Moor Insights & Strategy Weekly Update Ending September 15, 2023

By Patrick Moorhead - September 15, 2023

We hope everyone had a great week!

This week, I attended Salesforce Dreamforce in San Franciso.  Will attended the Fortinet Championship PGA Event in Napa and a Circuit of the Americas Private 5G Tour in Austin.

We are on the road next week. Several of us will attend Oracle Cloud World in Las Vegas (myself, Matt, and Robert) and Intel Innovation 2023 in San Jose (myself, Anshel and Paul).  Will will be attending Connected Britain in London.  Paul will attend the IEEE International Conference on Quantum Computing & Engineering in Washington and the AI Summit in Austin. Then Mel and I will attend Microsoft’s special event in New York City.

Our MI&S team published 20 deliverables:

Over the past week, the press quoted us with 6 citations. They wanted to hear about Arm, AWS, IBM, Intuit, Lenovo, and Qualcomm.


MIS Quick Insights:

A.I./Machine Learning (Paul Smith-Goodson)

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AR/VR (Anshel Sag)

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Carrier/Wireless (Will Townsend)

  • T-Mobile recently agreed to buy a significant portion of cable operator Comcast’s 600MHz spectrum. The value is pegged between $1.2B to $3.3B. It could enhance T-Mobile’s efforts to provide widespread 5G coverage in the U.S. This could mark a change in Comcast’s mobile service efforts, with it likely continuing an MVNO relationship through Verizon using CBRS spectrum assets for mobile offload. The latter is something that I wrote about recently in a Forbes contribution, highlighting competitor Charter’s partnership with Nokia.


Networking– (Will Townsend)

  • Cisco recently announced its Secure Application solution to provide business risk insights. The offering is part of the company’s full-stack observability platform. In a recent survey, Cisco claims that 92% of global technologists admit that the rush to innovate through the application development process comes at the expense of robust security. I like how Cisco is leaning into its capabilities to deliver new functionality to its customers.

Compute/Storage/Cloud (Matt Kimball)

  • Arm’s IPO arrived, and it came with a bang, going out at a hefty $54.5B (striking at $51/share). I’m not a financial analyst, and I understand some institutional investors’ skepticism about valuation. However, the company’s server IP has a 10% market share in the cloud and is forecasted to grow at a 17% CAGR. And it has an opportunity to establish itself in the explosive AI market, directly and indirectly. First, as we see with Ampere – the Arm architecture has an affinity for inferencing and can demonstrate a real price-performance leadership position over x86. Indirectly, we see NVIDIA designing its Grace CPU on Arm Neoverse V2 to support the Grace-Hopper superchip for GPU-intensive workloads such as ML, GenAI, and deep analytics.
  • On the heels of Cisco partnering with Nutanix to deliver a validated HCI solution, the company announced the end of life (EOL) of its own HCI solution, HyperFlex. Though EOL is announced, Cisco will take orders through March 2024 and offer extended support for several years. I’ve seen some criticism of Cisco’s moves and have to say, I don’t understand why. After acquiring HyperFlex a few years back, the company never made a dent in the HCI market as VMware and Nutanix continued to run away as the leaders. As Cisco looks to expand its footprint in the market, both moves are smart. Letting a solution that hasn’t found rhythm in the market continue as an offering does nothing but confuse customers and puts undue pressure on support organizations.
  • Big announcement on the Oracle – Microsoft partnership front. Just announced – Oracle database infrastructure (hardware and software) will be co-located in Azure datacenters. This will enable customers to utilize Microsoft tools for their data in Oracle databases more easily, securely, and faster. This is what multicloud is about.

ESG (Melody Brue)

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Enterprise Data (Robert Kramer)

