17 Oct2018 Arm Launches Neoverse: Five Things To Know

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Arm TechCon 2018 is being held in San Jose, CA this week.   MATT KIMBALL Today at Arm TechCon 2018, Arm doubled down in the infrastructure space with the launch of its Neoverse brand of infrastructure related intellectual property (IP) and a brief glimpse at its roadmap. The Arm market vision is spot on, and the […]

17 Oct2018 Huawei’s Ambitious Goal To Make Connectivity Smarter

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Shanghai, China.  WILL TOWNSEND Last week, I attended Huawei Connect 2018 in Shanghai, China. In the event’s third year, Huawei outlined its broad strategy to bring artificial intelligence (AI) to the masses, leveraging its growing global footprint in consumer devices, enterprise networking, and wireless carrier infrastructure. With over 26,000 in attendance (a dramatic increase from […]

16 Oct2018 Intel Cranks It Up To 9 With New CPUs

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Display at Intel’s Fall Desktop Launch event.   ANSHEL SAG Last week at an event in New York City, Intel  announced its new desktop offerings for the fall—the 9 Series of CPUs and a new Xeon 28-core chip. Many of these chips, such as the 28-Core Xeon, have been anticipated for quite some time, and are […]

16 Oct2018 RESEARCH PAPER: How To Manage One Trillion Devices On The Edge

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The world of compute is changing rapidly, as is the traditional view of a physical building, or buildings filled with servers, storage, and networking to “run the business”. Cloud computing, distributed cloud computing, and edge computing will all be fed by a 5G access network, forcing IT organizations to think and plan differently. Table Of […]

15 Oct2018 Microsoft Showcases Its Own ‘Economy Of Innovation’ At Ignite 2018

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Visual from Microsoft Ignite 2018.    CHRIS WILDER Recently, I attended Microsoft Ignite and Envision in Orlando, Florida. One thing that struck me, especially when visiting the show floor, was how Microsoft —more so than most companies in the industry—has created an economy around its technology. The sheer number of companies, employees, service providers, and […]

15 Oct2018 Enterprises Consider Container Platform Options As Market Consolidates

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Container platforms are a hot topic in the enterprise. They represent a top investment theme in the executive stories of digital transformation and cyber-security initiatives at the upcoming fall conference of ONUG, one of the top enterprise cloud user groups representing over $150B in annual IT spend. However, container platforms fall within the cloud management […]

15 Oct2018 Intel Sets Sail With Rolls-Royce On Autonomous Shipping

Over the last several years, I’ve watched Intel progressively up its game in the autonomous machines arena. It announced its entry to the scene back in 2016 with its partnership with BMW and MobilEye (which our AI analyst Karl Freund covered here), and ultimately acquired MobilEye. Last year, I got a look at Intel’s holistic, […]

12 Oct2018 NVIDIA: From The Datacenter To The Autonomous Car

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Some folks say that NVIDIA has lost its early pole position in autonomous driving. Tesla de-selected NVIDIA to power its autonomous vehicle computing, and BMW picked Intel to be its technology supplier for autonomous driving systems. However, considering the company NVIDIA keeps and its wide array of technology, expertise, and services, I wouldn’t count it out. […]

12 Oct2018 Microsoft Adds Two New Windows Desktop Services And Vertical Teams Workflow Capabilities At Ignite

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Ron Markezich, Microsoft CVP, talks Microsoft 365.  PATRICK MOORHEAD Today I continue my coverage of Microsoft Ignite 2018, which I attended last week in Orlando, FL. Ignite is Microsoft’s annual customer and CIO conference, which I make a strong effort to attend every year (see my coverage of 2016 and 2017’s conferences if interested). While […]

08 Oct2018 Arm’s Upcoming TechCon 2018 Is The Place To Be If You Are In Any Way Involved In IoT

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Arm TechCon 2017.   ARM Next week I’ll be attending Arm TechCon 2018 in San Jose. The semiconductor giant’s premier industry event is held every year and is a must-attend conference for anyone connected to the IoT industry in any way—from developers to press and analysts, to those on the business side of things. The event […]

