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Extreme rolls out Wave 2 access points intended for dense environments

Extreme Networks has added application analytics to its 802.11ac Wave 2 access points, providing the improved speeds of Wave 2 along with the ability to do location-based analytics.

Hospital CEOs need to develop mobile strategies to address new use cases, advises IDC

Hospital CEOs and other healthcare executives will need to develop mobile computing strategies to address new use cases and organization settings for mobile devices, advised market research firm IDC.

Tablet market suffers: Less need or detachables to blame?

A report from IDC found that tablet sales have been in decline for a full year, and it's possible that the microscopic detachables market is to blame.  

IoT will power smart factory of the future

Internet of Things technologies, such as data acquisition, connectivity, analytics and actuation, will be an integral part of the smart factory of the future, predicts IDC.

Why PC shipments dropped 10 percent during the quarter in which Windows 10 launched

If you're wondering why Dell and HP jumped this week to push their devices built on the latest Microsoft OS, just take a look at the numbers on PC shipments. The market has been soft in recent quarters – with shipments declining 10.8 percent worldwide in the third quarter, according to IDC – and those companies are looking to strike on the hot iron that is Windows 10.

Enterprise is where IoT opportunities lie

Despite lots of talk about the connected home and car, the enterprise is where the biggest Internet of Things opportunity resides.

Spotlight: Cisco leads security appliance market

An IDC report shows that Cisco is still leading the security appliance market, outpacing specialists like Check Point, Palo Alto Networks, Fortinet and Blue Coat.

Data breaches prove profitable for security vendors

I came across some interesting stats from IDC about the security appliance market, which appears to be experiencing healthy growth, no doubt in response to all of the recent high-profile data breaches and cybercrime.

Spotlight: Wearable device shipments to jump 164% this year, says IDC

Wearable shipments are forecast by IDC to reach 76.1 million units this year, up an aggressive 163.6 percent from the 28.9 million units shipped in 2014.

Enterprise storage sees dip in revenue as cloud storage soars

That traditional enterprise storage vendors such as EMC, Dell and NetApp are not having an easy time against the tide of cloud storage is a known fact. New data from IDC appears to validate this fact, and paints a dire picture when comparing the incumbents against a new breed of manufacturers that cater to hyperscale deployments such as those used by public cloud vendors and cloud services operators.