25 May2017 RESEARCH PAPER: HPE Synergy Helps Simplify Hybrid IT

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IT is undergoing a significant transformation as businesses look to streamline costs and roll out a new class of cloud-based applications driven by a changing digital economy accelerated by mobility, IoT, and AI. The IT infrastructure as we know it today is not well equipped to improve on the cost structure for traditional workloads nor […]

24 May2017 RESEARCH BRIEF: Cisco UCS: True System Innovation

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Businesses are finding that their IT organizations are struggling to address the new demands of digital transformation. Many of these organizations continue to use environments built from silos and discrete components rather than a well-thought-out systems architecture. If IT leaders are going to modernize their infrastructure, they need a solution that delivers flexibility and agility […]

16 May2017 RESEARCH BRIEF: AMD Lays The Foundations For Machine Learning With Radeon Vega Frontier & Optimized Software

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Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) has shared more details about its upcoming code-named “Vega” family of GPUs, as well as information regarding the progress the company has made with its open-source ROCm software stack for HPC and Machine Learning (ML). Investors and AI practitioners alike would like to see AMD enter this market as a second […]

16 May2017 RESEARCH BRIEF: Hewlett Packard Enterprise: The Quiet Giant of Internet of Things

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Enterprise and operations organizations looking to digitally transform their businesses using Internet of Things (IoT) technology often face a daunting initial task. How do I pick a partner to help guide us on this journey? How do I find a vendor that understands my industry, can help me architect the big picture, and then help […]

15 May2017 RESEARCH PAPER: Lenovo’s Scalable Solutions For SAP Applications

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Digital transformation is driving business to embrace new IT architectures as they try to take advantage of new data sources and drive better decision making. SAP is a leader in providing the software to help automate, run, and bring insight to enterprises. But how SAP applications are deployed can have a huge impact on how […]

11 May2017 NVIDIA GPU Cloud: It’s Not What You May Think It Is

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NVIDIA made a slew of important announcements at its annual GPU conference today, including new hardware, new software and a new design win (Toyota) for self-driving cars. I will cover these announcements in a separate article. But one announcement in particular has created some confusion that I’d like to help clear up, and that’s the […]

09 May2017 Samsung’s 5G Efforts Place Company Among Top 5G Leaders

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Samsung Electronics  has been in the telecommunications business for decades; 2017 marks the company’s 40th year in the industry. Samsung has been involved in the development and adoption of virtually every cellular technology from GSM and CDMA to WiMax and LTE. It comes as no surprise that Samsung is also heavily invested and engaged in […]

08 May2017 RESEARCH PAPER: OpenStack Storage: Maturity & Choice

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With the growing popularity of cloud computing, there is still a need for alternatives to the major public offerings. OpenStack presents an option that enables organizations to build elastic and scalable cloud services that deliver more control and choice for their IT environments. The rapid growth of data consumption, combined with the elasticity that cloud […]

05 May2017 Security Is A Constantly Moving Target, Isn’t It Time To Secure The Hardware?

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that cybersecurity is a different beast than it was 10, or even 5 years ago. While traditional cyber threats such as adware and spam emails are certainly still alive and kicking, the threat surface has grown enormously with the advent of IoT, mobility, BYOD, and the cloud. It’s a […]

03 May2017 Microsoft Goes After Google With New Education Products And Services

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Microsoft held its special Education event on Wednesday, and announced a handful of new products and services designed for and geared specifically towards teachers and students. While Microsoft dominates the installed educational base, Google Chromebooks and G Suite have grown in popularity in K-12 over the past few years as have Apple MacBooks for high […]

02 May2017 Microsoft’s First Laptop, The Surface Laptop, Targets College Education Then Consumers, Businesses

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Surface Laptop Family Microsoft has spent the better part of the last five years introducing new computer hardware in new form factors and have had a tremendous amount of success doing it, on track to drive $4B in annual revenue. In fact, Microsoft essentially the detachable convertible tablet market that we have today with products […]

