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Lenovo Q1 2022-2023: Finding New Engines to Drive Growth and Profitability

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Futurum’s Daniel Newman and Ron Westfall examine Lenovo’s first quarter 2022/23 results that produced improved profitability and revenue for the ninth consecutive quarter and why Lenovo’s strategic vision, R&D prioritization, portfolio development commitments, and operations have enabled the company to make notable strides across its three main SSG, IFG, and IDG business units.

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New Qualcomm AI Stack Powers the Connected Intelligent Edge

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The News: Qualcomm has unveiled its Qualcomm AI Stack portfolio of software tools to make it easier for OEMs and developers to build AI applications for a wide range of devices that run on Qualcomm chips. The Qualcomm AI Stack is designed to unleash the AI power of Connected Intelligent Edge devices, including smartphones, IoT, automotive, XR, cloud, and mobile …

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Red Hat Announces OpenShift 4.9 — Getting Closer to the Edge With Myriad Enhancements — and Advanced Cluster Management for Kubernetes

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Futurum Research senior analyst, Steven Dickens provides his take on news coming out of the Linux Foundation’s KubeCon event by Red Hat. As edge computing use cases explode, Kubernetes deployments have become under increasing stress. The latest additions to Red Hat’s flagship OpenShift Kubernetes orchestration platform position the platform to address the scale and complexity of such edge use cases and also handle the inherent network connectivity issues that exist at the edge.

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MicroAI Debuts to Advance AI Edge Technology Across the Digital Ecosystem

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MircoAI debuts as the rebrand of One Tech, fueled by the mission to deliver personalized AI across edge endpoints using its edge-native AI technology that embeds ML into connected endpoints. Futurum’s Ron Westfall examines why the overall MicroAI proposition, including MicroAI AtomML technology and new go-to-market products, can drive ecosystem-wide innovation of device-specific, personalized AI models that can advance predicted maintenance, IoT edge AI, endpoint device security capabilities as well as provide operational excellence for industrial manufacturing and processing applications.

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AT&T and Google Cloud are Ready for Prime Time 5G and Edge Computing Business

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AT&T and Google Cloud expand their 5G and edge collaboration targeting enterprises with a flexible combination of AT&T’s on-premises Multi-access Edge Compute solution and AT&T Network Edge Capabilities augmented by Google Cloud’s extensive edge PoPs and core proficiencies including Kubernetes container orchestration, AI/ML, data analytics, and ISV collaboration expertise. Futurum’s Ron Westfall analyzes why the expanded alliance boosts AT&T’s overall competitive prospects, especially in relation to main rival Verizon, and how AT&T now has the 5G and edge compute proposition needed to innovate immersive experiences and win more enterprise business.

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Dell, Switch and FedEx Build Edge Data Centers

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Dell, Switch and FedEx collaborate to build technology hubs that support multicloud and hybrid environments for edge processing. These hubs will operate on Switch’s edge modular data centers that are deployed on FedEx real estate, with Dell providing server hardware and managed services. FedEx will also be the first consumer of these services.