Will Townsend, Patrick Moorhead

HPE Aruba Helps The Home Depot Deliver A Better Retail Experience

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) currently leads the IT consumption services market. The company’s GreenLake platform officially launched in the fall of 2017, promising to offer a host of pay-per-use solutions aimed at some of the most prevalent enterprise customer workloads. Nearly five years later, HPE has vastly refined and expanded its offerings. To no surprise, network-as-a-service (NaaS) is …

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RESEARCH PAPER: Inseego: Smarter Connectivity On The Edge

5G promises to bring disruption to the enterprise, elevating the customer experience, and accelerating broad digital transformation. To date, most 5G business use cases center on operational technology (OT) environments. Manufacturing, transportation and logistics, energy, building management, and other “non-carpeted” areas of the enterprise will benefit from 5G’s ultra-low latency, propagation, and massive device support. However, 5G will …

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TeamViewer Powers Manchester United’s Operations And More

TeamViewer may be one of the best-kept secrets, at least in North America, in the world of IT. Founded in 2005 in Goppingen, Germany, just outside of Stuttgart, the company is known for its development of remote desktop support tools. TeamViewer’s comprehensive set of solutions now extends beyond IT break-fix into remote access and controI …

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Observability, Security And Merakification Headline Cisco Live! 2022

I attended Cisco Live! on June 13-15 in sunny and hot Las Vegas, NV. It was great to finally return in person and spend time with Cisco executives and customers at the networking giant’s signature event. Now that many of the pandemic restrictions have been lifted, we live in a hybrid work world. Thus, it was not …

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Security Insights From The Road: RSA Conference & Zscaler Zenith Live

I’m on the road again to paraphrase a line from that well-known song by Willie Nelson, my Austin, Texas, hometown hero. The pandemic did its best to cancel events and move others to virtual formats. As an industry analyst and an extrovert, virtual was not an adequate substitution. There is no doubt that video collaboration …

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Can ZTNA Evolve Campus Network Security?

These are uncertain times. Inflation, supply chain pressures and the current geopolitical environment are forcing organizations of all sizes to re-examine their approach to planning, funding and deploying cybersecurity solutions. One result of the pandemic has been the rise of the “micro-branch,” created by enterprises to support their newly remote employees. The unprecedented levels of …

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RESEARCH PAPER: Zayo: Tomorrow’s Network Today

The current macro-economic environment is filled with uncertainty as recessionary pressures loom over the horizon. Inflation, accelerated by both the exit from the pandemic and recent geopolitics, is forcing organizations of all sizes to adapt to new ways of conducting business and do more with less. Enterprises must re-examine approaches to partnerships, supporting hybrid work, …

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RESEARCH PAPER: Okyo Garde: Enterprise-Grade Security Made Easy

The pandemic accelerated the urgency for enterprise digital transformation. A study conducted by KPMG in 2020 and recent research by the MIT Sloan School of Management support this conclusion. An interesting aspect of the MIT study centers on a handful of longstanding assumptions about how companies evaluate digital transformation. Many of those assumptions were upended, including one that IT …

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Qualcomm 5G Summit Highlights Infrastructure And Robotics Momentum

Qualcomm held its annual 5G Summit in San Diego from May 9th through the 11th. The month of May has proven to be remarkably busy from an event perspective, as many companies return to in-person events post-pandemic. Consequently, I had to juggle four other events during the same week of Summit—stay tuned for coverage of those in …

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Fiber Is Foundational For AT&T’s Long-Term Success

I recently had the opportunity to spend two days with AT&T executives and its senior management team in New Orleans during the Men’s NCAA Final Four Tournament. AT&T is a sponsor of March Madness. I loved how the company ran a series of television spots involving spokesperson Lily interviewing her possible “substitutions” while she attended …

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Current Geopolitics Are Raising The Need For New Cybersecurity Measures

It is tragic to witness what is happening in eastern Europe. The conflict is near my heart, given that a good friend recently fled Kyiv with his wife, but it also raises broader public awareness of nation-state cyber-attacks. These virtual assaults are nothing new. A report published by IBM Security X-Force (a very Marvel comics-sounding team!) noted …

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Aruba Atmosphere 2022 Showcases HPE’s NaaS Journey

I recently attended HPE Aruba’s annual Atmosphere (ATM) event (in person, no less!) in Las Vegas. It was refreshing to be back physically post-pandemic. A lot has changed for the networking infrastructure provider. Former founders and CEO Keertie Melkoke and CTO Partha Narasimhan left the company mid-last year, and new leadership is in place at …

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Mobile World Congress 2022 Delivers In Three Key Areas

It has been two seemingly long years since the last in-person Mobile World Congress (MWC) Barcelona. I had the good fortune to attend this year, and the show did not disappoint. Though the attendance was smaller than in the past (the GSMA final estimate was about 60,000), all the stalwart companies were in attendance. I …

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Qualcomm And HPE Team Up For 5G Infrastructure Collaboration

Qualcomm is the undisputed leader in the 5G ecosystem from an end device perspective. The company’s Snapdragon silicon is in many smartphones and connected devices. In a logical move, Qualcomm punctuated its entry into the cellular infrastructure space with a second-generation 5G RAN Platform for Small Cells (FSM200xx) in the summer of 2021. The design …

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Cisco And The Rise Of Networking As A Service

Information technology consumption services are a hot category these days, and for a good reason. The ability for enterprises and service providers to treat infrastructure as an operational expense provides certain balance sheet advantages. Especially given recent inflationary pressures, the outright purchase of networking gear might not be in the cards many businesses.  The good …

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RESEARCH PAPER: Zscaler – A Holistic Zero Trust Platform

Often misused in the cybersecurity industry, the term “zero trust” has been applied to products and solutions that do not provide the complete security the term suggests, creating market confusion and threatening to delay the adoption of zero trust in customer environments. While many companies claim to offer zero trust security, few deliver a holistic, end-to-end solution …

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Amazon Web Services Gets Serious About Networking At Re:Invent 2021

It’s December, the time of the year for mistletoe, holiday parties, and Amazon Web Services (AWS) re:Invent. This year’s event did not disappoint, with its multitude of live and on-demand sessions spanning practically every technology topic under the sun. I paid keen attention to the announcements tied to telecommunications and networking and would like to …

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Zscaler Digital Experience Raises The Bar For Application Monitoring And More

Last week, Zscaler announced several significant enhancements to its Zscaler Digital Experience (ZDX) service. ZDX aims to provide visibility into user, connectivity and application telemetry to help resolve user experience issues. I spoke with executives ahead of the launch and would like to share my takeaways from the conversation.  Application monitoring  A handful of application …

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Living Security Aims To Deliver Human Security Risk Management

Cybersecurity is arguably one of the hottest technology sectors today. Venture capital funds invest millions of dollars into startups while most companies tout the benefits of zero trust and secure application access. What often gets lost in these conversations is that most of the fallout from phishing and ransomware attacks is a direct result from …

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Qualcomm’s Quest To Make Cities Smarter

Fellow analyst Anshel Sag and I recently attended our first in-person event together since the beginning of the pandemic—Qualcomm’s Smart Cities Accelerate 2021, hosted at the technology giant’s headquarters in beautiful San Diego, California. Qualcomm’s packed agenda included keynotes, panel discussions and partner presentations. Mr. Sag and I would like to provide our impressions of …

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