Patrick.Moorhead

Patrick Moorhead is Founder, President and Principal Analyst at boutique technology analyst firm Moor Insights & Strategy, founded in 2011. He was the most cited industry technology analyst in the U.S. and European press in January, 2014, and is routinely quoted in the highest quality publications and appears on numerous business TV shows. Moor Insights & Strategy has practices in cloud services, servers, storage, network and client devices like phones, tablets and personal computers. The firm also extensively researches IoT.

Patrick served on numerous boards, including the American Electronics Association (AEA), Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), and served as board chair at Saint David’s Medical Center, a Reuter’s Top 100 hospital. Previously, Patrick was a product, strategy, and marketing executive at AMD, AltaVista, and Compaq and also worked at AT&T and NCR.

Moor Insights & Strategy offices are located in Austin, Texas.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Patrick Moorhead and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications, Inc., its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

Articles by Patrick.Moorhead

VDI deserves another look based on Dell EMC VDI Complete
Riding IT's Fourth Wave

VDI deserves another look based on Dell EMC VDI Complete

Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) is well known to be a vastly underutilized technology in enterprise. A large majority of the market has long been aware of the potential benefits but has been waiting on the technology to mature. The new Dell EMC VDI Complete offering announced recently at Dell EMC World 2017 was a big reminder of how far this technology has most recently progressed and why it is time for a revisit.
June 1, 2017
Riding IT's Fourth Wave

Dell Wyse 3040: not your father’s thin client

Thin clients don't get a whole lot of attention in the world of iPhones and PC detachables, but the latest improvements in virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and thin clients like the Dell Wyse 3040 could make a big difference in that. Security challenges and management costs could be the reason to take another look at VDI.
March 28, 2017
Riding IT's Fourth Wave

Will HPE Synergy change the way we think about servers?

To address the increasing need for simplicity in business technologies, many in the industry are beginning to look at “infrastructure as code” deployment approaches that are made possible by an emerging category of products called composable infrastructure, designed to treat hardware like software by allowing IT to manage “infrastructure as code." Companies like Cisco Systems, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (HPE) and Intel have each disclosed their own plans for bringing composable infrastructure solutions to market.
December 15, 2015
Riding IT's Fourth Wave

How Shadow IT gives CMOs more power

IT power has shifted between groups for decades. The latest waves of technology and solutions are increasingly adding to the CMO's IT power.
April 6, 2015
Riding IT's Fourth Wave

Microsoft Surface Hub Could Solve Enterprise Collaboration Problems

The workplace is changing dramatically, with more and more workers being disbursed outside of the office. The office isn't going away, so what are the best ways to collaborate? Microsoft just announced a new hardware product called Surface Hub that tries to attack the problems.
February 4, 2015