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Elevating IT Solutions: Joel Murray, Global Head of Solutions Architects, Discusses Logitech's Rally Portfolio - Futurum Tech Webcast
On this episode of the Futurum Tech Webcast, The Futurum Group’s Craig Durr talks with Joel Murray, Logitech's expert on advanced video conferencing solutions. They delve into the intricacies of Logitech's Rally portfolio, exploring how it addresses the pressing challenges IT departments face in managing complex conference room environments and maintaining high uptime.
Their discussion covers:
Taking a strategic approach to achieving scalability and affordability in video conferencing solutions.
The importance of user experience in technology adoption and the intelligent software solutions provided by Logitech.
Logitech's commitment to sustainability and the impact on total cost of ownership.
The integration of Logitech Sync and Select Services to streamline IT management and enhance user support.
Enterprising Insights: Episode 13 – Field Service Applications
In this episode of Enterprising Insights, The Futurum Group’s Enterprise Applications Research Director Keith Kirkpatrick will provide a preview of his Market Insight Report around field service applications, the mobile and frontline-service based applications used to further drive efficiency and better CX through both B2B and B2C customer interactions. Kirkpatrick will then close out the show with the “Rant or Rave” segment, where he picks one item in the market, and champions or criticizes it.
Strategic Directions for VMware, Dell and Teradata - Infrastructure Matters, Episode 31
In this episode of Infrastructure Matters, host Krista Macomber, alongside her co-hosts Camberley Bates and Steve Dickens review Broadcom’s Analyst Event with the CEO of Broadcom Hock Tan and the VMware executive team. The crew reviewed the implications for Broadcom’s strategy and their expected R&D investments. Camberley discussed the latest in Dell’s Partner Program for fiscal year 2025 and where their APEX services are headed with the partners. Plus the Teradata progress with Vantage and implications of their earnings report.
Key points discussed include:
Coverage on Broadcom’s hosted a virtual analyst meeting keynoted by Hock Tan, emphasizing strategic focus and investments
VMware's partnership with Google on subscription licensing and portability aims to simplify and enhance offerings
Dell’s partner programs and changes in business models for partners, particularly in the context of Dell's APEX partner program adjustments
The importance of customer adoption, technology execution, and embracing AI in companies' strategies, specifically focusing on Teradata's transition to Vantage and the integration of AI into their analytics offerings
Teradata’s pivot to the cloud with Vantage, boasting a 48% increase in cloud annual recurring revenue
5G Factor: MWC24 Preview – P5G and API Alliances Flourishing
An Assessment of Key 5G-IoT Alliance Developments Including Dell Nokia P5G Use Case Focus, Intel Enlisting P5G Partners, and Vonage AWS Network API Push
In this episode of The 5G Factor, our series that focuses on all things 5G, the IoT, and the ecosystem as a whole, we look at the major 5G ecosystem moves and what’s going on that caught my eye in the lead up to Mobile World Congress 2024. Key alliance developments include Dell and Nokia teaming up to advance private 5G network use cases and network cloud transformation, Intel enlisting an array of major partners, such as Cisco, NTT Data, AWS, Ericsson, and , to accelerated private 5G network adoption by businesses, and Ericsson’s Vonage and AWS bringing together Vonage’s platform - based on communications Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) and network APIs - Ericsson’s 5G network capabilities and AWS services to catalyze the availability of new solutions to millions of AWS developers through AWS Marketplace.
My analytical review highlighted:
Dell and Nokia Commit to Advancing Network Cloud Transformation and P5G Use Cases. Dell Technologies and Nokia announced the extension of a strategic partnership to use each company’s expertise and solutions, including infrastructure solutions from Dell and private wireless connectivity from Nokia, to advance open network architectures in the telecom ecosystem and private 5G use cases among businesses. As part of the agreement, Nokia will adopt Dell as its preferred infrastructure partner for existing Nokia AirFrame customers, offering Dell’s technology as the infrastructure of choice for telecom cloud deployments. I delve into why the extend alliance is a sales and marketing boost for both companies as Dell gains valuable mind share and presence during the early stages of private 5G adoption and Nokia taps into Dell’s extensive hybrid cloud channels as Nokia Digital Automation Cloud private wireless solution becomes Dell’s preferred private wireless platform for enterprise customers’ edge use cases.
