Research Papers

RESEARCH PAPER: Is Your Printer The New Trojan horse?

Of all the IT devices commonly found in a corporate office, business, school, government building or even home office, the traditional office printer is generally perceived as benign and non-threatening. However, in the age of increasingly sophisticated cybersecurity attacks, the printer’s passive functioning is its central attraction as an attack vector for nefarious actors looking for the …

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RESEARCH PAPER: Rayvolt Poised To Leverage E-Bike Market Growth With 21st-Century Technologies

While autonomous driving and electric vehicles have dominated the conversation in the traditional transportation field over the past decade, there is little question that the e-bike market is hot and surging. Some forecast the global e-bike market to reach $38.6 billion by 2025, up from the $21.1 billion that the market generated in 2018 (a …

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RESEARCH PAPER: Data Center Modernization Starts With Infrastructure

Technology drives the business. This statement has always been true but is more relevant than ever. As mature trends take root and new trends emerge, the direct impact on businesses in the digital economy can be significant. Cloud computing and the “cloud model” can increase business agility by enabling faster adoption of new technologies. Businesses may also …

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RESEARCH PAPER: The Graphcore Second-Generation IPU

Graphcore, the U.K.-based startup that launched the Intelligence Processing Unit (IPU) for AI acceleration in 2018, has introduced the IPU-Machine. This second-generation platform has greater processing power, more memory and built-in scalability for handling extremely large parallel processing workloads. The well-funded startup has a blue-ribbon pedigree of engineers, advisers and investors, and enjoys a valuation …

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RESEARCH PAPER: Avoiding Needless Cost And Complexity For Amazon RDS Data Protection

Cloud architectures require data protection services designed from the ground up to meet the unique demands of the cloud environment. Using tools designed for on- premises workloads to address the unique needs of a cloud deployment can lead to unwanted (and often unexpected) cost and complexity. There is a gap between data protection tools designed …

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rESEARCH PAPER: Cyberwarfare Requires Speed, Adaptability and Visibility To Win

Cybersecurity has become a war of attrition. Companies are facing 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 posture. Bad actors and nation-states have created a cottage industry for hackers/crackers who indiscriminately attack foreign networks and their critical infrastructure. …

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RESEARCH PAPER: Security And Privacy Controls: An Unequivocal Requirement In Today’s Smart Home

Earlier this year, Moor Insights & Strategy created a survey instrument intended to measure consumer perceptions about online security, privacy, and parental controls in the smart home. The survey instrument was created for Calix, a global provider of cloud and software platforms, systems, and services that deliver unified access networks and smart premises systems. Calix …

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RESEARCH PAPER: Tobii Benchmark Testing Validates The Benefits Of Dynamic Foveated Rendering

Led by enterprise use cases, the VR market is resurging with a new generation of devices equipped with innovative features enabled by eye tracking and foveated rendering (FR). These technologies first appeared in commercial headsets in mid-2019, and while they are relatively new, they promise to deliver significant improvements in performance and the generation of …

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RESEARCH PAPER: Aruba Edge Services Platform

The need to support robust networking and new application services places incredible demands on today’s IT staffing. An inherently siloed legacy infrastructure with inconsistent hardware and software platforms spanning local and wide area networks requires excessive manual network operations. This reduces the network operator’s ability to manage device provisioning and ongoing operations. As a result, teams are unnecessarily taxed …

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RESEARCH PAPER: Inseego: 5G Born In The U.S.A.

The United States government views the deployment of 5G networking as a strategic initiative that will unlock transformative enterprise services. The throughput and latency of 5G — a vast improvement over current 4G Long-Term Evolution (LTE) technology — will disrupt the market and accelerate digital transformation. Given the potential positive economic impact of 5G on …

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RESEARCH PAPER: Cisco Systems Delivers Multi-Domain, Modern Networking Infrastructure

Enterprises seek the ability to react quickly to business demands in the digital world. In response, IT professionals today face daunting tasks in deploying and managing networking infrastructure given resource and consumption constraints. Also, connectivity is no longer relegated to the confines of office walls or the traditional centralized datacenter. Rather, businesses require connectivity to …

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RESEARCH PAPER: The Graphcore Software Stack: Built To Scale

Software for new processor designs is critical to enabling application deployment and optimizing performance. UK-based startup Graphcore, a provider of silicon for application acceleration, places significant emphasis on software, dedicating roughly half its engineering staff to the challenge. Graphcore’s Intelligence Processing Unit (IPU) utilizes the expression of an algorithm as a directed graph, and the company’s Poplar software stack …

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RESEARCH PAPER: A10 Networks Delivers Comprehensive 5G Security

Mobile networks utilizing cellular technology play a pivotal role in the overall global communications fabric. Many, if not most, countries consider 4G LTE and 5G security vital to their overall national security due to the potential disruption of energy grids, transportation systems, financial markets, and borders. High-profile outages and attacks, in addition to the recent …

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RESEARCH PAPER: AT&T’s Legacy Of Innovation

The deployment of 5G will revolutionize fixed and mobile services with its ultra-low latency, blazing-fast throughput, and ability to support a massive number of connected devices. In addition to greater speed and responsiveness, 5G will redefine connectivity and the subscriber experience by enabling a new era of network-based intelligence, virtualization, and computational power at the …

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RESEARCH PAPER: AI Could Be The Next Killer App In Semiconductor Design

It goes without saying that designing complex semiconductors is an extremely challenging engineering process. While the chips themselves are small, and the individual features on the chips are tiny, as small as 7 nanometers (seven billionths of a meter), the intricacy of the design process is astronomical. You can download the paper by clicking on …

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RESEARCH PAPER: Cybersecurity In The Edge Era – A Practitioner’s Guide

In today’s world, business intelligence is the fuel that drives digital transformation. Business intelligence starts with raw data, generated at “the edge” by devices and sensors that make up the world of the Internet of Things (IoT) and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). The exponential growth of IoT and IIoT has created a corresponding …

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RESEARCH PAPER: Digital Transformation And The Circular Economy

Today many businesses recognize the importance of ecologically sustainable operating practices and either have a sustainability strategy in place or plan to adopt one in the near future. The terms reuse, recycle and remanufacture are likely some of the first words that come to mind when people think “sustainability.” Less familiar is the broader concept of the …

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RESEARCH PAPER: Building A Better Cloud Begins With Better Infrastructure

The modern enterprise lives in a multi-cloud world, where delivery of infrastructure resources and IT services is expected in real time. Infrastructure and operations teams must, in turn, respond to the needs of the business rapidly. The result, all too often, is infrastructure complexity and “sprawl” – far too many platforms, and management tools that …

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RESEARCH PAPER: Extreme Networks Powers The College Fan Experience And Beyond

A number of challenges must be overcome in order to deliver Wi-Fi connectivity in sporting venues. Material construction consisting of steel and concrete tends to impede wireless propagation. The sheer number of connected devices also puts immense pressure on network performance, given the tendency for fans to utilize streaming services as well as to upload …

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RESEARCH PAPER: Scale Computing HC3: A Qualitative Evaluation

Simplicity is valued in nearly every area of enterprise IT but not often easy to deliver effectively. The past decade has seen the rise of a new kind of IT solution from which compute, storage and networking can be simplified into a single, easy-to-use system, and they can be delivered with enterprise-class scalability and reliability, …

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