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Four Practical Applications Of Artificial Intelligence And 5G

It is no secret that artificial intelligence (AI) is a technical marketing whitewash. Many companies claim that its algorithms and data scientists enable a differentiated approach in the networking infrastructure space. However, what are the practical applications of AI for connectivity and, in particular, 5G? From my perspective, it encapsulates four key areas. Here I …

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NVIDIA GTC: “DPU” Smart NIC And More

NVIDIA Co-founder and CEO Jensen Huang rarely disappoints his audience nor his investors. This week he once again delivered the goods at the GPU Technology Conference. Announcing a broad range of hardware and software innovations, Jensen made it clear that he intends to reshape computation, from GPUs to CPUs to NICs and switches. So, let’s …

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Why You Should Buy The 256 GB Oculus Quest 2

For those who pre-ordered it, Facebook’s long-awaited Oculus Quest 2 will finally arrive on doorsteps next month (the headset itself on Oct. 13th, and the Elite strap and battery accessory on the 16th). Though I will have to wait till then so to do a full review of the device, I wanted to go ahead …

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IonQ Releases A New 32-Qubit Trapped-Ion Quantum Computer With Massive Quantum Volume Claims

Last May, I had a discussion with Peter Chapman, CEO of IonQ, a start-up quantum computing company.  Before coming to IonQ, Chapman worked for Amazon, where he was responsible for all the technical complexities of Amazon Prime.  IonQ had accomplished a lot in the twelve months that Chapman had been at the helm, so I …

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Open Networking And Edge Summit 2020 Delivers

Last week, I virtually attended ONES 2020, the Linux Foundation’s Open Networking and Edge Summit. I was impressed with the diversity of content at ONES this year, and appreciated the added emphasis on edge (which was the impetus for adding the “E” to the conference name—if you’ve never heard of the event, it’s because it …

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Lenovo Releases Fresh New Fall Lineup Of Innovative Consumer And Business Devices

It has been quite a busy fall tech season with many announcements from most PC OEMs following Intel’s 11th Gen Tiger Lake processor with Xe graphics announcement. Lenovo’s products span a broad array of devices, from convertible laptops to the world’s first foldable PC and even ultra-thin gaming laptops and smart hubs. These products span …

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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G Three Week Review: Nearly Perfect

Earlier this month, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G became available for purchase. The Z Fold2 5G is Samsung’s second iteration of the Galaxy Fold and comes with some needed design improvements. The foldable form factor is a breath of fresh air, considering the incremental improvements that we have witnessed in the last few years …

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ Review: The Best Android Tablet Yet

In early August, Samsung announced the new Galaxy Tab S7 and S7+. These tablets are premium and designed to compete with the Apple iPad Pro and Microsoft Surface Pro. The new Android tablets target the high-end tablet market. These tablets look more like a PC replacement than a tablet for just reading or watching videos. Although …

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Microsoft Launches Surface Laptop Go And Improves Windows 10 On ARM User Experience

The Microsoft Surface brand continues to be an industry leader in premium devices and peripherals. The brand has a firm foot in premium devices with 2-in-1’s, notebooks, tablets, earbuds, headphones, all-in-one’s, and more. Under the leadership of Panos Panay, the Surface team has $7 billion in annual revenue run rate to show for their efforts. …

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Analyst Learnings From VMworld 2020

VMworld, VMware’s annual customer conference, happened virtually from September 29th to October 1st, 2020. It has been a busy year for VMware. The strategy to deliver a comprehensive portfolio of products and services to help customers modernize applications and infrastructure led to a successful first fiscal quarter 2021 ended May 1st, despite the coronavirus pandemic, with …

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A Whole New Box For The New ‘Normal’

Box has been quietly evolving its platform from one that mostly offered online storage and file sharing to providing a range of content management services in the cloud. Box has coined the term Cloud content management, or CCM for short, to describe the software category. Rarely do company-created market segments stick, but CCM has become …

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Arm’s Inaugural DevSummit Starts With Big Developer Announcements And Updates

Arm held its annual developer conference team this week and many of the Moor Insights & Strategy team tuned in virtually. I got the chance to spend time with Rene Haas, Arm President in charge of its IP business, which was nice as the conference was virtual. I wanted to spend some time on what …

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NVIDIA Wants To Change The Game Yet Again With The ‘DPU’

This week, I tuned into NVIDIA’s annual GPU Technology Conference, or GTC, albeit virtually due to the pandemic. The processor powerhouse has a long history of category-defining innovation, dating back to its launch of the first 3D GPU in 1999. This week’s keynote was chock full of news and innovation, including another all-new processor category …

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RESEARCH PAPER: Tenstorrent’s Holistic Stack Of AI Innovation

The explosive growth of AI processing in data center and edge environments has induced AI startups and established firms alike to develop silicon to handle the massive processing demands of neural networks. Inference processing, in particular, is an emerging opportunity, wherein a trained deep neural network is processed to predict characteristics of new data samples. …

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RESEARCH PAPER: Now Is The Time For Your Enterprise To Adopt An Open Communications Platform

One area I cover closely as a tech analyst is workplace productivity solutions. While perhaps it’s easy to take for granted the tools we all use on a daily basis, businesses’ success ultimately depends on the ability of its employees to communicate and collaborate effectively and productively. It’s communication that makes a team a team. I initially got …

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Oracle Doubles Down On Customer Experience (CX) Management With New Zoom Integration

The Oracle Live Applications event is this week, and yesterday, I discussed in this article how Oracle has quietly become an essential cloud applications company. Oracle utilizes a SaaS model to rapidly evolve the software suite in both breadth and depth of offerings with hundreds of new features delivered quarterly to thousands of customers in the cloud. Oracle …

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Microsoft Ignites 2020 With New Services And Tools For Business Resiliency

Another week, another virtual tech conference come and gone. This time it was Microsoft and its annual Ignite conference, where the company showcases its latest and upcoming solutions for its ecosystem of developers and IT professionals. We’re all getting used to the digital conference song and dance by now, and Microsoft, of course, pulled it off without a hitch. …

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Microsoft Ignite 2020 Lights Up Power Platform With Updates

Earlier this week, I published my first coverage of the virtual Microsoft Ignite 2020 conference, in which I did a flyby over a wide range of product areas—Teams, Power Platform, Azure, and more. While I did touch on some of the Power Platform announcements, today, I will continue my coverage with a more in-depth look …

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HP’s New Fall Laptop Lineup Embraces Intel’s New 11th Gen Processors And Evo Program

As we approach the holiday buying season, many of the world’s leading PC vendors are announcing their latest PCs based on Intel’s newest 11th Gen Core processors. I covered Intel’s latest 11th Gen Tigerlake processors and Evo platform and the benefits they bring to the market, including the new Evo experience program. With HP’s latest premium line …

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What The Haters Got Wrong About Amazon’s Always Home Cam

I have implemented home automation since the mid-90s with X10, and today I have around 100 home automation devices in-use across multiple vendors, including Amazon, Apple, Google, Haiku, Provision2, Samsung, Somfy, and Savant. With all the progress over 25 years, the conversations never change. It has always been about the degree of complexity, cost, utility, …

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