02 Feb Home Wi-Fi Gets A Big Boost Led By Google

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In the typical US home, a single Wi-Fi router typically provides the wireless network coverage, and that was enough for most uses. If for some reason there was poor coverage, users would just move closer to the router. But with today’s smart and connected homes, the choice to move closer is often not an option, […]

31 Jan RESEARCH PAPER: Consumer Networking Gains Wi-Fi Mesh

Consumers traditionally deploy a single Wi-Fi router for the home and adapt their usage around the router. But, changing needs are rendering this strategy unworkable for many homes as the coverage area needs are increasing, the prevalence of mobile devices is changing the access patterns and a host of consumer Internet of Things (IoT) devices are now entering the […]

25 Jan Vidyo Hits GA For Its Video CPaaS Solution

As I’ve written before, video is hot right now. Just look at video’s integration into everything from Intel drones inspecting solar panels to Ring door bells to Phillips ICU beds and RBC banking apps. If you spent any time at CES 2017 like I did, this would be evident that everything is becoming video enabled. […]

17 Jan RESEARCH BRIEF: Jabil & AnyPresence Set the Bar for Advertising

There has been an explosion of connected devices for the home. The internet of things (IoT), connected appliances, and home automation have created challenges and opportunities for advertisers, marketers, and customers. Today, most US homes have 8 connected devices, including computers, phones, tablets, TVs, and security systems. More connected devices are proliferating, including automobiles, thermostats, speakers, lighting, HVAC, sprinklers, appliances, […]

17 Jan What To Expect in Servers, Storage, Networking, AI and IoT in 2017

Columns Jimmy Pike: Server CPU Predictions For 2017 Karl Freund: Five Things To Watch In AI And Machine Learning In 2017 Karl Freund: What To Expect in 2017 From AMD, INTEL, NVIDIA, XILINX And Others For Machine Learning Mike Krell: Internet Of Things (IoT) Outlook For 2017 Gina Longoria: Five Things To Watch In Enterprise Storage In 2017 John Fruehe: What […]

17 Jan 5 Things I Think About CES 2017

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As I arrived at CES 2017 the first thing I picked up in McCarron Airport was my badge. Along with the badge this year, I received a ribbon for “10+ years” of attendance. Since 10+ is 10-19 (and I’ve gone to the Comdex / CES trade shows for more than 20 years), I realized I’ve […]

09 Jan NVIDIA Doubles Down On Automotive And Cloud Gaming, Adds Smart Home Capability At CES 2017

At this year’s CES 2017, NVIDIA’s CEO Jen-Hsun Huang presented in the CES opening keynote his vision for the company’s future to the audience, explaining where he believes the company will succeed in the future. I also liked that Huang simplified AI and graphics so more could understand it. Of the areas where NVIDIA participates […]

04 Jan Intel At CES 2017: ‘It’s On’ In Automotive And 5G And We Still Love PCs

Intel has been on a multi-year journey to diversify themselves from a PC and server play to an IoT leader spanning the endpoint to the datacenter and everything in-between. So far, the company has seen its biggest differential success in the data center maintaining their giant compute share and growing in networking and storage and […]

03 Jan Highlights From MI&S Analysts At CES 2017

(Photo Credit: CES®) Columns Forbes/ Anshel Sag: Chipmakers Get Serious About Autonomous Driving At CES 2017 Forbes/ Mike Krell: 5 Things I Think About CES 2017 Forbes/ Patrick Moorhead: NVIDIA Doubles Down On Automotive And Cloud Gaming, Adds Smart Home Capability At CES 2017 Forbes/ Anshel Sag: ODG’s New R-8 And R-9 Mixed Reality Headsets Are Powered By Qualcomm […]

03 Jan Internet Of Things (IoT) Outlook For 2017

As we say goodbye to 2016, it’s almost required, as analysts, that we put together an outlook for the year to come. For the internet of things (IoT), 2017 will be another year of growth—and potentially some contraction. IoT is still in its infancy in terms of dollars and deployments, and that can’t last much […]

06 Dec Phone And IoT OEMs Shouldn’t Settle- Great Optics Take Great Manufacturing And Of Course Design

Anything automated requires precise optics. (Photographer: Nicky Loh/Bloomberg) As I had previously written about, there are a lot of applications for high quality optical systems in the vast world of IoT. However, because the world of IoT varies so much in terms of devices and endpoints, the amount of different optical systems that are needed […]

06 Dec HPE Discover London 2016: Company Did What They Needed To Do

Hewlett Packard Enterprise, HPE, held their bi-annual Discover conference in London this past week, and I, along with other analysts and global press, was eager to see what’s next for the still relatively-new company. It’s been less than six months since HPE held Discover Las Vegas so this isn’t a one-shot deal where the company […]

29 Nov RESEARCH PAPER: Predictive Maintenance: A Paradigm Shift

One of the keys to cost-effective and efficient operations for any business with a significant number of mechanical systems is its maintenance program. Programs vary widely depending on investment profile, but all have the singular objective of maximizing uptime and making operations as cost-effective as possible. You can download the paper here. Table of Contents Executive Summary Preventative […]

21 Nov Intel’s Apollo Lake Processors Are At The Heart Of Intel’s IoT End Point Strategy

Intel’s perceived position externally in the broader IoT market had been viewed as a bit ambiguous when the company announced its major restructuring back in April of 2016 where the company cancelled many of its upcoming mobile processors. This was true even if mobile can, but doesn’t necessarily, mean IoT. Perception is perception. Now, the company has made progress shifting […]

21 Nov Why Precise Optics Is Vital To The Growth Of The Internet Of Things

As the world of IoT (internet of things) expands, we begin to see that many of our connected devices need to ability to see the world around them to better understand their surroundings. Much of the machine learning abilities IoT devices have today are a direct result of computer vision capabilities which have evolved into the ability […]

16 Nov Recommended Daily Security Allowance

I often say to people, “Just because you can connect something to the internet, that doesn’t mean you should connect something to the internet.” Sure, it would be great to be able to log into a baby monitor while you are on a trip. But let’s face it, what is the value of doing that […]

14 Nov IoT Security: Deja Vu Or Part 2?

Update: On 3 November, Philips Lighting released a statement in reference to the Hue bulbs and the researchers’ findings noted in the below article. As Philips states, “The academics with whom we cooperated via our responsible disclosure process, merely demonstrated the possibility of an attack. They did not create a virus nor disclose information necessary […]

07 Nov ARM Mbed Cloud: A Much Needed Step For The Internet Of Things (IoT)

ARM TechCon 2016 is now one for the books. For many of the over 4,500 in attendance, the highlight was hearing from Softbank CEO Masayoshi Son on his rationale for buying ARM Holdings and how it fits into his vision of “singularity”. (Not to mention the $100B fund behind this vision.) For me, while it […]

27 Oct Hearing Aids Enter The ‘Autonomous Listening’ Age

There are many hearing aid manufactures like Miracle-Ear, Beltone, ReSound, ZOUNDS and Oticon, but the Signia Pure hearing aids are a revelation in technology-driven innovation. Much like Tesla Motors is pushing the limits on autonomous driving, Signia is exploring the limits of autonomous ‘listening’. It could be the start of a truly remarkable tech revolution for […]

26 Oct DDoS And 3 Recommendations To Secure The Internet Of Things (IoT)

And so it begins. Last week we experienced the first security attack publicly and widely attribute to the Internet of Things (IoT). This day has been a long time in coming. It’s really far from the first IoT security breech mind you, but this is the first one that affected a wide group of people […]