20 Nov2017 RESEARCH PAPER: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Accelerates Digital Transformation

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Digital transformation is an often-overused term.  However, the exercise of leveraging technology to drive business agility and gain competitive advantages is happening at organizations of all sizes . The success of digital transformation is dependent on an IT organization that itself has transformed and is able to quickly respond to the needs of the business. […]

14 Nov2017 RESEARCH PAPER: Synthesis Modeling: The Intersection Of HPC And Machine Learning

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Historically, numerical analysis has formed the backbone of supercomputing for decades by applying mathematical models of first-principle physics to simulate the behavior of systems from subatomic to galactic scale. Recently, scientists have begun experimenting with a relatively new approach to understand complex systems using machine learning (ML) predictive models, primarily Deep Neural Networks (DNN), trained […]

09 Nov2017 RESEARCH PAPER: Dell EMC DSS 9000

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Innovation in information technology enables a competitive advantage and creates new monetization opportunities. But all too often, leadership struggles with complex legacy infrastructure, network security, data breach prevention and overall budget pressure. Simultaneously, organizations are challenged with addressing big data, IoT and edge computing in an effort to stay ahead of the competition. To achieve […]

09 Nov2017 RESEARCH PAPER: AMD EPYC Presents Opportunity To Save On Software Licensing Costs

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Software licensing models for many server applications have long been tied to the hardware infrastructure resources on which they are run, particularly server processor resources. As server processor architectures have evolved, software licensing models have evolved with them. The software licensing model evolution has varied widely by software vendor, both in their types of changes […]

02 Nov2017 Dell Upgrades PCs-As-A-Service Program

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Jeff Clark, Dell’s vice-chairman, Products & Operations taking industry analysts through the PC strategy “As a service” has become all the rage these days, whether it is with ridesharing (Uber and Lyft), grocery shopping (Instacart), home improvement (HomeAdvisor), and of course, datacenters as a service (Amazon.com AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google GCP, IBM Cloud).  We all […]

02 Nov2017 My First Year With Apple’s iPhone

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Back view of the iPhone 7+ As a long-time Android user, I spent years avoiding iOS devices—I didn’t think they could really meet my needs and preferences. A year ago though, I finally broke down and bought my first Apple iPhone (for reasons I detailed here, if interested). After using my iPhone 7+ for a […]

02 Nov2017 VMware Goes Deeper Into Networking With VeloCloud Acquisition

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VeloCloud corporate logo Today, VMware announced its intent to acquire start-up VeloCloud Networks. Founded in 2012 in Mountain View, CA , VeloCloud, has raised a significant amount of venture capital over the past five years due mostly to the company’s success in the software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) space. The start-up would bring nearly 1,000 […]

01 Nov2017 Samsung’s New Note8 Enterprise Edition Puts Laser Focus On The Business User

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Samsung Note8 Enterprise Edition core value proposition Samsung has long put their best foot forward when it comes to addressing business users, especially when it comes to the Note line of products. That was expected to culminate with the Note7 but instead was delayed until the Note8 with a slight business focus on the S8. […]

31 Oct2017 Cellular Gets a Big Bump from Qualcomm and Partners at 4G/5G Summit

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Photo Source: Anshel Sag Every year, Qualcomm holds an annual conference—called 3G/4G in previous years, but now known as 4G/5G. This year certainly had a major focus on the developments coming down the pipeline in 5G, but not without addressing 4G as well. While there weren’t any major 5G product announcements this year, Qualcomm and […]

31 Oct2017 Arm Moving Up The Services And IP Food Chain At TechCon 2017

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Arm TechCon 2017 was held in Santa Clara, CA Last week I attended Arm Holdings TechCon 2017 in Santa Clara. Featuring over 100 speakers, the Arm Holdings’ multiday conference provided an opportunity for industry analysts and insiders such as myself to get a glimpse at the newest strategies and technologies the company has been developing—particularly […]

