What a Broadcom-Qualcomm merger could mean for the enterprise

The proposed acquisition of Qualcomm by rival Broadcom for $130 billion may not just be a way to own the 5G wireless market — it could also create a formidable player in the enterprise networking space to ensure mobile applications meet performance expectations. Broadcom on Monday confirmed early reports from Reuters and others that it […]

Should B2B employees break from the shackles of intranet tools like SharePoint?

Private corporate networks (i.e., intranets) and their applications, such as SharePoint, Microsoft’s enterprise collaboration software, do not optimally serve mobile users, or so the premise goes. This keeps businesses from addressing the needs of an increasingly on-the-go workforce, which can lead to employee disengagement. According to a Gallup poll, employee disengagement can cost B2B companies […]

What every B2B company needs to know about Software-Defined Networking (SDN)

As one of the latest communications technologies, software-defined networking (SDN) has the promise to revolutionize the way B2B firms deploy and manage business networks with full centralization, greater automation, more flexibility and reduced costs. However, there are also security, congestion, latency and SDN typology concerns to address. This primer looks at some of the key […]

Debunking the top 5 myths preventing businesses from adopting the cloud

The use of cloud computing in business has flourished over the past decade with exponential growth in adoption rates over the last several years. Enterprise cloud subscription revenues are forecasted to reach $67B by 2018, attaining a compound annual growth rate of 17.3 percent in the forecast period. Despite its undeniable popularity, it is the […]

Women in B2B: Sandi Jones on making endpoints meet

Introducing a new regular profile series on B2Bnn: Women in B2B, sponsored by SqueezeCMM. With these profiles, you’ll learn about the careers and business goals of inspiring female leaders in the B2B industry.  “Biz tech chameleon.” That’s how Sandi Jones, AVP of Global Infrastructure Systems-Network Services at Manulife Financial, describes herself. In her current role as network […]

Report: Amazon, Microsoft in two-way race for IaaS top spot

New research from Gartner’s annual report card on the public infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) cloud computing market reveals there is one main leader – Amazon Web Services – and another clear challenger – Microsoft Azure. Also, the Gartner report found that “global spending on IaaS is expected to reach almost US$16.5 billion in 2015, an increase of 32.8 percent […]

Tesla’s ground-breaking batteries could be coming to a data center near you

Tesla, best known for its electric car sales, is heading into the energy business with its Internet-connected Powerwall and Powerpack batteries. What’s most intriguing about this move is how the innovative batteries can influence data center technology. Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveiled the new batteries recently as he described the company’s new product line, Tesla Energy. […]