15 Oct Microsoft Showcases Its Own ‘Economy Of Innovation’ At Ignite 2018

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Visual from Microsoft Ignite 2018.    CHRIS WILDER Recently, I attended Microsoft Ignite and Envision in Orlando, Florida. One thing that struck me, especially when visiting the show floor, was how Microsoft —more so than most companies in the industry—has created an economy around its technology. The sheer number of companies, employees, service providers, and […]

31 Aug Qualcomm Is Poised To Punch Above Its Weight

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Qualcomm HQ office in San Diego There have always been lots of rumors and speculation about Qualcomm Technologies’ strategy, future, and direction. However, with all the unknowns and newfound freedom from the failed NXP acquisition, Qualcomm has done a good job of regrouping and regaining momentum within The Internet of Things (IoT) marketplace. Recently I […]

06 Jun NVIDIA Adds Next Layer Of AI Automation Development Platforms With Isaac

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Project Isaac playing golf. This week at Computex in Tapei,  NVIDIA announced the availability of its Isaac platform. This AI-based development platform is a combination of hardware, software, and a virtual-world robot simulator designed to power autonomous machines within many industries: agriculture, construction, manufacturing robotics, and more. This announcement is evidence of NVIDIA’s commitment to […]

10 May The Giants Have Awoken From Hibernation And AI And IoT Are On The Menu

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Microsoft Build main stage. Springtime! The flowers are blooming, the grass is getting green, the birds are out, and every major vendor has a conference with huge announcements. As an analyst, Spring is the best time of the year and 2018 has not disappointed so far. In past years, many large vendors attempted to differentiate […]

05 Apr Leaders Emerge As The Industrial Internet Of Things Ecosystem Takes Shape

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  Pennybacker Bridge, Austin, Texas from Dell Technologies Match Play Golf Tournament. As Leo Tolstoy wrote, “Spring is the time of plans and projects.” In my 2018 predictions article, I made some bold claims about what I thought would happen in the IoT and autonomous vehicle marketplace (Tim Cooks Retires, Apple buys Tesla , and […]

16 Feb From Smart Cities To Smart Countries: Cisco’s CDA Program Fosters Economic Opportunity

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The Empire State Building in New York City, New York. The Internet of Things (IoT) is changing how business works. However, one of the most often overlooked benefits of IoT is how it will improve the lives of citizens by making communities safer, connected, healthier, and more efficient. One area where IoT is seeing significant […]

08 Jan NVIDIA Reinforces Automotive AI Lead With Uber And Volkswagen Announcements At CES 2018

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Under the chaos and fog that is the Customer Electronics Show (CES) this week in Las Vegas, few companies break through the noise and stand out.  CES is the preeminent show for consumer technology vendors.  This year the primary focus of this mega conference is on advancements in robotics (machine intelligence), drones, medical devices, gaming, […]

21 Dec 2018 Predictions: Apple Buys Tesla — Cook Retires — Musk Takes The Reins

Every year pundits, analysts, bloviators, and anyone with a voice make outlandish predictions for the coming year. Most do not come true, but it is nice to be the guy that got it right, even if it was a small prediction. In keeping with this tradition, I submit my 2018 predictions for the Internet of […]

17 Nov Intel Steps Up To Showcase Leadership In Autonomous Vehicles And The Internet Of Things

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  Gordon Moore mural at Intel’s Customer Experience and Integration Center, Chandler, Arizona. Over the past few weeks, I have been with Intel Corporation learning about its Internet of Things (IoT) product roadmaps from security, healthcare, retail, energy, smart cities, and, perhaps most interestingly, how Intel is leveraging IoT to extend the customer experience. This […]

27 Oct Dell Technologies Demonstrates Leadership And Innovation In The Highly Fragmented IoT Marketplace

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Dell IQT event entrance Recently, the Moor Insights & Strategy (MI&S) team was on the road in New York City learning more about Dell Technologies strategy and vision for the Internet of Things (IoT). The event, called IQT, exhibited what the company is doing to make devices, networks, and infrastructure smarter. Dell Technologies is focusing […]

