Summertime Solutions For Your Smart Home

With the Memorial Day holiday now officially behind us, I’d like to provide commentary on several smart home products that I’ve spent time with over the spring. Today we’ll look at a surprising new laptop, a new robotic vacuum from one of my favorite companies in the space, and lastly, for consumers with an aversion …

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Honeywell Quantum Solutions And Cambridge Quantum Computing Merge With Go-Public In Mind

Quantum computing just got more interesting today.  Today, Honeywell Quantum Solutions (HQS) announced it is being spun off from Honeywell International in a planned merger with Cambridge Quantum Computing. We believe the combined company could go public by as soon as the end of the year. IonQ, a 2015 quantum computing startup, recently announced it will be …

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Apple WWDC 21: Rinse And Repeat

If any mainstream consumers took the time to watch Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference earlier this week, they likely found themselves regularly yawning. This is not to say that the newly-announced operating system features aren’t necessary or don’t have the potential for added productivity and security. There just wasn’t any real headline-leading drama. Rumors of new Apple Silicon? …

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In It For The Long Haul: Autonomous Trucking Startup Plus Goes Public Via SPAC

Autonomous trucking startup Plus (formerly known as Plus.ai) is a company I’ve begun to follow closely. While much of the hype around autonomous driving centers around the future of the consumer automotive sector, the technology holds vast implications for the massive commercial trucking industry, responsible for moving an estimated 70-plus percent of all U.S. freight. …

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If You’re Hungry For Data-Driven Transformation, Google’s Serving Up A Data Cloud Summit For You

On May 26th, the Google Data Cloud Summit kicks off, the first in a series of digital events dubbed the Google Cloud Summit series, taking place over the coming months. Google Data Cloud Summit is a half-day event focused on using Google Cloud technologies to advance data-driven transformation. If you have conflicts next Wednesday, don’t worry because …

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The Finnish Post Reinvents Itself With New Technologies Including Robotic Process Automation And Gamification

The Finnish Postal Service, known locally as the Posti Group, is one of the oldest companies in Finland. A few years ago, Posti realized the traditional postal and letter business was declining rapidly while parcel volumes were increasing. To remain competitive, Posti Group needed to fundamentally change the way it operated, replacing legacy systems and …

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Microsoft Build And Power Platform – Navigating Change, And The Role Power Technology Can Play

From May 25th to 27th, Microsoft will welcome developers worldwide to hear about innovations, learn new skills and connect as a community. In a recent blog, Amanda Silver (VP of Product, Developer Division at Microsoft) reflected on how developers have been using technology as a force for good in the face of daunting constraints brought …

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Google’s Data Cloud Summit Serves Up A Breadth Of New Capabilities

I mentioned in my preview of the Google Data Cloud Summit this week that I was expecting some exciting technology announcements for AI, machine learning, data management, and analytics. Google did not disappoint in that department.  The Google Cloud stated mission is to accelerate every organization’s ability to transform through data-powered innovation. A theme that should come as …

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Microsoft Build- New Windows, Enhanced Arm Support, And Adds Azure Features

Microsoft’s annual Build conference for software developers (Microsoft now calls “Creators”) wraps up this week. In my previous article on Microsoft Build, I focused on three enhancements: Process Advisor and GPT3 for the Microsoft Power Platform and Azure Synapse link for Microsoft Dataverse. In this article, I will highlight more of the new products and enhancements. Satya Nadella Keynote The most intriguing …

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Amazon Sidewalk Focuses On Security And Privacy For All IoT Users

Late last year, Amazon announced its plans for enabling a new IoT wireless service called Amazon Sidewalk. I wrote about it here. I will get more into details later, but in short, this project is a wireless service over 900MHz and 2.4GHz. that crowdsources data from other users’ networks to power IoT devices in the event …

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Webex Goes Big With New Aspirations, Capabilities, Brand, And A Campaign

Cisco’s goal for Webex is to be the leading collaboration brand. It wants “Webex Suite” to be the “most comprehensive communications platform, most cost-effective and most reliable and secure collaboration tool.” Aggressive? Yes. And today, Cisco made numerous, bold announcements about the platform, which I found quite interesting, which I think will add customer value and provide …

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RESEARCH PAPER: HPE Enables Zero Trust Security Architecture With Project Aurora

Enterprise IT organizations are more vulnerable than ever. The threat landscape continues to grow in terms of attack surfaces and vectors and willing conspirators. Data is the target. And infrastructure – the environment that houses, processes, and moves that data – is how to exploit an organization. You can download the paper by clicking on the logo below: Table …

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Moor Insights & Strategy Two Week Update Ending June 4, 2021

I hope you all had a great couple of weeks!   The Six Five Summit is back, June 14-18, 2021.  More than just a digital event, The Six Five Summit, brought to you by Moor Insights & Strategy and Futurum Research, promises to deliver high-impact video, interactive content across 12 topic tracks, daily keynotes, insightful Executive Q&As, and nearly …

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Oracle Updates Advertising And Customer Experience Applications

In large part, much of Oracle’s recent success can be attributed to a SaaS model to rapidly evolve the software suite in both breadth and depth of offerings with new features delivered quarterly to thousands of customers in the cloud. This quarter is no exception with updates to its Advertising and Customer Experience (CX) applications. …

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NVIDIA Doubles Down On Improving Supply For Gamers By Introducing Three ‘Light Hash Rate’ Cards

The demand for PCs continued at a staggering pace in Q1 2021, driven by the need for one suitable device per family member of the household, work from home demands, and the ever-increasing demand for PC gaming. Canalys Research said that for Q1 2021, the market saw staggering 55% growth. These outlandish year-over-year numbers were accentuated by …

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Honeywell And SAP Team Up To Digitally Transform Building Management

Most of us don’t spend much time thinking about how much time, energy, and resources it takes to keep an office building running. These days many of us don’t spend any time thinking of office buildings, period.  As businesses look to automate and simplify day-to-day operations, digital transformation becomes a means to that end. Honeywell is taking a leading role …

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Synaptics May Be A Premium IoT Company, But It’s Still Cranking Out Solid Fingerprint Readers For Notebooks And Chromebooks

As I’ve been following and writing about Synaptics over the last few years, I’ve witnessed a fascinating and transitional time for the company. I’ve seen Synaptics turn around its financials under its adept new CEO, Michael Hurlston, and lean hard into its IoT efforts. So much so that I believe it’s more apt these days …

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Unfold Games Awards 2021 Contestant Winners

In November of 2020, I had the opportunity to announce the beginning of a brand new indie competition called Unfold Games Awards. You can read about it here. It was organized by Wlad Marhulets, creator of the hit title DARQ, which was nominated and won numerous awards competing with triple-A titles such as Borderlands 3, Death Stranding, The Last …

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IBM Think 2021- All In On Hybrid Cloud And AI

IBM is in the middle of a company transformation. With CEO Arvind Krishna and President Jim Whitehurst at the helm for a year, the company is going all-in on the cloud with its Red Hat and other investments and getting in a better posture for growth and focus with its recent Kyndryl spin-out. At the …

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