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Rob Enderle

The Enderle Group provides an unparalleled look inside breaking technology events to identify the core reasons that buyers and builders of technology should care.

Rob’s Articles

  • IBM Power and the Importance of Measurable Results techspective | Nov 24 One of the things that is somewhat unique to IBM is its focus on capturing the metrics surrounding a deployment of a new technology and getting the related customer to share those metrics. Even though IBM is one of the most trusted brands in the world, there is a certain amount of understandable skepticism when a vendor, any vendor, touts benefits its marketing department sourced without any third-party validation. Named customer metrics are far more credible and can be better used to justify a vendor’s choice or to support a vendor’s claim. This year, IBM posted several metrics on Power deployments with significant operational savings from the customers that deployed its technology. Let’s explore the benefits these large companies achieved with Power.
  • Sam Altman Vs. The OpenAI Board Vs. Microsoft: How To Kill The Golden Goose TG Daily | Nov 22 I’ve been a technology analyst since the early 90s and I’ve seen company boards do a lot of stupid things mostly having to do with hiring the wrong CEO, then not recognizing the mistake soon enough to mitigate the resulting damage. Normally, the issue is that the board isn’t independent enough to do the job. But firing OpenAI’s CEO Sam Altman sets the record for bone headed stupidity.
  • Microsoft's Copilot Rises From the Ashes of Bob and Clippy TechNewsWorld | Nov 20 I was at Microsoft Ignite last week for the AI and Copilot rollout on Azure and Windows. As I watched the presentation, I was taken back in time to the 1990s launch of Microsoft Bob and that first attempt at creating a digital assistant called Clippy, neither of which met expectations back then. But now, Copilot will do far more than those two earlier offerings could even conceive of, and the power of the result, both inside and outside of Microsoft, is incredible.
  • Microsoft Copilot: Enabling The Disabled And Supercharging Kids TG Daily | Nov 17 This week I’m at Microsoft Ignite. There was a video at the end of the second keynote that spoke to how Copilot could be used by folks who were severely disabled to help make them productive. The video featured a guy in Ukraine where the massive number of civilians who have been critically injured need technologies to help their now heavily injured and disabled population return to work.

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Rob Enderle on…

Meta’s earnings

"Meta earnings looked pretty good. They have clearly cut back on the bleeding surrounding their metaverse efforts and the company appears to be on a more even keel right now."

Meta Quarterly Profit Jumps But It Sees Volatility In Ad Market

Apple and generative AI

[Enderle noted that getting generative AI right will be important for Apple but not critical.] “We are still in the earliest phase of this tech wave, so they have time for a little trial and error.”

Apple Ready To Spend Billions To Catch AI Leaders: Report

Space Force’s ban on generative AI tools for its workforce

“This isn’t so much a fear of AI but the common fear of someone who doesn’t understand the risks implementing a technology that is either unsecured or installed improperly resulting in the potential for a breach. ... I’m actually more surprised this didn’t happen faster than that it happened at all.”

Space Force Temporarily Bans the Use of Generative AI for Its Workforce

An innovation hub being considered for development in Silicon Valley

“A lot of the work that is going on in quantum computing, a lot of the work on autonomous flying and driving vehicles, a lot of the advanced work in aerospace, is happening in Silicon Valley.”

Vast $2 billion innovation hub eyed at NASA Ames Silicon Valley complex
San Jose Mercury News

OpenAI building its own AI chips

“Software has a hardware requirement and if you control both you have a firm idea on the direction you’ll need to take to remain competitive.” [But there are risks.] “Creating chips is not trivial and foundries and fabs are already saturated, making it very likely that OpenAI will fail in this effort.”

OpenAI Considering Building Its Own AI Chips

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Rob Enderle

An Internet search of media quotes validates Rob Enderle as one of the most influential technology pundits in the world. Leveraging world-class IT industry analysis skills honed at DataQuest, Giga Information Group, and Forrester Research, Rob seized upon the power of the information channel as a conduit to reach business strategists and deliver valuable, experienced-based insight on how to leverage industry advances for maximum business advantage.

As President and Principal Analyst of the Enderle Group, he provides regional and global companies with guidance in how to create credible dialogue with the market, target customer needs, create new business opportunities, anticipate technology changes, select vendors and products, and practice zero dollar marketing. For over 20 years Rob has worked for and with companies like Microsoft, HP, IBM, Dell, Toshiba, Gateway, Sony, USAA, Texas Instruments, AMD, Intel, Credit Suisse First Boston, ROLM, and Siemens.

Mary Enderle

Mary EnderleAs Enderle Group’s Branding and Web Design Consultant, Mary brings a depth of knowledge regarding brand-driven design, creation of brand management tools, creative direction and agency management. Mary was the worldwide corporate brand identity manager at Intel® Corporation, one of the top ten brands in the world. Under Mary’s leadership, her team was responsible for ensuring that all communications were consistent and reflected Intel’s values, to make sure that Intel would continue to rank among the top ten recognized brands worldwide. Mary also spent nine years managing the look and feel for, consulting across many divisions on both creative and site usability.

After leaving Intel, Mary consulted with top tier companies on branding and web design including Dolby Laboratories, Gateway Computers, Advanced Micro Devices, Intel and Kodak Gallery.

Mary was the Brand Director and Affiliate Manager for CafeGive® for 1½ years, a startup that is focused on building a thriving community of nonprofit organizations and their advocates consumers and merchants dedicated to grassroots fundraising through ecommerce. CafeGive has evolved their focus to help nonprofits create social media campaigns for their causes. CafeGive Social is the easy to use platform that helps organizations and teams of all sizes create successful cause marketing campaigns.


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