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 Weekly Update Ending October 1, 2021

I hope you all had a great week!   Last week, I attended Oracle Live, Pure Storage investor day, and the Amazon Devices event. Anshel and Will attended Qualcomm Smart Cities Accelerate Event.  Steve attended Storage Develop Conference.  Melody attended the Fast Company Innovation Festival and AWS WS Financial Services Analyst Summit.  Matt attended AnsibleFest and LoginVSI Summit.  This week, I will be attending Box Analyst Summit, VMworld and the Micron Future of the …

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Zoom Announces New And Interesting Services And Features At Zoomtopia 2021

Zoom is holding its fifth annual Zoomtopia event today, where it announced many improvements and expansions coming to Zoom. Zoom became a leader in the video solutions space since the acceleration of video call solutions and hybrid/remote workflows during Covid-19. Zoom has matured significantly in many ways, including security and privacy, since it was thrust …

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GlobalFoundries Signs Qualcomm Deal And Shows Why There’s More To Silicon Than Node Geometry

We’re closing in on 2022, and silicon is as strategic as it’s ever been, and honestly, probably more. We’ve seen the PC-centric era give way to the smartphone-centric era, PCs show their inherent value during Covid-19 and now we’re entering the age where everything will be connected. Chips run the show from next-generation vehicles to wind turbines …

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Spark New Zealand Implements Agile Work Practices To Embrace Business Change

Spark is New Zealand’s largest telecommunications and digital services company with a stated purpose “To help all of New Zealand win big in a digital world.” Since 2014, Spark has evolved from a traditional telco provider to a digital services provider, including sports media, health, and the Internet of Things (IoT). Spark New Zealand was one …

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Box Relay Is Box’s Secret Weapon In Enterprise Digital Transformation

As an analyst, I have seen many incredible and disruptive technologies that help move companies to a full digital transformation. One of those companies, Box Inc., is one of the more exciting players in this digital transformation space. Not to be confused with its competitor Dropbox, Box is a Cloud Content Management (CCM) solution. With …

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Poly Adds Two Zoom-Certified Devices To Its Video Conferencing Portfolio

This week at Zoom’s Zoomtopia event, Poly announced two Zoom-certified additions to its family of video conferencing solutions, the Poly Studio X70 (new) and the Poly Studio E70 (newly certified). Zoomtopia is Zoom’s annual video conferencing event, where it announced new innovations in the video call solution space. Earlier this year, Poly announced a suite of new …

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HP Inc. Rolls Out New Management Services For The Hybrid World That’s Here To Stay

As we near the end of the second year of the pandemic, questions remain over how long we can expect the Covid-19 virus to linger and disrupt life as we know it. No matter how long into the future we mask up, the “new normal” of hybrid IT in the enterprise isn’t going anywhere. Employees …

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Moor Insights & Strategy Two-Week Update Ending September 24, 2021

I hope you all had a great couple of weeks!   Over the last couple of weeks, our team attended several events;  Finovate Fall (Melody), Open RAN Forum(Will), Global Foundries Technology Summit (Anshel, Patrick), Cisco Analyst summit (Matt, Will, Pat), Apple Event (Anshel, Pat), Microsoft Surface event (Patrick, Anshel), NTT Research Upgrade 2021 (Paul), Oracle LIVE(Patrick), Dreamforce (Patrick), Nutanix .NEXT (Matt) and Dell Technologies investor event (Matt, Pat).  This week, Anshel and Will will be attending Qualcomm …

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Amazon Kicks Off Hiring Bonanza And Jobs Programming At Career Day 2021

While many businesses were forced to shutter their doors and lay off their workforce in the early days of the pandemic, Amazon had an entirely different situation on its hands. Consumers flocked in droves to the online marketplace, no longer willing to risk in-person exposure for their grocery and shopping needs. While the rest of …

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Why 3GPP Just Works– Multiple Generations Of Global Cellular Standards And Solid Execution

There has been much talk about 5G and the 5G global standard these last few years as geopolitics has heated up across the world and challenged what we know about the global economy. With 5G becoming an increasingly important component of what drives the global economy, there has been a renewed focus on the 5G …

