16 Sep RESEARCH PAPER: Thin Client Performance And Capability Reaches PC Party

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Businesses will always face challenges meeting the computing requirements of their employees. One of these challenges is finding the balance between end user performance demands and the security, cost, and management of each user’s devices. For organizations with hundreds or thousands of users, this is incredibly difficult to manage. You can download the paper by […]

16 Sep RESEARCH PAPER: GPU’s Unlock VDI For Many More Users

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Designers, engineers and broader creative roles, such as graphic artists, have applications that can be very graphics processing intensive. These applications require high performance computing capabilities and present challenges for IT leaders looking to broaden virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) deployments within their organizations —whether through full desktop virtualization or virtualization of specific applications. In addition, as […]

10 Sep What You Need To Know First About The Inexplicable World Of Quantum Computing

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Despite what most people think, quantum mechanics is not a new kid on the technology block.  It is a concept almost 120 years old. Max Planck, a German theoretical physicist, first introduced quantum theory in 1900, an innovation that won the Nobel Prize in physics in 1918.  Then in 1959, a radical thinking American theoretical […]

10 Sep AMD EPYC Is Poised For Big Gains, But Not For The Reasons You Think

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AMD garnered a lot of attention with the launch of its EPYC 7002 Series processor a couple of weeks ago, and with good reason. It’s a highly performant part with a feature set that differentiates the product from the rest of market. The press has been very positive in its coverage of EPYC. The strength of […]

10 Sep Xilinx Reveals More Versal Details

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Xilinx held an “Innovation Day” event this week to share more details about the technologies the company hopes will forge a larger footprint in the data center. After listening to eight presentations and having intriguing discussions with the company’s leading technologists, some of which I actually understood, I think I have a better appreciation of both […]

10 Sep Gamescom 2019: Ray Tracing Gets More Industry Support

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When NVIDIA first introduced ray tracing for its RTX-branded GeForce consumer graphics cards, I will admit I was a bit skeptical on the timing and performance needed for the hyper-realistic lighting effects. However, as I wrote about here, you really have to experience ray tracing to “get it,” and after I used it on five different […]

29 Aug Based On My Review, The Dell 7400 2-in-1 Lives Up To Its Enterprise Value Proposition

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Back in May, Dell refreshed its business line of Latitude laptops along with the launch of its new Unified Workspace. I covered Dell’s Unified Workspace already as well as the refreshed line of Latitude laptops in full, and now I want to focus specifically on my personal experiences with the Latitude 7400 2-in-1. Before we jump into the Dell Latitude 7400 2-in-1, it is relevant to talk about the Latitude 7000 series first.  The Dell Latitude […]

29 Aug TSMC’s Cheng Says Moore’s Law Isn’t Dead And Teases Its N5P Node

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TSMC, a company who has not broadly communicated much to the outside world in the past, uncharacteristically penned a blog today, here. In fact, this is TSMC’s first corporate blog, ever. I shouldn’t be surprised, though, as the author is no other than Godfrey Cheng, TSMC‘s new Head of Global Marketing. I have worked with Cheng when […]

22 Aug Samsung’s Galaxy Note Becomes Its Own Line With The Note10

Today, Samsung unveiled its new Galaxy Note 10, available in three different models at different price points. I recently published my review of the Galaxy S10+ (which you can find here, if interested), and I’ve been looking forward to seeing how Samsung would up the ante with the new Note. Without further ado, let’s take a […]

22 Aug All Roads Lead To An Epyc “Rome” For Enterprise IT

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In case you weren’t convinced by AMD’s re-entry to the server market with the initial launch of EPYC in 2017, the company today launched an what I consider an incredible follow-on product with EPYC 7002 Series (codenamed Rome). While the market was excited to see the company re-enter the market with the original EPYC CPU, […]

22 Aug AMD And Its Partners Deliver Big At 2nd Generation EPYC Datacenter Launch

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AMD took a big step forward today in the datacenter with its launch of the 2nd Gen EPYC processor and platform. I attended the AMD EPYC Horizon launch in San Francisco, CA, and want to hit the highlights. I will focus more on the high-level messages and meanings while Moor Insights & Strategy server and […]

19 Aug Eargo: The Smart Hearing Aid Solution To Beat

According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), approximately 15% of American adults (nearly 38 million) aged 18 and over report some trouble hearing. Furthermore, the NIDCD states that age is a strong predictor of hearing loss among adults aged 20-69, with the most significant amount of hearing loss in the […]

19 Aug Apple’s Purchase Of Intel’s Modem Business Is All About 5G

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This afternoon, it became official: pending regulatory approvals, Apple  will acquire the majority of ’s smartphone modem business. The deal includes IP, equipment, leases, and roughly 2,200 Intel employees, to the tune of roughly $1 billion. This was almost destined to be, from the very day that Apple announced Intel would be its modem supplier of choice. Intel […]

19 Aug Who Is ‘Really’ Leading in Mobile 5G, Part 5: Global Carriers

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This article is Part 5 of 6 in Moor Insights & Strategy’s series on mobile 5G leadership, focusing on current (not future) global carrier deployment of 5G networks. In Part 1, we analyzed 5G intellectual property and patent leadership. In Part 2, we examined the 5G chipset ecosystem, and in Part 3we reviewed manufacturers integrating 5G components into […]

19 Aug AMD-NVIDIA Competition Is Back In Mid-Range Consumer GPUs

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This year was a very interesting one in consumer technology, as AMD introduced new CPU and GPU architectures, and NVIDIA  continued to cement new technologies like ray tracing. Both companies made significant progress. NVIDIA’s RTX ray tracing capabilities launched in some of the biggest titles at E3 and between Computex and E3 this year, AMD unveiled its full […]

19 Aug Why The T-Mobile-Sprint State AG Lawsuit Will Settle

It’s been a hard-fought battle for T-Mobile and Sprint, but last Friday the U.S. Department of Justice sided with the Federal Communications Commission in granting approval to the merger. There are conditions to the deal: the companies will divest prepaid businesses and spectrum to Dish Network and grant Dish access to the new T-Mobile ’s network and retail locations as […]

19 Aug 5-Month Review: Samsung’s Galaxy S10+ And Buds

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I’ve had the pleasure of using many Android devices, dating back to the Google  G1 and all the way up to the Galaxy S10. However, it’s not often I get an opportunity to review a smartphone with a complimentary pair of equally impressive earbuds. I have been using the Galaxy S10+ with the Galaxy Buds since they […]

19 Aug AWS Reinforces Which Cloud Company Has The ‘Magic’ With Its Q2 Results

Last week was a fun one if you are into tracking quarterly cloud progress from Microsoft Azure, Google GCP, and Amazon AWS. While most of the stories have already been told about Microsoft and Google, I wanted to focus in on AWS’s quarterly performance as reflected in their earnings numbers. AWS reports numbers that are […]

19 Aug The Qualcomm-Tencent Deal Demonstrates That The US And China Need Each Other

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Today, Qualcomm announced a sweeping, strategic collaboration agreement with Tencent Games covering 5G, smartphones, augmented and virtual reality, and personal computers. While I don’t pay too much attention to these kinds of non-binding, collaboration agreements, this one is interesting for many reasons above the current icy relationship between the US and China. While there wasn’t […]

19 Aug Siggraph 2019: Having Experienced Ray Tracing, I Am Now Convinced It Is The Future

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Monday marked the start of Siggraph, the annual graphics conference, and I thought it was time to weigh in on ray tracing. I won’t personally be attending the show, but Moor Insights & Strategy analyst Anshel Sag will be. New technologies have come and gone for the past 100 years; some stick, most do not. […]