16 Feb2018 From Smart Cities To Smart Countries: Cisco’s CDA Program Fosters Economic Opportunity

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The Empire State Building in New York City, New York. The Internet of Things (IoT) is changing how business works. However, one of the most often overlooked benefits of IoT is how it will improve the lives of citizens by making communities safer, connected, healthier, and more efficient. One area where IoT is seeing significant […]

16 Feb2018 Plex Software Review: Cut The Cord And A Whole Lot More

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Judging by the huge response that I got to my AirTV review several weeks ago, there’s no question that a lot of mainstream consumers are chomping at the bit for products and solutions that allow them to sever their relationship with their cable and satellite companies. AirTV is one great way to access local Over-The-Air (OTA) […]

15 Feb2018 Data Needs A Strategy – Who Can Help Create One?

I have been thinking a lot about data recently. This has been stimulated by some things that I have seen that have really highlighted how the world is changing.  Google, for example, has just this week begun offering dedicated (but expensive) machine learning capabilities in the cloud with TPU training and inference. Thinking about artificial […]

15 Feb2018 Intel Goes After The Growing Edge With New Xeon D Server Processor

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Xeon D is targeted at the edge Last week, Intel announced its new Intel Xeon D-2100 processor family, a follow-up to the company’s Intel Xeon Scalable Platform launch last year (read my initial coverage here). The new offering is geared towards bringing many of the capabilities of Xeon Scalable Platform to edge computing and other […]

15 Feb2018 Does T-Mobile Have What It Takes To Attack The Enterprise?

T-Mobile US Inc. seems to be on fire in recent history. The “un-carrier,” as it bills itself, came out of the FCC auction last year winning an impressive amount of spectrum for future 5G deployment. Financial performance continues to be strong as the company adds subscribers and profit to its bottom line. CEO John Legere […]

14 Feb2018 Arm Throws Their Axe Into The AI Ocean With Project Trillium

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Arm’s OD and ML processors work together to find and identify faces. This blog was co-written by Patrick Moorhead, President and Principal Analyst and Karl Freund, Sr. Analyst, Machine Learning and HPC, Moor Insights & Strategy. Machine learning is the hottest thing in tech right now; hotter than smartphones, hotter than virtual reality, even hotter than […]

13 Feb2018 Lenovo Focusing On Server Security, Just Talks Less About It

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Lenovo’s multi-layer security system architecture Many datacenter vendors are ramping up their security efforts in response to the increased threat from hackers who are better organized and motivated to go after the datacenter server. Moor Insights & Strategy analysts and I have researched and written a lot about datacenter security lately, focusing in on server […]

13 Feb2018 Google Announces Expensive Cloud TPU Availability

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Google  recently announced that the Google Cloud TPU (announced last May), is now available in limited quantities as a beta on the Google Cloud Platform (GCP) for running TensorFlow-based AI applications. Clearly, the search giant is excited about its shiny new device, which the company has claimed will substantially reduce its datacenter footprint and cost […]

12 Feb2018 RESEARCH PAPER: The Advantage Of Deploying Dell Rugged PCs

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The traditional PC market has been in decline since 2012; however, the market recorded some growth in Q1 2017 before shrinking 0.4% percent in Q2 2017, according to IDC market data. Sub-segments within the PC market, for example 2-in-1s as well as high-end gaming PCs, are partially driving this growth, reflecting an increasing need for […]

12 Feb2018 Qualcomm Achieves 4.5 Gbps 5G Speeds With X50 And 2.0 Gbps With New X24 LTE Modem

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The new Qualcomm Snapdragon X24 LTE modem provides max throughput of 2.0 Gbps As we approach Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in less than two weeks, we are starting to get more early releases of what the world’s leading mobile companies are planning to show off at the show. We have seen some announcements from […]

