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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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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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The Samsung S21 Ultra: A Phone To Render Most Cameras Obsolete

I took a multitude of devices with me on a recent weekend road trip with my vaccinated friends. Most of these devices were cameras or, specifically, different types of cameras. I took my S21 Ultra, iPhone 11 Pro, Sony a7iii, Insta360 One , and Snap Spectacles 3 glasses. All of these cameras got some use …

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AT&T Puts Its 5G Future In The Azure Cloud

As an analyst, I follow all the tier one mobile network operators on the globe. Each is unique in regard to their subscriber base, vertical market focus and investment areas, and AT&T is no exception. The operator’s investment in research and development is impressive, as demonstrated by its Bell Labs efforts and Linux Foundation networking …

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Marvell Extends Its 5G Leadership With Next-Generation Silicon

I have written about Marvell extensively in the past, and I continue to be impressed with its leadership in 5G silicon. The company’s DPU announcement this week during Mobile World Congress Barcelona, in my mind, furthers its momentum. My firm was recently briefed by Marvell executives and I would like to share my takeaways. New …

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Nutanix Demonstrates That It’s More Than Just HCI On Investor Day

Rarely does a senior executive of a dominant company step aside to lead his biggest competitor. Yet that’s precisely what Rajiv Ramaswami, then VMware’s chief operating officer of products and cloud services, did late last year when he accepted the chief executive role at Nutanix. I was fortunate to talk with Rajiv at Nutanix’s investor …

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Celona Aims To Ease Private 5G Enterprise Deployment

For many enterprises, cellular infrastructure is an intimidating subject. I recently sat down virtually with Ozer Dondurmacioglu, VP of Marketing at Celona. Celona is a start-up offering a private 5G cellular networking platform as a service. Celona’s goal is to make cellular as easy to manage as Wi-Fi within the enterprise. I want to share my …

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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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Amazon Goes All-In On Truck Safety With Autonomous Driving Company Plus

Over the last 18 months of the pandemic, many of us have come to rely on Amazon more than ever. Unprecedented numbers of Amazon vehicles have crisscrossed the world’s highways, delivering everything, down to our most basic needs, to our doorstep. The number of warehouse and delivery drivers Amazon hired to keep up during this time …

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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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Poly Launches Two Camera Poly Studio E70 To Reset The Hybrid Collaboration Room Experience

After over a year and a half of uncertainty, most companies’ return to office is finally happening. It has been great for me to see smiling faces in person over the last few weeks as I have traveled to meet several customers. While many workers are back in the office, the work environment will look …

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RESEARCH PAPER: Zero Trust Is A Lifecycle Effort

Securing infrastructure begins before one ever installs a server. This statement has never been more accurate – or less understood – which can leave organizations more vulnerable than ever. You can download the paper by clicking on the logo below: Table Of Contents: Introduction Setting The Stage – It’s A Dangerous World HPE’s Security-First Vision – And Tactics Addressing …

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