Intel Makes A Strong Statement On The Datacenter Front With Sapphire Rapids

The last couple of years in datacenter compute has been dominated on two fronts. Arm establishing a foothold in the cloud, and AMD establishing a foothold everywhere. Yes, Intel still owns the vast majority of the datacenter, but it certainly doesn’t feel that way.  This feeling is partly because of the amazing story that is AMD …

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Intel Plants An Infrastructure Flag With Mount Evans

It is no secret that Intel is under new leadership with Pat Gelsinger, given his return to the iconic Silicon Valley company earlier this year, where he spent the first thirty years of his career. The semiconductor giant is subsequently making waves with several recent announcements. One caught my attention at last week’s Intel Architecture Day – …

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T-Mobile’s 5G Network Enables VR Human Cadaver Lab At Fisk University

Since the beginning of the global 5G roll out, many operators have touted VR as one of the leading use cases for new technology. As someone that has deep knowledge of both VR and 5G, I initially believed this to be a pie-in-the-sky ambition. While some operators like Deutsche Telekom launched VR streaming services, they …

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Intel’s Architecture Day Showed The Company’s Breadth, Depth, And Future

When providing guidance to aspiring tech industry analysts, one thing I always say is, “you don’t have to love to write, but you can’t hate to write.” Analysts write a lot. And when there’s a boatload of content, sometimes it’s hard to know where to start.  This was my challenge with Intel’s recent Architecture Day. …

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IBM Telum- A New Chapter In Vertically Integrated Chip Technology

Today at the IEEE’s Hot Chips 33 conference, IBM presented a preview of IBM Telum, the next-generation processor for IBM z and LinuxONE systems, planned for the first half of 2022. Immediately I was intrigued by the name change from the rather drab sequence of z14, z15 to “Telum.” The highlights announced were the expected increases in performance, …

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Aura Now Offering Digital Security Platform To Businesses As An Employee-First Solution

Aura is a security platform that I have been keeping a close eye on for the last couple of months. I have even been using it myself as it incrementally rolls out its full suite of security, financial fraud, and identity theft prevention products and services. You can read my overview of Aura’s offerings and how …

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Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 Review- An Affordable Foldable For Every Businessperson

Recently, Samsung announced two new foldable smartphones, including the Galaxy Z Fold3 5G and the Galaxy Z Flip3. Over the last couple of years, I have spent an immense amount of time evaluating, reviewing, and expressing my opinions on the current state and the future of foldable phones. Since Samsung’s initial foldable concept a few …

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Moor Insights & Strategy Two-Week Update Ending September 3, 2021

I hope you all had a great couple of weeks!   Last week, I attended Five9 CX Summit.  Steve attended AWS Storage Day.  Will attended Big 5G Event.  Two weeks ago, Steve and I attended Hot Chips.  I also tuned into AWS EC2’s 15th anniversary and AWS re:Inforce. This week, Paul and I will be attending Lenovo Tech World and I will be speaking at IBM’s “Power of 10” event.  Our MI&S …

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Intel Gives More Detail On Consumer And HPC Graphics At Architecture Day 2021

While Intel has been slowly trickling out information about its discrete GPUs based on the Xe Architecture, at its Architecture Day, it  took the wraps off its consumer branding for its GPUs, ARC,  and also disclosed that the first ARC product would be codenamed Alchemist, to be available in Q1 of 2022. Alchemist targets the Xe HPG …

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Oracle Claims Leadership In Cloud Data Warehouse Space Over Snowflake With Its New MySQL Heatwave Service

Oracle announced its next-generation MySQL HeatWave offering today, focusing on machine learning (ML)-based automation and scalability that the company claims will drive greater performance and price-performance leadership in the market. As part of today’s news, a raft of new publicly accessible and repeatable benchmarks became available, demonstrating Oracle’s claim that MySQL HeatWave is an incredible …

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HP Shaking Up Its Consumer Family With New Chrome OS Devices

Today, HP announced two new devices that target consumers with an all-in-one Chrome OS desktop and a Chrome OS detachable powered by Qualcomm. Chrome OS holds a simple but niche OS market today primarily in education but during the pandemic, many businesses tried out the experience. I believe the rapid growth of digital adoption happening …

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Samsung Improves Its Foldables With Pen, Better Durability, Display, Processor, And Pricing

Samsung held its annual Galaxy Unpacked event today, where it announced its next generation of Galaxy devices. What always excites me about the Galaxy Unpacked Event is Samsung almost always announces something big and innovative that paves the way for new technologies and smart companion interactions. And for its competition to follow it. The Galaxy …

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Amazon Plans On Spending $120 Billion On Third-Party Supplies And Services In 2021

I have followed Amazon very closely in recent years, and I have watched the company grow, hire, and rapidly expand its products and services. Many of Amazon’s critics like to focus on Amazon’s growth during the pandemic, but rarely do we hear about all the downstream capital reinvested into the United States economy. Much of …

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Samsung’s B2B Head Says Every Businessperson Could Derive Value From A Foldable

I have written a fair amount on Samsung’s Business to Business (B2B) offerings, and one of those offerings includes its mobile lineup of business smartphones. You can read here how Samsung equipped Walmart workers with personal work devices with its XCover Pro. The Note Series has been the best lineup of B2B smartphones because of its all-around …

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Samsung Foldable Pre-Order Prices Are Actually Affordable When Compared To Premium Apple iPhones

One of the more eye-catching announcements at Samsung Galaxy Unpacked was its price points for its new foldable Galaxy Z series devices. Don’t get me wrong, the prices for the Galaxy Z Fold3 and the Galaxy Z Flip3 can be hard to swallow and should be looked at through the premium goggles. However, Samsung priced these new …

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AMD Fidelity FX Is Good For Gamers And The Industry

If someone has ever told you that RGB lighting on your gaming rig improves the performance of your rig, that person is wrong. It’s funny, but they are wrong. Although RGB lighting is a spicy feature for computer hardware, features that go into PC hardware can often go overlooked. When purchasing PC components to build …

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Is Synaptics Really An ‘EoT’ Company?

While I am not a financial analyst, as a tech analyst, I make a habit of tuning into many tech companies’ quarterly earnings reports. It really is “ground truth” for companies as they’re under the scrutiny of the SEC and investors. I make myself available for comments and questions from the media, but it’s rare …

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Dell Ultrasharp 4K Webcam Review- Ahead Of The Game In Webcam Technology

I have written a fair amount on work from home (WFH) and digital transformation solutions, services, and products over the past year and a half due to the pandemic. Webcams for PCs have become an essential product for those working from home or engaged in hybrid work. It is one of those features that OEMs …

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Plus Demos Level 4 Autonomous Trucking Capabilities

Late last month, the Cupertino-based autonomous trucking company, Plus, demoed its Level 4 autonomous trucking technology to the public. A big part of the announcement was the demo video where Plus shows a driverless semi-truck operating at level 4 autonomy. You can see the truck changing lanes, signaling, exiting, and working safely within traffic, all …

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Kmart Australia Migrates Its Transaction Systems To AWS

There is a large and very successful retail chain in Australia called “Kmart”, and despite having the same name and similar branding, it’s utterly unrelated to Kmart in the United States.  Kmart in the United States is closing stores while 10,000 miles away in Australia, the other Kmart (and yes, it’s actually an Australian owned and …

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