Cisco To Acquire Jabber For Enterprise UC
Jabber's open source instant messaging and presence technology is expected to help Cisco's fight with Microsoft to become the leading supplier of real-time voice communications and data.
Like a rudderless ship, Nortel continues to drift from one strategic initiative to another with the hope of landing on firm ground. The company, which has struggled for several years, now is in the process of dumping some of its carrier equipment and refocusing its efforts perhaps on delivering corporate network equipment. So, the question arises, ï¿¼Is its new focus too little, too late?ï¿¼
Interop: Cisco Pushes Private Clouds
The company is bolstering existing services and consulting offerings for companies venturing down data center automation and virtualization paths.
Data, Voice, and Video Convergence Drives New Switch Design
Corporate networks now carry a variety of data, video, and voice traffic. Consequently, many small and medium businesses can have difficulty trying to manage such a wide breadth of applications. One vendor has packaged a number of convergence functions into a new family of switches so businesses can more easily support these complex networks.
New Faces at the Top of Alcatel-Lucent
Changes keep occurring in the network equipment market at a rapid clip. Vendors have been taking themselves private, merging, developing new product lines, and dumping old mainstays. Alcatel-Lucent is the latest supplier to undergo a metamorphosis. Weighed down by the marketï¿¼s intense competition and recent lackluster performance, the vendor has brought in a new management team to prop up its floundering market position.