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White-Box Switching Market Share

by Andrew Lerner  |  September 2nd, 2014

In August, we published market share research for Data Center Ethernet Switching, which covers 1G/10G/40G/100G port shipments/revenue. While it is no surprise that Cisco is on top with over 50% of total share (which is more than 2X the next 5 vendors, combined), there are some interesting sub-plots... One thing in...

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Auto-Delete Emails Received While On Vacation? Not Without Knowing Their Lifespan

by Craig Roth  |  September 2nd, 2014

I'm back from summer vacation with the kids and getting back into the swing of work. I didn't check email at all during the vacation, so there's quite a pile of it I'm working through. Ironically, one of those emails was a pointer to a New York Times editorial called...

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HP Pronq AppPulse Mobile (BETA)

by Jonah Kowall  |  September 2nd, 2014

HP has been making pretty significant efforts in building a SaaS delivery product. In fact the SaaS delivery was called out in the recent earnings call as a highlight for an otherwise struggling HP Software business. Within the Pronq (I know the name is a bit odd) brand they include...

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My Top 7 Popular Gartner Blog Posts for August

by Anton Chuvakin  |  September 2nd, 2014

Most popular blog posts from my Gartner blog during the past month are: SIEM Real-time and Historical Analytics Collide? (SIEM research) SIEM Magic Quadrant 2014 Is Out! (announcements) Detailed SIEM Use Case Example (SIEM research) Popular SIEM Starter Use Cases (SIEM research) On Comparing Threat Intelligence Feeds (threat intelligence research)...

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VMworld 2014 - My Impressions of Cloud Announcements

by Kyle Hilgendorf  |  August 28th, 2014

VMworld 2014 took place in San Francisco, CA this week, with ~22,000 attendees descending for the annual event that showcases VMware’s newest announcements and product/service advancements.  I attended once again to pay particular attention to VMware’s cloud movements.  Here are a few of my impressions. vCloud Air Prior to VMworld,...

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Know Your Role - And The Roles Around You

by Hank Barnes  |  September 2nd, 2014

The latest set of research for Gartner's Future of IT Sales Special Report is now available to subscribers.  Be sure to check it out. One of the foundational elements of the report was the need for more consistent execution of what we call the Connected model--an approach where product, marketing,...

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CEOs on point - Securing the Internet of Things on your watch'

by Peter Sondergaard  |  September 2nd, 2014

A great billboard caught my eye this week on the drive out of Manhattan. You’ve probably seen the advert yourself if you live in the US. It’s for the Mini and, underneath a great picture of the car, the tagline reads “high-speed mobile device.” This got me thinking about the...

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Mobile Privacy and the Cross-Device Conundrum

by Martin Kihn  |  August 29th, 2014

Imagine you're starting a journey. You strap into the exit row to enjoy a sweet listen to Miley Cyrus' latest when the flight attendant pokes out your earplugs and says, "Do you realize you're sitting in an exit row ... ?" and so on. And then: "I need a verbal...

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Solid State Array Magic Quadrant and Critical Capabilities Published

by Valdis Filks  |  August 29th, 2014

Performance is important because you cannot buy time. If you want to see our position on Solid State Arrays, our name for All Flash Arrays, then have a look at these. Some interesting things came out of these reports, there is an interesting inversely proportional relationship between the notes, the...

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More on the "Data Lake Fallacy"...

by Andrew White  |  August 29th, 2014

I visited a client the other day and they wanted to talk about data lakes.  Someone at the client, not at the meeting, had been promoting the concept of a data lake as an answer to question we explored.  Before I tell you what happened, let me update you on...

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Big Banks hit by CyberAttacks – Alarming but not Surprising

by Avivah Litan  |  August 28th, 2014

Today’s headlines report that big banks have been hit by cyberattacks, according to the FBI. While this news is alarming, it certainly is not surprising. Hackers are always probing bank systems and even a year ago or so, law enforcement authorities and regulators put out an advisory to banks about...

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