03 Aug RESEARCH PAPER: Active Alignment Will Be Critical For Future Optical Systems Manufacturing

New usage models and applications for technology products, such as machine learning and artificial intelligence, created a need for computers to “see” the outside, physical world. We refer to this as “computer vision”. As these usage models and markets evolve, higher quality imaging systems are needed to enable better optical performance. Consumer expectations for thinner […]

21 Jul CIOs And CTOs Must Understand How The Internet Of Things Is Changing How Business Is Done

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After a short sabbatical traveling the world looking at interesting technologies and business models, I have decided to return to Moor Insights & Strategy to lead the Internet of Things (IoT) practice. There isn’t a better time to make a comeback! (Source: http://www.panoramio.com/photo/44229798) First and foremost, it’s important to remember IoT is not new. In […]

12 Jun HPE Discover 2017: Raising Customer Confidence In A Turbulent Time

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HPE CEO Meg Whitman opens up Discover 2017 in Las Vegas This past week I attended Hewlett Packard Enterprise ‘s Discover 2017 in Las Vegas with fellow Moor Insights & Strategy analysts Mike Krell (IIoT) and Rhett Dillingham(cloud software/services).  Discover is HPE’s premier, semi-annual conference and the company’s opportunity to set its narrative, announce new […]

06 Jun HPE Discover 2017 Analyst Coverage

Moor Insights & Strategy analyst have been busy diving deep into a few areas of HPE’s strategies and new offerings, including hybrid IT, security, composable infrastructure, and IoT. You can find these below. 1/ Forbes: HPE Raises The Infrastructure Security Bar With New Gen 10 Platform (June 5, 2017) The advent of IoT, hybrid IT, and […]

18 May Google I/O 2017: It’s Really About AI And Machine Learning, People

This week I’m attending Google’s annual developer conference, Google I/O, in Mountain View, CA. The conference comes on the heels of a number of other big tech events (Microsoft Build last week, and Facebook F8last month), and I went into I/O hoping to see a lot of innovation, and some real, standout differentiation from these […]

18 May Microsoft Build 2017: All About Embrace And Extend

Last week was a busy one for tech industry analysts—I started out at Dell EMC World in Las Vegas, attended Microsoft Build 2017 in Seattle and then went back to Dell EMC World. Build is Microsoft’s annual developer conference, targeted at the software, services and hardware developer community. I attend the event  every year as […]

16 May RESEARCH BRIEF: Hewlett Packard Enterprise: The Quiet Giant of Internet of Things

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Enterprise and operations organizations looking to digitally transform their businesses using Internet of Things (IoT) technology often face a daunting initial task. How do I pick a partner to help guide us on this journey? How do I find a vendor that understands my industry, can help me architect the big picture, and then help […]

16 May What Should Google Discuss At Tomorrow’s Google I/O Event?

Many people are writing about what Google *will* discuss at tomorrow’s Google I/O conference, but unless they have clairvoyance, leaking, or guessing based on the schedule, it’s difficult to be definitive. I will be attending tomorrow and wanted to discuss what I think Google *should*discuss during the event. Artificial intelligence.:  Last year, Google rolled out […]

15 May Could Hewlett Packard Enterprise Be An IoT Sleeping Giant?

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What HPE does My firm and its analysts has been researching and advising on the Industrial IoT (IIoT) before it was cool to do so, and we have observed many twists and turns in this ever-expanding IIoT opportunity for enterprises, suppliers and society in general. We pay close attention to the use cases, business payoffs […]

13 May The Dell Technologies Vision Coming Together At Dell EMC World 2017

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Last week I attended Dell EMC World (DEW) in Las Vegas—Dell Technologies’ premier customer, press, analyst and partner conference. This year, it was designed to showcase the work the company has been doing since the acquisition of EMC last year. The theme of the conference this year is “REALIZE”—as in, realize your company’s digital future. […]

