Expanding on its software-defined networking (SDN) strategy announced earlier this year, Extreme Networks (EXTR) has built an ecosystem of technology vendors and developed two more pieces of its SDN hardware stable.
Most companies on life support are so far gone that it’s easier to flip the switch and let the company slip away peacefully into that good night. (Nortel Networks is one company that comes to mind.) Others are literally too tough to die and fight their way back to relative health. BlackBerry (BBR) is a great example of that.
Last week, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced in an article in BusinessWeek that he is gay. I’m sure it was a decision that he grappled with before writing the article, whether to mix business and personal, and it was an announcement he said he felt compelled to make to acknowledge the sacrifices others in the LGBT community have made and the struggles that many still endure.
Unless you're a Mac person or you've been living in some sort of IT paradise where nothing ever breaks or is discontinued, you know Microsoft Windows Server 2003 End of Support is coming July 14, 2015. After that date, Microsoft will not provide security patches, and any remaining Windows Server 2003 systems on your network will be at risk.
Selling both IT and telecom services takes a special kind of partner, one who can speak MPLS as fluently as SDN. It’s also a partner who understands the infrastructure is as much the connectivity as it is the hardware.
AT&T (T) is hosting its inaugural Partner Exchange conference this week in Dallas, where the discussion has centered on the application programming interfaces (APIs) that are changing the game in customer account management.
Back in the early 1990s, those of us who were in the telecom resale industry saw the future in IP, bringing together telecommunications and traditional IT networking, and realized the end was nigh for traditional telecom. It may have been slower in coming than we thought, but 20-or-so years later our realization has come true.
Wireless networking vendor Aruba Networks (ARUN) has set its sights on a notoriously difficult market to penetrate, yet one with a high degree of profitability—the small to medium enterprise (SME) space.
Want to know just how big the cloud services market is? Want to know how much it has changed in the last 12 months? You can find these answers and much, much more about the cloud services space over on our sister site Talkin’ Cloud, where we’ve just published the 2014 edition of the Talkin’ Cloud 100.
Gartner Symposium is, without a doubt, information overload. But in a good way: Just looking at the schedule can make your head spin. That said, it’s a goldmine of things to ponder as I make my trek home—not just about the technology facing us today but what we have to look forward to.