  • As I’ve been a long-time Salesforce user, it’s exciting to see them unveil their latest offerings. At Dreamforce, Einstein 1 Platform was announced. It is designed to increase productivity and craft trustworthy customer interactions through Data, AI, and CRM. This platform connects AI-driven apps to enhance CRM capabilities with features like analytics, automation, discovery, predictive actions, and integrations with sales and service clouds, among other tools. This marks a pivotal stride for the company. While the advancement is promising, it’s essential to probe into its best practices to ensure optimal utility. Stay tuned for more insights on this development, as I’ll have a near-term article focused on the details of the features influencing data.
  • Informatica is expanding its solutions, evidenced by the recent decision of the major shipping firm, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL), to partner with them for a modernization initiative. This venture will focus on data integration and cloud migration, aiming to reduce costs for MOL and facilitate their transition to cloud-based data storage. Stay tuned as I will have more updates on Informatica’s emerging services designed to assist businesses in shifting from on-premise to cloud.
  • The Rubrik Data Security Summit concluded, centering on unforeseen threats and its implications for businesses. Rubrik is honing in on the next-gen technologies organizations will need to safeguard its data. I had the opportunity to discuss the company’s future vision and strategies in an in-depth conversation with Chief Product Officer Anneka Gupta. More to come in the coming weeks on Rubrik’s strategies to increase awareness and protect its customers.
  • Oracle and Microsoft expand their partnership, which should have clear customer benefits. Oracle DB services on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) will move to Microsoft Azure. Through this partnership, customers gain enhanced performance, scalability, and security. It fast-tracks their migrations to the cloud and empowers them to tap into Azure’s advanced infrastructure, tools, and services. Additionally, it’s now possible for customers to integrate Azure and Oracle Database services in a single datacenter setting. This includes support for Oracle Exadata, Autonomous Database, and RAC. Additionally, both companies offer joint support for quick solutions to vital workloads. Oracle Database@Azure will be the new branding for Oracle Database services inside Azure. See my upcoming article detailing this and Oracle CloudWorld next week.
  • Next-gen IBM Db2 Warehouse pairs with IBM As many of you may know, IBM Db2, an analytics data warehouse, is now integrating with the recently announced  IBM lakehouse platform. This will enhance your ability for analytics and AI workloads across the enterprise. Stay tuned for my upcoming analysis of
  • SAP partners with IBM for the integration of watsonx. This will be helpful on the enterprise level for both data and AI, specifically for ERP. AI will allow for a better experience to have access to data.  This partnership will enable SAP customers to use to improve their data management and analytics capabilities, plus unify their data from SAP ERP, S/4HANA, and SuccessFactors, giving users a single view. I have a long history in the ERP world; thus, my initial thoughts are that this provides another intuitive tool to help with data accuracy and better decision-making.
  • Teradata introduces, adding GAI to its VantageCloud Lake for better analytics and decision-making. VantageCloud is a cloud platform combining Teradata’s data technology with cloud scalability. It helps businesses create and use data-driven apps and tools. More to come with my future analysis of this development.

Financial Tech (Melody Brue)

  • “The SEC’s new ‘T+1’ rule, set to take effect on May 28, 2024, is causing significant changes in financial services institutions (FSIs). The rule shortens the trade settlement cycle for broker-dealer transactions from two days to one, aiming to reduce credit, market, and liquidity risks from unsettled securities trades. The regulatory change presents an opportunity for FSIs to modernize their operations proactively and prepare for future efficiency improvements. At a high level, network observability can be instrumental in identifying security gaps and remediating them quickly and easily. This will not be an overnight switch, and although the rule only takes effect in May 2024, planning for implementing these changes now will lead to better outcomes. The SEC sees the shift to T+1 settlement as a precursor to exploring the possibility of T+0 or instant settlement. It is actively assessing the feasibility of T+0 for the future. More about network observability and security to address upcoming banking regulations for trade settlement cycles in this research note.

IIoT and IoT (Bill Curtis)

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Modern Work (Melody Brue)

  • Mitel announced the new 700d DECT handset series, which aligns with the continued relevance and popularity of DECT (Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications) technology. The launch of the DECT handsets shows an enduring demand for the reliable, secure, and flexible communication solutions that DECT provides in sectors like healthcare, hospitality, education, and retail. DECT meets the specific needs of organizations operating in challenging environments, where mobility, clear voice communication, and durability are most important. The solutions provide enhanced communication and meet future regulatory and sustainability requirements, such as the new 2024 EU regulations.
  • Adobe announced its support for the White House Voluntary AI Commitments, backing safe and trustworthy AI innovation. With a decade of AI expertise, Adobe fosters creativity while staying accountable and transparent. Adobe has extensive experience in AI, spanning over a decade, which has been instrumental in helping customers maximize creative potential while upholding principles of accountability and transparency. Adobe has implemented comprehensive AI programs encompassing training, testing, and ethical considerations to ensure the responsible development of AI technologies. The company appears committed to security, employing rigorous security measures to protect its AI models and intellectual property. I think with Adobe’s Content Authenticity Initiative, which champions transparency and authenticity in digital content, the company is leading in trust in AI-generated content. Adobe’s commitment extends to empowering creators, advocating for their rights and control over their work, and collaborating with industry and government.
  • Salesforce and Google have expanded their strategic partnership to enhance productivity with AI. The collaboration introduces bidirectional integrations between Salesforce and Google Workspace. The interactions between the platforms are powered by generative AI assistants Salesforce’s Einstein Copilot and Duet AI in Google Workspace to enable users to generate customized content, update records, trigger workflows, and automate processes across both platforms. This partnership is another example of the growing pervasiveness of generative AI in enhancing productivity and customer service for businesses, making work more efficient.

