Energy-As-A-Service – Unlocking Energy Savings Through Digitalization

Recently Infosys and bp put out a press release announcing an Energy-as-a-Service (EaaS) partnership. Infosys is a global consulting company specializing in helping companies digitize operations. bp, a multinational integrated energy company, appears to be making the transition to clean energy. The basic premise of EaaS is that energy efficiency improvements while transitioning to low …

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Qualcomm Introduces New Snapdragon Ride Vision System And New Partnerships At CES 2022

Cristiano Amon spoke on Day 0 of CES, Media Day, where he covered many topics, including 5G, partnerships, Arm computers, the mobile platform, and its automotive platform. Although I will not be covering all of those categories and will be focusing on automotive, there is a lot of blending together in these categories. Amon had …

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Moor Insights & Strategy Two-Week Update ending January 14, 2022

I hope you all are having a great start to the new year. This week, I will be attending Zoom’s “Work Transformational Summit. Next week, Paul and I will be attending a Quantum Computing Briefing in California. Yes, a real live meeting!    A few of us are still planning on attending MWC. Please let us …

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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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Moor Insights & Strategy Analyst Coverage of CES 2022

Blogs: https://www.forbes.com/sites/patrickmoorhead/2022/01/06/qualcomm-introduces-new-snapdragon-ride-vision-system-and-new-partnerships-at-ces-2022/ https://www.forbes.com/sites/patrickmoorhead/2022/01/08/gm-will-be-first-to-market-with-qualcomms-5nm-ride-platform/ https://www.forbes.com/sites/patrickmoorhead/2022/01/11/plus-keeps-on-trucking-with-iveco-autonomous-pilot-partnership/ https://www.forbes.com/sites/patrickmoorhead/2022/01/11/top-notebook-trends-and-products-from-hp-lenovo-and-dell-at-ces-2022/ https://www.forbes.com/sites/patrickmoorhead/2022/01/12/synaptics-potential-on-full-display-at-ces-2022/ https://www.forbes.com/sites/moorinsights/2022/01/11/ces-2022-matter-and-thread-win-the-iot-connectivity-wars/ https://www.forbes.com/sites/patrickmoorhead/2022/01/13/amd-intel-and-nvidia-announce-new-cpu-gpu-and-automotive-processors-at-ces-2022/?sh=44bf447b2b7d/

RESEARCH PAPER: Inside The World’s Fastest Database Machine – Oracle Exadata X9M

It may seem obvious to state that a database that supports a business-critical application should run on a platform tuned to exploit the full capabilities of that database. Yet time and again, IT organizations host their critical database applications on general-purpose servers, hoping that the performance is good enough to keep those business-critical applications running. …

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My Industry Analyst Takeaway From AWS Re:Invent – AWS Is More Than A Cloud

AWS re:Invent is a week-long event filled with a lot of news – year in and year out. 2021 was no different as the company made several big announcements spanning storage to networking to compute. On the compute front, Moor Insights & Strategy Principal Analyst Patrick Moorhead gave a rundown on the company’s Graviton 3, …

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MediaTek’s Flagship Dimensity 9000 SoC Isn’t The Company’s Only Interesting New Chip

Last month, MediaTek, at its Executive Summit in Laguna Beach, CA, announced its first foray into the flagship smartphone SoC market: the Dimensity 9000. The company’s first 4nm chip from TSMC features a multitude of flagship-worthy features that make it competitive with what’s already available in the market today. The company didn’t stop there, though. …

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The $10 Billion James Web Space Telescope Is Our New Time Machine

The James Web Space Telescope project has been plagued with problems, funding issues, and a long list of delays. The latest delay came today and pushed the launch date off to Christmas eve. Hopefully, in late December, its historic five to ten-year mission of scientific discovery will finally begin. The James Webb Space Telescope – …

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Pure Storage Elevates FlashArray To Storage’s Top Tier

Enterprise IT is in the throes of an information explosion. Every prediction over the past decade about the year-over-year exponential explosion of data has come true. The big side-effect of digital transformation is that we are all awash in data, all waiting to provide business value.  Enterprise workloads with high capacity and performance requirements often …

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An American Optimist: Why Our Country Needs More Tech Entrepreneurs Like Joe Lonsdale

In current world events Covid-19 is still a “thing”, the U.S has just exited Afghanistan in an ugly way, hopefully for the last time, and the world looks to be in chaos. It is hard to be optimistic in a world run by mostly incompetent leaders without accountability, but it is refreshing to hear from …

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A Virtual Stroll Through Zoom’s Hybrid Workplace Vision

These days Zoom requires no introduction. The video collaboration platform has become nothing short of ubiquitous over the last two years, as much of the world has come to rely on it for work, school, social life, doctor’s appointments, and everything in between. The company admittedly was not ready for prime time when it rocketed from its …

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As Meta’s Datacenter’s Needs Change, The Company Will Diversify Its Approach To Silicon

Today, Meta announced that it hired Broadcom and Intel veteran, Dr. Alexis Björlin, as its VP of Infrastructure Hardware Engineering. She will report directly to Meta veteran and infrastructure leader, Jason Taylor. While this seems on the surface like a very straightforward hire, I believe it represents something more important than that. It begs the …

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Moor Insights & Strategy Two-Week update Ending December 17, 2021

I hope you all are having a great December!  Last week, I attended Marvell industry analyst day (with Will) and a device vendor analyst council.  Steve attended ITS Reimagining Transportation Conference. This week, I attended a processor vendor analyst council.  We look forward to starting the New Year at CES in-person. We will have the Six Five On The Road and In …

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Amazon SageMaker – The Easiest Way To Build Artificial Intelligence Models Became Even Easier

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a significant force in the public cloud market. Every year it hosts AWS re:Invent, considered by users and analysts as one of the most important annual technical cloud conferences.  For the first time in several years, AWS re: Invent 2021 could either be attended live in Las Vegas or followed online. One of the conference’s main …

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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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Qualcomm Expands AR Ambitions With Snapdragon Spaces XR Developer Platform

Out of the flurry of XR industry activity at Augmented World Expo (AWE) 2021, one announcement that stood out was Qualcomm’s new XR development platform, Snapdragon Spaces. Not your typical Qualcomm platform rollout, Snapdragon Spaces represents the first wearable AR developer kit explicitly created for application developers hoping to build apps for AR and VR …

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Quantinuum: A New Quantum Computing Company Is Formed From Merger Of Honeywell Quantum Solutions And Cambridge Quantum

The anticipated merger of Honeywell Quantum Solutions (HQS) and Cambridge Quantum (CQ) has finally occurred. The two companies have merged under its new name: Quantinuum (pronounced Quan-tin-you-um), a blend of Quantum Continuum.  Honeywell Quantum Solutions (HQS) is a quantum hardware company that uses trapped-ions for quantum computing.  HQS was the brainchild of Darius Adamczyk, CEO of Honeywell. …

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IBM Rolls Out A Game-Changing 127-Qubit Quantum Computer That Redefines Scale, Quality, And Speed

IBM Quantum’s recent quantum computing announcement about its new 127-qubit quantum Eagle processor is an important milestone for the entire quantum ecosystem. The announcement was made in the timeframe forecasted by IBM’s September 2020 quantum technology roadmap.  The 127-qubit Eagle is important for several reasons: ·      It is the first quantum computer with 127 high-quality qubits, …

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