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IonQ Scores Quantum Computing Deal With University Of Maryland And Announces It’s Tripling 2021 Bookings

The relationship between higher education and the tech companies I cover as an analyst is close and mutually beneficial. The private sector often provides technology resources, capital, expertise, and knowledge of industry needs and challenges to research institutions, the sandbox of tomorrow’s tech innovators and leaders. Quantum technology is at an exciting crossroads now, where …

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Qualcomm CEO Cristiano Amon Paints A Picture Of The Future Automobile At IAA Mobility 2021

Qualcomm is one of the more exciting companies to research and write about in the tech space as it is driving so much innovation in the smartphone, IoT and automotive space. The company isn’t new to the automotive space as it has been supplying it for over twenty years. Currently, the company has a $10B …

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David Sacks’ Craft Ventures Goes All In On ‘Callin’ Social Podcasting Platform

One of the better parts of my job as a tech industry analyst at Moor Insights & Strategy is that I get to sit down and discuss disruptive technologies with startup investors, companies, and CEOs. This week, I got a “two-fer” when I sat down with David Sacks, cofounder and general partner at Craft Ventures. …

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Moor Insights & Strategy Weekly Update Ending September 10, 2021

I hope you all had a great week!   Last week, Paul and I attended Lenovo Tech World, and I presented at IBM’s “Power of 10” event.  This week, I will be attending Global Foundries Technology Summit (with Anshel), Zoomtopia, the Cisco analyst summit (with Matt), and the Apple event.  Melody will be attending Finovate Fall.  Will plans to attend Open RAN Forum. Our MI&S team published 18 deliverables:  7 (Forbes and eWEEK) columns  …

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Intel’s Architecture Day Showed The Company’s Breadth, Depth, And Future

When providing guidance to aspiring tech industry analysts, one thing I always say is, “you don’t have to love to write, but you can’t hate to write.” Analysts write a lot. And when there’s a boatload of content, sometimes it’s hard to know where to start.  This was my challenge with Intel’s recent Architecture Day. …

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IBM Telum- A New Chapter In Vertically Integrated Chip Technology

Today at the IEEE’s Hot Chips 33 conference, IBM presented a preview of IBM Telum, the next-generation processor for IBM z and LinuxONE systems, planned for the first half of 2022. Immediately I was intrigued by the name change from the rather drab sequence of z14, z15 to “Telum.” The highlights announced were the expected increases in performance, …

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Aura Now Offering Digital Security Platform To Businesses As An Employee-First Solution

Aura is a security platform that I have been keeping a close eye on for the last couple of months. I have even been using it myself as it incrementally rolls out its full suite of security, financial fraud, and identity theft prevention products and services. You can read my overview of Aura’s offerings and how …

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Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 Review- An Affordable Foldable For Every Businessperson

Recently, Samsung announced two new foldable smartphones, including the Galaxy Z Fold3 5G and the Galaxy Z Flip3. Over the last couple of years, I have spent an immense amount of time evaluating, reviewing, and expressing my opinions on the current state and the future of foldable phones. Since Samsung’s initial foldable concept a few …

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Moor Insights & Strategy Two-Week Update Ending September 3, 2021

I hope you all had a great couple of weeks!   Last week, I attended Five9 CX Summit.  Steve attended AWS Storage Day.  Will attended Big 5G Event.  Two weeks ago, Steve and I attended Hot Chips.  I also tuned into AWS EC2’s 15th anniversary and AWS re:Inforce. This week, Paul and I will be attending Lenovo Tech World and I will be speaking at IBM’s “Power of 10” event.  Our MI&S …

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HP Shaking Up Its Consumer Family With New Chrome OS Devices

Today, HP announced two new devices that target consumers with an all-in-one Chrome OS desktop and a Chrome OS detachable powered by Qualcomm. Chrome OS holds a simple but niche OS market today primarily in education but during the pandemic, many businesses tried out the experience. I believe the rapid growth of digital adoption happening …

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