Hewlett Packard Enterprise Snaps Up Silver Peak

This week, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced its acquisition of Silver Peak. I would like to provide my take on the nearly $1B purchase and what it means for HPE, Aruba and the company’s SD-WAN journey.     Why Silver Peak? By most accounts, privately-held Silver Peak is considered a leader in the SD-WAN space. It is a …

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Google Cloud Goes More Vertical, Adds Security And Trust Capabilities To Its Digital Transformation Toolbox

A lot has changed since last year’s in-person Google Cloud Next. For the first time, Google Cloud Next is “in the cloud” on recorded video led by Google and Alphabet Inc CEO Sundar Pichai and Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian. Right off the bat, Sundar pointed out three trends we will see regarding the cloud: the …

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Pokemon Go-Vid: Niantic, Inc. Launches Local Business Recovery Initiative

I’m sure many of you have felt the same heartache I have as you hear about another local favorite restaurant or shop closing their doors for good due to Covid-19. Every day that the virus lingers and the world stays locked down is another day of lost revenue for small businesses. Millions of people are taking refuge …

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When It Comes To Productivity, The Samsung Galaxy Book S Is A Marathon Runner

While the world has changed significantly in the last 6 months, something that remains is the need for light, portable and fast laptops. Today I wanted to offer my review of the Samsung Galaxy Book S, which I consider to be the perfect laptop in terms of productivity, without compromising connectivity and battery life. I first …

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Cyberwarfare Requires Speed, Adaptability And Visibility To Win

Cybersecurity is now a war of attrition. Companies face new threats every day, and it is impossible to keep up with the frequency and volume of vulnerabilities that profoundly impact a company’s IT hygiene. Bad actors and nation-states have created a cottage industry for hackers/crackers who indiscriminately attack foreign networks and their critical infrastructure. Recently, …

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Could Graphcore’s Second Chip Challenge NVIDIA?

Graphcore, a UK-based startup, launched its first Intelligence Processing Unit (IPU) for AI acceleration in 2018. Today it introduced its second-generation product for AI, a massively parallel chip with 59.4 billion transistors that delivers some 250 Trillion Operations per Second (TOPS). However, the company’s potential to challenge NVIDIA, the leader in data center AI, lies …

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