Will Townsend, Patrick Moorhead

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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Live From Denver: The Big 5G Event 2021

Last week, I attended the Light Reading Big 5G Event in Denver, CO, my first live in-person event since the pandemic began. Let’s jump into my key takeaways from the event, which, interestingly, featured two different tracks depending on whether or not you attended virtually or in-person. Big 6G? The first day of the in-person …

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Intel Plants An Infrastructure Flag With Mount Evans

It is no secret that Intel is under new leadership with Pat Gelsinger, given his return to the iconic Silicon Valley company earlier this year, where he spent the first thirty years of his career. The semiconductor giant is subsequently making waves with several recent announcements. One caught my attention at last week’s Intel Architecture Day – …

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