14 Sep Disaster Response In The 21st Century: Big Data And IoT Save Lives

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Flooding in Houston, TX during Hurricane Harvey Over the last couple of weeks, I was in Houston, Texas working with a Search and Rescue (SAR) team helping to find, recover, and relocate individuals affected by Hurricane Harvey. I traveled with a team from Harbinger Technologies Group (HTG), comprised of special operations veterans, law enforcement, EMT/Firefighters, […]

28 Aug HPE Demonstrates Internet Of Things (IoT) Leadership With The Opening Of Its Global Innovation Lab

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HPE’s Global IoT Lab in Houston, TX My colleague, Patrick Moorhead, and I had the opportunity last week to participate in Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s (HPE) Global IoT Innovation Lab’s grand opening event in Houston. Following Houston, it will open two other labs in  Geneva and Singapore. The HPE team is serious about deploying IoT solutions […]

09 Aug What Does Intel’s Acquisition Of Mobileye Tell Us About Its Driverless Car Strategy?

Intel yesterday announced they completed their tender offer for all the outstanding shares of Mobileye. Based in Jerusalem, Israel, Mobileye has effectively developed a nerve center for how driverless cars operate via their sensors and camera technologies. Completing this acquisition puts Intel squarely in one of the “driver’s seats” for driverless cars, estimated to become […]

28 Jul For Chief Information Security Officers Blockchain Will Improve Internet of Things (IoT) Security

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Because the Internet of Things (IoT) is creating its own ecosystem, the biggest challenge for the industry is how companies secure and manage the exponential growth of decentralized endpoint devices. Unfortunately, most security experts only know how to defend against attacks from a centralized perspective. Most Chief Information Security Officers (CISO) only understand centralized networks and […]

21 Jul CIOs And CTOs Must Understand How The Internet Of Things Is Changing How Business Is Done

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After a short sabbatical traveling the world looking at interesting technologies and business models, I have decided to return to Moor Insights & Strategy to lead the Internet of Things (IoT) practice. There isn’t a better time to make a comeback! (Source: http://www.panoramio.com/photo/44229798) First and foremost, it’s important to remember IoT is not new. In […]

03 Aug Cloud, Containers And Collaboration Come Of Age

(Source: Christopher R. Wilder) The cloud computing marketplace has come of age, and the market is booming. As I discussed in my last article, Cloud is no longer a business strategy. It is just something we do. Further proof is demonstrated by Amazon Web Services (AWS) reporting huge Q2 numbers of $2.9B in revenue, up […]

28 Jul Cloud Is Not A Business Strategy: Choose Your Provider Wisely

What a difference a year makes. Up until last year, we had one group debating the merits of ‘X’-as-a-Service: Software, Infrastructure, Platform, Collaboration, Devices, Hats, Cats, etc. and which business model would reign king. While on the other side, Google, Amazon, Microsoft and others were espousing the benefits of both public and private cloud for the […]

30 Jun Security Must Lead The Cloud Migration Conversation

Recent attacks within US Government personnel systems have brought to light how securing electronic devices, networks, proprietary data and information from incursions by hackers and spies is of paramount concern to organizations public or private. Attacks on these systems should have been prevented by limiting contractor direct access to data systems by foreign nationals and […]

05 May Apple Takes A Deeper Step Into The Enterprise With SAP Partnership

Apple currently owns the premium mobile consumer device market and is even the preferred premium BYOD mobile device in the enterprise. However, this doesn’t mean that enterprises have signed up to ditch their PCs or Macs. Apple knows this. Apple is on a long-term journey and is striking strategic agreements with enterprise players to create new […]

05 May Rise Of The Machines (Part 2): Artificial Intelligence And Bots Promise To Disrupt

(Source: Jimmy Pike & Christopher Wilder ©Moor Insights & Strategy) Microsoft and Facebook recently announced how they plan to drive leadership in the digital transformation and cloud market: bots. As more companies—especially application vendors—begin to drive solutions that incorporate machine learning, natural language, artificial intelligence, and structured and unstructured data, bots will increase in relevance and value. […]