Category: Collaboration Devices and Services

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.
The News Comes Less Than 3 Weeks After the Cisco-Nutanix Partnership Announcement
Dave Raffo, Senior Analyst at The Futurum Group, explores Cisco’s end-of-life announcement of its HyperFlex HCI system, with the news coming less than 3 weeks after Cisco launched a partnership with HCI rival Nutanix.
The Impact of Qualcomm’s Multi-Year Snapdragon 5G Modem-RF System Agreement With Apple on Both Companies and Consumers
Olivier Blanchard, Research Director at The Futurum Group, shares his insights into why the multi-year Snapdragon 5G modem-RF system agreement between Apple and Qualcomm is good news for both companies and for iPhone users.
On this episode of The Six Five Webcast, hosts Patrick Moorhead and Daniel Newman discuss Oracle and Azure, Arm’s successful public debut, Apple’s September 2023 event announcements, Salesforce Dreamforce 2023 and the latest earnings releases for Oracle and Adobe.
New Sales Team Capabilities Launching in Fall 2023, Including Virtual Coach, Deal Risk Signals, and Discover Monthly
Keith Kirkpatrick, Research Director at The Futurum Group, covers Zoom’s rebrand of IQ for Sales as Zoom Revenue Accelerator, and discusses why the fall launch of new sales support features will be essential to the company’s platform strategy.
The Six Five Team discusses some announcements from Qualcomm at IAA Mobility in Munich, and the AWS-BMW tie up.