12 Feb2018 Apple HomePod Review: Big League Sound, Minor League Smarts

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The new Apple HomePod. Let’s get this out of the way right off the bat— Apple ’s new HomePod is the highest fidelity “smart” speaker I’ve ever listened to. All the Super Bowl-like media hype (especially from Apple) over the past several months about HomePod’s audio excellence set a high bar that I doubted even […]

09 Feb2018 HP Inc’s New 3D Color Printers Will Likely Accelerate Prototyping Industry Adoption

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HP’s new Jet Fusion 300/500 3D Printer can be purchased from $50K-$100K HP Inc. has been very busy so far this year, with consumer launches at CES 2018 (detailed here) and equally promising mainstream commercial notebook PC and mobile workstation launches (read more here) just last week. HP Inc. excels in these areas with the […]

08 Feb2018 RESEARCH PAPER: Simplify Enterprise Hybrid Cloud Cost Management With HPE OneSphere

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As enterprise cloud adoption has grown, cost management has emerged as a considerable challenge due to gaps in visibility and accountability across the organization for spend and resource utilization. Common use of multiple public clouds, combined with private infrastructure for hybrid cloud capability, amplifies this challenge. The increased complexity of cost management in this hybrid […]

08 Feb2018 NVIDIA’s Upcoming GTC 2018 Is The Place To Be If You Are Anyway Involved In AI Or ML

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GTC 2017 opening keynote Every year, NVIDIA holds a series of GPU Technology Conferences, commonly referred to as GTC and gets kicked off with a big event in San Jose and is followed up by regional eventsin places like Beijing, Munich, Tel Aviv, Taipei, Washington DC, and Tokyo. If you or your company is involved […]

08 Feb2018 Qualcomm Drops A 19 Carrier And 18 OEM 5G Bomb On The Industry

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Snapdragon X50 5G Modem It isn’t normally that big of a big deal whenever a smartphone chip vendor announces a partnership with a hardware OEM or a network operator. However, with the technology transition from 4G to 5G, lots of things are becoming a big deal and the scale of these announcements is increasing in […]

08 Feb2018 HP Inc. Rounds Out Its Printer Voice Command Capabilities With Amazon Alexa

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Last year, HP Inc. became the first company to enable voice commands into its printers via smart home speaker platforms, with its launch of voice control capabilities for Google Home and Microsoft Cortana. This past week, the company announced it was further building out this capability by adding Amazon.com’s Alexa to its roster. This announcement […]

07 Feb2018 HP Inc. Ups The Ante With New Mainstream Business Notebooks And Mobile Workstations

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New mainstream HP EliteBook 800 notebook line. HP Inc. has been on a roll lately, recently re-attaining the #1-unit market share position in PCs. Today the personal computing and printing company announced new iterations of its mainstream (not premium) EliteBook 800 Series notebooks and ZBook portable workstation line, geared towards a younger, more “modern” workforce […]

06 Feb2018 Dell EMC Expands The PowerEdge Portfolio With AMD EPYC Offerings

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Dell EMC, AMD   Dell EMC launched its Advanced Micro Deviceslineup in China today, a few months after announcing its reengagement with AMD . This is an important milestone for both Dell EMC and Advanced Micro Devices. For Dell EMC, it is a furthering of the company’s strategy of delivering choice in the marketplace. For […]

04 Feb2018 The U.S. Already Has Bleeding Edge Technology Manufacturing With GlobalFoundries Fab 8 In Malta, NY

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Fab 8 460,000 ft2 of clean rooms is very robotic and automated There has been more talk than ever in the past 18 months about the lack of high tech manufacturing in the US. This was highlighted in the recent election, and Apple was dragged through the mud a bit afterward with its China-only iPhone […]

03 Feb2018 HPE Cloud Volumes Is An Intriguing Storage Service Offering

Enterprise IT is an increasingly cloud-aware undertaking—more and more applications and data are migrating to Amazon.com AWS, Google Cloud Platform, and Microsoft ’s Azure. It’s important to note though that not all workloads are following suit with the widespread cloud migration. This fact is driving the industry to focus on supporting hybrid cloud solutions—solutions that […]