Archive for April 2016

The market for CPaaS is still in its infancy, but it is key to digital transformation in organizations

Digital transformation has become a top-of-mind initiative for CIOs and business leaders for almost all companies in all verticals. It’s no wonder, as a recent ZK Research study found that digital organizations are 26 percent more profitable than their digitally immature peers.

Organizations that are mobile ‘pioneers’ saw a 16% boost in productivity, as well as increases in creativity and loyalty

A silent killer is running through companies today that most business leaders don’t know exists—employee disengagement.

According to a recent Gallup survey, each disengaged employee costs an organization about $3,400 for every $10,000 in annual salary. Another interesting data point is that actively disengaged employees cost the American economy somewhere between $450 billion and $550 billion in productivity annually. This shows that creating more engaged employees needs to be at the top of every business leader’s priority list.

Works with Aerohive to deliver unified network management, teams with others to develop solutions around OS10

Dell has made a tremendous amount of noise in the media over the past few months caused by the ripple effect of its acquisition of EMC. Whether one thinks the merger is a good idea or not, it’s a fact that the merger will have a significant impact on the storage and server industries.

Today, Dell announced plans that will bolster its position in networking.

SteelConnect solution helps organizations manage the network as a single entity—from the LAN to the cloud

The technology industry has gone through several waves of innovation since the birth of computing. The industry kicked off with mainframes, which eventually gave way to client/server, which eventually evolved into branch office computing. Today, we are in the midst of the transition to a cloud-first world.

Tool provides automated NFV orchestration and VNF management using standards-based architectures

Brocade announced today the availability of its virtual network function (VNF) Manager. The product is a commercial version of OpenStack Tacker, an OpenStack lead project designed to make it easier to deploy and operate virtual network services. The initiative is compatible with the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) Framework.

Whenever technology evolves from one thing to the next thing, there’s always a certain degree of perceived risk involved. Adopting new technology can disrupt workers because of a change in process, cause unnecessary downtime due to integration issues, or fail because it’s new and unproven. Because of these possibilities, many CIOs and other business leaders prefer to wait until technology matures before deploying.

Program can reduce the number of possible paths malware can traverse, minimizing the blast radius of any breach

Earlier this week, I wrote a post discussing how visibility can be used to reverse the security asymmetry challenge. On Tuesday, hot security startup Illumio proved my point by announcing a cyber assessment program that uses granular visibility to identify new attack surfaces.

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