Technology Week in Review

By Celeste Collins
Posted in Technology Week in Review
On November 11, 2016

November 7, 2016

The Internet of Things will be at the center of enterprise security and infrastructure readiness for the next several years, a panel of security experts said at Intel Security’s Focus 16 in Las Vegas.

Microsoft is adding Microsoft Access to the list of what’s offered in it Office 365 Business and Business Premium plans.

Citrix announced that it has been named as a leader in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Virtual Client Computing Software 2016 Vendor Assessment. The IDC MarketScape highlighted Citrix investment in its core product lines (specifically XenApp and XenDesktop), along with a re-energized partnership with Microsoft, and its commitment to the public cloud as key factors for its placement as a market leader in the report.

November 8, 2016

Network security firm Check Point Software Technologies forecasts strong fourth-quarter growth after its third-quarter profit and revenue beat expectations thanks to increased demand for products that prevent cyber-attacks.

FireEye CEO Kevin Mandia and CFO Michael Berry discuss the progress the company has made on its restructuring, a renewed push into the midmarket and the channel after slow momentum there, and new technology solutions.

NetApp has expanded its ability to stretch data and information across hybrid on-premise and cloud infrastructures with a new service tying its storage infrastructure to the cloud. The company is preparing to ship new hybrid storage cloud capabilities while introducing new releases of existing offerings to take its technology deeper into the cloud.

November 9, 2016

VMware COO Sanjay Poonen told partners in an email blast that his hand-picked successor, Sumit Dhawan, is poised to take the End User Computing (EUC) business from more than $1 billion to “$2 billion and beyond.”

Nutanix has unveiled some significant new software-defined networking (SDN), automation, and orchestration capabilities to its hyper-converged infrastructure appliance line. The new enhancements include monitoring and managing external physical and virtual networks and micro-segmenting workloads for enhanced security and management.

Dell EMC announced availability of a new Dell EMC NetWorker with CloudBoost solution for added protection of enterprise applications running on Amazon Web Services (AWS) as well as the extension of the industry-leading Data Domain protection storage platform to Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3).

November 10, 2016

Citrix Sharefile, the popular file sharing and storage solution, is updating its Windows 10 UWP app to leverage new security features including Windows Hello and Windows Information Protection.

FireEye shares gained 12 percent after the cybersecurity firm posted better-than-expected third-quarter results. Sales were up 13 percent year-over-year, in part due to a strong demand for cloud-based email security and threat intelligence solutions.

Andy Huckridge, Director of Service Provider Solutions at Gigamon, discusses how the evolving push towards faster networks that handle more traffic is hampering the ability of current tools to monitor that traffic effectively.

November 11, 2016

Former Hewlett-Packard executive Bill Veghte has joined Turbonomic, an application performance management developer and Hewlett Packard Enterprise strategic technology partner, as its full-time executive chairman.

Cisco’s Senior Vice President and General Manager of IoT and Applications, Rowan Trollope, discusses the importance of automating the network, and how greater networking intelligence will empower IoT devices to become more efficient and secure.

Juniper Networks has made its MX routers and SRX firewalls available on the Amazon cloud, providing technological consistency for companies that want to build hybrid clouds using the vendor’s products.

Celeste Collins

Celeste Collins

Celeste has more than 15 years’ experience in technical and business communications as a writer and editor. Celeste works on Gotham's documentation and communication efforts.