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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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AMD Ryzen Threadripper Pro Builds On AMD’s Resurgence In Workstations

It is no secret that AMD has been on a tear lately, and one of the company’s biggest successes as of late is the high-end desktop PC category. Some of that high-end desktop momentum has also resulted in many prosumers and independent creators adopting AMD’s processors for their workstations at home and/or at work. While …

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The Biggest Thing In Wireless This Year Might Not Be 5G

With all the noise and anticipation surrounding 5G over the past 18 months, compounded by the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, you may have missed a potentially game-changing announcement in the wireless space earlier in the year. In late April, the Federal Communications Commission voted to expand a section of spectrum in the 6GHz band for unlicensed …

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Oracle Fields A Unique Private Cloud Called ‘Dedicated Region Cloud@Customer’

One of the benefits of being a smaller analyst firm is that you tend to see trends more quickly, and because you don’t have layers of bureaucracy, you can start analyzing and communicate on those trends quickly. One of the things that Moor Insights & Strategy has been talking about since before its popularization is …

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HPE Moving Quickly To Become A Cloud And Services Play With The Help Of 8,300 Software Engineers

Following HPE and Hewlett-Packard, the past 30 years has been a rewarding adventure in showing examples of how things should be done in business to some things that should be avoided. What I like is that the company took significant risks to move the ball forward and transform in big ways. Detractors will focus on the …

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IBM Cloud For Financial Services Momentum Builds With BNP Paribas And 30 ISVs

I have long believed IBM has a clear opportunity to differentiate IBM Cloud as a top option for the large financial services firms seeking to migrate more of their application portfolio to the public cloud. Nearly all of the financial services firms have tasted the benefits of public cloud on the small portion of their …

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Samsung Throws Down The Mobile B2B Gauntlet With New SaaS And Security Announcements

While much of the world grinded to an uneasy standstill over the last several months, Samsung’s Mobile B2B division has been busy behind the scenes. The company has dropped several big announcements since April that may have flown under the radar in the midst of the Covid-19 hubbub. Today I wanted to dive deeper into …

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The Oracle Fusion Cloud Is The Real Deal And That’s Bad News For SAP

Apps—in this day and age, we all use them, whether on our smartphones, tablets, or PCs. We rely on them for entertainment, navigation, news, and productivity, and so much more. What many consumers don’t realize, though, is that there’s a whole other category of apps outside of the consumer realm, geared specifically towards the internal …

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IBM Unveils Surprise Summer Cloud Capabilities For Power Systems

In what seems like a lifetime ago, back in the first quarter of 2020, IBM announced its Power Systems Private Cloud solutions—a significant step in advancing the company’s hybrid cloud strategy. I believe IBM’s on-prem to public cloud provider approach is a novel one, with a lot of potential, and I’ve been following the company’s …

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On Semiconductor Issues A Differentiated Annual CSR Report

One of my favorite parts about writing about disruptive tech companies is being able to share how these large companies impact our environment, economy, community, and the world around them. One of the most exciting parts about it, is that you can tell a lot about a company, its employees, its leadership, and its overall …

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Amazon Puts Numbers To SMB Support In New Study

Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) have had the hardest time during the COVID-19 crisis, and now more than ever, over 2 million independent businesses hang their livelihood on the largest online retailer in the world, Amazon. Unknown to many, SMBs are a significant part of the fiber of the company, more than readers might now. According …

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Lenovo Announces New ThinkStation Workstation With AMD Threadripper Pro

This week, Lenovo announced its newest addition to the ThinkStation workstation product line, the ThinkStation P620. To keep up with the growing number of demanding professional workstation applications, OEMs like Lenovo are launching more powerful workstations and going the extra mile to differentiate. Professional creation applications are rapidly increasing in scale and workflow complexity and require …

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Hewlett Packard Enterprise Snaps Up Silver Peak

This week, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced its acquisition of Silver Peak. I would like to provide my take on the nearly $1B purchase and what it means for HPE, Aruba and the company’s SD-WAN journey.     Why Silver Peak? By most accounts, privately-held Silver Peak is considered a leader in the SD-WAN space. It is a …

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Google Cloud Goes More Vertical, Adds Security And Trust Capabilities To Its Digital Transformation Toolbox

A lot has changed since last year’s in-person Google Cloud Next. For the first time, Google Cloud Next is “in the cloud” on recorded video led by Google and Alphabet Inc CEO Sundar Pichai and Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian. Right off the bat, Sundar pointed out three trends we will see regarding the cloud: the …

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Pokemon Go-Vid: Niantic, Inc. Launches Local Business Recovery Initiative

I’m sure many of you have felt the same heartache I have as you hear about another local favorite restaurant or shop closing their doors for good due to Covid-19. Every day that the virus lingers and the world stays locked down is another day of lost revenue for small businesses. Millions of people are taking refuge …

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When It Comes To Productivity, The Samsung Galaxy Book S Is A Marathon Runner

While the world has changed significantly in the last 6 months, something that remains is the need for light, portable and fast laptops. Today I wanted to offer my review of the Samsung Galaxy Book S, which I consider to be the perfect laptop in terms of productivity, without compromising connectivity and battery life. I first …

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Cyberwarfare Requires Speed, Adaptability And Visibility To Win

Cybersecurity is now a war of attrition. Companies face 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. Bad actors and nation-states have created a cottage industry for hackers/crackers who indiscriminately attack foreign networks and their critical infrastructure. Recently, …

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Could Graphcore’s Second Chip Challenge NVIDIA?

Graphcore, a UK-based startup, launched its first Intelligence Processing Unit (IPU) for AI acceleration in 2018. Today it introduced its second-generation product for AI, a massively parallel chip with 59.4 billion transistors that delivers some 250 Trillion Operations per Second (TOPS). However, the company’s potential to challenge NVIDIA, the leader in data center AI, lies …

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Deconstructing The Real Impact Of Open RAN

There has been much discussion lately on the subject of Open Radio Access Network (Open RAN). Open RAN promises to bring disruption to operators in the form of lower capital expense, accomplished by the disaggregation of general-purpose hardware and software for base station deployment. The Telecom Infra Project (TIP) took a crucial step in February of this …

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How T-Mobile’s ScamShield Rises Above AT&T And Verizon Offerings

T-Mobile announced a new call fraud blocking service called ScamShield today. Fellow analyst Anshel Sag and I wanted to weigh in on the specifics, how it compares to existing offerings from AT&T and Verizon, and where we believe T-Mobile is delivering added value to its subscribers above its competitors. T-Mobile ScamShield  T-Mobile’s announcement is a …

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