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802.11ac Wi-Fi hardware gains ground in the enterprise

Enterprises are buying into 802.11ac WLAN hardware, according to new research from IDC. Indeed, the research house said the adoption rate for 802.11ac is "noticeably faster" than what was seen with the upgrade from 802.11a/b/g to 802.11n several years ago.

Spotlight: Citrix aims for secure remote access to SaaS apps with new browser service

Citrix is showcasing new technology aimed at letting users securely access SaaS apps when outside of the office.

In a few years, Gartner predicts most businesses will do more building than buying of apps

In a report released today, Gartner said it believes that by 2020, 75 percent of application purchases by businesses will be related to building apps, rather than buying them. The report covered a very wide range of trends around enterprise software and services, including predictions around the shift to cloud services.

Jim Henson's Creature Shop boosts productivity with Brocade network

The Muppets are finally returning to prime-time television, and it looks like Jim Henson's Creature Shop is at the same time boosting its performance. The animatronics and visual effects division of The Jim Henson Company turned to Brocade to speed up production.

HP increases performance of 3PAR StoreServ products

HP has updated the software that runs all of its HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage products to boost the performance of its storage area networking – SAN – and other storage products.

Extreme ties Summit switches into NSX

Another bit of news prior to next week's VMworld comes from Extreme Networks, which completed a project to make its Summit x670-G2 and x770 series of switch interoperable with VMware's NSX virtualization platform.

Brocade provides deeper visibility into SAN fabric for app performance gains

Brocade is getting deeper into the storage area networking – or SAN – and application performance monitoring spaces with the release of the Brocade Analytics Monitoring Platform.

Cloud-based SD-WAN attracts enterprises interested in SaaS delivery model

Cloud-based software-defined wide area networking shares many of the same benefits as other SD-WAN products, but according to Mike Wood, vice president of marketing at VeloCloud, centralizing management of the WAN in the cloud also provides additional benefits to enterprises.

'Add to Slack' buttons will start popping up in Box, other third-party apps

Slack is hoping to make it easier for users to pull information into Slack with a new "Add to Slack" button.

Spotlight: VMware launches Fusion 8 and Fusion 8 Pro with Windows 10 support

VMware today launched VMware Fusion 8 and Fusion 8 Pro. Fusion 8 boasts over 50 new feautres, while Fusion 8 Pro has over 60.