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28 Oct RESEARCH PAPER: Is Dell Driving the Open Future of Networking?


While enterprise computing and storage have both gone through a standardization metamorphosis, enterprise networking has lagged. Enterprise networking remains one of the few areas of proprietary vertical integration in IT. But the need for businesses to move faster and be more agile is putting pressure on IT to adjust to strategies that will help their businesses [...]

01 Oct Applied Micro Circuits HeliX: A New Twist on Embedded CPUs For Companies Like Cisco Systems


A helix is a twisted curve that occupies a 3D space, and that’s a pretty fitting name for the latest embedded CPU from AppliedMicro (Applied Micro Circuits). This is because this product will be twisted into a lot of places that might not have considered ARM technology in the past, for those who are leaving IBM’s [...]

30 Sep Nvidia Shield Tablet With LTE: Awesome Mobile Gaming For $399


A few months back, I wrote about how Nvidia’s SHIELD tablet gave us a look into Nvidia’s mobile gaming strategy. I also talked a bit about its feature set of the initial SHIELD tablet with WiFi and 16GB of storage. Nvidia today launched an LTE-based SHIELD tablet with 32GB of storage, priced at $399, $299 with an AT&T [...]

29 Sep Hewlett-Packard Ships The First 64-bit ARM Server With Applied Micro Circuit’s X-Gene


Hewlett-Packard launched today and is shipping for production a new wave of cartridges for their Hewlett-Packard Moonshot System, the ProLiant m400, based on AppliedMicro’s (Applied Micro Circuits) X-Gene system-on-chip (SoC). This launch also represents the first enterprise-class shipment of a 64-bit ARM server.  While mileage will vary for every datacenter customer and application, Hewlett-Packard’s new [...]

29 Sep Hewlett-Packard Designates Printing A First-Class IoT Security Platform


When you think Internet of Things (IoT), the first thing that probably comes to mind are FitBits and Nest thermometers, not printers. But if you work in enterprise IT or security, it should, particularly when it comes to IoT security. Hewlett-Packard has recently announced several additions to their printer security platform that plugs potential holes that should, in my opinion, be [...]

29 Sep RESEARCH PAPER: The First Enterprise Class 64-Bit ARMV8 Server, HP Moonshot System’s HP Proliant M400 Server Cartridge


Ubiquitous cloud-enabled smart devices are a driving force behind a major shift in IT infrastructure. Service providers deploying context-rich services to these devices are building massive new datacenter capacity and looking to their vendors to optimize infrastructure for their specific workloads. But given the rapid rate of workload and application evolution, infrastructure optimization will be a continuous process [...]

27 Sep RESEARCH PAPER: HP: Protecting Printers With Enterprise Grade Security


In today’s Internet of Things (IoT) environment, security is not only critical, it’s essential. Newly connected IoT devices such as thermostats, vending machines, HDTV’s and wearables create some of the largest potential security gaps in the IT infrastructure. As users demand mobility, cloud-based applications and collaboration, both inside and outside their company or organizations firewalls, the threat [...]

22 Sep Apple Watch: The New Controller for Home Automation?

Apple Watch

By now I think everyone interested in technology has dissected every word of Apple’s announcements last week of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, along with the Apple Watch.  As someone who is interested in home automation, I was rather disappointed by the fact that there were no announcements on HomeKit [though none were [...]

18 Sep Two Weeks With Dell’s First Business Class 2-in-1 With The Intel Core M Processor


Two weeks ago, Dell offered me the chance to try out one of the first Latitude 13 7000 Series 2-in-1s right off the final prototype line. What is significant about Dell’s new business-class 2-in-1 is two fold–it is the first Latitude branded, or commercial grade 2-in-1 they have developed, and also one of the first systems ever [...]

12 Sep Apple Legitimizes The Smartwatch Category: Part 1 Style And Social Acceptance

Tuesday, I attended Apple’s launch event in Cupertino where they announced the new iPhone 6, Apple Pay and the Apple Watch. I have followed the smartwatch market for years and, to put it bluntly, don’t think any of the smartwatches were ready for mass adoption. Additionally, I chronicled my personal use of 11 different watches, and while [...]