Published Research Results: Enterprise Communications Infrastructure
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Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, recently held its annual Atmosphere 2019 conference in Las Vegas, where the company welcomed some 3,000 customers and partners. At the conference Aruba launched new network visibility capabilities, ...
This IDC study reviews 2018 vendor revenue and shipments in the wireless LAN infrastructure market (excluding WLAN NICs) and shows the market's changes from 2017. Year-over-year and quarter-over-quarter changes from 3Q18 are also shown. ...
Worldwide Ethernet Switch Market Shares, 2018: Hyperscalers and Enterprises Drive Strong Growth
This IDC study discusses the worldwide Layer 2 and Layer 3 Ethernet switch market.
"The Ethernet switch market continues to advance across multiple segments and in both mature and emerging economies," says Rohit Mehra, vice president, ...
Juniper Acquires Cloud-Based Wi-Fi Vendor Mist Systems to Extend Its Enterprise Campus Portfolio
On March 4, 2019, Juniper Networks announced its intent to acquire Mist Systems, an enterprise wireless local area network (WLAN) vendor that has built a cloud-based management platform that uses artificial intelligence (AI) technology. ...
This IDC Market Perspective provides predictions for the top 10 trends impacting the enterprise networking and communications market in 2019.
"The rise and mainstream adoption of 3rd Platform technologies — including cloud computing, ...
In its FY 2Q19, Cisco once again impressed investors with a solid financial performance, continuing the positive trend of relatively healthy year-over-year (YoY) revenue increases over the past couple of years. Overall revenue rose to $12.45 ...
Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise Looks to Extend Its Enterprise Networking Reach with Unified Communication and Wired and Wireless Solutions
Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise (ALE) held its annual analyst conference named Connex19 from February 3 to 5, where it outlined its achievements from the previous year and laid out the company's future road map. The company has a multifaceted ...
Amazon's acquisition of eero will do much to strengthen its competitive position in the smart home market by extending the company's reach to the very heart and soul of the smart home — the wireless internet. The move will fill a gap in ...
By announcing a blend of IoT edge network appliances, developer tools, and deployment blueprints, infused with intent-based networking (IBN), Cisco has further shifted from a manual network installation and upkeep model to providing IoT ...
Juniper 4Q18 Earnings: Juniper Seeks to Improve Sales Execution Across Major Verticals as Challenges Persist at Cloud Customers
On January 29, 2019, Juniper Networks reported financial results for the quarter (4Q18) and the year ending December 31, 2018. Juniper recorded quarterly revenue of $1.18 billion, down 5% y/y and flat compared with the preceding quarter. ...
This IDC study presents our taxonomy for the enterprise network infrastructure market as covered in the quarterly Worldwide Datacenter Network QView. It provides the definitions of Ethernet switch, router, WLAN, and VoIP infrastructure. ...
U.S. Enterprise Communications Survey, 2018: SD-WAN and the Rise of Virtual Network Functions
This IDC Survey analyzes results from the software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) and virtual network function (VNF) sections of IDC's 2018 U.S. Enterprise Communications Survey, an online survey of United States–based businesses ...
Citrix 4Q18 Fiscal and Year-End Results Show Continued Increase in SaaS and Subscription Revenues
In reviewing the results for FY 4Q18 compared with FY 4Q17:
- Subscription revenue increased 45%.
- Product and license decreased 11%.
- Support and services increased 2%.
- Net revenue increased in the EMEA region ...
This IDC Market Presentation provides predictions for the top 10 trends impacting enterprise networking in 2019. The presentation is designed to provide clients with an update from IDC's networking infrastructure analysts on the key issues ...
2018 Citrix Industry Analyst Meeting: Emphasis on Integrated Portfolio in Solution-Based Offerings
This IDC Market Note presents our key takeaways from the Citrix 2018 Analyst Event that took place in Santa Clara on November 13-15, 2018. During the event, IDC attended a series of presentations and briefings on Citrix's strategy, product ...
This IDC Market Perspective provides an overview of the "edge" landscape, as well as a set of definitions to describe the various usages of the word, including a place or location, a deployment model, and one or more technologies. This document ...
802.11ax/WiFi 6 Will Bring Speed, Efficiency to Enterprise WLANs, Especially Dense and IoT Environments
This IDC Perspective provides an overview of the new WiFi standard named 802.11ax, also known as WiFi 6, including an overview of the technical advancements in the standard and key use cases where this technology will be first deployed and ...
On November 29, 2018, Dell Technologies released its 3Q19 financial results and held a teleconference with investors. Dell Technologies maintains two primary business units, Client Solutions Group (CSG) and Infrastructure Solutions Group ...
In its FY 1Q19 results released Wednesday, November 14, Cisco reported solid revenue growth and healthy net profit for the third quarter in a row. Overall revenue rose 8% year over year (YoY) to $13.1 billion, up 6% sequentially from the ...
Oracle's purchase of Talari is driven by the vision that cloud-hosted real-time communications (RTC) application sessions need not just the security and management provided by session border controllers but also the predictability, availability, ...
This IDC study discusses how the worldwide DDI market performed in 2017 by vendor on a regional basis.
"Reliance on 3rd Platform technologies such as cloud computing, mobile workforces, and increased analytics places tremendous strain ...
This IDC study discusses the worldwide enterprise videoconferencing equipment market that continues its transition to cloud-based offerings and lower-cost video endpoint prices.
"We continue to see the proliferation of popular team ...
Worldwide Application Performance Management Software Market Shares, 2017: Growth Continues Amid Shifting Vendor Alignments
This IDC study discusses 2017 vendor market shares and market activity across the worldwide application performance management market.
According to Stephen Elliot, program vice president, Enterprise System Management Software, "Growth ...
On October 23, Juniper announced third-quarter net revenue of $1.18 billion, down 6% y/y and a sequential decline of 2%. Its GAAP operating margin was 13.6%, a decrease from 18.4% in the third quarter of 2017 and a moderate increase from ...