IBM Upgrades Entry Enterprise Flash Storage

We’re now a decade into the all-flash era.  Business-critical and performance-sensitive applications across nearly every enterprise take advantage of the benefits of flash storage. The emergence of NVMe-attached flash has removed even more latency from the storage stack while also delivering higher throughput levels.  Storage is no longer the bottleneck that it once was. While …

IBM Upgrades Entry Enterprise Flash Storage Read More »

My Apple M1 Mac Mini Purchase After 90 Days: Any Regrets?

Though this belief is often challenged by sub-optimal iPadOS apps (particularly Microsoft Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint), I’ve always thought of my trusty iPad as the more likely contender for computing in the world of tomorrow. However, after using Apple’s new M1-based Mac mini for nearly three months, I’ve decided it’s unlikely I will use the …

My Apple M1 Mac Mini Purchase After 90 Days: Any Regrets? Read More »

NI Launches Far-Reaching Initiative To Change The Face Of Engineering

As a tech analyst, I spend a lot of time writing about the latest product announcements and market moves. However, those topics aren’t the only story when it comes to the companies I cover. I also enjoy the opportunity to peek at company culture and the sort of “softer” areas of the industry that tend …

NI Launches Far-Reaching Initiative To Change The Face Of Engineering Read More »

Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro One Month In Review: A Solid Step Up

Last month at Samsung Galaxy Unpacked, Samsung launched its newest wireless earbuds, the Galaxy Buds Pro. You can read my full coverage of the event here. The Galaxy Buds Pro is the new and improved follow-on to the previously launched Galaxy Buds Live.   The number of companies that producing premium wireless earbuds is astounding. The competition for …

Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro One Month In Review: A Solid Step Up Read More »

A New Look Inside The Brain Of Qualcomm’s Licensing Head

With a raft of high-profile litigation, tangles with China, the rollout of 5G and more, it’s been an interesting and not uneventful several years for Qualcomm’s Technology Licensing (QTL) business. Steering the ship through these turbulent times was QTL President, Alex Rogers. Likely due in part to his role in guiding Qualcomm through these challenges, …

A New Look Inside The Brain Of Qualcomm’s Licensing Head Read More »

Oracle Is Now Bringing The Cloud To The Enterprise Edge

Today, Oracle announced Oracle Roving Edge Infrastructure to deliver core infrastructure services to remote locations. The initial release will be available to government customers with general availability to all verticals around the middle of the year.  In this article, I will describe the infrastructure and use cases, the consumption model, and finally, explain why I …

Oracle Is Now Bringing The Cloud To The Enterprise Edge Read More »

Qualcomm Drops 2020 Corporate Responsibility Report

The end of a year, and even more so, the end of a decade, is a time when companies look back, take stock of their accomplishments and progress and set new goals for the coming year and beyond. Last week, Qualcomm released its 2020 Corporate Responsibility Report, with provided an update on its environmental, social and …

Qualcomm Drops 2020 Corporate Responsibility Report Read More »

GameStopped: Trading App Fiasco Shows “Free Trades” Does Not Mean Trading Freely

Everyday people have turned to retail trading at an extraordinary rate over the past year, drawn in by more accessible trading apps that promise free trades and a democratization of finance. With record numbers of people stuck at home during the pandemic, millions flocked to trading as a pastime and as a way to earn …

GameStopped: Trading App Fiasco Shows “Free Trades” Does Not Mean Trading Freely Read More »

Box Gets Into The Digital Signature Game With SignRequest Acquisition

With the major acceleration of the work from home trend currently underway, never before has it been so crucial for businesses to conduct their operations securely, through the cloud. One of the more exciting players in this realm is Box, Inc. (not to be confused with competitor DropBox). I attended the company’s BoxWorks conference last …

Box Gets Into The Digital Signature Game With SignRequest Acquisition Read More »

Poly Fills The Enterprise-Consumer Collaboration Device Gap With Poly Studio P Series

Today, Poly announced a suite of new audio and video solutions to aid remote workers that I believe bridges a gap between classic consumer and enterprise solutions we have seen in the past.  Remote and hybrid work will be continuing well into 2021 and beyond and the applications that connect our workforce require improved audio …