02 May2017 To Cut Or Not To Cut The Cord, That Is The Question! AT&T, T-Mobile And Comcast Up The Ante

Most recently, there have been interesting announcements around wireless telecommunication providers and content delivery. Traditional cable service provider Comcast announced that it is jumping into the mix with a wireless service offering. AT&T announced that wireless unlimited data plan subscribers will receive HBO for free given the impending Time Warner  acquisition, and T-Mobile has been […]

01 May2017 RESEARCH PAPER: CIOs Are Driving Digital Transformation

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Digital transformation is today’s most visible IT trend, propelled by an almost limitless amount of information from vastly different sources that can help accelerate decision making. The need to become more agile by speeding up decisions is driving changes in business, led by the CIO. Motivated by the need to deepen customer engagement and increase […]

30 Apr2017 Microsoft Showcases Digital Transformation Customer Wins In IoT, Machine Learning And Azure Cloud

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Microsoft held its Digital Difference event in NYC last week I have spent the last few months attending some key industry technology shows as do many industry analysts. I attended Google Next 17 Day 1 and Day 2 , IBM Interconnect and Facebook F8 Day 1 and Day 2.  Last week I attended another important event, Microsoft’s Digital Difference event in New York City. I got to hear from some of Microsoft’s […]

27 Apr2017 Why Amazon Really Created Echo Look, A Camera In Your Bedroom And Bathroom

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To the horror of some and the amazement of others, Amazon.com announced yesterday the Amazon Echo Look, what Amazon.com calls a “hands-free camera and style assistant”.  Echo Look is a new device with a camera and microphone intended to be in your bathroom, bedroom or closet. That’s right, a camera in the most private spaces […]

25 Apr2017 ARM Introduces First Image Signal Processor Since Apical Acquisition, Targeted At ADAS

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Rearview mirror image with the Mali C71 versus uncited competitor ARM Holdings,   a wholly-owned subsidiary of Softbank Group Corp, announced today the launch of the Mali-C71 image signal processor (ISP), the first product in their new Mali camera family, designed specifically for the Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) inside of automobiles. The automobile industry is […]

23 Apr2017 RESEARCH PAPER: Cleaning Up The Industrial IOT (IIOT) Edge

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One of the most critical challenges to navigate when designing, developing, and deploying Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solutions is the mish-mash of standards that must be comprehended to connect all the things. The IIoT environment never comprehended ubiquitous connectivity and is comprised of countless tools, development and operating environments, and connectivity standards. Combine these […]

21 Apr2017 Docker And Kubernetes Fostering New Hybrid Cloud Options For Enterprise

As strong enterprise cloud adoption continues, many enterprises are looking to achieve hybrid cloud capability to benefit from the flexibility of different cloud infrastructures for deploying their application portfolio. Survey data from IDC shows 73% of enterprise cloud adopters have a hybrid cloud strategy. The most commonly desired hybrid cloud approach in enterprise combines one […]

20 Apr2017 Facebook F8 Day 2: 10 Year Roadmap For VR/AR, Wireless, Brain Interfaces And Open-Sourced AI

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SAN JOSE, CA – APRIL 18: A view of the booth demonstrating Facebook Spaces at Facebook’s F8 Developer Yesterday marked the last day of F8 2017, Facebook’s annual developer conference, which I’ve been attending the last several days in San Jose (my rundown of Day 1 is here). Attendance for Day 2 was considerably down […]

20 Apr2017 Samsung Chromebook Plus Review: Great Display And Design, Still Early Days For Android Integration

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Samsung Chromebook Plus The Chromebook market has been one of the bright spots in the computer market along with Windows convertibles and detachable PCs. While Chromebooks don’t run a full, desktop operating system, it does run Chrome OS which gives it some pluses, namely simplicity, security and browser familiarity with some disadvantages too. These limited […]