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.

HP Celebrates Earth Day 2021 With Aggressive Climate Action Goals

When I think of the big tech companies demonstrating a commitment to environmental sustainability, HP Inc. is always top of mind. While it’s become a more fashionable PR move in recent years for organizations to devise and tout their sustainability programs, HP was doing all of this long before it was cool. For example, a …

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Amazon Delivers On Its Sustainability Commitments And Then Some

If you follow the news or live in an area affected by any of the recent major national disasters, we could be now witnessing the effects of climate change firsthand. Just a couple of months ago, a major winter storm turned my home base of Austin into Chicago (but without the infrastructure to handle it). …

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What Users Have To Look Forward To With Chromebooks Powered By Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 7c

With the Covid-19 pandemic, the importance of large display devices like notebooks and Chromebooks took center stage. Tens of millions of students, businesspeople, and government workers had to be productive outside of their physical offices and learning centers – quickly hunkering down in their homes, for instance. We saw a tripling of Chromebook sales, and …

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Moor Insights & Strategy Two-Week Update Ending April 30, 2021

I hope you all had a great couple of weeks!   This week, several from our team attended many events: HP Security Roundtable (myself), Samsung Galaxy Unpacked Event (Anshel, Mark, and I), Crestron Virtual Event (Mark), Lendit Fintech Conference USA(Melody), RedHat Analyst Event (Steve), and MVNOs North America (Will).   Last week, I attended HPE’s Compute Day. Mark and I attended Apple “Spring Forward” Launch Event.  Steve attended RedisConf 2021 and SNIA Persistent Memory + …

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Plus And NVIDIA Deal Gives Indications Of Our Autonomous Truck Future

I’ve written before that autonomous vehicles will be one of the most powerful, most influential new technologies we see in our lifetimes. While much of the talk has centered around consumer vehicles, taxicabs and the like, another sector that stands to be heavily impacted is trucking. This industry plays a crucial role in the world …

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The Dell Tech And VMware Spin-Off Benefits Everybody

As a tech industry analyst, I’m always skeptical when someone tells me that “everyone wins” or “there are no downsides” to anything. Whether it be a tech product or corporate strategy, part of my job is to find the positives and the negatives of everything. It’s unsatisfying not to find a blemish or two with …

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Finding The Gems In Lenovo’s Multiple Product Announcements

Recent introductions of AMD’s 3rd Gen EPYC Processors and Intel’s 3rd Gen Xeon Scalable processors have kept server vendors hectic this month.   Lenovo is no exception, launching eighteen new products along with new solutions and services. Rather than cover the whole host of product information that you can glean from the various press releases, I will distill down the three …

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How Digital Transformation Is Helping You Pay Your Mortgage

Residential mortgage servicing, the process of collecting your mortgage payments and passing the right amounts to investors, tax authorities, and insurers is probably not the first industry you would think of as a hotbed of digital transformation.  After you close on your home loan, the mortgage servicer is your point of contact for anything and …

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Cisco All-In On XaaS, Observability, And Collaboration At Its 2021 Live! Conference

Last year, Cisco Live! 2020 was one of the first big tech shows held virtually due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Last week I attended the second and what will hopefully be the last virtual Cisco Live! event to learn about all the latest from the networking powerhouse. Cisco Live! 2021 had no shortage of announcements to comb …

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Intel Plays To Its Strengths With 3rd Gen Xeon Scalable Processors

Yesterday Intel launched its 3rd Gen Xeon Scalable datacenter processor. While the part was much later than expected as it relies on 10nm tech, Intel still holds a commanding 90% server unit processor share. This is an impressive feat given the ferocious competition from AMD and home-grown alternatives from the likes of AWS.  Intel’s incredibly …

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The Latest Chapter In IBM’s Quest To Build A Cloud For Banks

In November of 2019, in a pre-pandemic world that seems an age ago, I wrote the first article about the collaboration between IBM and Bank of America to develop a financial services-ready public cloud. In May of 2020, I previewed an update announcing the first round of Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) partners who announced intent to …

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The Decoder Ring For VMware’s Multi-Cloud Offerings And Offers ‘As A Service’

I have written on many occasions that hybrid cloud, the combination of private (either on-premises or hosted in a colocation facility) and public cloud infrastructure, is here to stay.  VMware wants to be the vendor that supplies you with the software that enables developers to build and deploy applications to any cloud and I believe will be one of the …

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Oracle Updates Fusion Supply Chain And Discloses 750 New Customer Rollouts In Six Months

For most people, upgrading Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems that support the core business and data is a daunting prospect. Upgrades typically occur when the current applications limit business processing efficiencies, decision-making abilities, and overall competitiveness.  In a past article, I described how Oracle has quietly become anessential cloud applications company. Oracle’s success is due in large part …

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What’s Better, The New M1 MacBooks Or The Microsoft Surface?

Over the last five months, I have spent an immense amount of time using the new Apple M1 MacBooks. I published an out-of-the-gate review of the M1 MacBook last November using my productivity tools. I then followed it up with a AAA gaming review and finally an Intel Evo PC vs. MacBook M1 review. I have spent much time evaluating …

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Amazon And The Truth About Corporate Taxes

Amazon’s relatively low corporate tax bills have generated much criticism from elected officials, including President Biden. Although Amazon has drawn the brunt of the recent ire, many companies across different sectors of the U.S. economy use tax laws to reduce or even zero out federal corporate tax. A sampling of companies that use the tax …

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NVIDIA’s Auto Business Takes A Front Seat At NVIDIA GTC 2021

Yesterday, I tuned into NVIDIA’s annual GTC event, GTC 2021, held — for what will hopefully be the last time — virtually. Like at many recent NVIDIA events, the company’s automotive efforts were on display front and center . Let’s take a look at the new hardware and software announcements from NVIDIA’s automotive division. NVIDIA …

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Why I’m Not Surprised That IBM And Intel Are Collaborating On Chip Tech

Last month IBM and Intel shared that they would be partnering to advance research in next-generation logic and packaging technologies. You can find the big Intel IDM 2.0 update here. Separately, the two companies have long been at the forefront of research and engineering, spanning the early days of computing to today’s cutting-edge technologies, such …

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ZOHO: Why Low-Code Workflow Automation Trumps Spreadsheets In The Work-From-Home Economy

A year ago, I published an article introducing ZOHO as “the most successful SaaS company you may have never heard of.” This was more of an introduction into one of the more interesting enterprise SaaS companies. Today I am looking at the newest product from ZOHO called Qntrl (pronounced “control”), a simple workflow automation solution …

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Moor Insights & Strategy Weekly Update Ending April 16, 2021

I hope you all had a great week!   Last week, Moor Insights & Strategy analysts attended NVIDIA GTC (myself, Anshel, Steve, and Paul), Quantum Tech (Paul),  Huawei Analyst Summit (Anshel and Will), Aruba Atmosphere (Will), and Noopl event (Mark).   This week, Mark and I will be attending Apple “Spring Forward” Launch Event.  Steve will be attending RedisConf 2021 and SNIA Persistent Memory + Computational Storage Summit.  Mark and I will be attending …

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Learnings From Siemens Gamesa’s Global Digital Transformation Journey

Digital transformation is probably the most overused phrase across industries, particularly a favorite amongst analysts such as me. No one denies the need for it. Market forces drive demand for digital transformation owing to changing customer attitudes. Governments mandate it, based on regulation. Mergers and acquisitions often stipulate it. It’s an opportunity no one wants to …

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