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Feb 12 2018   9:49AM GMT

TechTarget’s weekly roundup (2/5 – 2/12)

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What is NetApp planning to accomplish in 2018? Find out why the company is going to narrow its priorities to fast-growth areas in this week’s roundup.

1. NetApp CEO Kurian narrows focus to flash, cloud – Garry Kranz (SearchStorage)

George Kurian became CEO of NetApp in 2015 to jump-start a push into cloud and flash storage. The vendor has bucked scant revenue growth with four straight solid quarters.

2. Cisco: Cloud Computing workloads to skyrocket by 2021 – Chuck Moozakis (SearchNetworking)

By 2021, Cisco says, cloud computing workloads will make up the lion’s share of data center traffic as enterprises expand security, IoT and other activities in the cloud.

3. Avaya adds AI voice assistant to desk phones – Jonathan Dame (SearchUnifiedCommunications)

Avaya has created an AI voice assistant application for desk phones. AI voice assistant platforms could make mundane tasks easier for office workers.

4. Salesforce buys Attic Labs, adding to Quip capabilities – Jesse Scardina (SearchSalesforce)

Quip receives back-end capabilities with open source database after Salesforce purchase of Attic Labs.

5. IBM taps Mendix for low-code platform deal – Darryl K. Taft (SearchCloudApplications)

As the market to empower citizen app developers heats up, IBM and Mendix have joined forces to deliver low-code tools for the IBM Cloud.

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