16 Oct2018 RESEARCH PAPER: How To Manage One Trillion Devices On The Edge

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The world of compute is changing rapidly, as is the traditional view of a physical building, or buildings filled with servers, storage, and networking to “run the business”. Cloud computing, distributed cloud computing, and edge computing will all be fed by a 5G access network, forcing IT organizations to think and plan differently. Table Of […]

12 Oct2018 NVIDIA: From The Datacenter To The Autonomous Car

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Some folks say that NVIDIA has lost its early pole position in autonomous driving. Tesla de-selected NVIDIA to power its autonomous vehicle computing, and BMW picked Intel to be its technology supplier for autonomous driving systems. However, considering the company NVIDIA keeps and its wide array of technology, expertise, and services, I wouldn’t count it out. […]

12 Oct2018 Microsoft Adds Two New Windows Desktop Services And Vertical Teams Workflow Capabilities At Ignite

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Ron Markezich, Microsoft CVP, talks Microsoft 365.  PATRICK MOORHEAD Today I continue my coverage of Microsoft Ignite 2018, which I attended last week in Orlando, FL. Ignite is Microsoft’s annual customer and CIO conference, which I make a strong effort to attend every year (see my coverage of 2016 and 2017’s conferences if interested). While […]

05 Oct2018 Can Artificial Intelligence And Networking Transform The Hospitality Industry?

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The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort.  SWANDOLPHIN.COM These days we often take finding directions for granted. Easy smartphone apps like Google Maps and Waze all but make paper maps and standalone GPS devices obsolete. Why then hasn’t mapping found its way indoors? Historically, companies used sensors (commonly referred to as beacons) to accomplish […]

05 Oct2018 pHin Reinvents Residential Pool Chemical Treatment

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There’s something in the water.   CONNECTEDYARD Some of my fondest memories from growing up in northern New Jersey center around the in-ground pool my father installed at our home when I was in my teens. For my dad, the pool was a labor of love and a not too subtle device for getting my mom, […]

03 Oct2018 Microsoft Expands AI Offerings At Ignite 2018

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Artificial intelligence (AI) development and deployment in the cloud is rapidly growing and becoming a critical market for Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google  Cloud, and Microsoft Azure. Many enterprises are now developing their own AI applications or adding AI features to their internal infrastructure, and the cloud is often the best place to build an […]

03 Oct2018 FlexVU’s Mission: Clear Up The Cord Cutter Confusion

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Over the past year, I’ve written extensively about cord cutting, covering the advantages, disadvantages, and challenges that consumers should consider before making the fateful decision to sever their relationship with their cable or satellite company. There’s always been a risk/reward element associated with the decision to cut the cord, so I was pleased to see […]

03 Oct2018 Xilinx Launches Versal Acceleration Chip

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Xilinx launched its next-generation 7nm Versal product, based on the Adaptable Computing Acceleration Platform, at the Xilinx Developer Forum in San Jose this week. It also announced its first production PCIe board, called Alveo, around which it is already building a thriving ecosystem. Let’s dive in to understand what was announced and what it might […]

03 Oct2018 The Long Road Ahead For Magic Leap And AR

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The new Magic Leap One AR headset.   ANSHEL SAG I want to start off this brief by saying that I’m a huge proponent of AR and VR and I don’t want to come across as a naysayer. It’s important to note that mistakes have been made by all players on the scene at some point […]

03 Oct2018 Globalfoundries Validates The Company’s Pivot At GTC 2018

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Globalfoundries CEO Dr. Thomas Caulfield kicks off GTC 2018.  ANSHEL SAG There has been some talk about Globalfoundries’ decision to not chase after the leading edge 7nm node. As many in the industry obsess over the leading-edge node (guilty as charged), Globalfoundries decided not to continue down the leading edge FinFET path and instead go […]

