The rise of hybrid work and distributed applications has created a problem that’s not so new but has been exacerbated. On-premises security has been the de facto deployment model for decades, but as businesses have become more distributed, on-premises have struggled to meet security demands. The pandemic-induced hybrid work model underscores the difficulty of putting corporate-grade security wherever a user is.
Although I cover primarily corporate technology, sports technology has always interested me. At the recent CES consumer electronics show that I attended, I was looking for interesting tech that can change how people play and compete. Here are my top five picks with one bonus failure.
Artificial intelligence is on the verge of a significant growth spurt in retail, according to a new report from Nvidia Corp. In conjunction with its NRF 2024 activities, Nvidia released its first “State of AI in Retail and CPG” report Tuesday. The study shows a bullish outlook for AI, with more than 60% of retailers saying they’ll increase AI infrastructure investments over the coming 18 months.
After the closing bell sounded on Monday, the Wall Street Journal ran a story stating that Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. was nearing a deal to acquire Juniper Networks Inc. for $13 billion. When the story ran, Juniper’s market cap was roughly $10 billion, meaning the purchase price of $13 billion represents a 30% premium on where the stock was trading.
It was an interesting year for the world’s largest networking vendor. Cisco Systems Inc. put up record revenue and earnings despite a highly volatile macro environment affected by wars, social issues, inflation, rising interest rates and the like. The company also made the biggest acquisition in its history in September when it announced the purchase of Splunk.