Intel Ready to Power Private 5G with Partners. Intel is teaming with partners to further enable and grow the private network market. Intel-powered private 5G solutions are deployed globally with major partners such as Cisco, NTT Data, AWS, Ericsson, and Nokia. Key partnerships include Cisco and NTT Data collaborating to transform RAI Amsterdam into the first smart venue in Europe, Aramco Digital, part of the world’s largest energy company Aramco, in collaboration with Intel, is developing private 5G for the industrial sector, powered by Intel-based open RAN technology, and the addition of Amdocs as a system integrator for the Integrated Private Wireless (IPW) on AWS program. Through the program, AWS customers can access Amdocs Mobile Private Network (MPN) services, and the infrastructure, built on AWS Outposts servers, which is powered by Intel Xeon processors. I examine why Private 5G networks are in high demand in 2024 and how Intel and partners are well-positioned as enterprises look for scalable compute solutions to power the next wave of AI applications running at the edge that drive their digital transformation missions and improvement of business outcomes.
Ericsson and AWS Ready to Unleash Communications and Network APIs. The collaboration between Ericsson-owned Vonage and Amazon Web Services (AWS) will bring together Vonage’s platform - based on communications APIs and network APIs - Ericsson’s 5G network capabilities and AWS services. The collaboration aims to accelerate the availability of new solutions to millions of AWS developers through AWS Marketplace. I assess why network APIs are essential for exposing new capabilities from within the 5G network that have never been available before, allowing existing applications to be enhanced with network information and enabling the development of a new class of applications. The alliance also aligns with the recently released Ericsson Mob
Google Gemini Advanced: Google’s Counter to Copilot? | The AI Moment – Episode 15
On this episode of The AI Moment, we discuss an emerging generative AI trend – the launch of Google Gemini Advanced, Google’s counter to Microsoft Copilot.
First Microsoft’s Copilot, now Google Gemini Advanced. In the span of just a few months, sophisticated generative AI assistants have been made available to the mass market, and there are more to come. In the big picture, there are different drivers for each of the tech giants.
5G Factor: MWC24 Preview – AI, Devices, and UX Shine
An Assessment of Key 5G-IoT Developments Including On-Device AI Progress, Voice and Gesture Innovations, and Foldable Screens Unfolding Across the Ecosystem
In this episode of The 5G Factor, our series that focuses on all things 5G, the IoT, and the 5G ecosystem as a whole, I’m joined by my colleague and fellow analyst, Olivier Blanchard, for a look at the top unfolding 5G innovations that caught our eye in the lead up to Mobile World Congress 2024. Key unfolding innovations that we addressed included why 2024 is poised as the year that on-device AI will begin to reset expectations for everyday tech products’ features, capabilities, and user experience (UX), voice and gesture recognition innovations redefining the AR and smart glasses categories, and foldable screens ready to proliferate across the entire device space.
Our analytical review focused on:
On-Device AI Ready for 2024 Breakout. 2024 is poised as the year that on-device AI will begin to reset expectations for everyday tech products’ features, capabilities, and UX. Powerful AI features are making their way to premium handsets, and that trend will continue to dominate the smartphone competitive landscape in 2024. The premium handset segment will push the boundaries of what is possible in pocket-sized form factors. We see that Qualcomm is especially well-positioned to lead the way with its next iteration of the Snapdragon 8 series SOC, presumably the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4, in the Android space. And while Apple has been slower to bring advanced AI features to its iPhone product, 2024 will likely mark the beginning of a more concerted effort to do so. We delve into why we fully expect that semiconductor vendors and their OEM partners to scale on-device generative AI capabilities to as many use cases and form factors as they can.
Voice and Gesture Recognition Set to Redefine AR and Smart Glasses. 2024 is also gearing up to be the year that voice and gesture recognition redefine extended reality (XR) and smart glasses UI. Voice recognition and voice-activated commands have been an indispensable UI layer for smart speakers, smart TVs, mobile devices, smart watches, and hands-free automotive solutions over the course of the past few years, but the successful integration of voice-activated commands to smart glasses in 2023 signaled a paradigm shift in how platform vendors and XR OEMs can approach the challenge of developing instinctive, natural, organic UIs into their breadth of XR solutions. We examine why combining voice recognition, eye tracking, and gesture recognition to XR headsets and glasses will also make every segment in the category a lot simpler for OEMs to design products for by using fewer moving parts and can mean fewer points of failure, more streamlined form factors, as well as more elegant, intuitive, usable UX and operating systems.
Foldable Screens Set to Proliferate Across Device Realm. Watching foldable touchscreen technology struggle to achieve any kind of enduring scale in the device market has been a bit of a head-scratcher these past few years, but 2023 turned out to be a bit of an inflection point for the technology. Now we see that foldable screens are proliferating across device categories and becoming a competitive must-have for device OEMs, it feels like the technology has matured beyond the early adopter consumer segment. We explore how the adoption of the technology by some of the world’s largest device OEMs has helped shift those perceptions and that competition is heating up in 2024 between Motorola, Samsung, Google, Oppo, and OnePlus in the mobile handset segment, although no Apple foldable yet, while HP, Lenovo, and Asus have begun bringing the technology to the PC market.
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