25 Nov2019 Is Customer Experience The Future Of Cisco Systems?

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I attended Cisco Systems’ Partner Summit in Las Vegas last week. I’ve participated in many Cisco events in the past, but this one was decidedly different. Beyond the core focus on its partner community, there was a resounding theme around customer experience (CX). From my perspective, CX encapsulates the understanding of how a customer deploys and consumes […]

25 Nov2019 Microsoft Goes All-In On Hybrid Cloud And Edge At Ignite 2019

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I jumped straight from Samsung’s SDC event in San Francisco and analyst life on the road continued in Orlando, where I attended Microsoft’s annual Ignite customer conference for all things enterprise IT. The event is an industry can’t-miss, and I make a point of attending every year to find out what Microsoft has cooking for big and […]

15 Nov2019 RESEARCH PAPER: A New Ecosystem For A New Era In Compute

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We live in a distributed world where APIs and microservices rule the datacenter, and the datacenter is no longer a physical construct; rather, it’s a combination of clouds, edges and remote computing centers that drive the modern business. Cloud computing and edge computing require applications to be more mobile, resilient, manageable and secure, and this need, in […]

15 Nov2019 Why No One Should Be Surprised Cisco Named ‘World’s Best Workplace’ For 2019

Several weeks ago, the workplace culture authority Great Place to Work Inc., in conjunction with Fortune, released the latest iteration of its 25 World’s Best Workplaces list. Topping the list for the first time ever was Cisco, nudging out previous title holders Salesforce and Hilton.  Cisco is a company that I watch very closely, and […]

14 Nov2019 NVIDIA Brings AI To DC

Nearly every enterprise is experimenting with artificial intelligence and deep learning. It seems like every week there’s a new survey out detailing the ever-increasing amount of focus that IT shops of all sizes put on the technology. If it’s true that data is the new currency, then it’s artificial intelligence that mines that data for […]

14 Nov2019 Qualcomm Fires On All Cylinders At 5G Summit 2019

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I had the opportunity mid-October to spend time with Qualcomm at its 5G Summit in Barcelona. There was a bit of excitement with the separatist protests that occurred the same week, but I came away with a new appreciation for how the company is shaping 5G now and into the future. I would like to share my […]

14 Nov2019 Samsung Hits The Accelerator On Streaming Content At SDC 2019

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In perhaps Samsung’s boldest public acknowledgment yet that video content is an essential element in its entertainment strategy, the company announced at the Samsung Developer Conference that it would open its smart TV platform, Tizen, to third-party manufacturers. Sang Kim, Samsung’s SmartTV Product VP, noted that Samsung customers have cumulatively watched 1 billion hours of […]

14 Nov2019 IBM Launches New Storage Solutions Geared Towards AI And Container Environments

IBM lives at the intersection of disruptive technology and real-world solutions. There are no two more disruptive technologies in the enterprise today than artificial intelligence and containerized applications. Artificial intelligence is in the enterprise. Nearly every IT organization has either already deployed, or is preparing to deploy, some sort of AI solution. The problem with AI […]

14 Nov2019 Samsung Improves And Expands The Mobile Experience With One UI 2

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A few years ago, I believe the general industry consensus was that Android phones didn’t provide the best overall smartphone experiences. The hardware may have been ahead in certain areas, but some felt Android phones felt a bit sluggish, maybe even the experience degraded over time and seemed complex.  After my experiences with the Galaxy […]

14 Nov2019 Lenovo ThinkSmart Hub 500 For Zoom Rooms Widens Its Smart Office Value Proposition

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Collaboration tools are huge in tech right now, with heavyweights (think Microsoft, Google, Cisco) young upstarts (such as Slack and Zoom), and veterans (think Poly) alike all vying to get in on the action. This flurry of activity is due in part to technological advancements in video and audio services, and to other factors such […]

14 Nov2019 Lattice Sampling CrossLinkPlus FPGAs For Embedded Vision Systems

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Lately I’ve been paying extra close attention to Lattice Semiconductor as I watch its rapidly improving focus and financials. In the past year, it installed respected AMD veteran Jim Anderson as CEO (along with a crack team of other FPGA industry veterans), and has really doubled down on its efforts to become the low power […]

12 Nov2019 Research Paper: Dell EMC PowerOne Accelerates IT Transformation Through Autonomous Infrastructure

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This paper will explore the dynamics driving automation in enterprise IT organizations and demonstrate how new products like Dell EMC’s PowerOne meet evolving business needs by delivering cloud-like services to the business while freeing IT resources from the mundane tasks that bog down productivity. You can download the paper by clicking on the logo below: […]

08 Nov2019 Arm Adds More AI Firepower

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As I covered in a recent article on the status of startups building chips for AI, the AI accelerator market will become quite crowded over the next 12-18 months. Not to be outdone, Arm is now extending its neural network processor family, adding logic designs for mid-range and entry-level devices to the flagship Ethos-N77, which targets higher-end […]

08 Nov2019 Rayvolt’s X One Redefines The E-Bike Category With 21st Century Technologies

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While people like to talk about electric and autonomous automobiles, another real battle in the transportation category is occurring in the e-bikes market. It’s for good reason: according to Mondor Intelligence, the global e-bike market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.39% between 2019 and 2024. In U.S. dollar terms, Mondor estimates that global […]

05 Nov2019 Who Is ‘Really’ Leading in Mobile 5G, Part 6: Policy, Regulation And Consortia

Everyone wants to talk about mobile 5G and how they are leading in the space. However, the reality is that mobile 5G is a broadly encompassing wireless standard that will change the way we view the future of cellular communications and the possibilities like never before. As such, it takes a deeper understanding to evaluate […]

05 Nov2019 Who Is The Leader In AI Hardware?

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A few months ago, I published a blog that highlighted Qualcomm’s plans to enter the data center market with the Cloud AI100 chip sometime next year. While preparing the blog, our founder and principal analyst, Patrick Moorhead, called to point out that Qualcomm , not NVIDIA , probably has the largest market share in AI chip volume thanks to its leadership […]

05 Nov2019 More Exciting Smart Solutions To Consider For The Home And Office

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The holidays are fast approaching, and with that, I’ve been bombarded with a multitude of incredibly cool and useful solutions for the home and office that deserve consideration. Between now and early December, I will shed some light on an exciting mix of products that I believe solve real problems in an innovative and useful manner. […]

05 Nov2019 Poly: The Comeback “Mojo” Is Building

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Poly has an undeniable track record of innovation and leadership, including both major components of Poly (Plantronics + Polycom). Given the recent merger, I looked forward to the analyst briefing last week to meet the key leaders, and learn about their current plans. As a unified communications and collaboration (UC&C) industry veteran and former CEO, […]

05 Nov2019 IBM Upends Google’s Quantum Supremacy Claim

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Quantum supremacy was supposed to be a significant benchmark to signal that quantum computers could finally solve problems beyond the capability of classical computers. The term “quantum supremacy” was first used in a 2012 paper by one of the world’s leading theoretical physicists, John Preskill, Professor of Theoretical Physics at Caltech. Last month, a leaked […]

05 Nov2019 Zoom Zen: Mastering The Art Of Simplicity

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I recently attended the Zoom Communications annual event for customers, partners, analysts, press and employees. Creatively named Zoomtopia, the two-day event was held in San Jose, CA. If you have not heard of Zoom, it is a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider specifically focused on video communications, from the cloud versus on an on-premises server. Given that the functional focus […]