Christopher Wilder

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

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 …

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Cloud, Containers And Collaboration Come Of Age

(Source: Christopher R. Wilder) The cloud computing marketplace has come of age, and the market is booming. As I discussed in my last article, Cloud is no longer a business strategy. It is just something we do. Further proof is demonstrated by Amazon Web Services (AWS) reporting huge Q2 numbers of $2.9B in revenue, up …

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Cloud Is Not A Business Strategy: Choose Your Provider Wisely

What a difference a year makes. Up until last year, we had one group debating the merits of ‘X’-as-a-Service: Software, Infrastructure, Platform, Collaboration, Devices, Hats, Cats, etc. and which business model would reign king. While on the other side, Google, Amazon, Microsoft and others were espousing the benefits of both public and private cloud for the …

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Security Must Lead The Cloud Migration Conversation

Recent attacks within US Government personnel systems have brought to light how securing electronic devices, networks, proprietary data and information from incursions by hackers and spies is of paramount concern to organizations public or private. Attacks on these systems should have been prevented by limiting contractor direct access to data systems by foreign nationals and …

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Apple Takes A Deeper Step Into The Enterprise With SAP Partnership

Apple currently owns the premium mobile consumer device market and is even the preferred premium BYOD mobile device in the enterprise. However, this doesn’t mean that enterprises have signed up to ditch their PCs or Macs. Apple knows this. Apple is on a long-term journey and is striking strategic agreements with enterprise players to create new …

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Rise Of The Machines (Part 2): Artificial Intelligence And Bots Promise To Disrupt

(Source: Jimmy Pike & Christopher Wilder ©Moor Insights & Strategy) Microsoft and Facebook recently announced how they plan to drive leadership in the digital transformation and cloud market: bots. As more companies—especially application vendors—begin to drive solutions that incorporate machine learning, natural language, artificial intelligence, and structured and unstructured data, bots will increase in relevance and value. …

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Rise Of The Machines Part 1: Google And Microsoft Stake Their Claims

This has been a busy past few weeks for the big public cloud providers. Recently, my colleague Jimmy Pike and I had the opportunity to attend the Google Cloud Platform GCP NEXT 2016 event in San Francisco. Immediately after was Microsoft’s developer conference, appropriately named Build 2016, and on the heels being Microsoft’s inaugural business solutions event …

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Three Things You Need To Know About The Google Cloud Platform

(Photo source: Pixabay) Over the past two years we have seen the market for public cloud become hyper-competitive. The field of players has expanded and retracted exponentially. Industry stalwarts like Inc.’s Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Inc. Cloud Platform, and Microsoft Corporation Azure have solidified their dominance in this space. Others have entered this market only to …

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Mobile World Congress: Telecoms, Tapas And Things

(Photo credit: Christopher R. Wilder) Over the last two weeks, I had the opportunity to travel throughout Europe visiting several innovative service providers. The trip wound-up in Barcelona at Mobile World Congress (MWC). MWC is the premier event for mobility, communications and connectivity. There were a few trends that I observed during my travels. Cloud …

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How The Education System Is Leveraging Innovation And Technology To Help Students Compete

Source: Teresa Kwant The US education system is going through a Renaissance in how students learn. Especially when it comes to those learners focused on college preparedness. While many teachers still teach to a test, others are turning to new technologies and systems to help their students to move beyond the traditional instruction-led environments to …

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The Four Big Trends In The Communications Marketplace For 2016

(Photo source: Christopher R. Wilder) 2015 was a year of immense change, especially in the communications marketplace. There was a tremendous amount of convergence and consolidation in the space, such as Avaya Inc.’s acquisition of Esna Technologies, the merger between Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent, and Cisco Systems‘ acquisition of Acano, Juniper Networks and Tropo. Further adding excitement, telecom providers …

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The Internet Of Things And Wearables Are Changing Field Service Automation As We Know it

  (Image source: NASA) In the world of enterprise applications, field service automation (FSA) applications are driving much of the innovation in the industry from a mobility, Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud perspective. FSA is a set of applications and functionality that focuses on coordinating, scheduling and assigning field service and support for enterprise …

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Smart Garments Are Here: Jabil Steps Up Its Wearables Game With Clothing+

(Source: Christopher R. Wilder) Advances in sensor capabilities, batteries, form factors, and fabrics are making it easier for clothing manufacturers to seamlessly integrate garments with monitoring and electronic devices. Fitness equipment manufacturers have been developing devices and solutions for many years that monitor heart rate, pulse, body temperature, etc. But, only recently has the cost …

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RESEARCH BRIEF: Jabil Steps Up Its Wearables Game with Clothing+

Advances in sensor capabilities, batteries, form factors, and fabrics are making it easier for clothing manufacturers to seamlessly integrate garments with monitoring and electronic devices. Fitness equipment manufacturers have been developing devices and solutions for many years that monitor heart rate, pulse, body temperature, etc. But, only recently has the cost to manufacture, integrate, and miniaturize electronic components been reduced …

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Open Source Will Drive Telecom Innovation: Telestax’s Restcomm Is Poised To Set The Precedent

(Source: Christopher R. Wilder) Last week was a whirlwind at the TADSummit and Telestax’s Restconn Customer Advisory Conference in Lisbon, Portugal. The first part of the week was the TADSummit (Telephony Application Developer Summit). The conference hosted nearly 200 telecom innovators in-person with another 400 viewers streaming online each day. The TADSummit is designed to …

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Dell And Microsoft Partnership Aims To De-Risk Hybrid Cloud Migration

Michael Dell & Satya Nadella announce Dell Hybrid Cloud System for Microsoft at Dell World 2015 (Photo credit: Patrick Moorhead) Today at Dell World in Austin, TX, Dell Inc. and Microsoft Corporation announced a new innovative product called Dell Hybrid Cloud System (DHCS) for Microsoft. Both Michael Dell and Satya Nadella were on stage, which translates …

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Where The Wild Things Are: Dell, HP, VMware, And EMC Dance Around The Campfire

(Photo credit: Christopher Wilder) It wasn’t long ago that pundits and financial analysts were predicting Hewlett-Packard would gobble-up EMC Corporation. As normal, these predictions proved to be wrong for probably a myriad of reasons. But EMC’s future is in question once again. Recently, there has been speculation that Dell was considering rolling up the storage giant. On …

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What Does Food Packaging Have To Do With Big Data And The Internet Of Things?

The Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, cloud, and consumer-based technologies are changing how companies drive more value and new revenue opportunities. No industry, segment, or market is immune. Even the food packaging market is evolving to become interactive, aware, and intelligent. The industry calls this evolution “smart packaging”. Early leaders in smart packaging include …

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RESEARCH BRIEF: Smart Packaging and the Future of Brands

Technology innovation and the Internet of Things (IoT) are forcing companies to adopt perpetual change. No industry, segment, or market is immune. Consumers are forcing both brands and the packaging industry to evolve to focus on bringing products to the market that reduce costs and increase revenues…while driving brand awareness, sustainability, competitiveness, food safety, shelf life, and consistency. Further, …

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Intel IDF: High Risk, High Reward — Intel Steps Up Its Game

Source: Christoper R. Wilder At A High-Level Two weeks ago my colleagues, Patrick Moorhead (@patrickmoorhead), Jimmy Pike (@SR_fellow), and I (@skydevr) attended the Intel Developer Forum (IDF). This show is the place where hardware and software developers go to gaze upon new technologies, platforms, and solutions coming out of Intel. Like most vendor conferences, there was considerable …

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