Category: Collaboration Devices and Services

The Number of STaaS Options Grew Considerably in 2023 as Major Vendors Significantly Expanded Their Consumption Programs
Dave Raffo, Senior Analyst at The Futurum Group, looks at how STaaS and other consumption programs expanded in 2023 and how these have changed the way IT teams purchase infrastructure.
Dell Q3 2024 Earnings Feel Like Two Steps Forward, One Step Back But Points to Generative AI Momentum
Olivier Blanchard, Research Director at The Futurum Group, shares his insights on Dell Q3 2024 earnings, which, despite reflecting a sluggish and inconsistent recovery, highlight the importance of generative AI to the company’s growth.
ServiceNow and AWS Agreement Enables ServiceNow’s Solutions to be Available in the AWS Marketplace
Keith Kirkpatrick, Research Director at The Futurum Group, covers the agreement between ServiceNow and AWS to collaborate on domain-specific generative AI solutions and make ServiceNow’s offerings available in the AWS marketplace.
The Unique Partnership Will Leverage EPOS’s Advanced Audio Technology in Today’s Increasingly Challenging Hybrid Work Scenarios
Craig Durr, Research Director at The Futurum Group, highlights the strategic Lenovo and EPOS partnership as a game-changer in professional audio for hybrid work environments.
Hammerspace and Vcinity Announce Partnership to Accelerate Data Movement
Mitch Lewis, Research Analyst at The Futurum Group, shares his insights on a joint solution from Hammerspace and Vcinity that was on display at SC23.
Fourth Quarter Earnings for HP Indicate Continuing Sequential Growth in the Rebounding PC Market
Olivier Blanchard, Research Director at The Futurum Group, shares his insights on the HP Q4 2023 earnings, which suggest a rebound for PCs in 2024 despite persistent market headwinds.
Strong Lenovo Q2 FY 2024 Earnings Boosted by Storage, Services, and AI as Primary Growth Drivers
The Futurum Group’s Daniel Newman, Olivier Blanchard, and Steven Dickens share insights on the Lenovo Q2 FY 2024 earnings, which strengthen the argument for an accelerating sector-wide recovery and highlight storage, AI, and hybrid IT solutions as Lenovo growth drivers.
IBM and KPMG Are Expanding Their Alliance to Help Energy and Utilities Vendors Boost Their SAP S/4HANA Cloud ERP Implementations
Todd R. Weiss, Senior Analyst with The Futurum Group, shares his insights as the energy and utilities industry gets SAP S/4HANA expertise from IBM and KPMG through an expanded partnership between the two consulting companies.
Microsoft’s Azure OpenAI Service Will Be Incorporated into FactoryTalk Design Studio to Enhance Time-to-Market for Industrial Automation Systems
Keith Kirkpatrick, Research Director with The Futurum Group, covers Rockwell Automation and Microsoft’s announcement of generative AI tools for industrial automation and discusses how they will help drive ROI for non-office workers.
HP Leans Hard Into Hybrid Work Market With the Latest Wave of Innovative Crossover Designs
Olivier Blanchard, research director at The Futurum Group, shares his thoughts on the inaugural HP Imagine showcase, and digs into why hybrid work’s impact on product design and UX innovation presents a significant market opportunity for HP.
Netcracker Bolsters Its Relationship with Microsoft to Integrate GenAI Telco Solution with ChatGPT to Spur the Development of Telco High-Value Use Cases
The Futurum Group’s Ron Westfall examines Netcracker’s selection of Microsoft Azure OpenAI Service to boost GenAI Telco Solution to fulfill top telco use case demands such as improved productivity and enhanced interactions with customers.