01 May2018 Wellsmith And Cone Health Launch New Digital Care Platform

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Wellsmith Customer service of all kinds has been undergoing a digital transformation over the past several years, moving from one-size-fits-all approaches to more consumer-oriented, personalized strategies. One huge example of this is in the realm of online-banking, where banking smartphone apps and video tellers have almost eradicated the need to go to brick-and-mortar banks (you […]

01 May2018 Dell Technologies World 2018 Day 1: One Big Happy Family

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Dell Technologies Michael Dell storms onto the stage at this year’s event This week I’m attending Dell Technologies World 2018 in Las Vegas, the tech giant’s premier annual show. Over 14,000 attendees came to the event and included customers, press, analysts, technology and channel partners. Dell is a company that I follow very closely, and […]

01 May2018 Protequus Launches Nightwatch Edge-Computing Smart Halter, An Early Warning System For Horses

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Nearly two and half years ago, I conducted some research on and wrote an article about an IIoT (Industrial IoT)-enabled horse halter in early-stage development, called NIGHTWATCH. While my family is heavily involved in horses, I had no idea that over 100,000 people would be interested in and read the article. Today, Austin-based Protequus, a […]

26 Apr2018 5 Big Takeaways From The 2018 IFA Exhibition

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Event logo. The annual IFA Global Press Conference gives journalists and analysts alike a chance to assess the latest consumer technology trends, with several of the most iconic companies in the industry in attendance— Philips , Sharp , Huawei , Miele, Beurer, Fitbit and TLC, to name a few. With over 300 media professionals from […]

26 Apr2018 Intel Chooses A New Path And It Feels Like The Right One

Intel has been on the move for the past few years driving an incredible amount of change. Once focused exclusively on X86 processors for PCs and servers five years ago, the company has branched out into what it calls “data-centric” which takes datacenter and adds automotive via a MobilEye acquisition, FPGAs via an Altera acquisition, […]

24 Apr2018 RESEARCH PAPER: There’s No Place Like The Smart Home

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Due to its diversity, fragmentation and inherently consumer-driven nature, the smart home represents one of the most challenging but potentially rewarding market opportunities in the history of the high-tech area. While the global unit and revenue size of the smart home market is large and is expected to grow at an accelerated rate over the […]

24 Apr2018 Cisco Introduces New Collaboration Features, But Is It Enough To Beat Microsoft, Google, And Slack?

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Cisco SVP and GM Rowan Trollope talks about the new Webex architecture As I covered in my Microsoft Teams analysis here, chat-based tools are all the rage right now in business productivity, collaboration and “future of work” conversations. A lot of them have popped up in the last several years—Cisco Systems Spark, Facebook for Work, Flock, […]

23 Apr2018 BenQ ‘treVolo S’ Electrostatic Speaker Review

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BenQ treVolo S Bluetooth Speaker (Zane Pickett) Consumers are using Bluetooth speakers more and more these days to play music and videos and the market is booming. Given Bluetooth pervasiveness in smartphones, tablets, laptops and other music devices (e.g., Amazon Alexa and Google Home), this makes a lot of sense.  The need for portability, assistance, […]

23 Apr2018 There’s More To ‘Full’ 5G Than You Think

It appears everyone is talking about the impending launch and availability of 5G networks and devices. Operators, OEMs and chip manufacturers alike have been very excited to talk about their 5G offerings and what they are planning to do as well as what they are doing today. As industry analysts, we, of course, have jumped […]

23 Apr2018 Huawei And Shenzhen: A Tale Of Two Successes

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Huawei logo Last week, I visited Shenzhen, China, for the first time to attend HAS 2018, Huawei ’s annual analyst summit. I’ve been to many other cities in the country, including Beijing, Dongguan, and Shanghai, and while each has their own unique appeal, I found Shenzhen to be different. In Mandarin, the city derives its […]

