1The Most Important Infrastructure Stories of 2007
Avaya going private is indicative of the transformation that the telecommunications and PBX spaces are going through. Avaya is a huge player, and yet if it hadn’t gone private, it might not have been able to make the changes necessary to survive.
2The Most Important Infrastructure Stories of 2007 – Microsoft Pushes into VOIP with Partner Nortel
Microsoft recognized the transformation the market is undergoing and, by virtue of its size and commitment, will drive many of the changes.
3The Most Important Infrastructure Stories of 2007 – The Rise of Unified Communications
Once the market figures out what UC is and how it can be leveraged, the technology-actually, the group of technologies-will change the way businesses work.
4The Most Important Infrastructure Stories of 2007 – Continued Consolidation
The continued consolidation in the network/systems/applications management market (think HP and Opsware, Symantec and Altiris, and so on) means fewer choices for customers. At the same time, acquisitions by the big four (CA, BMC Software, HP and IBM) will
5The Most Important Infrastructure Stories of 2007 – CA Starts to Stabilize
After years of scandal and a rough start for CA CEO John Swainson, it looked this year like the Islandia, N.Y., company is finally turning a corner.
6The Most Important Infrastructure Stories of 2007 – Microsoft Gets Heterogenous Systems Management Religion
When Microsoft got into the systems management space, it focused only on managing Microsoft technology. With its new embrace of heterogeneous systems management, the company is starting to rival the major enterprise management players and is filling a ne
7The Most Important Infrastructure Stories of 2007 – WAN Optimization Goes Mainstream
Until this year, WAN optimization existed as a market segment. Now it’s a full-blown market, and more enterprises can benefit from the much-needed performance boosts the technology provides.
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