18 Oct2016 RESEARCH PAPER: The New Dell Technologies: Uniquely Positioned to Provide Internet of Things Solutions

The Internet of Things (IoT) is real. Though much of what is written regarding the IoT focuses on “future” applications, Moor Insights & Strategy (MI&S) believes that today real solutions are available to enterprises to solve problems and enhance their business. These solutions allow enterprises to unlock the potential of data they already have from existing machine-to-machine (M2M) and […]

06 Oct2016 Why Google Is Going High-End With Pixel

Many of Google’s strongest proponents have been Nexus customers ever since the Nexus 4. Many of them don’t remember the days of the Nexus One, Google’s first Nexus device and also one of its most expensive. That product line eventually started to stand for two things: stock Android experience which includes the fastest updates and […]

05 Oct2016 Microsoft’s Love For FPGA Accelerators May Be Contagious

Microsoft has announced more details about their use of Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) to accelerate servers in their massive datacenters. CEO Satya Nadella made the announcements at their Ignite Conference in Atlanta (which MI&S colleague Patrick Moorhead attended), sharing details about their five-year journey called “Project Catapult.” The surprise was not that they are […]

04 Oct2016 Google Pixel And Home Event: A Quick, Industry Technology Analyst Take

I just completed watching Google’s special hardware event and wanted to share my high-level, industry analyst take on it. Google Assistant Everything Google showed on-stage was very compelling, but as we have seen with most claims in intelligent assistants, rarely if ever have they lived up to the hype. Until consumers can truly rely on […]

04 Oct2016 The ‘Hybrid Cloud’ Dilemma

“Hybrid cloud” is one of the hottest terms in technology today. All vendors have a hybrid cloud strategy, but like potato salad recipes, no two are alike. Cisco Systems, Dell, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, IBM, Oracle, VMware and others all have different takes on hybrid cloud, and this presents a challenge, especially in multi-cloud/multi-vendor environments, because few standards exist. […]

27 Sep2016 What Does The New Dell EMC Mean For The Enterprise Storage Market?

(Photo credit: Patrick Moorhead) The confluence of mobility, cloud computing and the Internet of Things (Iot) are causing massive increases in the volume of data that needs to be moved, processed and stored by IT. Still, despite this unprecedented acceleration in demand, total vendor revenue for enterprise storage systems has been flat to declining over […]

22 Sep2016 The Samsung Note7 Recall Was Handled Pretty Well So Far, All Things Considered, But Not Perfect

Samsung Electronics recently issued a voluntary recall on their newly released Galaxy Note7 devices, saying the battery cells of the device have the potential to overheat and pose a safety risk. Obviously, any recall is a serious matter and doesn’t ever look good for the company in question. However, I think Samsung has handled the […]

19 Sep2016 RESEARCH PAPER: Open Networking Leads Digital Transformation

Companies see digital transformation as a way to help them accelerate their business by leveraging mobility, the Internet of Things (IoT), big data analytics, and social media to drive better insight and speed decision making. But before they can transform their businesses, they need to transform  their network first, because traditional network architectures hamper digital transformation instead of propelling […]

17 Sep2016 Can Huawei Shift From Carrier Leader To Global Cloud Player?

Huawei Connect 2016 was all about the cloud (Photo credit: Patrick Moorhead) Huawei Technologies is a large, $60B China-based company that, while many in the U.S. may not be familiar with, is a very big name in the carrier and telco equipment and consumer smartphone space—especially in China and EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa). The […]

15 Sep2016 Apple’s New Chips Change The Semiconductor Landscape

(Image Source: Apple) Apple is very well known for developing its own semiconductor IP when it finds it necessary to improve the experience or deem its suppliers to not meet its needs. This is why Apple has been developing its own custom ARM SoCs since day one while still licensing its GPU IP from Imagination Technologies. This includes […]

15 Sep2016 Apple iPhone 7 Plus Review: Making A Great Phone Even Better

Apple is ranked the #2 in global smartphone market unit share, #1 in premium phones and still accounts for the vast majority of smartphone profits globally. Apple has also experienced some share loss in markets in places like China, which it seems very keen to make up with the iPhone 7 and with full supply of […]

13 Sep2016 Intel And NVIDIA Vie For Attention For ‘The Next Big Thing’

In a battle that has become somewhat predictable, but fun to watch, NVIDIA and Intel have recently announced new technologies and acquisitions, respectively, to compete in the fast growing market for Deep Learning in Artificial Intelligence (AI). These announcements demonstrate that both companies are doubling down on their strategies: NVIDIA intends to win with a portfolio of […]

12 Sep2016 Synaptics SecurePad Integration Into Clevo Gaming Notebooks Gives Us A Glimpse Of The PC’s Future

Identity protection is one of the key aspects of overall security and protection against attacks. Nobody cares more about protecting their identity than gamers many of whom have thousands of dollars’ worth of games and in-game content. People are getting hacked everywhere, inside games and outside games and getting compromised. In some cases, people get their credit card […]

09 Sep2016 IFA 2016 Key Analyst Takeaways

(Photo credit: Anshel Sag) IFA is an absolutely enormous consumer electronics show based every fall in Berlin with countless conglomerates that show off all their latest consumer wares to press and consumers. This year’s IFA had no shortage of appliances or televisions as usual, but this year was especially marked by three major technology trends. […]

08 Sep2016 Tech Industry Analyst Notes On Apple iPhone 7 And Watch Event

I attended Apple’s special event at the Bill Graham Civic Center in San Francisco today and wanted to share with you some of my thoughts and highlights that came out of the event. Apple CEO takes the stage at today’s event (Credit: Patrick Moorhead) Watch Series 1 and 2 Apple is the #2 market share watch […]

06 Sep2016 AMD Expands MxGPU VDI Designs With HPE At VMWorld 2016

(Source: Advanced Micro Devices) VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure) has been growing at an alarming rate and is expected to continue to grow as a whole over 25% the next five years. The VDI industry is made up major players like VMware, Citrix, Dell, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), Microsoft, NetApp and Red Hat all of whom have been working […]

06 Sep2016 RESEARCH PAPER: Dell Validated System for Virtualization Brings Intelligent Automation to Life

For more than a decade, server virtualization has increased datacenter efficiency, allowing IT to save money and improve productivity. However, even in virtualized environments, many IT organizations find themselves with infrastructure that is significantly underutilized, as the available resources do not always match the needs of each application. Converged systems have emerged as a category of solutions that combine server, […]

31 Aug2016 The Samsung Galaxy Note7 Will Appeal To Business End Users – A 30 Day Review

I spent the better part of the past 30 days with Samsung’s latest phone, the Samsung Galaxy Note7 as a business phone. Net-net, I believe business users will enjoy the experience like I did and embrace the many business-friendly features that it has. Samsung was the company to create the device category that we now […]

30 Aug2016 Vidyo Aims To Disrupt Video Banking After Seeing Success In Healthcare And Defense

Commercial video services are a funny thing- they seem to go through ebbs and flows of industry excitement. One day it seems boring and the next thing you see is live video from a drone, Google releasing Duo, a patient traveling on a dogsled to receive care from a doctor a 1,000 miles away… and then […]

29 Aug2016 HPE Synergy Shows Promise And Progress With Early Adopters

Hewlett Packard Enterprise has placed a big bet with HPE Synergy—the company is a pioneer in the composable infrastructure market, and is the furthest along in customer enablement. In the rapidly changing world of IT, composable infrastructure could be the next big thing in enterprise infrastructure. Designed to treat hardware like software (what is often referred to as, “infrastructure […]