Stories by Tim Greene

Riverbed boosts cloud services

Riverbed is launching two new products that can make cloud services faster by accelerating traffic and also more economical by reducing corporate data center and storage costs.

Cisco fleshes out its business video plan

<a href="">Cisco</a> is releasing new gear that it says makes it practicable to deploy pervasive, flexible video across business networks regardless of the <a href="">vendors' gear</a> they choose to buy.

Fortinet goes virtual

<a href="">Fortinet</a> is introducing virtual versions of four of its physical appliances that are designed to protect traffic as it moves between virtual machines.

Cloud providers working on ways to prove they warrant trust

NEW YORK -- Finding a way to verify security within <a href=" ">cloud provider networks</a> is essential but won't be easy, a cloud security expert told attendees at the Security Standard conference.

Blue Coat brings in new CEO

Blue Coat Systems has brought in a new CEO, spinning the change as a way to free up outgoing boss Brian Nesmith from the daily grind of managing the company to instead work on product strategy.

Riverbed readies cloud, mobility and virtualisation rollout

Riverbed has products on tap that will enable WAN optimization as a cloud service, speed up the boot time for remote virtual desktops and, perhaps in a year or two, a software client that will speed up the performance of handhelds and smartphones.

F5 steers WAN optimisation to virtual, cloud environments

F5 Networks is announcing at Interop an enterprise cloud architecture that incorporates its existing products with new ones to address the range of requirements put forth by businesses that base their networks on varying mixes of virtualisation. 

Avaya lays out Nortel migration road map

Avaya tomorrow will reveal a road map that shows how its customers – in particular its newly minted Nortel customers - can move to unified communications technologies without ripping out existing gear.

Aspect buys Quilogy for contact center expertise

<a href="">Aspect</a> has bought Quilogy, creating a systems-integrating company with expertise in <a href="">Microsoft</a> unified communications as well as Microsoft collaboration software.

Avaya credit rating dropped to junk status in wake of Nortel buy

<a href=" ">Avaya</a> is now the undisputedly largest unified communications vendor, but its purchase of Nortel’s enterprise business has dropped the company’s investment rating to junk status, according to Moody’s Investors Service.

Skype for Business too risky?

If you're thinking about using Skype for Business as a way to save money you might want to put it off until the courts settle lawsuits that swirl around plans to sell the company.

Internet scammers leap on Patrick Swayze’s death

Malware ghouls took just a few hours to begin preying on the death of actor Patrick Swayze with a new version of a <a href="">familiar phony anti-virus scam</a>.