02 Oct2018 Oculus Quest: Facebook’s VR Headset For The Future

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ANSHEL SAG Last week Facebook  rounded out its VR headset lineup with the announcement of its new Oculus Quest VR headset. The Oculus Quest bridges the gap between the $200 Oculus Go mobile headset, with features 3-DoF (degrees of freedom) tracking, and the $349 Oculus Rift, which has 6-DoF tracking but requires a roughly $1,000 […]

02 Oct2018 New Microsoft Surface Hub 2 Sets The High Bar For Workspaces

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Surface Hub 2X Tiled and Surface Hub 25.    MICROSOFT Last week I attended Microsoft Ignite 2018 in Orlando, FL, and since then have published several columns detailing what I took away from the event. My first column focused on the new Open Data Initiative, a partnership between Microsoft, SAP, and Adobe, without Salesforce.com or […]

02 Oct2018 Microsoft Surface Event All About Maximizing ‘Whole Life Experiences’

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Surface Pro 6 in black.  PATRICK MOORHEAD Today I attended Microsoft’s event in New York City where it unveiled a whole suite of Surface products and Windows updates geared toward enabling personal productivity and managing the balance between work and personal lives. These announcements come on the heels of Microsoft Ignite 2018 in Orlando, FL, […]

01 Oct2018 How Does A 74,000 Person Company Align Its Global Leaders In 24 Hours? I Asked Cisco Systems

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Cisco leaders use a simulator to see effects of various business decisions they make.   CISCO Before I created my company Moor Insights & Strategy, I worked at some large tech companies like AT&T, NCR, and Compaq in the 90’s and AMD in the 00’s. I am always fascinated by how some of the larger tech companies […]

01 Oct2018 HP Inc. Announces Incredible Looking, Leather Bound, New Form Factor PC

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HP Spectre Folio.   HP INC. I have been in and around the personal computer industry nearly 30 years and have seen many innovative technologies, business models and designs. Some of them worked commercially, some were lighthouse positioning statements and some of them just flopped. The great thing about the PC industry is that it’s fearless- […]

27 Sep2018 NVIDIA Bets On Turing For Datacenter AI

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NVIDIA ’s datacenter business has been on a tear lately, roughly doubling every year for the past several years. It hit $1.93 billion for the 2018 fiscal year, an increase of nearly 130% over the previous year. This growth has been largely driven by the pervasive use of NVIDIA GPUs in HPC and in neural […]

27 Sep2018 Apple Watch Series 4 May Be a Life-Saver

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While the new Apple iPhone X models were certainly the big news at the Apple Special Event yesterday, the new Apple Watch Series 4 was also particularly noteworthy. Essentially an overhaul of the Apple Watch, the new series offers a number of disruptive technologies that I believe will expand the appeal of wearable devices far […]

27 Sep2018 Salesforce And Oracle Missing From The Open Data Initiative Announced At Ignite

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Microsoft, SAP, Adobe CEOs announce the Open Data Initiative.   PATRICK MOORHEAD This week I’m attending Microsoft Ignite 2018 in Orlando, FL, the tech giant’s annual customer and CIO conference. In comparison, Microsoft Build is primarily for developers and its ecosystem and Inspire is for its partners and channels. I make a point to attend the […]

26 Sep2018 VR In The Skies: Alaska Airlines Partners With Skylights To Launch Allosky In First Class

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The Allosky standalone VR headset, coming soon to First Class Alaska Airlines flights.   SKYLIGHTS As the VR industry continues to mature, we’re seeing new and interesting applications for the technology emerge. Previously, these applications were limited by the fact that VR headsets required a dedicated computer to power them. Now, the growth of standalone VR […]

25 Sep2018 NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080, 2080 Ti: Very Fast, With Untapped Potential

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I’ve traveled around the world tracking the recent launches of NVIDIA’s Turing family of GPUs. At SIGGRAPH, in Vancouver, Canada , the company launched the RTX family of graphics cards based on the RTX series for professional users. At Gamescom, in Cologne, Germany, NVIDIA announced the consumer offerings, namely the RTX 2000 series, which includes […]