27 Oct2017 Would A T-Mobile/Sprint Marriage Be A Match Made In Heaven?

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Over the past month, the rumor mill has been grinding again about a possible merger between T-Mobile and Sprint Corporation. The plot thickened this week as both companies reported strong earnings but did not hold their typical investor calls. I wanted to dive a little deeper into the speculation and offer my take. A tale […]

27 Oct2017 Amazon And NVIDIA Simplify Machine Learning

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NVIDIA and Amazon.com have announced new Machine Learning software stacks in the NVIDIA GPU Cloud (NGC), and a new 8 Volta GPU EC2 instance for immediate availability, respectively. While this announcement was completely expected, it is an important milestone along the road to simplifying and lowering the costs of Machine Learning development and deployment for AI […]

27 Oct2017 Dell Technologies Demonstrates Leadership And Innovation In The Highly Fragmented IoT Marketplace

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Dell IQT event entrance Recently, the Moor Insights & Strategy (MI&S) team was on the road in New York City learning more about Dell Technologies strategy and vision for the Internet of Things (IoT). The event, called IQT, exhibited what the company is doing to make devices, networks, and infrastructure smarter. Dell Technologies is focusing […]

24 Oct2017 Microsoft Expands Surface Lineup With 15″ And 13″ Surface Book 2, Shows Commitment To Space

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Microsoft Surface Pro 2, 15″ and 13″ I wrote last week about Microsoft shipping the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update and I wanted to round out coverage talking about some unexpected Surface Book 2 announcements. The company announced new Surface Book systems simply called “Surface Book 2” and I wanted to give the rundown and […]

24 Oct2017 Samsung’s Big Vision For Securely Connecting A Billion Consumer Devices

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Samsung Developer Conference This past week I was in San Francisco, attending Samsung Electronics’ Developer Conference (SDC 2017). This SDC is the 4thyear the event has been held in San Francisco, and it’s grown to a respectable size—over 5,000 participants, 1,000+ companies, in over 50+ countries represented. These aren’t WWDC or BUILD numbers, but then […]

19 Oct2017 Microsoft Ships Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, Positioning Itself For The Holiday Selling Season

This week, Microsoft made some expected Windows and unexpected Surface Book announcements. The company chose not to hold a big event this year as they did last year in New York City, (which I wrote about here), instead opting for a lower key, press releases, blogs, and one-on-one interviews.  I do not take that as […]

19 Oct2017 You Will Care About Intellectual Property Sooner Or Later

I have been in high-tech for nearly 30 years, and while my father and older brother were knee-deep in intellectual property (IP) as IP attorneys, I always played on the IP outskirts in product, marketing, and strategy roles. Early in my career, I thought IP was for the lawyers and engineers to worry about, not […]

19 Oct2017 The AT&T Foundry Is On A Mission: Business Transformation

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  AT&T company logo Most dictionaries define a foundry as a place that facilitates the act, process, or art of casting molten metal. It’s an interesting name choice for AT&T ’s innovation labs, but I get the analogy. Recently, I had the opportunity to visit the first AT&T  Foundry facility, which was opened in Plano, […]

17 Oct2017 Startup Accelize Simplifies FPGA Acceleration

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FPGAs have been the hot new topic in data center discussions, ever since Microsoft shared their FPGA successes at the HotChips conference in August. Xilinx  and Amazon Web Services continued to amp up the buzz by partnering with IP providers such as Edico Genome, Ryft Systems Inc., and NGCodec Inc., to deliver acceleration-as-a-service with Amazon […]

17 Oct2017 Dell Technologies IQT: Doubling Down On The Internet Of Things

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Dell Technologies CEO Michael Dell introduces IQT Day in New York City Last week, I attended the Dell Technologies IQT event in New York City—a coming out party of sorts for Dell’s much anticipated and expanded IoT strategy. Our senior IoT analyst at Moor Insights & Strategy, Chris Wilder, published a research paper yesterday on […]