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Forecasting In Uncertainty: We Are Raising Our 2020 And 2021 US Tech Market Growth Forecast

Andrew Bartels August 16, 2021
New forecasts predict increased levels of investment in communications equipment and software. Find out what sectors show most promise in the year ahead.
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Innovative AND Sustainable? Akamai Says “Yes”

What It Means July 15, 2021
Are innovation and sustainability mutually exclusive? Not for tech firm Akamai. Get an inside look at Akamai’s strategies for driving innovation while meeting ambitious sustainability goals.
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Future Fit Tech Leaders Must Make Sustainability A Top Priority

Phil Brunkard April 22, 2021
Earth Day 2021: A Small Change Makes A Big Difference Ahead of Earth Day 2021, I recently watched the excellent David Attenborough documentary “The Year Earth Changed.” The most encouraging message is that even a small change in our habits can make a big difference to our planet. Within the first weeks of lockdown, with […]
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The Global Chip Shortage Won’t Ease Soon

Glenn O'Donnell April 21, 2021
The world is suffering from a systemic shortage of chips. Worry not, your supply of Cool Ranch Doritos is just fine. The chips I’m talking about here are based on silicon, not potatoes or corn. Semiconductors power just about everything now. Your car is a small data center on wheels. When you do a Zoom […]
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Dell Divests VMware: Investors Cheer While Customers Yawn

Glenn O'Donnell April 15, 2021
When Dell Technologies completed its acquisition of EMC in 2016, it gained a sweetheart of an asset: VMware. More precisely, it gained 80% of VMware, making the software dynamo a mostly autonomous company in the Dell Technologies family of companies. Dell Technologies just announced the expected spinoff of that 80% ownership, making VMware a fully […]
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The French Tech Ecosystem Is Booming, But …

Thomas Husson February 10, 2021
Despite new investments in French tech firms, political and business leaders must act boldly to save the European digital economy. Learn why.
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Prodigal Son Gelsinger Returns As Intel CEO

Glenn O'Donnell January 13, 2021
Early today, Intel announced CEO Bob Swan will be replaced by VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger. Facing stronger competitive challenges, Intel has struggled. As you can see, Intel’s stock (INTC) has languished while its peers grew exceptionally well. In the past 12 months, INTC stock lost 5.3% while Qualcomm (QCOM) gained 66.29%, AMD gained 80.18%, and […]
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Remote Office In A Box (ROBO) Is Back, And It’s Called SD-WAN

Andre Kindness November 11, 2020
Over the last decade and a half, networking vendors have been using various methods to bundle wired, wireless, voice over IP, and security products into a solution sale. These companies tried various combinations of routers, WAN optimization, security, Wi-Fi, switching, and voice over IP (VoIP). No single hardware product had all the services, but most […]
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AMD Acquires Xilinx To Bolster Its HPC Portfolio

Tracy Woo November 3, 2020
Last week, AMD entered into agreement to acquire chip manufacturer Xilinx through a $35 billion all-stock transaction. This is the latest gargantuan M&A deal in the semiconductor market to focus on new opportunities in processing, after the NVIDIA-Arm announcement. The AMD-Xilinx partnership is meant to broaden AMD’s product portfolio, which focuses on high-performance CPUs and […]
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NVIDIA Arms Itself To Terminate Intel’s Processor Dominance

Glenn O'Donnell September 16, 2020
NVIDIA just announced that it plans to acquire Arm Limited from SoftBank for $40 billion. The combination aims to conquer the enormous compute market that has long been dominated by the x86 architecture (and, thus, Intel and AMD). The x86 platform remains the leader in PCs and data centers, but the future growth prospects lie […]
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Troubled Times Test Traditional Tech Titans

Glenn O'Donnell August 13, 2020
Spending on core infrastructure is dropping and the large technology firms will have to rise to the challenge. Find out how long the impact of the pandemic will be.
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One Hand To Shake Beats One Throat To Choke

Glenn O'Donnell August 7, 2020
The days of technology buyers treating their tech providers as "vendors" are gone. Learn the mutual benefits of treating your technology providers as partners.
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Forecasting In Uncertainty: Q2 2020 US GDP Report Reveals Negative Surprises For US Economy But Positives For US Tech Market

Andrew Bartels July 30, 2020
US GDP fell 32.9% in the second quarter. Learn the implications for the economy and the tech sector specifically.
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Canadian Tech Market Will Fall At Least 7% In 2020 Due To The COVID-19 Recession

Andrew Bartels July 20, 2020
Vice President Andrew Bartels examines the swirling factors impacting the Canadian tech market in his latest forecast.
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How Shell Is Bridging The Technical Skills Gap

Tracy Woo July 14, 2020
There’s been a ton of buzz and activity around my first report, “Mind The Cloud Skills Gap.” As such, when Shell presented at the IBM Think Digital event earlier this year about reskilling its staff, I was very keen to attend. The key takeaways from this session were: Shell Chief Data and Analytics Officer Frans […]
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Forecasting In Uncertainty: Warning Signs Inside The SaaS Vendors’ Recent Earnings Reports

Andrew Bartels June 25, 2020
What do the most recent software spending figures reveal about the long-term impact of the pandemic on the tech market? VP Andrew Bartels breaks it all down by reviewing some of the top SaaS vendors’ earnings reports.
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Smart Audio: What Tech Innovations In Sound Will Fuel New Experiences?

Frank Gillett June 9, 2020
Audio experiences are getting an upgrade. We’re used to great audio for music, videos, and calls. Now, many of us talk to virtual assistants on our smartphone and increasingly on smart speakers (clients, see “Forrester Infographic: The State Of Voice Assistants, 2019“). Tech companies are using improved microphones, computing, and artificial intelligence to create conversational […]
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Red Hat’s Marketplace Seeks To Simplify Kubernetes (K8s) Management

Tracy Woo May 11, 2020
The biggest announcement from Red Hat’s Summit virtual event was Red Hat Marketplace, operated by IBM. Building on its existing container orchestration software, OpenShift, Red Hat has created a central software purchasing location for automated deployment to any cloud. Red Hat is positioning its Marketplace as the solution to critical pain points from development, security, […]
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IoT Makes More Sense When You Break It Down Into Three Business Scenarios

Frank Gillett May 8, 2020
Business leaders always want more information about business operations and customer interactions than they have. The technologies of the internet of things (IoT) promise to provide sensing and remote control of physical things, like products or equipment. But the technologies, solutions, and use cases are also so diverse and complex that tech and business leaders […]
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Forecasting In Uncertainty: What Q1 2020 Vendor Earnings Tell Us About The Tech Market Outlook

Andrew Bartels May 1, 2020
A detailed analysis of how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting the high-tech market from Vice President Andrew Bartels.
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