Personal Computing (Anshel Sag)

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Quantum Computing (Paul Smith-Goodson)

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Security (Will Townsend)

  • I recently attended the Fortinet Security Summit in Napa Valley. The company has traditionally had a reputation for providing value-oriented security solutions. However, its investment in security fabric, custom silicon, and SASE could position itself for future upside as it competes with Palo Alto Networks, Netskope, and others.

Columns Published 

  1. The Galaxy Z Fold5 Review: Jack Of Many Trades, Master Of Most, by Patrick Moorhead
  2. Google Provides More Details On Its Cloud Generative AI Play At Next Event, by Patrick Moorhead
  3. Intuit Assist Brings Generative AI To Small Business And Consumer Portfolio, by Patrick Moorhead
  4. Cisco And Nutanix Partnership Will Deliver More Than HCI, by Matt Kimball
  5. Gigamon Precryption Technology And Its Observability Sixth Sense, by Will Townsend

Blogs Published (MI&S)                                                             

  1. Samsung Galaxy Watch6 Classic Review: Don’t Sleep On It, Sleep With It, by Patrick Moorhead
  2. Review: The New Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 Flexes On The Competition With Productivity, Performance And Personality, by Patrick Moorhead
  3. VMware Introduces Frameworks And Services At Explore Conference To Enable Enterprise Adoption Of Generative AI, by Patrick Moorhead
  4. Couchbase Boosts Database Offerings With Capella IQ And Partner Program, by Robert Kramer
  5. Intel Hot Chips Reveal: A Deeper Look Into Xeon In 2024, by Matt Kimball
  6. Juniper Networks And Its Beyond Labs Vision, by Will Townsend
  7. Expanded Partnership Brings OpenText Core Content To Google Workspace, by Melody Brue
  8. Connecting A Distributed Workforce With Employee Experience Platforms, by Melody Brue

Research Paper(s):

  1. Conquering The Last Mile Of Digital Transformation, by Matt Kimball
  2. RESEARCH PAPER: Wells Fargo Is Banking On An AI-First Strategy, by Melody Brue



The G2 on 5G by Moor Insights & Strategy, with Anshel Sag and Will Townsend

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The Six-Five Podcast by Moor Insights & Strategy and Futurum Research, with Patrick Moorhead and Daniel Newman

  1. Ep 184: We are Live! talking Microsoft, Oracle, Arm, Apple, Salesforce, & Adobe
  2. The Six Five On the Road at Cloudera HQ
  3. Enterprise-grade generative AI powered by Google Cloud – Six Five On the Road
  4. An Inside Look at Google’s Data & AI Cloud Innovation at Next ’23 – Six Five On the Road

Moor Insights & Strategy Podcasts, with Patrick Moorhead, Melody Brue, CP Smith-Goodson, Matt Kimball, and Will Townsend. 

Other Podcasts

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New Gear or Software We are Using and Testing that is Public Knowledge

  • XReal Beam AR glasses
  • XReal Glasses
  • Varjo Aero VR headset


Events MI&S Plans on Attending In-Person or Virtually (New)

