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AMD Surpasses 25×20 Energy Efficiency Goal Set In 2014

Energy efficiency is a constant concern for larger organizations like enterprises and governments. However, energy efficiency is becoming a regular point of discussion among regulators when looking at the environmental costs of computing. It has been mentioned more than once by activists and governments that computing has a specific energy cost that society must bear. Additionally, everyone’s computers consume a certain …

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Amazon’s Community Impact Is A Testament To Good In The World

What does it take to change the world? It may be odd to start a blog post off with a question, but I want my readers to keep this question in the back of their minds as I talk about how Amazon is impacting its community in its home state of Washington.   Not because this story is solely about Amazon, but …

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Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins Projects Vision Of A ‘More Inclusive Future’ At Cisco Live 2020

Like all other big tech conferences held in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, networking powerhouse Cisco held its annual blowout conference, Cisco Live!, virtually this year. As a tech analyst, I follow Cisco very closely, so I was not surprised that CEO Chuck Robbins and company were able to seamlessly pull off the digital …

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Meet Flex: One Of The Most Crucial Companies You May Not Be Familiar With

As a tech analyst, I am always on the lookout for new, innovative companies to track that are making a difference in technology. Sometimes new actually means new, but many times it means new to the general public—companies who have flown under the radar, but nevertheless became incredibly successful at what they do. One tech …

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Microsoft Strengthens Its Education Offering With New Microsoft Teams Features

Earlier this month, Microsoft announced several new Microsoft Teams features that will better target education users. Microsoft Teams is known as an enterprise-level collaboration tool that allows chatting, file sharing, and meeting in a centralized, secure location. Microsoft Teams already exists within the education space, but due to the rapid spread of COVID-19, many educators …

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Cisco Updates Webex Video Conferencing For The Age Of COVID-19

Can you remember the last time you had an in-person meeting in a conference room? The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic closed schools and workplaces across the nation and forced all aspects of our lives into the digital realm—remote work, remote education, remote socializing. What that means is that we, as a society, have become …

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National Instruments No More: Meet The New NI

As a tech analyst, I cover a whole range of topics relating to the tech industry. Oftentimes it’s the latest product and service announcements, but I also like to cover the “softer” stuff, such as strategy, CSR, and corporate branding. National Instruments, based out of my home base of Austin, TX, is a company that …

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National Instruments Will Monetize Big Data With OptimalPlus Acquisition

Last Tuesday, National Instruments announced its intent to acquire the Israeli data analytics startup OptimalPlus for $365 million. The two companies share many of the same enterprise-level customers within the automotive, semiconductor, and electronics industries which is one of the reasons that I believe this acquisition makes a lot of sense. National Instruments is positioning this …

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Store Branded Retail Products Aren’t New, So Can We Stop Pretending They Are?

I rarely enter the bowels of the retail world in my writings, but I do when it involves technology companies like Amazon, Apple, and Microsoft. I like to wade into controversial stories where I think there is more smoke than fire or, conversely, more fire than smoke. This combination is what makes the latest outrage …

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How’s Rackspace Technology Doing A Year Into CEO Kevin Jones Tenure?

I had the chance Friday to touch base with Rackspace Technology’s CEO, Kevin Jones, around the first anniversary at the company. We talked about a lot, including the past year, its new services it announced today, and the company rebrand.  It had been a while since I touched base with anybody at Rackspace, and I …

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Intel’s Amps Up Its 2030 CSR Goals Amongst The COVID19 Crisis Backdrop

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many companies are creating new ways to show they care about their employees, customers, and cities. I have written about companies like AWS , Amazon, Cloudera, Dell Technologies, Google,  HPE, HP, IBM,  Intel, Microsoft, ON Semiconductor, Pega, Qualcomm ,  Apple, Cisco, Honeywell, HP Inc., IBM, NVIDIA, and T-Mobile really stepping up their short-term COVID19 efforts. Long-term, though, many companies have invested heavily in CSR (Corporate Social …

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The ‘New Marvell’ Makes Its Appearance After 25 Years

Back in January, I illustrated that Marvell was in the middle of a comeback and talked about its history and future. I said, “the growth opportunities look immense, as well as I believe the company is poised to take advantage of the upcoming data explosion.” While I believe Wall Street does not always indicate the future potential …

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Six Five Live Ep 41- A Thousand Eyes On Earnings (Citing Dell, Pure Storage, Salesforce, Qualcomm, HP Inc.)

Leading global tech analysts Patrick Moorhead (Moor Insights & Strategy) and Daniel Newman (Futurum Research) are front and center on The Six Five analyzing the tech industry’s biggest news each and every week and also conducting interviews with tech industry “insiders” on a regular basis. The Six Five represents six (6) handpicked topics that will …

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ON Semiconductor Focusing On Community In Time Of COVID-19

COVID-19 has been tough on everyone. Many companies have had to make many tough decisions during the COVID-19 pandemic and have been challenged to make the correct financial decisions and cost-cutting measures that will allow them to continue operations. More importantly, companies also worry about the safety of those employees who continue to work during …

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AWS, COVID-19, And The Need For Speed In Time Of Crisis

As a tech analyst, I’ve been closely following the tech industry’s efforts across the board to rise to the occasion and support the radical changes to the way we live, work, and socialize brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the companies on the frontline of all this is Amazon—of course, part of this …

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Six Five Live Ep 40- Build Toward The Future (Citing Microsoft, HPE, NVIDIA, Google, Apple, Splunk, Intel)

You can find the Six Five Podcast here. Leading global tech analysts Patrick Moorhead (Moor Insights & Strategy) and Daniel Newman (Futurum Research) are front and center on The Six Five analyzing the tech industry’s biggest news each and every week and also conducting interviews with tech industry “insiders” on a regular basis. The Six …

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Cisco’s Country Digital Acceleration Program Is All About Trust

I am always skeptical of big technology companies when they pose programs that sound like “tech for good” and I do extra levels of research to get underneath the motive and gauge trust. Maybe it is my Midwest upbringing or maybe it’s having been an executive for over 20 years at tech companies that elicits …

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CBS 60 Minutes Segment About Amazon Only Tells Part Of The Story

Today, I watched a 60 Minutes segment by Lesley Stahl on Amazon about the working conditions at its wide array of sites across the country. I thought it was classic 60 Minutes, starting off with a theory and then showing only what it can fit in 13 minutes that validates the show’s preconceived point of view. …

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HPE’s Peter Ungaro Weighs In On HPC To Work In Fight Against COVID-19

Every month HPE’s independent analyst council, of which I am a part of, gets together to discuss a special topic. Obviously, the ongoing COVID-19 crisis is on the top of many people’s minds, and the tech industry continues to play a big part in how we, as a society, are managing the fallout and looking …

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