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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

05 Jan2017 AMD Discloses Vega Graphics Architecture Details And It Looks Promising

High-end GPUs are all the rage right now. They are driving deep neural net training for artificial intelligence, enabling the growing PC gaming market and next-generation virtual reality, augmented reality and mixed reality applications. There are only two high-end players in the GPU space, Advanced Micro Devices ‘s Radeon group and NVIDIA. Over the past few […]

04 Jan2017 Intel At CES 2017: ‘It’s On’ In Automotive And 5G And We Still Love PCs

Intel has been on a multi-year journey to diversify themselves from a PC and server play to an IoT leader spanning the endpoint to the datacenter and everything in-between. So far, the company has seen its biggest differential success in the data center maintaining their giant compute share and growing in networking and storage and […]

03 Jan2017 ODG’s New R-8 And R-9 Mixed Reality Headsets Are Powered By Qualcomm Snapdragon 835

Osterhout Design Group (ODG) announced with Qualcomm that they would bring two new headsets to the market that are capable of both AR and VR. Both the ODG R-8 and the ODG R-9 head mounted displays (HMD) feature Qualcomm’s latest flagship system on a chip (SoC), the Snapdragon 835. While I have not had a chance […]

03 Jan2017 Qualcomm Debuts Snapdragon 835, Likely The Best Android Chip Of All 2017

Qualcomm had an exceptional 2016 after facing a challenging 2015. They managed a major corporate restructuring plan, stood up to some pushy investors who oddly thought it was a good idea for them to split, finally started to get paid by most Chinese phone manufacturers, got back into the Samsung Galaxy  game with the Snapdragon […]

03 Jan2017 HP Ups Its Innovation Game At CES 2017 With Updated x360 and AIO, New Sprout Pro, Game Display

HP is doing a good job of focusing on growth and emerging areas while still supporting legacy markets for the volume it provides. HP is investing a lot into innovation and taking risks and it’s really starting to show with their latest products like the HP Spectre, HP ENVY Curved AIO, Folio G1, the Elite […]

03 Jan2017 Highlights From MI&S Analysts At CES 2017

(Photo Credit: CES®) Columns Forbes/ Mike Krell: 5 Things I Think About CES 2017 Forbes/ Patrick Moorhead: NVIDIA Doubles Down On Automotive And Cloud Gaming, Adds Smart Home Capability At CES 2017 Forbes/ Anshel Sag: ODG’s New R-8 And R-9 Mixed Reality Headsets Are Powered By Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Forbes/ Patrick Moorhead: Dell Excels At CES Again With New […]

03 Jan2017 Internet Of Things (IoT) Outlook For 2017

As we say goodbye to 2016, it’s almost required, as analysts, that we put together an outlook for the year to come. For the internet of things (IoT), 2017 will be another year of growth—and potentially some contraction. IoT is still in its infancy in terms of dollars and deployments, and that can’t last much […]

03 Jan2017 Lenovo Enters The Smart Home, Gets Aggressive In Gaming, AR And Premium X1 Line At CES 2017 #CES2017

At this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas,  Lenovo came out with their guns blazing by stepping up their product announcements more than I have ever seen them do in the past five years. Lenovo is entering new markets, adding new brands and further improving current offerings. When Lenovo came out with the Yoga […]

29 Dec2016 Five Things To Watch In Enterprise Storage In 2017

Enterprise storage has historically been a market that is slow to change, but a number of factors are making this an interesting space to watch right now. Vendors like Dell EMC, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), NetApp, IBM, Pure Storage and others are servicing the storage market with on-premise traditional storage systems and server-based storage products. […]

28 Dec2016 What To Expect From Networking In 2017

Each year we try to lay out what businesses should expect in the upcoming year in the networking market. This year we expect to see a lot of changes as the traditionally conservative networking market begins to feel the pressure of years of networking status quo and resistance to change. This is our view of […]

20 Dec2016 2016: The Year VR Didn’t Meet Expectations, Sort Of

As 2016 ends, many people look at the projected sales figures of the different VR headsets and are left disappointed. However they shouldn’t be, because their expectations were too high. Firms projected astronomical numbers for the size of the VR market going into 2020 and beyond, which included unrealistic expectations for 2016 as well. I […]

19 Dec2016 RESEARCH PAPER: Lenovo ThinkAgile CX Competes on Cost Economics & Time to Value

Converged systems are gaining traction with enterprise IT as a way to simplify operations, improve time to value, and lower costs over traditional infrastructure solutions. Lenovo entered the converged systems market in October 2016 with the launch of ThinkAgile CX, a rack scale solution that was jointly developed with Nimble Storage. Lenovo sees ThinkAgile CX providing an opportunity […]

15 Dec2016 RBC Turns To Video Banking To Enhance SMB Customer Experience As Part Of Digital Banking Initiative

Over the last five years, I’ve been closely following the embedded video and video collaboration markets and technology as it moved from a fixed-location, lower-quality, proprietary value proposition to a higher-quality, anytime-anywhere experience. I have written several articles showing how different verticals are transforming the fields of healthcare, defense, and banking. I’ve said it before, and […]