21 Oct Dell EMC World 2016: Industry Analysts Weigh In With Their Quick Takes

The first Dell EMC World concluded yesterday in Austin, Texas, and the Moor Insights & Strategy team, who were on-site at the event, wanted to provide their very quick take on the event. Dell EMC World was the first major conference where Dell and EMC presented themselves as one organization, Dell EMC, and all customer, […]

18 Oct RESEARCH PAPER: The New Dell Technologies: Uniquely Positioned to Provide Internet of Things Solutions

The Internet of Things (IoT) is real. Though much of what is written regarding the IoT focuses on “future” applications, Moor Insights & Strategy (MI&S) believes that today real solutions are available to enterprises to solve problems and enhance their business. These solutions allow enterprises to unlock the potential of data they already have from existing machine-to-machine (M2M) and […]

17 Oct How The Snapdragon X50, World’s First 5G Modem, Puts Qualcomm Ahead Of The Curve

Regardless of what part of technology you come from, the entire tech industry has been talking about 5G. 5G will reshape the way we will use mobile devices, deliver self-driving cars and smart cities, and even the way get content delivered to our homes. Some companies talk about it to be part of the conversation, […]

13 Oct 5G Is Coming, But 4G Isn’t Going Away Any Time Soon

(Source: 3GPP) Last week I attended the 5G Americas Summit in Dallas, Texas with dozens of other analysts. There were numerous sessions about the evolution of 5G and how it will evolve into a ubiquitous wireless technology. However, one of the narratives that seemed to keep popping up in my conversations and discussions was that […]

09 Aug National Instruments Secret Sauce In Industrial IoT: Getting The Data From The Things

Much of today’s excitement and press related to the Internet of Things (IoT) revolves around the data and analytics generated from new IoT applications and how to apply them to changing business models. Though we do discuss the “things” in IoT, to me they get short shrift when it comes to the discussion. Obviously without […]

02 Aug Hewlett Packard Enterprise Strategic Alliances Group Making Solid Progress

I’ve been keeping close tabs on Hewlett Packard Enterprise lately—back in June I attended HPE Discover in Las Vegas, and published my takeaways for Day One and Day Two. Today’s blog however, is a follow up to my December blog, on HPE’s Strategic Alliances, which I wrote after meeting with HPE’s Alliance executives at London’s HPE […]

01 Aug RESEARCH PAPER: IoT Analytics at the Edge

To accelerate business, companies are turning to analytics to help transform data into insight. With so many systems and products now digitally instrumented and providing an endless stream of telemetry, data analytics can help companies glean insight in real-time regarding how their systems are operating. However, to take advantage of these data streams, businesses need to perform analytics […]

22 Jun HPE Discover Conference Day One: Top 10 Industry Analyst Takeaways

Check out our full analyst coverage of Discover 2016: HPE Discover Day Two article HPE Haven OnDemand and Machine Learning article HPE Converged IoT Platform article Hewlett Packard Enterprise held their annual ecosystem conference in Las Vegas, June 7-9, and I attended with other global analysts.  Like other major IT houses, HPE has multiple events […]

14 Jun Did Hewlett Packard Enterprise Discover A New Internet Of Things Product Category?

At the Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) annual Discover conference this week, the company announced a new product category called “Converged IoT Systems”. HPE described the category as “a fundamental shift in compute infrastructure”. The announcement was made in conjunction with the introduction of the new Edgeline IoT systems—basically new servers that integrate data acquisition, real-time analytics […]

09 Jun Wellness Wasteland: Technology Isn’t Where We Need It Most

When the average person walks into a hospital, they are surrounded by arguably the densest concentration of technology that they will ever encounter. The doctor’s arsenal of sensors, tools, software and data can be brought to bear against a host of diseases and ailments. The modern hospital is the epicenter of technologically-driven wellness. But when […]

24 May 10,000 Steps A Day: The Wrong Wellness Incentive

Wearable technology companies are seeing blue oceans in corporate wellness. With the consumer market for wearable tech brimming with choices, companies like Fitbit and Jawbone are offering corporate wellness programs orbiting their devices. By tying their device metrics to corporate wellness incentives, manufacturers can capture large swaths of consumers they might not otherwise access, and […]

17 May Apple iPhone Connected Us To Each Other, The Apple Watch Connects Us To Ourselves

Recently, principal analyst Patrick Moorhead and I had the opportunity to visit one of Apple‘s labs for studying human movement and activity. The investment into broadening the Apple Watch’s measurement abilities is nothing short of extraordinary. Near Apple’s campus in Cupertino, CA, is a cloistered facility where for the last three years, for six days a […]

04 May 1+2+1 Reasons Why Huawei Could Be An Industrial IoT Sleeping Giant

Having returned from Huawei’s annual analyst conference freshly updated with “all things” Huawei, I have to say my mind has been opened, at least a bit, to the potential for Huawei to be one of the leaders in Industrial IoT (IIoT) applications. For those of us who live in the United States, our exposure to […]

11 Apr The Magic Of Bluetooth Beacons

USB Beacon (Image courtesy of Aruba Networks, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company) 2016 is going to be the “Year of the Beacon”, or at least the beginnings of mass beacon deployment. Beacons are part of the latest version of the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (BT-SIG) Low Energy (BLE) specification. In simplest terms, beacons are broadcast […]

16 Mar The Internet Of Things And Machine Learning

IDC estimates the direct Internet of Things (IoT) market will grow to more than $1.7 trillion by 2020 with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 16.9%. The number of IoT connected devices in everything from cars to refrigerators and elsewhere will climb to more than 30 billion. Device endpoints, infrastructure support, connectivity and companion […]

08 Feb Is Cisco Systems The One To Beat In Industrial IoT?

IoT has been “all the rage” for at least a couple years now, so trying to move to the front of the pack and being perceived as the leader is difficult. Being the perceived leader in a market is great, but the results are even better: a leader can drive revenue growth. Many large technology […]

04 Feb Intel Got Fit At CES 2016 And Even Reached Some New Heights At X-Games

Intel was all over the X-Games (Photo Credit: X-Games) You may have noticed this weekend that Intel was all over the X-Games. You couldn’t turn on the TV, web video or Twitter without seeing the company on and around the X-Games.  Intel’s love affair with sports started when Brian Krzanich took the reigns as Intel’s CEO […]

26 Jan Cisco Systems’ London IDEA Center A Great Example How The Company Drives IoT Innovation

As I’ve personally experienced and written about many times, large corporations have a greater challenge innovating versus smaller ones. This reality can be seen across all industries, but is most pronounced in the tech industry where the rapid pace of innovation drives future growth and profits. As a part of Cisco Systems’s five pillar innovation strategy […]

25 Jan Does The Internet Of Things Really Need Dedicated Low-Power WANs?

(Image source: Pixabay) The Internet of Things (IoT) is all about connectivity, so it’s not surprising that so many alternatives have arisen for getting data from “here to there”. For short range we have Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, ZigBee and Z-Wave, just to name a few. For longer range, we have had 2G / 3G and now […]

20 Jan Qualcomm Rounds Out IoT Offerings At CES 2016

Steve Mollenkopf, Qualcomm CEO presenting at CES 2016 (Credit: Patrick Moorhead) Lots of chip companies like ARM Holdings, Intel, NVIDIA and  Qualcomm are spending time and effort to find a place for themselves in the IoT market because they, like I, believe in a gigantic, future market. Some companies are focusing on wearables and drones while others are […]