18 Jun2019 Narwal And Ironpie: Not Your Typical Robot Vacuums

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The conventional robot vacuum space has many compelling brands and solutions. If you’re looking to merely automate your vacuuming of hard surfaces or rugs, there are great solutions from legacy brands like iRobot’s well-known Roomba and Neato Robotics that range in price points from $400 to $830. Even lower-end brands like Ecovacs provide suitable solutions in the sub-$299 space […]

18 Jun2019 HPE Delivers Storage And Convergence At Discover 2019

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It seems like it’s been a long time since either storage or HCI were front and center at an HPE event. Hewlett Packard Enterprise fixed that this week with a flurry of announcements during its keynote at its marquee HPE Discover event in Las Vegas. HPE’s has a robust storage portfolio. Its Nimble Storage and […]

17 Jun2019 Things Are About To Get Interesting In Chipville, Datacenter

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There’s been a lot of noise in the datacenter CPU market over the last few months. Intel launched its 2nd Generation Scalable Xeon Processor (codenamed Cascade Lake). Arm is winning in the cloud and seems to be finding momentum with its N1 & E1 processors. And let’s not forget AMD —in addition to finding momentum in the HPC space, the […]

17 Jun2019 The Year Of The Customer: Cisco Live North America 2019

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I attended Cisco Live North America 2019 last week in San Diego, CA. The company is currently on a roll, delivering solid financial performance as CEO Chuck Robbins celebrates his fourth year at the helm. Cisco’s premier event punctuated its recent success, with an overarching theme of enabling customer and partner success. In this column, […]

17 Jun2019 MediaTek’s 5G SoC Stands To Bring More Competition To 5G Devices

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Late last year, MediaTek announced that its M70 5G modem was in the works and would support all kinds of 5G networks and standards—a fully featured 5G modem. Then, at MWC, the company demonstrated the modem’s capabilities with partner equipment, showing some impressive Sub-6Ghz speeds. At Computex, MediaTek followed up with the announcement that it will integrate […]

17 Jun2019 RESEARCH PAPER: Lenovo’s Scalable Solutions For SAP Applications

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Businesses undergo digital transformation to make smarter decisions faster. As a result, digital transformation drives businesses to embrace new IT architectures as they try to take advantage of new data sources and make better decisions. SAP is a leader in providing the software to help automate, run and bring insight to enterprises, but achieving business […]

14 Jun2019 Aligning Storage Vision And Storage Products At Dell Technologies World

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Dell Technologies World (DTW), held a few weeks ago in Las Vegas, is one of the most important events in the computer industry. It’s an event where nearly fifteen thousand technology professionals gather to hear one the industry’s most powerful companies’ vision for the future. There are visionary keynotes, celebrity sightings (the B-52s, Will.i.am!), parties, […]

12 Jun2019 Who Is ‘Really’ Leading In Mobile 5G, Part 2: 5G Mobile Chipsets

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Note: Moor Insights & Strategy analyst Anshel Sag contributed significantly to this article.  Two weeks ago, we kicked off our 5G leadership series here, starting with 5G technology innovations and standards. As we continue the series, we wanted to move on to 5G chipsets, which we define as chipsets that go into 5G consumer mobile devices versus, let’s say, IoT or IIoT devices. There is also another aspect of […]

11 Jun2019 Microsoft Puts Its Foot Down On The Accelerator At E3

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At a pyrotechnics-laden preview event at E3 2019 at the MicrosoftTheater in Los Angeles, Microsoft celebrated its continued commitment to the gaming category. The company previewed a wide-range of new gaming titles and provided a glimpse into what it has on tap for its next high-end Xbox console, codenamed Project Scarlett. The disclosure did not come […]

10 Jun2019 Moor Insights & Strategy Analyst Coverage At Computex 2019

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Blogs/Articles NVIDIA’s Journey To Improve High-Performance Laptops Deserves Kudos, by Patrick Moorhead HP Takes Innovation Past Thin, Light And Low Power At Computex 2019, by Patrick Moorhead Dell Methodically Improves XPS, Alienware, Precision And Inspiron Lineup At Computex 2019, by Patrick Moorhead Qualcomm And Lenovo Announce The World’s First Prototype 5G PC, by Anshel Sag […]

