Take a Network Break! Today’s review of tech news looks at Cisco Meraki’s efforts to court MSPs (and boost service revenue). Cisco and Ericsson reaffirm a partnership that aims to generate a billion dollars for each company, and add a new Wi-Fi solution.
451 Research predicts the container market will grow to more than $2 billion by 2020 (Greg disagrees), Norton launches a home wireless router with built-in security services, and UBS predicts a year of security acquisitions.
IBM leads all comers for U.S. patents for the 24th year in a row, Infinera joins OpenDaylight, and Norway plans to shut down analog FM radio.
A VMUG spat over who can lead local groups goes public, and Barracuda posts a strong third quarter.
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Ericsson/Cisco partnership targeting enterprise, public clients – Seeking Alpha
451 Research: Application containers will be a $2.7bn market by 2020 – 451 Research (PDF)
Musing: Norton Core Router – Introducing the Future of WiFi – EtherealMind
Infinera’s SDN Software Joins OpenDaylight Program – Light Reading
Norway first to start switching off FM radio – The Guardian
I Don’t Like it When Mommy and Daddy Fight – VMUG Edition – The IT Hollow