Ricoh, best known for printers and copiers, is getting into the growing UC market, adopting scalable video coding technology from Vidyo for a portable videoconferencing system. The Ricoh Unified Communication System P3000 model delivers high-definition, multipoint videoconferencing, as well as the ability to share documents and photos, using a 3.5-pound portable room system.
Storage vendor Nimbus Data is one of the first to introduce an all-flash network storage system. The market for flash--or solid-state disk (SSD)--storage is limited, because SSDs are typically more expensive than hard disk drive (HDD) storage. However, Nimbus calculates that the total cost of ownership for SSDs is less than with HDD storage when the costs of power, cooling and software licenses are factored in.
The most important thing about Black Hat is the reality check it provides on just how insecure everything really is, from computers to networks to mobile devices to industrial and other systems that are now increasingly connected and exposed. And this week’s Black Hat will be no exception, as several scheduled demos will display just how scary some of these security holes can be.
Privileged access management provider BeyondTrust has acquired a startup company for its data loss prevention technology. The acquisition of GentleSecurity is the third such deal this year for BeyondTrust as it seeks to broaden its solutions to protect IT systems from insider threats by controlling who has access to what parts of the network.
The new release of eEye Digital Security’s CS Management product improves enterprise ability to prioritize remediation and mitigation of known vulnerabilities. Version 2.5 of the vulnerability management offering also adds support for mobile devices and free patching for select non-Windows applications.
Jeremy Schulman, founder of Schprockits, a network automation startup operating in stealth mode, joins us to explore whether networking professionals all need to learn programming in order to remain employed.
2014 State of Unified CommunicationsIf you thought consumerization killed UC, think again: 70% of our 488 respondents have or plan to put systems in place. Of those, 34% will roll UC out to 76% or more of their user base. And there’s some good news for UCaaS providers.
6 UC Trends to WatchInformationWeek’s 2014 Unified Communications Survey shows a revitalized market; 77% of 488 respondents have deployed UC or plan to within 24 months. Among those deploying or with plans, internal IT owns this tech: 40% will keep UC completely on premises vs. 3% going all cloud. For hybrid setups, 24% are primarily on premises vs. 17% mostly cloud.