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George Leopold

George Leopold has written about science and technology for more than 30 years, focusing on electronics and aerospace technology. He previously served as executive editor of Electronic Engineering Times. Leopold is the author of "Calculated Risk: The Supersonic Life and Times of Gus Grissom" (Purdue University Press, 2016).

5G Rollouts Predicated on Security, Coverage

March 4th, 2020 Comments Off on 5G Rollouts Predicated on Security, Coverage
The rollout of 5G networks is gaining momentum for use cases like digital health services as potential early deployers gauge the security, reliability and reach of the next-generation of wireless networks. Signs of traction emerged with reports of talks ...

Dell Reports Record Revenue, but Outlook Raises Flags

March 2nd, 2020 Comments Off on Dell Reports Record Revenue, but Outlook Raises Flags
Dell Technologies record annual revenues announced last week was nevertheless met with unease by shareholders wary of the outlook for its VMware business. Dell (NYSE: DELL) reported full-year revenues totaling $92.2 billion while fiscal fourth quarter revenue was up ...

Call Centers Emerge as Popular AI Use Case

February 27th, 2020 Comments Off on Call Centers Emerge as Popular AI Use Case
AI technology adopters are displaying surprising patience in terms of the rate of return on their investment, instead emphasizing improved customer satisfaction as their highest priority while giving AI platforms a year or two to produce revenues. A survey ...

Micron Deep Learning Accelerator Gets Memory Boost

February 26th, 2020 Comments Off on Micron Deep Learning Accelerator Gets Memory Boost
Deep learning accelerators based on chip architectures coupled with high-bandwidth memory are emerging to enable near real-time processing of machine learning algorithms. Memory chip specialist Micron Technology argues that hardware accelerators linked to higher memory densities are the best ...

‘Shadow IoT’ Undermining Network Security

February 25th, 2020 Comments Off on ‘Shadow IoT’ Undermining Network Security
The majority of Internet of Things transactions are unsecured, adding a new enterprise security threat as industrial and retail IoT traffic begins to ramp up. An enterprise IoT survey released this week by security vendor Zscaler found an “exponential” ...

Dell, Orange 5G Network Trials Show 20x Improvement

February 21st, 2020 Comments Off on Dell, Orange 5G Network Trials Show 20x Improvement
Dell Technologies and partner Orange have completed field trials of the wireless carrier’s 5G network, linking a Dell notebook to a prototype grid that achieved speeds 20 times faster than current 4G networks. The initial field trials reached sustained ...

‘Community-based’ Open Source on the Rise

February 20th, 2020 Comments Off on ‘Community-based’ Open Source on the Rise
As more enterprises embrace open source software for applications ranging from security and cloud management to databases and analytics, the steady shift away from proprietary software is coalescing around a “community-based” open source movement. According to an annual snapshot ...

Google Restructures, Seeking Bigger Slice of Enterprise Cloud Pie

February 18th, 2020 Comments Off on Google Restructures, Seeking Bigger Slice of Enterprise Cloud Pie
Google Cloud’s focus on larger enterprise customers has resulted in a restructuring that will cut jobs in its cloud operations as it seeks to attract more large corporate customers while differentiating its cloud services from market leaders Amazon Web ...

Last-Minute Court Order Halts JEDI Rollout

February 13th, 2020 Comments Off on Last-Minute Court Order Halts JEDI Rollout
A day before the Pentagon planned to “go live” with its department-wide cloud deployment, a federal judge has ordered a pause in implementation of a hotly contested $10 billion infrastructure contract. The ruling by the U.S. Court of Federal ...

Coronavirus Seen Slowing 5G Deployments

February 13th, 2020 Comments Off on Coronavirus Seen Slowing 5G Deployments
The unrelenting spread of the coronavirus is endangering global electronics supply chains, raising the possibility that planned 5G wireless deployments could be at risk. The rollout of key components such as next-generation 5G New Radio has begun. Global availability ...
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