The cloud is forcing enterprises and vendors alike to reconsider what business they are in. And for many enterprises, the growth of private cloud capabilities puts them only a step away from becoming cloud solutions providers themselves.
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Saar Gillai, named head of Hewlett-Packard's cloud operations in January, is on the hot seat. Turmoil in the upper ranks has caused consternation among customers over the past few years and while Amazon made early inroads in dominating the market for cloud services, HP has been relatively late to the game. The company announced its strategy to seamlessly extend existing...
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When Cisco Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO), the No. 1 provider of Internet products, reports second-quarter results on Wednesday, investors expect marginally higher earnings on marginally higher revenue but nothing like what’s promised for the company’s future. Two months ago, veteran CEO John T. Chambers outlined a plan to shift from hardware to software, targeting the cloud and...
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Cisco may be facing an existential threat to its switching and router business, but a chart out from a research firm shows exactly how much the networking giant stands to lose.
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Filed under: Investing Cisco has agreed to acquire privately held SolveDirect, an Austrian-based cloud software and services provider, according to a recent blog post from Hilton Romanski, vice president and head of corporate business development. SolveDirect's cloud solutions automate the sharing of information and processes for multiple service providers, enhancing...
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Quick Take Cisco announces its intent to acquire Ubiquisys, which will bolster its network management software capabilities and help it position itself better to mobile carriers. The acquisition also helps Cisco tap the carriers’ need for more efficient networks as data demand explodes. The recent spate of acquisitions suggest a growing focus on software rather than...
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A new cloud version of SAP's Afaria mobile device management software offers IT departments a more convenient way of controlling mobile devices. As with its other cloud-based offerings, SAP hopes to attract enterprises to the cloud-based version of Afaria with improved installation speed and cost, compared to traditional software. Enterprises gain all the benefits and...
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Filed under: Investing Shares of Cisco have traded down as much as 5% over the past couple days after reaching a new 52-week high of $21.98. Investors have grown concerned after Scott Thompson, an analyst of FBR Capital, cut his rating on the stock to "underperform." Thompson also cutt his price target to $17, which is almost 20% below current value, and said, "We believe...
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Instead of dealing with public or private clouds, enterprises are grappling with hybrid cloud environments where they need to measure their application service performance distributed across private and public cloud environments. Read more about how enterprises and service providers are addressing this need.
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It's not often the software world goes through a revolutionary change. But the advent of the cloud will force software developers to reevaluate – and discard – many of their most basic assumptions.
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