02 Feb2017 RESEARCH PAPER: Physically-Based Rendering Revolutionizes Product Development

During the creation of a physical product, digital assistance in the form of computer automated design software (CAD) enables fast and cost effective development. Such tools allow designers to comprehend correct form and function throughout product development. Concept drawings or renderings provide the earliest insight into the product and set overall expectations. Any difference between […]

02 Feb2017 Home Wi-Fi Gets A Big Boost Led By Google

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In the typical US home, a single Wi-Fi router typically provides the wireless network coverage, and that was enough for most uses. If for some reason there was poor coverage, users would just move closer to the router. But with today’s smart and connected homes, the choice to move closer is often not an option, […]

31 Jan2017 RESEARCH PAPER: Consumer Networking Gains Wi-Fi Mesh

Consumers traditionally deploy a single Wi-Fi router for the home and adapt their usage around the router. But, changing needs are rendering this strategy unworkable for many homes as the coverage area needs are increasing, the prevalence of mobile devices is changing the access patterns and a host of consumer Internet of Things (IoT) devices are now entering the […]

25 Jan2017 Vidyo Hits GA For Its Video CPaaS Solution

As I’ve written before, video is hot right now. Just look at video’s integration into everything from Intel drones inspecting solar panels to Ring door bells to Phillips ICU beds and RBC banking apps. If you spent any time at CES 2017 like I did, this would be evident that everything is becoming video enabled. […]

23 Jan2017 Chipmakers Get Serious About Autonomous Driving At CES 2017

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Every year at CES, there is a slew of announcements from automakers about their latest connected car or their next futuristic concept. However, one thing missing was the chipmakers that make these things possible. Last year gave us a glimpse of what these companies were doing, but this year Intel, NVIDIA and Qualcomm all announced […]

22 Jan2017 Samsung And 3rd Party Experts Did What They Needed To Do With Its Note7 Disclosure And Plan

Samsung Electronics has the number one market share position globally at 20% (Q3 IDC) while Apple has 12.5% global market share and Huawei has 9.3%. Apple’s iPhone has over 60% share of the premium $500+ smartphone space. The Samsung Galaxy Note7 was Samsung’s best challenge to the iPhone’s premium dominance for years and went after […]

18 Jan2017 PC Gaming Gets A Big Boost At CES 2017

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Many different PC vendors announced new systems at CES 2017, with some launching entirely new lines of PC gaming hardware. Companies like Lenovo and Samsung Electronics launched new brands for their gaming notebooks, while others like Dell and Hewlett-Packard introduced new products and updated existing ones that had just been introduced late last year. With […]

17 Jan2017 RESEARCH BRIEF: Jabil & AnyPresence Set the Bar for Advertising

There has been an explosion of connected devices for the home. The internet of things (IoT), connected appliances, and home automation have created challenges and opportunities for advertisers, marketers, and customers. Today, most US homes have 8 connected devices, including computers, phones, tablets, TVs, and security systems. More connected devices are proliferating, including automobiles, thermostats, speakers, lighting, HVAC, sprinklers, appliances, […]

17 Jan2017 What To Expect in Servers, Storage, Networking, AI and IoT in 2017

Columns Jimmy Pike: Server CPU Predictions For 2017 Karl Freund: Five Things To Watch In AI And Machine Learning In 2017 Karl Freund: What To Expect in 2017 From AMD, INTEL, NVIDIA, XILINX And Others For Machine Learning Mike Krell: Internet Of Things (IoT) Outlook For 2017 Gina Longoria: Five Things To Watch In Enterprise Storage In 2017 John Fruehe: What […]

17 Jan2017 5 Things I Think About CES 2017

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As I arrived at CES 2017 the first thing I picked up in McCarron Airport was my badge. Along with the badge this year, I received a ribbon for “10+ years” of attendance. Since 10+ is 10-19 (and I’ve gone to the Comdex / CES trade shows for more than 20 years), I realized I’ve […]

15 Jan2017 Samsung Slowly Filling In Its Computer Line With New Notebooks And Chromebooks Announced At CES 2017

Samsung Electronics is best known for mobile products like smartwatches, smartphones and tablets and of course, HDTV and appliances, but not so much as a computer company. I wasn’t expecting Samsung to be so computer-heavy this year at CES 2017, but they really were. Of course, Samsung will always have new TV announcements and the […]

12 Jan2017 RESEARCH PAPER: Dell EMC Delivers a Broad Portfolio of Converged Systems for Enterprise IT

The converged systems market is growing rapidly as IT organizations look to improve efficiency and simplify their operations. A growing number of converged systems solutions are now available from leading vendors that range from flexible building blocks to turnkey solution stacks. Dell’s acquisition of EMC in September 2016 gave the two companies the opportunity to bring together a strong […]

12 Jan2017 Samsung Ramps Up Mobile Alliance Program Adding New Capabilities And Categories

Samsung Electronics has been successful in the enterprise delivering solutions encompassing smartwatches, smartphones, tablets, software and services. Part of their success can be attributed to “product,” as they were the first to harden Android with Samsung Knox, they have the widest array of mobile offerings available, and are pushing the boundaries with mobile security. Their […]

12 Jan2017 Can Lenovo Gain More Traction In The Enterprise Datacenter?

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In 2014, Lenovo , a dominant force in the PC market, embarked on a journey to increase its presence in the datacenter with the acquisition of IBM’s x86 server business. Lenovo’s integration of IBM’s x86 server team is now complete, and the company has shifted into a higher gear looking to take advantage of competitive […]

10 Jan2017 RESEARCH PAPER: Gen-Z & Emerging System Requirements

The ultimate objective of modern information technology (IT) systems is to transform data into information with actionable business insights. Businesses demand security and data protection throughout this entire process. Insights must be virtually immediate, derived from data of unpredictable volume, from hosts in many different locations, and from an increasing number of diverse sources. These requirements, especially size and the […]

10 Jan2017 Server CPU Predictions For 2017

2017 promises to be an exciting year for servers and the competitiveness of compute offerings. This year will see this scope of impact not only include enterprise datacenters and the public cloud, but extend to the emergence of “edge computing”. Edge computing is defined as compute required to deal with data at or near the […]

09 Jan2017 NVIDIA Doubles Down On Automotive And Cloud Gaming, Adds Smart Home Capability At CES 2017

At this year’s CES 2017, NVIDIA’s CEO Jen-Hsun Huang presented in the CES opening keynote his vision for the company’s future to the audience, explaining where he believes the company will succeed in the future. I also liked that Huang simplified AI and graphics so more could understand it. Of the areas where NVIDIA participates […]

06 Jan2017 What To Expect in 2017 From AMD, INTEL, NVIDIA, XILINX And Others For Machine Learning

Without a doubt, 2016 was an amazing year for Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI). I have opined on the 5 things to watch in AI for 2017 in another article, however the potential dynamics during 2017 in processor and accelerator semiconductors that enable this market warrant further examination. It is interesting to note […]

06 Jan2017 Five Things To Watch In AI And Machine Learning In 2017

Without a doubt, 2016 was an amazing year for Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI). During the year, we saw nearly every high tech CEO claim the mantel of becoming an “AI Company”. However, only a few companies were actually able to monetize their significant investments in AI, notably Amazon, Baidu, Facebook, Google, IBM, […]

05 Jan2017 Dell Excels At CES Again With New And Futuristic Business And Consumer Offerings

Dell has excelled in the CES award count over the last few years where they’ve announced both new consumer and commercial designs. Their performance has not been limited to CES as they’ve made a run on market share as well, with 15 straight quarters of year over year market share growth. Last quarter alone, Dell […]