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CES 2019: Key Takeaways

neXt Curve attended the largest consumer electronics trade show on the planet with over 180,000 in attendance to identify the deeper technology and market trends that are driving the rapid evolution of our digital lives and are expressed in the new digitally-enabled consumer applications from smart home, 3D sound to emotionally-aware robots.

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World Internet Conference 2018: Key Takeaways

neXt Curve attended the World Internet Conference 2018 in Wuzhen, China's premier conference on the digital economy and policy, which took place from the 6th to the 9th of November. This year's conference was sparsely attended by U.S. tech giants such as Apple and Google, but their absence didn't put a damper on the global scope of the event and its continued promotion of the Digital Silk Road.

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Market Insight: Apple’s Not-So-Slow-Moving Coup of The Personal Computing World

While industry sages prognosticated the diminishing relevance of the tablet device category for the past three years as iPad and tablet sales slowed, Apple quietly amassed an installed base of over 400 million active iPads thanks to extended iOS device support. The newly announced iPad Pro is poised to bring about an inflection point in personal computing by changing the way we think of portable computing.

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Market Insight: Holistic Security is Key to Meet the Digital Security Threats of Today & Tomorrow

On October 4th, 2018, Bloomberg's Businessweek released a report alleging that Chinese spies implanted a "malicious chip" into server motherboards assembled by Super Micro Computer Inc. (Supermicro), a U.S.-based Original Device Manufacturer (ODM) that manufactures servers used in hyperscale data…

0 comments on “Market Insight: iOS 12 Gave Apple a Massive Ecosystem Advantage”

Market Insight: iOS 12 Gave Apple a Massive Ecosystem Advantage

When the latest series of iPhones are released, we love to see how they measure up to the competition.  The comparative evaluations are typically based on specs - number of cores, processor clock speed, RAM, removable storage - and increasingly on performance benchmark scores.  But what about the value that customers receive over the life of the device.  iOS 12 is enabling Apple to do something no other mobile device manufacturer is remotely able to do - keep your six-year old iPhone up to date and relevant.

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Market Insight: Apple Ushers in The Next Big Thing in Device Security & Privacy – eSIM

While eSIM's have been used in the Samsung Gear 2 3G, Google Pixel 2, iPad Pro (Apple SIM) and the Series 3 Apple Watch, the iPhone has the potential to accelerate the broader eSIM adoption among carriers across the globe laying the foundation for the next big thing in Internet of Things (IoT) endpoint privacy and security.

2 comments on “Market Insight: What Wall Street Does Not Understand About Apple”

Market Insight: What Wall Street Does Not Understand About Apple

Yesterday, Apple hit a major valuation milestone becoming the first $1 trillion public company. Many Wall Street analysts and market pundits are calling it an important milestone.  Well, apparently Tim Cook doesn’t think so.  But it is a time to reflect on how the investor community and Wall Street have gotten Apple wrong consistently for quite some time.  And they continue to get Apple wrong as they continue to characterize Apple as an iPhone company or a consumer product company, or a hardware company.

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Want to Get Value Out of IoT? Stop Talking About IoT

Do you scratch your head when someone asks you if you have an “IoT strategy"?  I do, and I find myself inevitably asking what one means by “IoT strategy”.  Why is the Internet of Things (a.k.a. “IoT”) such a confusing…

0 comments on “The Hybrid Cloud Bill of Rights”

The Hybrid Cloud Bill of Rights

The cloud landscape continues to change and evolve. Our current assumptions about cloud and how it will influence IT and our IT investments will need to evolve as well.  When you consider the fluidity of the cloud vendor landscape, it is important to consider price/performance market intelligence to make the best decisions for your cloud strategy - your hybrid cloud strategy. 

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The Future of Cloud: The Cloud Continuum

Cloud of yesterday is not Cloud as we know it today.  The computing model continues to evolve and virtualized enterprise data centers converge with public cloud service in creating the emerging frontier of hybrid computing.  Where is cloud computing going and what is next?