GlobalFoundries Rebrands At The Right Time, For The Right Reason

Today at an event in Malta, New York, GlobalFoundries (GF) made a series of announcements, one that it is rebranding itself to be the culmination of its transformation journey and the embodiment of what I’ll call “the new GF.” I follow GF closely and have written about the changes and challenges GF has been going …

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GlobalFoundries Building New Malta Fab And Expanding Current Capacity

Global Foundries (GF) has made many strategic changes over the past few years, many of which I have written about. The biggest of those was its strategic reset in 2018 to focus on 5G RF, IoT, automotive, and silicon photonics. GF is a big player in the semiconductor manufacturing market that is going through really …

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Amazon’s Gives Its Take Of An ‘Ambient’ Alexa Experience

Yesterday, Amazon hosted its 3rd annual Alexa Live event for its 900,000+ developers and countless Alexa device users. Last year’s Alexa Live event had many big changes that plotted the future for the Alexa ecosystem. Alexa Live is joined by developers, device makers, startups, entrepreneurs, press, and analysts to see what Alexa has next for its community.  One …

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Yes, The World Does Need Another Consumer Digital Security Offering

Last month, Digital Security Company Aura launched its new consumer security and identity theft protection service to the public. Over the past 25 years of consumer technology, the general public has had its fair share of computer security and virus protection services. Grudgingly you might be thinking of Norton or McAfee software services that are …

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Dell Technologies Shares Environmental Sustainability Report Card

As a record heat wave broils the Pacific Northwest and the region braces itself for another harrowing wildfire season, climate change has once again been dominating the headlines. The barrage of bizarre, extreme weather events we’ve witnessed in the recent past, including the freak blizzard that hit my home base of Austin, TX in February, …

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Zoom Set To Acquire Intelligent Cloud Contact Center Pioneer Five9

This week, popular video conferencing platform Zoom announced its intentions to acquire Five9, Inc., a pioneer in cloud contact centers, in an all-stock transaction valued at $14.7 billion. The acquisition will mark Zoom’s official entry into the already teeming CCaaS space (contact center as a service), where it will have to contend with heavyweights such …

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Moor Insights & Strategy Two Week Update Ending July 30, 2021

I hope you all had a great couple of weeks!   Over the last couple of weeks, I attended Alexa Live, N.I. Connect and Intel Accelerated.  Melody attended LenditFintech: Trust is a Must for Fintechs.   This week, Melody is attending American Banker: How one of America’s oldest banks is reshaping experiences in the digital age. Our MI&S team published 39 deliverables:  16 (Forbes and eWEEK) columns  14 MI&S blogs …

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RESEARCH PAPER: AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution: A Real Game Changer

PC and console gaming drives graphics innovation like few other applications, but the very pace of technology improvements creates barriers for players and developers alike. Games running in native 4K resolution require powerful and expensive graphics cards and screens with high refresh rates but still can suffer from low frames-per- second (FPS) performance rates and …

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Gee Rittenhouse And Cisco’s Vision To Democratize Security

When one thinks of Cisco, it is typically in regard to networking infrastructure and the associated products, software and services. However, I wanted to learn more about the company’s focus on security, an area where I have recently expanded my coverage as an analyst. The other day I had the opportunity to speak with Gee …

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T-Mobile And Halo Team Up To Launch 5G Semi-AV Taxi Service

This week, Halo Launched its driverless car service in Las Vegas, Nevada, one of the first forms of semi-Autonomous vehicle services to launch. With the help of T-Mobile and its nationwide 5G network, Halo will begin driving on Las Vegas’ public roads earlier this year. I have said in other blogs that I believe Autonomous …

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Oracle Updates Fusion Cloud ERP And EPM, Racking Up New Customers In The Process

The great thing about the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model is that the innovation keeps rolling with updates delivered quarterly in the cloud to every customer. This latest quarterly update from Oracle is very consistent with previous updates: new integrations across the suite, machine learning features and user experience enhancements.  I have been following the progress of Oracle Fusion …

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Why I Have To State The Obvious: The Snapdragon Insider Smartphone Was Made For Insiders

Qualcomm designed a new limited-edition smartphone made specifically for its Snapdragon Insider Community. Qualcomm is a company that I am very familiar with because of its involvement in various technologies, most notably its involvement in the 5G mobile ecosystem and expanding into automotive, PC and the IoT space. I also recently wrote a piece on …

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Zoho Updated Its BI And Analytics Suite For Its Unique Full Stack

As a tech analyst, one of the perks of living in one of America’s most prominent tech hubs outside of Silicon Valley is the proximity to the companies I cover. When people think of Austin tech, they typically think of Dell Technologies, National Instruments, or, more recently, Oracle. Another perhaps less familiar name is Zoho, …

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RESEARCH PAPER: Dell Technologies Is Open for Networking

The deployment and management of enterprise networking can be a daunting task for IT operators. Disaggregation of hardware and software and the adoption of software- defined networking (SDN) tools aim to lower capital and operational expenses. However, these new architectural approaches tend to introduce networking complexities. The need to support both campus and remote workers …

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Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Fold Reviewed: The Most Compact And Versatile 13” PC

Lenovo’s Thinkpad X1 Fold is the world’s first genuinely foldable PC. Most other PCs are convertibles that can rotate around the hinge of the display and the keyboard or detach from the keyboard. The Thinkpad X1 Fold is the first laptop in the world that can bend in half, from a 13” tablet to a …

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Mapping HPE’s Zero Trust Efforts To The Current Cyber Threat Landscape

The latest ransomware attack on the market was a doozy. Just a few weeks ago, the Russian hacking group known as REvil attacked MSPs (Managed Service Providers) that utilize Kesaya’s VSA software, holding them hostage for a total ransom of $70M. The cyberattack affected 800 and 1,500 organizations, disrupting IT functions for MSPs and their …

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New Qualcomm CEO Cristiano Amon On The Future Of Qualcomm, Tech And 5G

Years from now, when we look back at the technologies that shaped and impacted us the most, on a grand and magnificent scale, I believe we will recognize the importance of the push and adoption of wireless technologies like 5G. Qualcomm had been involved in virtually every major 5G launch globally, helping with the swift …

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Hewlett Packard Enterprise Aims High For 5G Automation

Last month, I spent time with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) telco executives ahead of Mobile World Congress (MWC) Barcelona. The company recently underwent a reorganization that it claims will better enable the development of solutions to support mobile operator 5G deployments globally. HPE also announced at MWC a handful of enhancements to its 5G automation …

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Thoughts On Microsoft Windows 11 Preview Edition

Last month Microsoft announced its new Windows 11 operating system, which surprised many after Microsoft indicated Windows 10 would be the last. The surprise is especially true as everybody was expecting Windows 10X, and then it got scrapped, and now we are getting Windows 11. It makes you wonder if Microsoft thought Windows 10X was too …

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What Is The Significance Of Google’s New Tau VMs?

Google Cloud (GCP) recently released its Tau VM platform, based on AMD’s 3rd Generation EPYC Processor (codenamed Milan). With this release, Google is claiming best absolute performance and price-performance leadership related to general-purpose VMs in the public cloud. These are both very bold claims.  What does this mean for customers? And what does it mean …

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