05 Oct2018 Can Artificial Intelligence And Networking Transform The Hospitality Industry?

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The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort.  SWANDOLPHIN.COM These days we often take finding directions for granted. Easy smartphone apps like Google Maps and Waze all but make paper maps and standalone GPS devices obsolete. Why then hasn’t mapping found its way indoors? Historically, companies used sensors (commonly referred to as beacons) to accomplish […]

05 Oct2018 pHin Reinvents Residential Pool Chemical Treatment

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There’s something in the water.   CONNECTEDYARD Some of my fondest memories from growing up in northern New Jersey center around the in-ground pool my father installed at our home when I was in my teens. For my dad, the pool was a labor of love and a not too subtle device for getting my mom, […]

03 Oct2018 Microsoft Expands AI Offerings At Ignite 2018

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Artificial intelligence (AI) development and deployment in the cloud is rapidly growing and becoming a critical market for Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google  Cloud, and Microsoft Azure. Many enterprises are now developing their own AI applications or adding AI features to their internal infrastructure, and the cloud is often the best place to build an […]

03 Oct2018 FlexVU’s Mission: Clear Up The Cord Cutter Confusion

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Over the past year, I’ve written extensively about cord cutting, covering the advantages, disadvantages, and challenges that consumers should consider before making the fateful decision to sever their relationship with their cable or satellite company. There’s always been a risk/reward element associated with the decision to cut the cord, so I was pleased to see […]

03 Oct2018 Xilinx Launches Versal Acceleration Chip

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Xilinx launched its next-generation 7nm Versal product, based on the Adaptable Computing Acceleration Platform, at the Xilinx Developer Forum in San Jose this week. It also announced its first production PCIe board, called Alveo, around which it is already building a thriving ecosystem. Let’s dive in to understand what was announced and what it might […]

03 Oct2018 The Long Road Ahead For Magic Leap And AR

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The new Magic Leap One AR headset.   ANSHEL SAG I want to start off this brief by saying that I’m a huge proponent of AR and VR and I don’t want to come across as a naysayer. It’s important to note that mistakes have been made by all players on the scene at some point […]

03 Oct2018 Globalfoundries Validates The Company’s Pivot At GTC 2018

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Globalfoundries CEO Dr. Thomas Caulfield kicks off GTC 2018.  ANSHEL SAG There has been some talk about Globalfoundries’ decision to not chase after the leading edge 7nm node. As many in the industry obsess over the leading-edge node (guilty as charged), Globalfoundries decided not to continue down the leading edge FinFET path and instead go […]

02 Oct2018 Oculus Quest: Facebook’s VR Headset For The Future

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ANSHEL SAG Last week Facebook  rounded out its VR headset lineup with the announcement of its new Oculus Quest VR headset. The Oculus Quest bridges the gap between the $200 Oculus Go mobile headset, with features 3-DoF (degrees of freedom) tracking, and the $349 Oculus Rift, which has 6-DoF tracking but requires a roughly $1,000 […]

02 Oct2018 New Microsoft Surface Hub 2 Sets The High Bar For Workspaces

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Surface Hub 2X Tiled and Surface Hub 25.    MICROSOFT Last week I attended Microsoft Ignite 2018 in Orlando, FL, and since then have published several columns detailing what I took away from the event. My first column focused on the new Open Data Initiative, a partnership between Microsoft, SAP, and Adobe, without Salesforce.com or […]

02 Oct2018 Microsoft Surface Event All About Maximizing ‘Whole Life Experiences’

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Surface Pro 6 in black.  PATRICK MOORHEAD Today I attended Microsoft’s event in New York City where it unveiled a whole suite of Surface products and Windows updates geared toward enabling personal productivity and managing the balance between work and personal lives. These announcements come on the heels of Microsoft Ignite 2018 in Orlando, FL, […]