CES, 5G and the shift to the cloud desktop

CES, 5G and the shift to the cloud desktop

One of the biggest tech shifts I anticipate concerning productivity software is a shift from the desktop to the cloud. This shift was evident during the Qualcomm and Intel press announcements at CES this year, further confirming that...

Intel Optane: The missing link to a good virtual PC or gaming solution

Intel Optane: The missing link to a good virtual PC or gaming solution

3D XPoint memory could complement 5G and address the critical latency problem with both cloud gaming and the Windows Virtual Desktop, both of which are ramping to market. I believe our desktop and gaming future is in the cloud and the...

The tech market: Moving from ‘tell’ to ‘listen’

The tech market: Moving from ‘tell’ to ‘listen’

The technology market is going through an amazing and unanticipated change as it adapts AI to its own needs. It’s moving from a model that favors lock-in to one in which the vendor preserves and drives choice, and where the customer...

Amazon and Microsoft moves indicate that hardware OEMs may become obsolete

Amazon and Microsoft moves indicate that hardware OEMs may become obsolete

Qualcomm has an interesting take on the new Microsoft Surface X that, coupled with the Amazon announcement of the AWS Outposts, may indicate the market is moving back to an IBM model. That doesn’t bode well for the PC or server OEMs.

Preparing for the dual/foldable screen step to our AR future

Preparing for the dual/foldable screen step to our AR future

We are moving from single-screen devices to unlimited screen devices with some interesting intermediate steps, including foldable screens, head-mounted displays and even contact lenses.

The Undead PC: Dell has the best PC sales in their history

The Undead PC: Dell has the best PC sales in their history

It’s time to push back on the idea that the PC market is all but dead. Dell has had solid sales, customers have never been happier and relationships (with one noted exception) between OEMs, Intel and Microsoft are improving. We’ve...

Living on the Edge Chromium browser

Living on the Edge Chromium browser

The new Chromium browser from Microsoft blends both Google and Microsoft technology to set a new bar for compatibility, privacy and security in the corporate and personal browser space. It also showcases a competitive future where...

The Dell OptiPlex 7070 Ultra vs. NVIDIA Shield TV: The emerging cloud client

The Dell OptiPlex 7070 Ultra vs. NVIDIA Shield TV: The emerging cloud client

This week I make an admittedly odd comparison between a cloud-connected TV settop box and modular design that can be altered rather than replaced when it comes time to pivot to the cloud. The Shield is similar to the...

How HP leads in sustainability through innovation, partnership and sharing

How HP leads in sustainability through innovation, partnership and sharing

HP now stands out as a segment leader in sustainability – particularly with their printers. And Sims Metal Management is helping give HP leverage that no single company could otherwise hope to accomplish.

Is it time to rethink Windows?

Is it time to rethink Windows?

The ongoing move from desktop computing to the cloud, the coming move to quantum computing and what it means for the future of tech.

Is xCloud – the Xbox game streaming service – a glimpse at the future of the desktop?

Is xCloud – the Xbox game streaming service – a glimpse at the future of the desktop?

The advancements Microsoft will have to make to enable their xCloud gaming effort will benefit the virtual desktop effort as well. Why that’s a good thing…

Microsoft Surface: Saving the future of PCs

Microsoft Surface: Saving the future of PCs

Microsoft’s new Surface products will force the industry to rethink how PCs are designed and built. This design process change effectively takes the market back to where it always should have been – where those closest to the customer...

How WiFi 6 and 5G will force the merger of PCs and smartphones

How WiFi 6 and 5G will force the merger of PCs and smartphones

Once you can provide a high-bandwidth, low-latency solution that meets or exceeds a wired connection, you can move into the cloud – and that will force a revolutionary change in hardware design.

The 3 PC industry changes needed to create a better tomorrow

The 3 PC industry changes needed to create a better tomorrow

What’s holding back the PC market? I can think of a few things…

NVIDIA creates the last ultra performing laptop in the world

NVIDIA creates the last ultra performing laptop in the world

The ACE RTX concept laptop NVIDIA showcased at the IFA show in Europe is arguably the most innovative and highest performing laptop introduced to the market. It may also be the last laptop we ever see performing at these levels.

Cameyo:  Fixing the Chromebook app critical path problem

Cameyo: Fixing the Chromebook app critical path problem

If you’ve been struggling with converting to a more aggressively cloud-based alternative to your current desktop deployment, this young company appears to have a solution.

Microsoft’s Chromium Edge Browser moves to beta: Who knew a browser could be exciting again?

Microsoft’s Chromium Edge Browser moves to beta: Who knew a browser could be exciting again?

How does the beta of the new Edge browser from Microsoft (which is based on Google’s Chromium platform) compare to IE? Microsoft has really changed from the classic IE years – and we and Microsoft are much better off as a result. Why...

Microsoft ups effort to get firms off Windows 7 with FastTrack

Microsoft ups effort to get firms off Windows 7 with FastTrack

The Windows 10 FastTrack service is designed to help folks in the operating system slow lane, late to the migration party and now facing Windows 7 end-of-life. Updating to new operating systems has always been problematic, and this...

At the AMD Epyc 2 launch, I saw the future of the PC

At the AMD Epyc 2 launch, I saw the future of the PC

The Epyc/Ryzen-powered Microsoft Virtual PC solution demo was the first time I saw the Microsoft Virtual PC functioning – and it was awesome. Cloud-based virtual PC instances are the future of the PC, and apparently, it’s coming...

NVIDIA’s GauGAN once again showcases the future of AI personal computing

NVIDIA’s GauGAN once again showcases the future of AI personal computing

NVIDIA’s GauGAN will transform those of us that can’t draw into true artists, and similar technology is transforming what we read and how we write to improve productivity and significantly enhance both our skills and our speed. This...

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