The Google Cloud Next ’21 event was an opportunity for Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai to present the future direction of Google Cloud. Futurum Research analyst Fred McClimans breaks down the key announcements and explains how their focus on customer transformation and sustainability is a sign of Google Cloud’s growing maturity.
Microsoft has announced the rebranding of its Windows Virtual Desktop to Azure Virtual Desktop. Futurum Research analyst Fred McClimans dives into the reason behind this rebranding and how it reflects the new post-pandemic hybrid physical/virtual work model while also offering a new SaaS-based revenue stream for third-party application developers.
NVIDIA continues to expand its focus and customer value as it rolls out software solutions and service offerings designed to help its customers accelerate their own internal application development and digital transformation initiatives. Futurum Research analyst Fred McClimans breaks down two key announcements from COMPUTEX Taipei 2021.
NVIDIA’s Omniverse Enterprise platform has the potential to reshape the future of manufacturing and collaboration. Futurum’s Fred McClimans walks through the key elements of the Omniverse and explains why it might well be transformational for businesses well beyond the manufacturing sector.
Microsoft and Discord are rumored be discussing a potential acquisition with a price tag in the $10 billion range. Futurum’s Fred McClimans discusses the dynamics of this potential deal, why it may be a better option than an IPO for Discord, and how the combination could significantly boost Microsoft’s reach into the non-Microsoft gaming community.
AWS has announced general availability of EC2 X2gd instances of its cloud computing offering. Futurum’s Fred McClimans discusses the importance of this new offering and how it plays into the growing demand for memory-intensive workloads, such as real-time data analytics. In short, it means very good things for AWS customers. It increases the performance and cuts the cost of cloud computing for workloads such as in-memory databases, relational databases, and our favorite, real-time data analytics. This, coupled with AWS’s scalable, pay-as-you-go consumption model, is exactly what is needed today.
Microsoft has confirmed a significant security breach of its Exchange email servers and the theft of private emails from businesses, organizations, and government agencies around the world. Futurum’s Fred McClimans breaks down the timeline and what we know so far, and also discusses the behavior issue organizations face regarding on-premises systems.
Yac, a provider of voice-based collaboration tools, has raised a new round of investment from GGV Capital and the Slack Fund. Futurum’s Fred McClimans discusses the potential of voice-based messaging as part of enterprise collaboration and why this approach is worth exploring further.
With its recent fundraising round, RPA giant UiPath has hit a $35 Billion post-money valuation. Futurum’s Fred McClimans walks through the big hits of 2020 for the company, as well as the role the global pandemic has played in the rise in popularity in general for automation software.
From consumer CX to industrial applications, from creating more immersive experiences to bringing accessibility to people with disabilities, the Mudra Band was one of the highlights of this year’s virtual CES show for Futurum’s Fred McClimans. He writes, “I think this tech has tremendous potential and expect it to play a significant role in our daily lives, perhaps sooner than many might have anticipated.”
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