19 Apr2018 Apple’s New iPhone Recycling Robot ‘Daisy’ Is Impressive, And In Austin

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Apple is one of those companies I affiliate with doing everything it can reasonably do to protect the environment. This is tough, as electronics use materials in components like batteries that, at the end of life, can end up in landfills that could be harmful to the environment.  Also, electronics use much energy in their […]

19 Apr2018 AMD And Cray Join Forces To Bring EPYC To HPC

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Cray and AMD have announced the availability of AMD EPYC 32-core CPUs on the supercomputer company’s midrange cluster system, the Cray CS500. AMD has enjoyed a long and successful relationship with Cray, supplying Opteron processors in big iron Cray supercomputers such as that deployed in the National Center for Supercomputing Application (NCSA) Blue Waters at the University […]

19 Apr2018 Intel Beefs Up Security Offerings At RSA 2018

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Intel As anyone in the tech industry will tell you, cybersecurity is a constantly moving target. The landscape has changed drastically in the last several years, with the advent of IoT leading to an entirely new host of threats. Ransomware and DoS (Denial of Service) attacks are on the rise, and cybercriminals are becoming more […]

19 Apr2018 AMD Does It Again With 2nd Generation Desktop Ryzen Processor

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AMD: Ryzen 2017 was quite the year for Advanced Micro Devices who came from the throes of corporate peril to a sustainable entity to a product performance leader in certain products, workloads, and markets.  When was the last time you saw this? What a difference a year makes. AMD’s client computing group, in one year, […]

18 Apr2018 Is Cisco Opening Up With Its DevNet Group?

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Cisco DevNet logo When you’re big, it seems like everyone is gunning for you. Much the same could be said for Cisco Systems . Chided in the past for locking in its customers with a closed approach to delivering networking solutions, the company is now embracing an open standards approach. I had the opportunity recently […]

17 Apr2018 Microsoft Announces IoT Security Silicon And Platform In Its March To Deliver End To End Security

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Security is more important now than ever, given the new players, motives, and sophistication of cybercrime. Earlier this year, Cisco Systems issued it’s Annual Cybersecurity Report (read my coverage here), which, amongst other things, found that the threat surface is rapidly expanding with the advent of IoT, large-scale ransomware attacks are on the rise (remember […]

17 Apr2018 HP’s Executive Forum Gives Insights Into Business, Products, And Just As Important, Company Culture

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“Accelerate” was the theme for this year’s HP Executive Forum As a technology industry analyst, I attend many different kinds of events; some public, but many more private. I recently attended HP’s Executive Forum held in Las Vegas, where HP Inc. brought in its North American channel partners to discuss HP’s roadmap and mutual business […]

16 Apr2018 RESEARCH PAPER: Sprint 5G: The Power To Enable Business Transformation

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The competitive landscape for mid-market and large enterprises is rapidly intensifying on a global scale. These firms can no longer rely on supply chain efficiencies, outsourcing, or “business as usual” tactics to remain relevant. As markets also become highly commoditized, companies must find ways to deliver innovation and added value to their customers or risk […]

13 Apr2018 Moor Insights & Strategy Analysis on NVIDIA GTC 2018

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  Moor Insights & Strategy Blogs: Pure Storage And NVIDIA Announce AIRI Converged Infrastructure Reference Architecture, by Patrick Moorhead (April 10, 2018) NVIDIA Reinforces Machine Learning Training Lead Via Platform Improvements At GTC 2018, by Patrick Moorhead (April 9, 2018) Arm Chooses NVIDIA Open-Source CNN AI Chip Technology, by Karl Freund (March 29, 2018) NVIDIA […]

10 Apr2018 Is The Alienware AW958 The Beginning Of The End Of Razer Mouse Dominance?

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This blog was written by Patrick “Pico” Moorhead. You can see his bio below. PC gaming mice are an essential aspect of how well you participate in gaming.  I have had the pleasure of trying out close to 25 mice over my gaming career and believe the gaming mouse is as vital to the quality […]