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Microsoft’s Rebranded Azure Virtual Desktop: The Future of Work is Hybrid

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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.

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NVIDIA’s BlueField-2 DPUs and Base Command AI Development Hub Serve up More Power, Less Friction at COMPUTEX 2021

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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.

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Microsoft and Discord — Could a Discord Acquisition Bring Harmony to Microsoft?

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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.

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AWS EC2 X2gd Instances Powered Using Home-Grown Graviton2 Processors

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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.

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CES 2021: The Mudra Band and how Wearable Devices Defining the Future of Immersive Customer Experiences

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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.”