Analyst Blogs

RSAC 2017 Roundup: Smart & IoT Security Dominate

Feb. 21, 2017, 10:20 a.m.
Michela Menting , Research Director

The RSA Conference is one of the largest conferences globally for the cybersecurity industry (if not the largest), and I attended this year’s event with interest once more. It provides a great opportunity for analysts such as myself to take the pulse on the industry and see where the ...


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Valentine’s Day Love with my Lenovo Phab 2Pro (safe for work :-))

Feb. 16, 2017, 9:52 a.m.

People, I have fallen hard for the new Lenovo Phab 2Pro, inappropriately on Valentine’s night. I’m talking full-on even-channel-4-wouldn’t-make-a-program-about-it love. When I should have been cuddled up on the couch with my wife enjoying gin cocktails on Valentine’s day, I was instead scanning walls and objects ...


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Augmented and Virtual Reality Promise a Market Revolution, but Not without a 5G Backbone

Feb. 1, 2017, 11:09 a.m.
Malik Saadi , Managing Director and Vice President, Strategic Technology Dimitris Mavrakis, Research Director Eric Abbruzzese, Senior Analyst

It is well understood that the continued growth of augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) will have a far-reaching impact on a number of markets. However, to support this far-reaching impact requires a capable connectivity backbone. A massive bandwidth requirement for premium content experiences combined with ubiquitous all-day device ...


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The Move to Server-Side Ad Insertion

Jan. 12, 2017, 3:04 p.m.
Sam Rosen, Managing Director and VP, Video, OTT and AR/VR

TV consumption is making a clear migration from broadcast and classic managed IPTV platforms to over-the-top (OTT) delivery.  This occurs in both live linear channels as well as with catch-up content, defined as video on demand (VOD) assets of recently aired content played out to consumers while capturing the TV ...


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How the Hell Did Amazon just Remove Checkouts?

Dec. 7, 2016, 3:33 p.m.

Every so often Amazon makes announcement that looks like a Ryanair publicity stunt; something that sounds remotely plausible but in reality is a non-starter. The difference is that these are very much starters. We have seen the drone, the bookstore and even Amazon Dash and now we have the payless ...


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