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RESEARCH BRIEF: Can Jabil Revolutionize the Supply Chain?

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The digital economy is changing the game for supply chain customers. Value chains are shifting rapidly, while technology advancements are disrupting old-style operations. Additionally, traditional value chains are also on the move. Hardware Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) are moving to capitalize on software and services models. Original Design Manufacturers (ODMs) are moving into the OEM […]

RESEARCH PAPER: Do 8 CPU Cores Really Matter in Smartphones?

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In a recent live benchmarking session, Moor Insights & Strategy answered the question “Do 8 cores really matter in smartphones?” with a series of benchmarks and real application tests. This brief supports the video with performance and experience results. As the smartphone industry has begun to mature, one-upmanship among smartphone manufacturers and SoC vendors has bred a dangerous […]

Freescale Semiconductor, Soon To Be NXP, Makes IoT Hardware “Generic”

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SCM-i.MX6D wearable prototype (Credit: Paul Teich, Moor Insights & Strategy) Freescale Semiconductor (and soon to be NXP Semiconductors NV) had their technology ecosystem last week in Austin, TX. The introduction this week of the new Freescale Semiconductor Single Chip System Module (SCM) has gotten me back to thinking about a question I am constantly asked, “Where […]

This Isn’t Your Father’s Midmarket Enterprise System: 5 Trends You Need To Know

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If the Internet is the fuel for the global economy, the mid-market is the engine that makes it work from a growth, stability, and innovation perspective. Traditional enterprises have typically built and deployed systems used exclusively by employees, with a focus on internal processes, improving efficiencies, decreasing costs across all functional business areas. With the […]

Are Gigabit Speed Internet Service’s Biggest Beneficiaries Lawyers?

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Austin, TX is a hotbed of Internet activity, proving the theory that strong competition brings consumer benefits as we now have multiple providers for gigabit (1000Mb/s) internet service. But, the biggest beneficiary might not be carriers like AT&T, Comcast, Time Warner Cable or even Google – it could be the lawyers. Promises of massive bandwidth and lightning-fast […]

Why Are Some Cloud Vendors Acting As Security Bystanders?

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End-users that want to leverage the many benefits of moving to the cloud must also understand the security controls deployed within their cloud providers to ensure they are not another corporate victim of cyber criminals. They need to comprehend the dedicated security devices that are defending their data, applications and unique architecture. For vendors in the […]

UPDATED: AMD Dual GPU Fury ‘X2′ Card The Real Deal At E3

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UPDATED 10:40 EST. It’s great what you can pick up by actually going to trade shows versus just watching the videos from the office and E3 is no exception. Moor Insights & Strategy’s Anshel Sag saw at E3 what has only been rumored so far, a dual GPU Fury board from Advanced Micro Devices. To […]

AMD Launches New Radeon 300 Series Graphics Card Lineup, Fury X And Project Quantum At E3

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Today at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles, Advanced Micro Devices announced their newest line of desktop gaming graphics cards. The line, called the Radeon 300 Series, is the latest from the company and features a broad array of discrete graphics cards ranging from the extreme enthusiast PC gamer all the way to the […]

RESEARCH BRIEF: AMD Brings New Value to Radeon

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The PC gaming graphics industry today has very few players but many problems. Today’s PC gaming enthusiast market essentially has only two graphics players remaining, AMD and Nvidia. There is a constant back-and-forth between these two players in terms of bringing new features that gamers want and need. AMD’s new Radeon 300 series does just that while […]

RESEARCH BRIEF: AMD 6th Generation Processor Brings Best-in-Class Game Streaming to Windows™ 10

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Microsoft’s new operating system, Windows 10, offers gamers new opportunities to stream games and content from their Xbox One to their PCs. This functionality is unique to Windows 10 and requires a certain set of parameters to be met. One of these parameters is ample PC hardware to perform the appropriate decoding for a smooth, high- quality game […]

RESEARCH BRIEF: Can Broadband Change the WAN?

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Competitive environments are forcing businesses to change their IT to drive more agility, enabling them to deploy new software and services quickly to capture more opportunity. This is driving many to use cloud-based applications where ready-made enterprise solutions can be deployed quickly, but what most do not consider is that this move can have a dramatic impact […]

Misunderstood Mobile Benchmarks Are Hurting The Industry and Consumers

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I have been in and around the benchmarking and benchmarketing scene for 25 years in the PC, server, and now smartphone and tablet markets. Benchmarks have been on a cyclical nature for years and the cycle is fairly predictable. Benchmarks cycle between manufacturer, consortium, benchmark company and industry standard- led formations. There are hybrids as […]

For Advanced Micro Devices It Was All About Carrizo At Computex 2015

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Computex is an electronics expo in Taipei, Taiwan held every year for tech companies to show off their latest and greatest products to press and the rest of the industry. While you see more and more phones, tablets and datacenter hardware there, it’s still a PC show. Advanced Micro Devices has been one of the companies […]

Intel Talks Up The “New PC” In Taiwan At Computex 2015

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Every year in June in Taipei, Taiwan, there’s a huge computer hardware show and expo called “Computex” which Intel has attended for decades. Computex has traditionally been where Intel makes major announcements and holds press conferences for those announcements, and in fact, Intel was one of the first companies to attend Computex, which began in […]

Synaptics Gaming Strategy Becomes A Reality At Computex 2015

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Computex historically had been a show that focused on the PC market and over the years has added smartphones, tablets and datacenter infrastructure. There was still a lot of PC content and that included offerings for the gaming enthusiast. So was no surprise that Computex 2015 is the show where Synaptics showed off their progress in […]

Qualcomm Gets Aggressive In Taiwan At Computex 2015

Last week, much of the PC, server, and tablet electronics component, operating system and ODM world came together in Taiwan for Computex. Companies like Advanced Micro Devices, ARM Holdings, Intel, MediaTek Inc., Microsoft, NVIDIA and Qualcomm were all there on hand to take part in the festivities. I’m going to focus on Qualcomm’s presence there, […]

The Machine at HP Discover – The First Year

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A year ago I wrote about HP’s first public disclosures for “The Machine”. At HP Discover last week in Las Vegas, HP Labs showed mechanical mock-ups for an early functional prototype of The Machine. I think their prototype architecture shows differentiated architectural direction from Intel’s Rack Scale Architecture (RSA) and from others’ earlier disaggregation experiments. […]

Offshore Cloud Provider Calligo Leverages Old School Fundamentals to Compete in the New Economy: Nefarious Characters Need not Apply

Recently, I had the opportunity to speak with Julian Box, CEO of Calligo Limited. Calligo is an upcoming cloud provider based on the Isle of Jersey in the Channel Islands off the Coast of France.  Many people think that doing business in the Channel Islands means tax-shelters and nefarious characters.  Some of this may be […]

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RESEARCH PAPER: Spring 2015 ONUG Meeting Highlights

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Today’s networking world is complex, antiquated and full of proprietary products. The Open Networking User Group (ONUG) was built by end users around the idea that open networking is essential to helping business by providing agility and flexibility. Unlike many other consortiums, ONUG is driven by the end customers, not the vendors. ONUG members put together the […]

LG G4 Review: Great Smartphone Experience And Good Example Of Debunking The 8 Core Myth

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Today, consumers have a broad selection of premium phones ranging from the Apple iPhone 6 to the Samsung Galaxy S6 to the LG G4. What’s common between most of these phones is their focus on wireless performance, user experience, battery life and photography. However, they do vary in these categories in ways that set them apart from […]