for IoT devices and software.
2015 is just around the corner, and as more organizations prepare for the new year, they also are preparing their IT budgets. Research firm IDC recently released budget predictions for 2015 and beyond, and specifically predicts that one-fourth of enterprises' IT budgets will be reserved for development and deployment of mobile applications by 2017.
Mobility is fueling the rapid growth in social business, which is dramatically changing the way we work, says market research firm IDC.
The flood of data that will be generated by Internet of Things (IoT) devices in the enterprise poses data security and privacy risks, warns Mark O'Neill, vice president of innovation at Axway, a provider of software and services to manage enterprise data flow.
IT leaders will have their hands full with the Internet of Things in the coming years, according to Vernon Turner, senior vice president of research at IDC.
In three years' time, 80 percent of a CIO's time will be spent on cybersecurity, analytics and creating new digital revenue streams, predicts market research firm IDC in its FutureScape for CIO Agenda report.