Analyst Blogs

Night of the Living Zombie Botnets

March 28, 2017, 6:20 a.m.
Dimitrios Pavlakis, Industry Analyst

Zombie computers, botnets, DDOS, DNS attacks, ransomware - all can be fueled by hordes of insecure devices and malware-infested systems. Devices that have been infected with a specific type of malware which allows stealing of personal data, controlling critical functions, has keylogger and remote access capabilities is usually refer to as ...


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Sprint Announces Wireless Gigabit LTE Service

March 9, 2017, 2:42 p.m.
Prayerna Raina, Senior Analyst

On March 8 (2017), Sprint became the first U.S. mobile carrier to officially test the Gigabit LTE service along with partners Qualcomm and Motorola at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans. The Gigabit LTE service demo launched on its commercial LTE Plus network. The Sprint Gigabit LTE service ...


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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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