This week 8×8 Inc. held a financial and industry analyst event at the Nasdaq building in Times Square, and with a venue like that, one would expect something big. The company certainly delivered, going news-heavy today by loading up its product with several new artificial intelligence capabilities targeting customer experience improvement.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co.’s just-reported financial results were certainly interesting and show continued progress, but that wasn’t the most interesting announcement HPE made Thursday.
Aruba, the networking division of HPE, announced its intent to acquire Israel-based Axis Security Ltd., which is one of many providers of secure service edge, or SSE, on the market today. Axis came to market with zero-trust network access as a service but since then has added other core components of SSE, including cloud access security broker, or CASB, and secure web gateway, or SWG. It also has digital experience management or DEM, which isn’t typically associated with security, but I believe an important part of SSE.
MWC, the former Mobile World Congress, doesn’t get going until next week, but there has already been some interesting news in the red-hot topic of private cellular.
Late Thursday night, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. announced it’s acquiring the private cellular network provider Athonet for an undisclosed amount. The Vicenza, Italy-based company was founded in 2005 and offers a Citizens Broadband Radio Service-based mobile packet core, SIM cards and radios to set up and deploy a private cellular network quickly and easily.
As enterprises continue to struggle with how to protect their data in the face of growing cyberthreats, data protection budgets are increasing around the world.
That’s according to Veeam Software Inc.’s 2023 Data Protection Trends Report released this week. The provider of backup, recovery and data management solutions found that 85% of organizations worldwide expect to increase their data protection budgets by 6.5% in 2023, significantly larger than predictions from Gartner (5.1%) and IDC (5.2%), and larger than overall spending increases in other areas of information technology.
Ahead of the MWC 2023 conference next week in Barcelona, Amazon Web Services today announced two new offerings to help telecommunications companies modernize their networks.
Years ago, the value chain for business services was clear. Telcos provided network services, software vendors offered applications, compute companies took care of servers and so on. The rise of cloud has blurred the lines and there is perhaps no industry that has been more disrupted than telecom. Over-the-top services, the cloud companies and other trends has relegated the telcos to being the “pipes” with little ability to differentiate one’s self.