Cisco is moving aggressively to make sure it remains relevant and dominant in a future defined, not by the cloud exclusively, but by an increasing variety of focused domains that need to be connected, managed and secured.
AMD is executing well, is focused, has an executive team that is focused on the business and not on creating drama for customers or investors, and has the most solid product line it has ever had.
HP success is tied to an executive staff that works as a team and has priorities that are in line with its customers, employees and investors.
The Oracle endorsement of AMD gives the firm a nice beachhead and should allow it to expand that, particularly as it appears that Intel is distracted by other efforts, into a far more viable challenge to Intel dominance.
Spatial uses a top AR headset like Hololens or the Magic Leap solution to place an avatar that looks like your ghost in a meeting and, if you are remote, the people on site as ghosts in your office.
PCs and peripherals are force multipliers and crimping on them reduces the job satisfaction, loyalty and efficiency of the workforce. Millennials are forcing firms to rethink their more budget-focused strategies.
The priorities at BlackBerry around securing the elements of the IoT should be our priorities, as well.
This is what a keynote should be: a balance between vision and products, a heavy focus on customers and applied solutions, and a solid and heartfelt effort to help improve the world we all live in.
Dell Technologies is so successful with its security effort because of the EMC storage component and the ability to be a general contractor.
Intel has behaved badly around a processor problem, shifting the risk to OEMs and end customers.
With the graphics technology expanding how we view reality using technologies like augmented and virtual reality, the lines are increasingly blurred between what is real and what we can imagine.
Threadripper makes AMD appear trendy, gives the company bragging rights on performance, draws potential buyers to the brand, and differentiates the company positively against Intel, its primary competitor.
IBM might be the best source for Facebook or any other company concerned about the potentially terminal exposure of breaching customer trust and violating privacy.
It is a shame that we cannot be more trusting, but the reality is that a lot of people make a living scamming others. The damage is very real.
Given new capabilities at IBM Storage, we can expect more breakout products like the new FlashSystem 9100 that include, like this hardware does, powerful new performance surprises unique to IBM.
With three failed CEOs in a row, maybe it is time to take a different approach at Intel, and have a board that has interests in line with the interests of Intel.
If the Intel board could not do proper due diligence for Brian Krzanich or govern his bad behavior, why would anyone think they can choose a replacement, run their companies, or provide advice that is any better?