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Author: Olivier Blanchard

Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, Lenovo, Microsoft, and Samsung Coordinate Global Launch of Snapdragon X-Powered Windows Copilot+ PCs
Olivier Blanchard, Research Director at The Futurum Group, shares his insights on Microsoft’s Copilot+ PC announcement and explains why Qualcomm’s Windows-on-Arm AI-accelerated Snapdragon X PC platform is set to radically transform the PC space.
AMD’s AI-Enabling Solutions Portfolio Gains Traction in All the Right Places
Olivier Blanchard, Research Director at The Futurum Group, shares his insights about AMD’s Q1 2024 earnings and how its investments in AI solutions sets up the company for growth early in the AI disruption cycle.
The New ThinkCentre Desktops Are Powered by AMD Ryzen PRO 8000 Series Desktop Processors
Olivier Blanchard, Research Director at The Futurum Group, shares his insights about Lenovo’s decision to lean into on-device AI’s system improvement value proposition for the enterprise.
Horizon OS Is Meta’s Overdue Horse-Before-Cart Moment for XR Adoption
Olivier Blanchard, Research Director at The Futurum Group, shares his insights about Meta’s Horizon OS announcement, outlines how its app developer ecosystem may be the missing link in Meta’s mainstream market XR adoption strategy.
In our latest Research Brief, The Case for Integrated Building Management: Achieving Operational Efficiency with Honeywell Enterprise Buildings Integrator, done in partnership with Honeywell, we analyze Honeywell’s EBI solution and how it addresses key customer pain points.
The Circular Economy Can Help Your Company and Business Ecosystem Improve Sustainability Efforts and Create New Innovation Opportunities
Olivier Blanchard, Research Director at The Futurum Group, encourages you to download the latest whitepaper from The Futurum Group, which highlights circularity—a perfect read for Earth Day.
TSMC, Samsung, and Intel All Announced Agreements
Olivier Blanchard, Research Director at The Futurum Group, shares his insights on the geopolitical, market, and supply chain implications of finally securing domestic semiconductor chip production.
In this white paper, Operationalizing the Circular Economy: How HP is Reinventing Sustainability for the Tech Sector, you will learn the five fundamental challenges standing in the way of this transition, and how to address them.
Dell Q4 and FY 2024 Earnings Reflect the Proverbial Calm Before the Impending AI Storm
Olivier Blanchard, Research Director at The Futurum Group, shares his insights on Dell’s Q4 and FY 2024 earnings, which point to a rebound for PCs in H2 2024 with the arrival of AI PCs and to gathering strength in AI-optimized servers and services.
HP Q1 2024 Earnings Could Be Hiding a Demand Easter Egg Ahead of the Impending AI-Driven PC Refresh Cycle Reset
Olivier Blanchard, Research Director at The Futurum Group, shares his insights on HP Q1 2024 earnings, which send mixed messages about PC demand ahead of the impending PC segment’s refresh cycle reset, driven by the new AI PCs.
Qualcomm’s New AI-Optimized Connectivity System Rings in the Era of On-Device AI, Multi-Device Connectivity, and Wi-Fi 7
The Futurum Group’s Olivier Blanchard highlights features, benefits, and industry firsts packed into Qualcomm’s new FastConnect 7900 and discusses how Wi-Fi 7 joins on-device AI to reset refresh cycles for the mobile handset space.