Patrick Moorhead

Patrick Moorhead was ranked the #1 technology analyst in the U.S., Europe, and the U.K. by Apollo Research in January ’14 and is one of the most cited technology analysts in the world.

Moor Insights & Strategy Two-Week update Ending August 5, 2022

I hope you all had a great couple of weeks.  Last week, I visited IBM Research facilities in Yorktown and Albany.  Anshel attended the OnePlus 10T Launch in NYC.  Steve attended the Flash Memory Summit.  At the end of July, I attended Zoho Days in Austin.  Will traveled to Boston to attend AWS re:Inforce. Over the last few weeks, our MI&S …

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Alienware Launches AMD Advantage M17 R5 With Impressive 480Hz Panel

PC gaming is one of the many trends that has accelerated over the past couple of years as people have adjusted to a more at home world. Gaming was growing before the pandemic but with entertainment forced to home, it really went into overdrive. More people look to gaming for social interaction, and I believe …

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Amazon Announces ‘Fleet Edge’ Technology To Improve Safety For Delivery Drivers

Last month, Amazon added some new technology to complement its Delivery Service Partner (DSP) Program. The latest of those is “Fleet Edge”, new software that helps drivers navigate changing road conditions resulting in safer operations and keeping up with scheduled delivery times.  The DSP program allows entrepreneurs to run their businesses while leveraging Amazon’s technology, …

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Amazon Continues To Focus On Ambient Computing At Alexa Live

Amazon announced many new features for skill developers and device makers this year at its Alexa Live 2022 event that I watched remotely. The Alexa ecosystem has grown tremendously over the past couple of years, doubling its number of active Alexa customers over the last three years and reaching over one million registered developers, brands, …

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Vodafone – The Journey From ‘Telco To TechCo’ With Help From Oracle Cloud

Vodafone is on a quest to pivot from being “just a Telco” to a “TechCo.” The strategy includes revamping operations to reduce costs; digitally transforming the customer experience and service development processes; and developing a differentiated value proposition that leverages 5G, IoT, and edge investments and capabilities. The company recently split the network infrastructure from …

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Cloudera And Apache Iceberg – Collaborating On The Same Data

Recently Cloudera announced the general availability of Apache Iceberg in the Cloudera Data Platform (CDP). This article provides some background on data lake storage, the challenges of organizing data within data lake storage, the emergence of Apache Iceberg as the standard for managing data in data lakes, and finally, the benefits for existing and potential users of Cloudera CDP. …

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Moor Insights & Strategy Weekly Update Ending July 22, 2022

I hope you all had a great few weeks.  This week, I will be attending Zoho Days in Austin.  Will is traveling to Boston to attend AWS re:Inforce. Last week, Will attended LoRaWAN World Expo and Samsung Networks Analyst Event.  Steve attended OVH Cloud Summit. Over the last few weeks, our MI&S team published 72 deliverables:  10 (Forbes or eWEEK) insight columns  …

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Amazon Web Services Pushes The Price Performance Envelope Again With Graviton3

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) C7g instances supported by AWS Graviton3 processors have been available in preview since Amazon’s annual re:Invent last year. Now generally available, it is an excellent time to dig into the details.  The Six Five Summit (June 7-9, 2022) is a virtual conference on technology innovation led by myself Pat Moorhead (Moor Insights …

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HP Launches New Spectre And Envy Devices Aimed At Hybrid Work And Creators

HP recently announced its Spring lineup of Spectre and Envy laptops that closely follows what it announced last Fall, targeting the hybrid work environments we live in post-pandemic and how we are all creators. HP stands out from the crowd because it approaches who a creator is. Pre-pandemic, it was very apparent who would be considered …

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Amazon Re:Mars Is The Place To Be If You’re Into Machine Learning, AI, Robotics And Space

As a frequenter of tech shows, I’m very familiar with the big-budget spectacle and fanfare that frequently accompany them. It can sometimes feel a bit overblown—data storage with a side of pyrotechnics is still data storage. However, one upcoming event on my calendar may warrant such a display. Amazon re:Mars, coming June 21-24 in Las …

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LogicMonitor Launches Its Unified Observability Platform LM Envision

LogicMonitor launched its SaaS-based unified observability platform LM Envision this week. Observability of an IT system is a term within the industry that often gets confused with monitoring an IT system. While monitoring plays a significant role in the observability of a system, it is much more than monitoring a system to see its status. …

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Oracle Taking Vertical Solutions To A New Level

If you have worked in the technology industry, there is a good chance you have seen one or more failed organizational changes to align with industries. If you have been on the receiving end of these vendor changes, you have witnessed offerings that partially address what you need or a horizontal solution with some clever …

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Dispatches From AMD Financial Analyst Day 2022

Like many publicly traded companies, AMD holds periodic Financial Analyst Days to share updates to its corporate strategy, product roadmaps, long-term financial targets, growth opportunities and more with analysts, investors and media. It’s a veritable goldmine of information for tech analysts like me to utilize. On top of that, it’s a chance to hear all …

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Cisco Leans Into Unified Experiences At LIVE 2022

Big technology shows are back in Las Vegas! For 2022 shows have taken on a hybrid twist. The Cisco LIVE 2022 event hosted sixteen thousand in-person attendees and many more watching the live-streamed event from everywhere. I attended remotely while Moor Insights & Strategy principal analysts Matt Kimball and Will Townsend were at the show …

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Aura’s Intelligent Safety Platform Should Create A Safer Internet For Consumers

It has been just over a year since Aura launched its consumer security and identity theft protection service, and I do not think Aura could have come at any better of a time. More and more people assumed a digital presence, the digitization of businesses expanded at an incredible pace, and the number of cybercriminals …

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NI Week 2022 Highlights Automotive Testing Technology And ADAS Data Collection

Last month, NI (the company previously known as National Instruments) held its annual NI Week event in Austin, TX. While I was unfortunately unable to attend, I did follow the news from the conference closely. NI is a leading manufacturer of automated test equipment and virtual instrumentation software, which means that even if you’ve never …

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Cisco Webex Adds New Products And New Features To Its Webex Suite At Cisco Live!

For the first time in three years, Cisco Live!, Cisco’s annual tech show, was held in person and virtually, and, although I did not attend in person, principal analysts Matt Kimball and Will Townsend were at the live show in Las Vegas. You can read my coverage of Cisco’s keynote here where I talk about how Cisco …

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HP Inc.’s 2021 Sustainable Impact Report Shows Leadership On Climate, Human Rights And Digital Equity 

Having just wrapped up the hottest May on record in my home base of Austin, TX., it’s an appropriate time to talk about sustainability and climate action in the tech industry. In my coverage as a tech analyst, I’ve looked at many different sustainability programs from many different companies—all welcome, but some certainly more impactful …

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Slacks Brings Disruptive Features To Huddles At Frontiers 2022

How we collaborate, communicate, and do business is vastly different from what it was two years ago. Every industry needs to adapt to the digitally transformed environments, with each line of business (LOB) and individual needing to understand what digital workflows work best for them. Video calls and meetings have adapted to the hybrid world …

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Zooms App SDK For Creating Apps Within Zoom Accelerates Its Platformization

Over the last two years, Zoom has become a video juggernaut, introducing features and improving its services by leaps and bounds to keep up with the needs of remote work and now hybrid work. One of the difficulties of a video call solution is navigating through the hybrid ecosystems that we have grown accustomed to …

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