30 Apr Microsoft Showcases Digital Transformation Customer Wins In IoT, Machine Learning And Azure Cloud

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Microsoft held its Digital Difference event in NYC last week I have spent the last few months attending some key industry technology shows as do many industry analysts. I attended Google Next 17 Day 1 and Day 2 , IBM Interconnect and Facebook F8 Day 1 and Day 2.  Last week I attended another important event, Microsoft’s Digital Difference event in New York City. I got to hear from some of Microsoft’s […]

27 Apr Why Amazon Really Created Echo Look, A Camera In Your Bedroom And Bathroom

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To the horror of some and the amazement of others, Amazon.com announced yesterday the Amazon Echo Look, what Amazon.com calls a “hands-free camera and style assistant”.  Echo Look is a new device with a camera and microphone intended to be in your bathroom, bedroom or closet. That’s right, a camera in the most private spaces […]

23 Apr RESEARCH PAPER: Cleaning Up The Industrial IOT (IIOT) Edge

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One of the most critical challenges to navigate when designing, developing, and deploying Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solutions is the mish-mash of standards that must be comprehended to connect all the things. The IIoT environment never comprehended ubiquitous connectivity and is comprised of countless tools, development and operating environments, and connectivity standards. Combine these […]

24 Mar IBM CEO Ginni Rometty Makes Her Case At InterConnect Why IBM Is The Right Business Platform

This past week I attended IBM’s premier cloud and cognitive conference, InterConnect 2017, held in Las Vegas, NV. The event is IBM’s chance to showcase their newest advancements in cloud technology, with around 25,000 developers, clients, and partners in attendance. Attendees have access to 2,000 sessions, labs and certifications—it’s really quite a happening. Ginni Rometty’s […]

23 Mar Hype Vs. Reality: When Will Internet Of Things Networks Appear?

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If you attended Mobile World Congress last week, as I did, you probably expect to see 5G networks and applications take over the world next week, next month, or at a minimum next year. Under the radar, and if you looked closer, you also saw signs of the new 4G extensions focused on Internet of […]

14 Mar Internet Of Things Connectivity Options Come Into Focus

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Normally, silicon chip announcements don’t catch my eye. This is not to say that chips are unimportant; they are critical to achieving the goals for the IoT. Generally, however, I tend to take a higher level and more holistic approach to IoT subjects. That’s why, when 3 recent announcements caught my eye, I thought there […]

26 Feb Qualcomm Pulls An Ace From Their Sleeve: New 5G NR X50 Modems Can Now Do 2G To 5G #MWC17

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Last week, both Qualcomm and Intel made significant announcements regarding their support for 5G NR (New Radio), 5G partnerships and new capabilities. Those pre-MWC announcements were a primer for some of the things that we would be seeing at MWC 2017, however it looks like Qualcomm was holding back and saving the best for last. […]

24 Feb RESEARCH PAPER: Security Follows Compute to the Edge

Edge computing is becoming more prevalent for both the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and traditional operational applications. Companies need to protect their data better at remote locations and all along the path back to central datacenters. You can download the paper here. Table of Contents Executive Summary Network Edge Now Transforming IT Architectures Attacks […]

21 Feb Qualcomm Broadens IoT Portfolio And 5G NR Capabilities Ahead Of MWC 2017

Mobile World Congress is the most important show in the wireless industry every year. This year is no different, with vendors like Qualcomm doing their best to show what this new hyper-connected wireless world will look like. At MWC 2017, the company will make many announcements in the areas of IoT and 5G as well […]

20 Feb Intel Grabs MWC By The Horns With Unique 5G And 4G Gigabit Modems Supporting CDMA

With Mobile World Congress just around the corner, it’s now time for every vendor related to wireless services and products to bring its best, including companies like Intel. I am told by sources the company will really “bring it” to Barcelona with announcements of a gigabit-class 4G LTE modem with CDMA support, following the recently […]