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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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Samsung Inks Massive Mobile Enterprise Deal With Walmart

It’s a three horse race between Samsung, Apple and proprietary devices for enterprise mobile supremacy. I’ve written a lot about Samsung and its thrust into the business market in recent years, as its mobile B2B unit has become increasingly well-developed, open, flexible, and, perhaps most importantly, secure. Last year it significantly expanded its enterprise presence, bolstering its Software-as-a-Service SaaS with the introduction of AppStack, Samsung’s new B2B SaaS marketplace. At …

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TSB – What Does A Digital Transformation Journey Look Like For A Traditional Bank?

This story is about a traditional bank that has embraced digital transformation to remain relevant in the face of fierce competition from FinTech challengers. TSB is a UK retail and commercial bank and a subsidiary of the Sabadell Group. The bank has a combination of on-premises, managed services, and cloud technology systems. TSB sought to …

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Making The Grade- Amazon 2020 Sustainability Report Shows Progress Towards Environmental Goals

Today, Amazon unveiled its 2020 Sustainability Report under the moniker “Further and Faster, Together.” This latest report from Amazon aims to underline the online retail giant’s accomplishments and progress towards its environmental goals outlined in its Climate Pledge. While any company can claim it is committed to a sustainable future, as a tech analyst, I appreciate …

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Surprise! Amazon Officially The Number 1 Investor In America According To PPI

A few weeks ago, the Progressive Policy Institute (PPI) announced that Amazon ranked number one in its American investment hero’s study. The research study evaluates companies’ abilities to help drive economic expansion, grow wages, and create jobs. So it’s no surprise that Amazon is one of the most prominent investors in the United States. The company seems …

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HPE Discover 2021- The Company Makes Its Customer Case During The ‘Age Of Insight’

Many companies are experiencing an acceleration of digital transformation initiatives. My goal at the Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) Discover 2021 event was to better understand what HPE is doing to help customers on the digital transformation journey, and what better place to find out than the virtual keynote by Antonio Neri, CEO of HPE. Of …

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Oracle Updates Advertising And Customer Experience Applications

In large part, much of Oracle’s recent success can be attributed to a SaaS model to rapidly evolve the software suite in both breadth and depth of offerings with new features delivered quarterly to thousands of customers in the cloud. This quarter is no exception with updates to its Advertising and Customer Experience (CX) applications. …

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Honeywell And SAP Team Up To Digitally Transform Building Management

Most of us don’t spend much time thinking about how much time, energy, and resources it takes to keep an office building running. These days many of us don’t spend any time thinking of office buildings, period.  As businesses look to automate and simplify day-to-day operations, digital transformation becomes a means to that end. Honeywell is taking a leading role …

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Qualcomm’s Appointment To 3GPP RAN Plenary Demonstrates Ability To Work With Competitors

Most people, consumers, and professionals alike are generally completely unaware of what goes on in the background when it comes to technology standards. This is especially true of wireless standards, where most people consider the things that their smartphones can do as magic or magical. To be quite honest, some of the things that happen …

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Flex’s Strategy To Hit Its Clean Power Goals

Just last week, I penned an article on Flex, which recently joined the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), a coalition of companies who have committed to achieving the standardized emissions targets put forth by the Paris Agreement. In that article, I outlined some of the specific goals and took a look at Flex’s results thus far in …

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Flex Joins Science-Based Target Coalition, Sets Goals To Help The Environment

It’s important on Earth Day every year to give thanks to the planet we call home. With the potential climate crisis likely bearing down, it’s also never been more important to reflect on our impact, collective and individual, on the delicate balance. What can we, as a society, do to be better stewards of the …

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HP Celebrates Earth Day 2021 With Aggressive Climate Action Goals

When I think of the big tech companies demonstrating a commitment to environmental sustainability, HP Inc. is always top of mind. While it’s become a more fashionable PR move in recent years for organizations to devise and tout their sustainability programs, HP was doing all of this long before it was cool. For example, a …

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Amazon Delivers On Its Sustainability Commitments And Then Some

If you follow the news or live in an area affected by any of the recent major national disasters, we could be now witnessing the effects of climate change firsthand. Just a couple of months ago, a major winter storm turned my home base of Austin into Chicago (but without the infrastructure to handle it). …

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The Dell Tech And VMware Spin-Off Benefits Everybody

As a tech industry analyst, I’m always skeptical when someone tells me that “everyone wins” or “there are no downsides” to anything. Whether it be a tech product or corporate strategy, part of my job is to find the positives and the negatives of everything. It’s unsatisfying not to find a blemish or two with …

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Finding The Gems In Lenovo’s Multiple Product Announcements

Recent introductions of AMD’s 3rd Gen EPYC Processors and Intel’s 3rd Gen Xeon Scalable processors have kept server vendors hectic this month.   Lenovo is no exception, launching eighteen new products along with new solutions and services. Rather than cover the whole host of product information that you can glean from the various press releases, I will distill down the three …

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How Digital Transformation Is Helping You Pay Your Mortgage

Residential mortgage servicing, the process of collecting your mortgage payments and passing the right amounts to investors, tax authorities, and insurers is probably not the first industry you would think of as a hotbed of digital transformation.  After you close on your home loan, the mortgage servicer is your point of contact for anything and …

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Cisco All-In On XaaS, Observability, And Collaboration At Its 2021 Live! Conference

Last year, Cisco Live! 2020 was one of the first big tech shows held virtually due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Last week I attended the second and what will hopefully be the last virtual Cisco Live! event to learn about all the latest from the networking powerhouse. Cisco Live! 2021 had no shortage of announcements to comb …

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Intel Plays To Its Strengths With 3rd Gen Xeon Scalable Processors

Yesterday Intel launched its 3rd Gen Xeon Scalable datacenter processor. While the part was much later than expected as it relies on 10nm tech, Intel still holds a commanding 90% server unit processor share. This is an impressive feat given the ferocious competition from AMD and home-grown alternatives from the likes of AWS.  Intel’s incredibly …

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Amazon And The Truth About Corporate Taxes

Amazon’s relatively low corporate tax bills have generated much criticism from elected officials, including President Biden. Although Amazon has drawn the brunt of the recent ire, many companies across different sectors of the U.S. economy use tax laws to reduce or even zero out federal corporate tax. A sampling of companies that use the tax …

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Cisco Maintains Silicon One Momentum With New Devices

Cisco Systems, which is perennially on my radar as a tech analyst, made networking waves back in late 2019 with the announcement it would be launching its foray into the merchant networking silicon business. The new platform, a unified programmable networking ASIC named Cisco Silicon One, was an industry first on many dimensions, and in my …

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