Rob Enderle

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Rob Enderle is president and principal analyst of the Enderle Group, a forward looking emerging technology advisory firm. With more than 25 years’ experience in emerging technologies, he provides regional and global companies with guidance in how to better target customer needs with new and existing products; create new business opportunities; anticipate technology changes; select vendors and products; and identify best marketing strategies and tactics.

In addition to IDG, Rob currently writes for USA Herald, TechNewsWorld, IT Business Edge, TechSpective, TMCnet and TGdaily. Rob trained as a TV anchor and appears regularly on Compass Radio Networks, WOC, CNBC, NPR, and Fox Business.

Before founding the Enderle Group, Rob was the Senior Research Fellow for Forrester Research and the Giga Information Group. While there he worked for and with companies like Microsoft, HP, IBM, Dell, Toshiba, Gateway, Sony, USAA, Texas Instruments, AMD, Intel, Credit Suisse First Boston, GM, Ford, and Siemens.

Before Giga, Rob was with Dataquest covering client/server software, where he became one of the most widely publicized technology analysts in the world and was an anchor for CNET. Before Dataquest, Rob worked in IBM’s executive resource program, where he managed or reviewed projects and people in Finance, Internal Audit, Competitive Analysis, Marketing, Security, and Planning.

Rob holds an AA in Merchandising, a BS in Business, and an MBA, and he sits on the advisory councils for a variety of technology companies.

Rob’s hobbies include sporting clays, PC modding, science fiction, home automation, and computer gaming.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Rob Enderle and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications, Inc., its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

We’re thinking about metaverse collaboration the wrong way

Remote work and the collapse of the social network (no, not that one)

Remote work and the collapse of the social network (no, not that one)

There’s a missing link in today’s workplace that’s harming productivity and undermining loyalty to employers: the social connections we used to make in the office.

Nvidia re-envisions the metaverse as a collaboration platform

Nvidia re-envisions the metaverse as a collaboration platform

The company has its hands in a lot of technology pies, from advanced robotics to autonomous cars, planes, chips, advanced AI, and even medical research. This week it offered a glimpse of an avatar-dominated collaboration metaverse.

Teams and Webex: What if Microsoft and Cisco merged their platforms?

Teams and Webex: What if Microsoft and Cisco merged their platforms?

Rather than competing in the collaboration market, Microsoft and Cisco could join forces and deliver even more for the customers.

Cisco moves Webex toward a collaboration lead

Cisco moves Webex toward a collaboration lead

Cisco seems to be making the right moves to position Webex as a truly collaborative videoconferencing option for companies.

Varjo’s new VR headset points the way to collaboration done right

Varjo’s new VR headset points the way to collaboration done right

True collaboration happens when a group gathers around a project. Virtual reality brings that experience to participants in a way that traditional videoconferencing never will.

Windows 11 and the need for better BIOS integration

Windows 11 and the need for better BIOS integration

Although Windows has come a long ways since the early days of DOS, it needs to evolve further than it has with Windows 11.

Windows 11 arrives: my initial impressions

Windows 11 arrives: my initial impressions

Though I had a few hitches getting Windows 11 installed on a PC I had just built, the upgrade from Windows 10 is worth it for the added security alone.

Varjo and a better approach to VR-based collaboration

Varjo and a better approach to VR-based collaboration

Given the advances in AR and VR in recent years, why are we trying so hard to re-create boring, old meeting rooms?

Microsoft’s Surface Laptop Studio: The perfect Windows 11 laptop?

Microsoft’s Surface Laptop Studio: The perfect Windows 11 laptop?

If you want to see an early benchmark of a PC explicitly designed to show off Windows 11, take a look at the Surface Laptop Studio.

The problem with the Poly Studio E70 and X70

The problem with the Poly Studio E70 and X70

The Poly Studio E70 and X70 are perfectly fine as conference room video setups, but a lack of interoperability limits their appeal. It’s a major issue for the industry.

Lenovo’s ThinkReality A3 Smart Glasses look to the future

Lenovo’s ThinkReality A3 Smart Glasses look to the future

Head-mounted displays, better known as smart glasses, have come a long way. Case in point: Lenovo's ThinkReality A3 glasses.

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