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A first take on enterprise IT technology news and events.

Lenovo laptop

Intel Raises Forecast on Improving PC Demand

September 16, 2016 7:55 AM
The chip maker is upgrading its expectations for the first time in two years, citing growing PC supply chain inventory and increasing demand for PCs.
Extreme CEO

Extreme to Buy Zebra's WLAN Unit for $55 Million

September 14, 2016 9:10 AM
The deal will bolster Extreme's position in a crowded WLAN market and will bring in new access points, security products and a software platform.
tech business

Samsung Considers Sale of Printer Unit to HP for $1.8 Billion

September 09, 2016 8:10 AM
The world's largest smartphone maker is struggling in the printer space and may shed the business to focus on core operations, a report says.
collaboration

Polycom to Get New CEO After Siris Deal Closes

September 07, 2016 1:10 PM
Mary McDowell, a Siris executive partner and tech industry veteran, will take over from Peter Leav once the $2 billion acquisition is completed.
tech business

Polycom Shareholders OK Sale to Private Equity Firm

September 06, 2016 1:05 PM
Siris Capital is buying the video conferencing vendor for $2 billion after outbidding UC company Mitel over the summer.
UC collaboration

Avaya Pushes IP Office as Alternative to Cloud-Based UC Platforms

September 02, 2016 6:50 AM
The company is adding security and resiliency functionalities in the IP Office release 10 that officials say aren't found in pure-cloud solutions.
NFV

Service Providers Are Quickly Adopting NFV, Survey Finds

August 29, 2016 9:05 AM
According to an IHS report, 81 percent of carriers questioned say they will deploy network-functions virtualization by 2017, and 59 percent say they will do so this year.
video PaaS

Vidyo Wants to Make Embedding Video Easier

August 26, 2016 12:20 PM
The company's Vidyo.io video PaaS, due out this fall, is designed to give developers the technologies they need to integrate video into their apps.
self-driving

Chip Maker Renesas Reportedly Will Buy Intersil for $3 Billion

August 24, 2016 10:10 AM
An acquisition would add to Renesas' automotive expertise and mark another deal in a rapidly consolidating semiconductor market.
hyperconverged

Pivot3 Certifies Hyperconverged Software With Cisco UCS

August 23, 2016 1:30 PM
The certification comes a week after rival Nutanix announced it had independently validated its software to run on Cisco's converged infrastructure.

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