09 Jun2019 NVIDIA’s Journey To Improve High-Performance Laptops Deserves Kudos

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NVIDIA has been on a path to improve the laptop experience for a long time, always trying to figure out ways to improve sustained performance, peak performance, and battery life. NVIDIA’s GPUs have been at the core of what has enabled a resurgence in high-performance PC gaming and ultimately a resurgence of high-performance laptop gaming […]

08 Jun2019 Aruba Shines At HPE Discover 2019

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I attended HPE Discover this week in Las Vegas. It was no surprise to hear the company speak of its continued investment in edge, announcing an additional $1 billion earmarked for channel referral fees and rebates to align its sales motion to solution offerings. At last year’s event CEO Antonio Neri announced a $4 billion investment in […]

08 Jun2019 Salesforce.com’s Tableau Acquisition: Admitting Organic Innovation Failure?

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Technology companies believe in two certainties: to survive, you have to grow, and to grow you have to innovate. There are two ways to innovate; organically leveraging internal R&D and inorganically through partnering, M&A and corporate investment arms. In the software and SaaS world, mergers and acquisitions have become a dime a dozen in the […]

08 Jun2019 Pure Storage’s Upcoming Accelerate Event Is the Place To Be If You View Data As A Strategic Asset

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I attend around 40 technology vendor or tech association events each year. That gives me a better understanding of each company’s strategies and offerings so that I can make recommendations and, for the lack of a better term, “grade” the vendors on their capabilities. This September 15th-18th Pure Storage will hold its annual Accelerate conference at the Austin […]

08 Jun2019 HPE Reveals Its XaaS, HCI, AI, And Storage Hand At Las Vegas Discover 2019

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Last week I attended HPE Discover 2019 in Las Vegas with Moor Insights & Strategy analyst colleagues Rhett Dillingham, Matt Kimball (analysis here), Steve McDowell (analysis here), and Will Townsend (analysis here). Hewlett Packard Enterprise is a company I follow very closely and as such, I never miss the opportunity to attend its premier customer and partner event […]

05 Jun2019 Apple Throws Down The Security And Privacy Gauntlet At WWDC

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Apple customarily unveils several new software changes for its mobile and desktop products in June. This year’s WWDC19 event, held at the San Jose Convention Center with over 6,000 global attendees from 77 countries, didn’t disappoint and included some big hardware news for users who use Mac Pro desktops for professional video and media editing. There […]

03 Jun2019 NovuMind: An Early AI Chip Startup

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Last fall, a bit of nerdy controversy arose around AI chip startup NovuMind when the company announced its first low-power chip for processing neural networks. The company claimed that its patented design could natively process 3-D tensor data far more efficiently than other designs that require pre-processing the 3D tensors into 2D matrices. NovuMind portrayed […]

31 May2019 ARM’s New Mali D77 Processor Is All About VR

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Many are familiar with ARM and its CPUs and GPUs. They are found in billions of devices around the world and help to power some of the fastest SoCs inside today’s leading smartphones. However, ARM also makes a whole host of other processors, including neural processing units (NPUs) for AI and display processing units (DPUs) […]

31 May2019 ARM Unveils Latest Cores At Computex 2019

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Every year, like clockwork, ARM unveils its latest processing core designs at Computex. ARM makes a habit of increasing performance by double digits almost every single release (which its competitors can’t claim). I believe these double-digit performance increases have enabled the ARM ecosystem to grow to a point where ARM cores are prevalent in nearly […]

30 May2019 IBM Makes The Mainframe More Accessible With New ‘Tailored Fit Pricing’ Program

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If you have followed my datacenter research and writing over the past decade, I have focused on X86, POWER, Arm, and accelerated infrastructure. Given the rise of cloud models and the reality that many mission-critical enterprise apps are staying on the mainframe, I felt it time I started to give the platform more attention. IBM’s […]