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rESEARCH PAPER: Delivering The AI-Enabled Edge With Dell Technologies

Nurses in a hospital depend on edge devices to monitor and interpret signals from dozens of sensors that alert them when a patient needs attention. Edge devices in a chemical refinery predict, in real time, equipment failures before they occur by continuously analyzing hundreds of data points. Cameras inside a retail store notice that inventory …

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Three Companies To Watch In Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity is a hot topic these days on many fronts. Hacks related to SolarWinds, in an ironic twist, exposed FireEye, considered a perennial security provider. The Colonial Pipeline hack also raised significant concerns. As a result, the Biden administration issued an executive order in May and an additional memorandum in late July that aims to provide guidelines for addressing …

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AMD’s Latest Quarter: Enterprise IT Is Finally Getting On Board

In case you haven’t heard, AMD had a killer Q2. Its revenue of $3.85B represents a 99% growth year-over-year (YoY). Additionally, gross margin came in at 48% (up 4% YoY), and operating income at $831M.  In the datacenter group, the numbers were even more impressive. Enterprise, Embedded, and Semi-custom (EESC) reported $1.6B, up 183% YoY. …

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What Does Google’s Tensor SoC Mean For Google’s Hardware And Software Efforts?

This past week, Google announced its upcoming Tensor SoC, supported by a blog from Google Hardware lead Rick Osterloh detailing how the SoC will impact Google’s Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro flagship phones. Interestingly, though Osterloh’s blog mentions AI four times, it never once mentions 5G—the primary selling point for phones these days. This is likely …

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Tennis Is Now On The Cloud And Powered By Applied AI, And This Is How Roland-Garros Did It

The 2021 Parisian Grand Slam, officially known as Roland-Garros after the French aviator, has enabled fans, players, coaches, broadcasters, journalists, and organizers of the tournament to experience the game with a new set of immersive and intelligent tools. In partnership with the French Tennis Federation and Infosys, the duo leveraged applied artificial intelligence, 3D, and …

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Vidcast Is Cisco’s New Collaboration Media Platform

The enterprise space has changed dramatically over the past year and a half because businesses and organizations have needed to adapt and overcome the pandemic workplace. The top companies that prospered over the pandemic were those that possessed video calling and collaboration solutions. Google Workspaces and Meet, Microsoft Teams, Zoom, 8×8, and Five9, and Cisco …

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No, Qualcomm Isn’t Becoming An Automotive Tier 1

Early this morning, Qualcomm announced that is was making a $4.6B offer for Veoneer, an automotive ADAS technology company that Qualcomm is already engaged with on its Arriver technology. This offer represented an 18% premium to another offer by Magna, an automotive “Tier 1”. The offer is all cash with no financing, a superior offer than Magna’s. Qualcomm is …

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The Rise Of Full Stack Observability And Cisco’s Strategy To Fulfill It

The ability to monitor the IT stack, from the end-user application to the core network and infrastructure, is essential for IT to fix performance issues before affecting end-users and businesses. As more and more apps become “distributed,” it becomes more important to know exactly what is going on. This is called “observability”, on the of …

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Baltic Disruptors Connect The Dots With Cellular Infrastructure

I have had the opportunity to visit the Baltic Region of Europe twice in the past. Composed of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, the Baltics have become a hotbed for technology development. Startups Printful and Bolt, who I’ve written about in the past, both found entrepreneurial successes in the region. Similarly, much of Skype’s coding occurred in Estonia. I …

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Box Wants To Disrupt The ESignature Market With ‘Sign’

There are very few elements of business that have not significantly changed over the past decade. Many businesses now fully live on the internet, breathe in the internet, and would not exist without the internet. Box is a company that has made transitioning to the cloud much easier with its Cloud Content Management Platforms (CCM). …

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Intel Updates IDM 2.0 Strategy With New Node Naming And Transistor And Packaging Technologies

Back in March, Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger rolled out the company’s “IDM 2.0” strategy. You can find my write-up here. Net-net, the company announced two new fabs, seriously re-entered the foundry business with IFS, and provided more details on its technologies and partner-based manufacturing (TSMC, GF, Samsung) and partner-based technology approach with IBM. You can also …

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The Belgium Post Delivers Packages And On Digital Transformation

Postal companies worldwide are struggling with a similar set of challenges to be competitive. The traditional letter business has declined, and the parcel business has increased. But the parcel business is lower margin with competition from DHL, FedEx, UPS, and Amazon.  The Belgium Post Group, known as bpost group, delivers mail and parcels in Belgium and wants …

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NI Wants To Help Customers Bring Data Out Of Their Silos With New Offerings

This week NI (Formely National Instruments) held its annual “NI Connect” event where it talked about partnerships, products, and how NI is tackling data analytics. This may sound surprising given the company’s test equipment heritage, but it is clearly on a path to help its customers do more with data versus just capturing it. Therefore, it …

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RESEARCH PAPER: Oracle Unleashes A HeatWave In The MySQL Market

In enterprise data management, Oracle Database is a dominant player, and MySQL is very popular among developers. MySQL is so prolific it ranks first in market share among all database distributions. Additionally, MySQL is the default database engine in most application stacks used in cloud-native applications. You can download the paper by clicking on the …

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Quantum Triple Play For Honeywell And CQC- Major Error Correction Research, New World Record For Quantum Volume, And New VQE-Type Quantum Algorithm

In the wake of a planned merger announcement for Honeywell Quantum Solutions (HQS) and Cambridge Quantum (CQ), the pair jointly made three significant quantum announcements this week. The announcements covered a lot of ground – quantum error correction, a new quantum volume record, and speedup of important quantum optimization software.  HQS and CQ have a long …

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Microsoft Announces Windows 365 Cloud Desktop At Its Inspire Partner Event

Microsoft recently held its annual partner event, Inspire, where it announced new features to its 365 suites. Many of these new changes are solutions to how the business world has pivoted over the last 18 months towards a remote-hybrid work environment across all business and enterprise areas. Last year’s Inspire event was in the middle of the COVID pandemic, and Microsoft’s focus was on returning to the …

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IBM Beefs Up Its Cyber-Resilient Storage

It’s an exciting time for those of us who work in the IT industry. It seems like that no matter where you look, you will find a disruptive technology or trend shaking things up. Some of these are good, others not so much.  Affordable high-speed 5G connectively extends our data centers to the edge while cloud …

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GlobalFoundries Rebrands At The Right Time, For The Right Reason

Today at an event in Malta, New York, GlobalFoundries (GF) made a series of announcements, one that it is rebranding itself to be the culmination of its transformation journey and the embodiment of what I’ll call “the new GF.” I follow GF closely and have written about the changes and challenges GF has been going …

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GlobalFoundries Building New Malta Fab And Expanding Current Capacity

Global Foundries (GF) has made many strategic changes over the past few years, many of which I have written about. The biggest of those was its strategic reset in 2018 to focus on 5G RF, IoT, automotive, and silicon photonics. GF is a big player in the semiconductor manufacturing market that is going through really …

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Amazon’s Gives Its Take Of An ‘Ambient’ Alexa Experience

Yesterday, Amazon hosted its 3rd annual Alexa Live event for its 900,000+ developers and countless Alexa device users. Last year’s Alexa Live event had many big changes that plotted the future for the Alexa ecosystem. Alexa Live is joined by developers, device makers, startups, entrepreneurs, press, and analysts to see what Alexa has next for its community.  One …

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