Moor Insights & Strategy Two-Week update Ending August 5, 2022

I hope you all had a great couple of weeks.  Last week, I visited IBM Research facilities in Yorktown and Albany.  Anshel attended the OnePlus 10T Launch in NYC.  Steve attended the Flash Memory Summit.  At the end of July, I attended Zoho Days in Austin.  Will traveled to Boston to attend AWS re:Inforce. Over the last few weeks, our MI&S …

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Hands-On With The First Snapdragon Spaces AR Game: Motorola’s ‘Play Like A Padre’

In April, Motorola announced a multi-year partnership with the San Diego Padres, an agreement that will put the Moto logo on the team’s jerseys starting in 2023 and have Motorola outfit the Padres Hall of Fame with interactive technology displays and product integrations. I am a big fan and season ticket holder of the San …

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Alienware Launches AMD Advantage M17 R5 With Impressive 480Hz Panel

PC gaming is one of the many trends that has accelerated over the past couple of years as people have adjusted to a more at home world. Gaming was growing before the pandemic but with entertainment forced to home, it really went into overdrive. More people look to gaming for social interaction, and I believe …

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Amazon Announces ‘Fleet Edge’ Technology To Improve Safety For Delivery Drivers

Last month, Amazon added some new technology to complement its Delivery Service Partner (DSP) Program. The latest of those is “Fleet Edge”, new software that helps drivers navigate changing road conditions resulting in safer operations and keeping up with scheduled delivery times.  The DSP program allows entrepreneurs to run their businesses while leveraging Amazon’s technology, …

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Amazon Continues To Focus On Ambient Computing At Alexa Live

Amazon announced many new features for skill developers and device makers this year at its Alexa Live 2022 event that I watched remotely. The Alexa ecosystem has grown tremendously over the past couple of years, doubling its number of active Alexa customers over the last three years and reaching over one million registered developers, brands, …

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RESEARCH PAPER: Digital Transformation Starts In The Datacenter

Digital transformation is neither a trend nor a buzzword. Rather, digital transformation and modernization projects are business imperatives for organizations amid an economic Darwinism where only the strongest and most agile survive and newer, cloud- born competitors enter the market on a seemingly daily basis. You can download the paper by clicking on the logo …

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RESEARCH PAPER: Maximizing VMware Investments In The Cloud

VMware is prevalent in the enterprise – a truism and understatement in one sentence. Nearly 100% of Fortune 500 companies use VMware, and more than 80% of virtualized workloads run in virtual machines powered by VMware. ESXi is the hypervisor of choice for enterprise IT, and vSphere is the control plane by which IT infrastructure is deployed, …

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Google Dethrones NVIDIA With Split Results In Latest Artificial Intelligence Benchmarking Tests

Digital transformation is responsible for artificial intelligence workloads being created at an unprecedented scale. These workloads require corporations to collect and store mountains of data. Even as business intelligence is being extracted from current machine learning models, new data inflows are being used to create new models and update existing models.  Building AI models is …

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HPE’s Transformation Was On Full Display At Discover 2022

Digital transformation, modernization, zero trust and data-driven are buzzwords every IT executive has likely heard one too many times. Nevertheless, these concepts are keys to survival in the digital economy. This is a truism for companies across all vertical industries, including those that build the technology fueling modernization projects. HPE started its transformation in 2018, …

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IBM Expands Its Power10 Portfolio For Mission Critical Applications

It is sometimes difficult to understand the true value of IBM’s Power-based CPUs and associated server platforms. And the company has written a lot about it over the past few years. Even for IT professionals that deploy and manage servers. As an industry, we have become accustomed to using x86 as a baseline for comparison. If an …

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Arm’s New CPU And GPU Cores Usher A New Generation Of Total Compute Solutions

ARM pre-briefs the press and analysts like me about its latest innovations in the client computing space every year in the run-up to Computex in Taipei, Taiwan. This year, we met at Arm’s offices in Austin, TX about a month later this year to get the latest on the company’s CPU and GPU cores and …

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Vodafone – The Journey From ‘Telco To TechCo’ With Help From Oracle Cloud

Vodafone is on a quest to pivot from being “just a Telco” to a “TechCo.” The strategy includes revamping operations to reduce costs; digitally transforming the customer experience and service development processes; and developing a differentiated value proposition that leverages 5G, IoT, and edge investments and capabilities. The company recently split the network infrastructure from …

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Cloudera And Apache Iceberg – Collaborating On The Same Data

Recently Cloudera announced the general availability of Apache Iceberg in the Cloudera Data Platform (CDP). This article provides some background on data lake storage, the challenges of organizing data within data lake storage, the emergence of Apache Iceberg as the standard for managing data in data lakes, and finally, the benefits for existing and potential users of Cloudera CDP. …

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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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RESEARCH PAPER: HPE GreenLake For HPC Delivers An Innovative And Flexible Enterprise HPC/AI Solution

A decade ago, supercomputing was almost exclusively used by government and academic researchers to solve enormous and complex scientific problems. Today, the use of high-performance computing (HPC) has broadened significantly to include use by federal agencies and a growing number of industry segments. Combined with artificial intelligence, machine learning, data analytics, and other technologies—often deployed …

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Moor Insights & Strategy Weekly Update Ending July 22, 2022

I hope you all had a great few weeks.  This week, I will be attending Zoho Days in Austin.  Will is traveling to Boston to attend AWS re:Inforce. Last week, Will attended LoRaWAN World Expo and Samsung Networks Analyst Event.  Steve attended OVH Cloud Summit. Over the last few weeks, our MI&S team published 72 deliverables:  10 (Forbes or eWEEK) insight columns  …

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A Lack Of Consumer Portability And Choice Are Negatively Affecting The Mobile Experience: Part 2 

In the first part of this series, we spoke about how messaging services and payments are limiting consumers’ ability to freely move between ecosystems and interact with friends and family in meaningful ways. In this next installment, we will talk about how cloud services, app stores and wearables also affect the user experience and limit user choice …

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Atom Computing Sets A World-Record Coherence Time For Neutral Atom Qubits

In 2018, Atom Computing used its initial seed funding of $5M to secretly begin building a proof-of-concept quantum platform equipped with 100 qubits. On the strength of its technology and increased investor confidence, Atom took in another $15M in Series A funding in mid-2021 plus three grants from the National Science Foundation. The Series A …

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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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Quantinuum Announces InQuanto – An Advanced Computational Chemistry Platform For Quantum Computers

Quantinuum was formed in 2021 by the merger of Honeywell Quantum Solutions (quantum hardware) and Cambridge Quantum Computing (quantum software). Quantinuum has released InQuanto, a python-based quantum chemical software platform that performs chemistry algorithms on current quantum hardware, following a series of previous announcements featuring a record quantum volume and an upgrade to Quantum NLP. InQuanto is …

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