  • September
    • IEEE International Conference on Quantum Computing & Engineering, Bellevue WA, September 17-22 (Paul Smith-Goodson)
    • Oracle Cloud World, Las Vegas, September 18-21 (Patrick Moorhead, Matt Kimball & Robert Kramer)
    • Intel Innovation 2023, San Jose, September 19-20 (Anshel Sag, Matt Kimball, Patrick Moorhead, Paul Smith-Goodson)
    • AI Summit, Austin, Sept 20-21 (Paul Smith-Goodson)
    • Connected Britain – London, September 20-21 (Will Townsend)
    • Microsoft Special Event, NYC, Sept 21 (Melody Brue, Patrick Moorhead)
    • Fastly Altitude – NYC, September 25-26 (Will Townsend)
    • MWC Las Vegas – September 27-28 (Will Townsend)
  • October
    • RingCentral Analyst Event, Las Vegas, Oct. 1-4 (Melody Brue)
    • Ceridian Analyst Summit and Insights User Conference, Las Vegas, October 1-4 (Melody Brue)
    • LogicMonitor Analyst Summit – Austin Oct 2-3 (Robert Kramer)
    • Zoomtopia, San Jose, October 3-4 (Melody Brue)
    • HP Imagine, Palo Alto, October 5 (Melody Brue)
    • Huawei Mobile Broadband Forum – Dubai, October 10-11 (Will Townsend)
    • Adobe MAX, Los Angeles, October 10-12 (Melody Brue)
    • Honeywell Connect, Oct 10-12 (Bill Curtis)
    • Box Works October 11, (virtual) (Melody Brue)
    • 5G Americas, Dallas, October 11-12 (Anshel Sag)
    • OpenText, Las Vegas, October 11 (Patrick Moorhead)
    • Lenovo Industry Analyst Event, Raleigh, October 16-18 (Patrick Moorhead, Matt Kimball)
    • GITEX Global, Dubai, October 16-20 (Melody Brue)
    • com Analyst-Only Executive Q&A October 19 (virtual) (Melody Brue)
    • 5G Techritory – Riga, October 18-19 (Will Townsend)
    • com Analyst-Only Executive Q&A October 19 (virtual) (Melody Brue)
    • WebexOne, Anaheim, October 23-26 (Melody Brue)
    • Qualcomm Snapdragon Summit, Maui October 24-26 (Patrick Moorhead)
    • Snowflake Data Cloud World Tour – Wash DC Oct 26 (Robert Kramer)
    • SAP TechEd Virtual Analyst Summit, October 30 (Melody Brue, Robert Kramer-virtual)
  • November
    • Dell Analyst Summit, Austin, November 1 (Matt Kimball)
    • Cloudera Evolve, New York, November 2 (Patrick Moorhead)
    • Cisco Partner Summit – Miami, November 6-8 (Will Townsend)
    • IBM Research Analyst Day, Yorktown, Nov 9 (Paul Smith-Goodson)
    • NTT Field Event – Tokyo, November 10-18 (Will Townsend)
    • SC 23, November 13-15 (Patrick Moorhead)
    • Veeam Analyst Summit – Seattle November 13-15 (Robert Kramer)
    • Microsoft Ignite – Seattle, November 14-17 (virtual) (Will Townsend)
    • AWS re:Invent, November 27-30 (Patrick Moorhead, Robert Kramer, Will Townsend)
  • December
    • RingCentral Analyst Summit, Napa, Dec 4-6 (Melody Brue)
    • Marvell IA Day, December 5 (Patrick Moorhead, Will Townsend)
  • January 2024
    • CES 2024, January 7-11th (Bill Curtis, Patrick Moorhead)
  • February 2024
    • ZohoDay2024, Texas, February 6-8 (Melody Brue)
    • Mobile World Congress, February 24-29th (Patrick Moorhead)



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The Team


  • Patrick Moorhead, Founder, CEO, Chief Analyst; Broad technology coverage plus deep insights into Cloud & Enterprise SaaS, Semiconductors, Automotive, Personal Computing Devices
  • Melody Brue, Principal Analyst, Modern Work and ESG
  • Bill Curtis, Analyst In-Residence, IIoT, and Deep IoT Technology
  • Jacob Freyman, Junior Analyst
  • Matt Kimball, Principal Analyst, Datacenter Servers, Storage, CI, and HCI
  • Robert Kramer, Principal Analyst, Enterprise Data Technologies
  • Anshel Sag, Principal Analyst; VR, PC Gaming, Mobile Platforms
  • Paul Smith-Goodson, Principal Analyst; Machine Learning, A.I. and Quantum Computing
  • Will Townsend, Principal Analyst; Security, Carrier Services, Networking


  • Dan Pickens, Business Director
  • Paula Moorhead, Marketing Director, Website and Social Media
  • Christian Babcock, Office Manager, AP & AR
  • Lee LeClercq Williams, Business Associate
  • Nigel Church, Business Associate, Writer, Editor
  • Connor Kenyon, Six Five Sales & Business Development
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Patrick founded the firm based on his real-world world technology experiences with the understanding of what he wasn’t getting from analysts and consultants. Ten years later, Patrick is ranked #1 among technology industry analysts in terms of “power” (ARInsights)  in “press citations” (Apollo Research). Moorhead is a contributor at Forbes and frequently appears on CNBC. He is a broad-based analyst covering a wide variety of topics including the cloud, enterprise SaaS, collaboration, client computing, and semiconductors. He has 30 years of experience including 15 years of executive experience at high tech companies (NCR, AT&T, Compaq, now HP, and AMD) leading strategy, product management, product marketing, and corporate marketing, including three industry board appointments.