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March 12, 2018

Cisco Brings Visibility and Insights to IT’s Biggest Blind Spot: The WAN

Cisco today announced new innovations built to bring visibility to IT’s biggest blind spot: the wide-area network (WAN). Made up of disparate networks outside of the control of IT, the WAN connects employees to applications, no matter where those employees might be. The fragmented nature of the WAN means that IT often has limited ability to specifically determine problems and get real-time information. Now, Cisco is helping IT by providing the capability to forecast WAN problems before they happen, while quickly isolating and fixing issues when they do occur.

Over the past few years, the rise of multicloud IT environments has exacerbated the traditional complexity of the WAN [...]

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March 1, 2018

Saudi Telecom Company (STC) and Cisco Sign Strategic MoU to Bring the Benefits of 5G to Saudi Arabia

Saudi Telecom Company (STC) and Cisco announced they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and intend to collaborate on the development of 5G communication systems and networks. The joint effort aims to facilitate STC’s transformation into a digital service provider and supports the pivotal role it plays in enabling Saudi Arabia’s 2030 Vision and National Transformation Plan.

The MoU was signed at the Mobile World Congress by Nasser Al-Nasser, Chief Operating Officer, STC, and Ali Amer, Managing Director, Global Service Provider Sales, Cisco Middle East and Africa. Under the terms of the MoU, Cisco intends to work closely with STC on its architectural [...]

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March 1, 2018

du Collaborates with Cisco on IP Core Network Modernization and Expansion

New agile network is foundational for du’s rapid transformation into a digital ICT service provider; supports plans for next-generation applications and services for the 5G era

UAE-based telco ‘du,’ from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), and Cisco announced a collaboration to build a future-proof network that is designed to support du’s rapid transformation into a digital service provider. The announcement was made to coincide with Mobile World Congress 2018, being held 26 February to 1 March this year.

Demand for more bandwidth is rising exponentially as consumers and businesses embrace new digital applications, services and technologies. In order [...]

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February 28, 2018

Teradata is Named a Leader in Gartner’s 2018 Magic Quadrant for Data Management Solutions for Analytics

Teradata, the leading data and analytics company, has again been positioned in the Gartner, Inc. 2018 Magic Quadrant for Data Management Solutions for Analytics1 issued February 13, 2018, by Gartner analysts Adam M. Ronthal, Roxane Edjlali, and Rick Greenwald. Vendors are evaluated by Gartner on completeness of vision and ability to execute following detailed research. As one of 22 vendors evaluated in the 2018 report, Teradata was recognized as a Leader for the 16th consecutive time.

Gartner’s report describes the state of the market: “Although the traditional data warehousing use case remains foundational to most organizations’ analytics initiatives, there is also [...]

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February 19, 2018

New Style Data Platform Trendage Combines AI, Communities and Visual Search To Provide Automated Product Recommendations

Retailers Can Now Access Valuable Insights On Customer Apparel Preferences and Cross Sell Data In a Timely Manner

Trendage, a new data-driven style platform, today officially announced the launch of its company, team, and product, Automated Product Recommendations for retailers.  Using artificial intelligence, visual search, and a community of millions of trendsetters, Trendage automatically generates 10 million+ style recommendations per month for apparel, accessories and footwear retailers that highlight what items pair well together based on a shopper’s age and regional trends to increase average order values and conversions. Trendage has also identified 216 core [...]

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February 9, 2018

Gartner Survey Finds Government CIOs Will Increase Spending on Cloud, Cybersecurity and Analytics in 2018

Cloud solutions, cybersecurity and analytics are the top technologies targeted for new and additional spending by public sector CIOs in 2018, while data center infrastructure is the most commonly targeted for cost savings, according to a survey from Gartner, Inc.

Sixteen percent of government CIOs said they plan to increase spending on business intelligence (BI) and analytics (16 percent) and data management (six percent) in 2018 (see Table 2).

Gartner’s 2018 CIO Agenda Survey gathered data from 3,160 CIO respondents in 98 countries and across major industries, including 461 government CIOs. Government respondents are [...]

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February 2, 2018

Team Dimension Data Gear up for Dubai Tour 2018

Seven-member team led by Mark Cavendish, will ride for Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka helping achieving Dimension Data’s mission to fund 5,000 bicycles for people through Qhubeka

Team Dimension Data are gearing up for the 5th edition of the Dubai Tour which kicks off on February 6 until February 10, 2018 and will feature five stages, including the short but sharp uphill finish at Hatta Dam. The 7-member 2018 Team Dimension Data roster is comprised of the Manxman, its main sprinter Mark Cavendish, Jay Thomson, Mark Renshaw, Bernie Eisel, Julien Vermote, Amanuel Ghebreigzabhier and Mekseb Debesay. At Dubai Tour, the team will not old be focused on getting on the podium,  but [...]

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January 29, 2018

Cisco Accelerates Multicloud Journey with HyperFlex Platform Innovations

Cisco announced platform innovations for Cisco® HyperFlex™ with the 3.0 software release that delivers performance and simplicity for any application, on any cloud, at any scale. Enhancements include support for Microsoft Hyper-V, stretch clusters, containers, and new multicloud services that enable applications to be deployed, monitored and managed in any cloud. The result is a platform that uniquely enables development and deployment of both traditional and cloud-native applications on a common hyperconverged platform.

Cisco HyperFlex: The Power to Simplify More

Other hyperconverged solutions neglect the crucial roles that networking and distributed file systems play [...]

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