Changes to the Azure product line are demand-driven, with developers preferring familiar GPU computing to exotic FPGA design. FPGAs make more sense for the teams behind Microsoft’s AI-managed services, such as Azure Cognitive Services.
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Senior Analyst, Advanced Computing and AI
Alexander is a Senior Analyst for Enterprise AI and member of the artificial intelligence analyst team. He covers the emerging enterprise applications of AI and machine learning, with a special focus on business models and AI as an IT service, as well as on the core technology of AI.
Since joining Omdia in 2016, Alexander has covered technologies for small and medium enterprises, with a specific focus on mobile and 5G for enterprises. In previous roles, he developed the Enterprise 5G Innovations Tracker to monitor the emerging enterprise 5G and CBRS ecosystem. He was the second employee of start-up consulting firm STL Partners. With over 10 years of experience as a technology sector analyst, his long-term research interests include mobile, open source, distributed computing, and the two-sided business model. Alexander holds an MSc in international relations from Royal Holloway, University of London.
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