Poly Fills The Enterprise-Consumer Collaboration Device Gap With Poly Studio P Series Read More »

Qualcomm Revs Its Engines At Its Automotive Redefined Event

When you think of mobile semiconductors, one company that’s always top-of-mind is Qualcomm. While its silicon powers many if not most of the world’s phones and tablets, the company has not been content to rest on its laurels. In recent years it has begun to extend its mobile technology into other emergent fields, such as …

Qualcomm Revs Its Engines At Its Automotive Redefined Event Read More »

Connectivity Powers Tractor Supply Company’s Success

In late 2020, I had an intriguing conversation with Tractor Supply Company (TSC) and HPE Aruba. Founded in 1938, over 80 years ago, TSC has grown into the largest farm store operator in the United States. However, of particular interest to me was its rapid growth over the last five years—nearly doubling its revenue to $10 billion. Soon …

Connectivity Powers Tractor Supply Company’s Success Read More »

Kraft Heinz Company Delivers A Taste Of The Future With A Transformational Data Hub

Early adopters are companies who align the capabilities of emerging technology with strategic opportunities and are willing to take some risk to achieve a competitive advantage. Kraft Heinz is probably not the first company that comes to mind as an early adopter. The story told to me by Jorge Balestra, the Global Director of Advanced …

Kraft Heinz Company Delivers A Taste Of The Future With A Transformational Data Hub Read More »

Moor Insights & Strategy Two-Week Update ending February 12, 2021

I hope you all had a great couple of weeks!   This week, Anshel attended Qualcomm WhatsNextIn5G and Microsoft 24 Hour Holographic V.R. Surgery Event. I attended Oracle’s CX and Marketing SaaS event. Last week, Mark and I attended H.P. Power of Print.  Anshel attended Sundance Film Festival 2021.  Paul attended the 24th Annual Conference on Quantum Information Processing.  Next week, Mark will be attending  Qualcomm IoT …

Moor Insights & Strategy Two-Week Update ending February 12, 2021 Read More »

Affirm IPO Puts A Spotlight On The “Buy Now, Pay Later” Industry

The Covid-19-fueled boost in e-commerce also boosted the “by now, pay later” (BNPL) industry, which synergistically benefitted from making high-value purchases more immediately affordable amidst the increase in online purchases. By spreading payments over time, BNPL provides payment options, without relying on credit, for millions of consumers who have faced economic uncertainty over the past …

Affirm IPO Puts A Spotlight On The “Buy Now, Pay Later” Industry Read More »

Smartphones Diversify With New Rollables And Foldables As Market Matures

Smartphones are currently in the same transformational phase that we saw PCs go through over the last 10 years. While the PC category used to be defined by desktops and laptops, now, a PC has many different forms. These range from form factors like Dell’s Optiplex 3090, which neatly and discretely hides inside of a …

Smartphones Diversify With New Rollables And Foldables As Market Matures Read More »

ThinkReality A3 Expands Lenovo’s Leadership Position In Enterprise XR At CES 2021

I have been covering XR for many years, from both the PC and mobile perspective. One of the companies in the industry that has always been willing to take a risk is Lenovo—something I was saying about the company even before its launch of the Mirage Solo and Mirage Camera with Google. Lately, Lenovo has …

ThinkReality A3 Expands Lenovo’s Leadership Position In Enterprise XR At CES 2021 Read More »

Samsung Expands Chromebook And Tablet Offerings At CES 2021

Last week, I attended the first-ever entirely virtual CES. It was an exhilarating week where some of the world’s biggest companies launched a plethora of new products from TVs to Smartphones to PCs and everything in between. Samsung is no stranger to launching products at CES and took last year as an opportunity to dig …

Samsung Expands Chromebook And Tablet Offerings At CES 2021 Read More »

Synaptics Unsheathes New Katana Low Power Edge AI Platform

While many eyes, including mine, were on CES this week, today, I wanted to talk about a tech announcement that may have flown under the radar in the run-up to the holidays. I’ve been following Synaptics for some time now and watched it progress from Synaptics 1.0 (PC trackpads, etc.) to 2.0 (mobile, fingerprint readers) …

Synaptics Unsheathes New Katana Low Power Edge AI Platform Read More »