JPR Luncheon Briefings AMD:  FirePro Graphics Accelerated Virtual Workstations and Applications

Posted by Robert Dow on August 8th 2014 | Permalink
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Virtualization brings many benefits for both IT and for end users. The ability to access a desktop remotely from any device, including laptops, tablets, thin clients or smartphones, means users can always access key information and projects. This can help improve productivity and customer responsiveness, whether on the move, at

JPR Luncheon Briefings, NVIDIA: Virtualization for Media & Entertainment

Posted by Robert Dow on August 8th 2014 | Permalink
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  Today, mid-size studios and visual effects facilities are expanding across the world to take advantage of a global workforce and various economic incentives. This presents a variety of opportunities and challenges, not the least of which is how to keep data in one place (or as few places as

JPR Luncheon Briefings, Dell: Enabling workstation virtualization in the entertainment industry

Posted by Robert Dow on August 7th 2014 | Permalink
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From video editing to animation to VFX design, media and entertainment professionals are working on projects with ever-increasing size and complexity, and are experiencing the need to be more mobile than ever before. With this comes the need for the flexibility to access workstation projects remotely, and, as a result,

JPR Luncheon Briefing, Lenovo: Can today’s virtualization technologies meet the demands of the enter

Posted by Robert Dow on August 6th 2014 | Permalink
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It has been nearly 50 years since Intel co-founder, Gordon Moore, observed that every two years, the number of transistors on an integrated circuit doubles in capacity. And as we all know, "Moore's Law" is now widely accepted as the benchmark for setting standards for innovation and development of new

Democratization – is it a good thing?

Posted by Robert Dow on July 31st 2013 | Permalink
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People are coming home from Siggraph with their heads full of new ideas and big hopes for the future. If you didn’t get to go there are great resources for catching up. The keynote is already online and, appropriately enough, it is a celebration of the pioneers of

JPR Press Briefing, Lenovo: The Technology Business is a People Business

Posted by Robert Dow on July 25th 2013 | Permalink
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Yes, we’ve experienced incredible advancements in technology that have produced innovations and content once unthinkable ten years, or even five years ago.  But, it is the people behind those ideas that make the final product come to life.  That’s why democratization is an important

JPR Press Luncheon Briefing: Autodesk: Technology for All: Access and Availability

Posted by Kathleen Maher on July 23rd 2013 | Permalink
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We've been working with and paying attention to the industry and the challenges of creating amazing CG content profitably. Audiences want bigger, better visual effects so while demand is higher than ever the rise in cost of creating those effects in some cases is outstripping the growth. Our games

JPR Press Luncheon Briefing: Intel - High Fidelity Visualization

Posted by Robert Dow on July 22nd 2013 | Permalink
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Digital graphics visualization has come a long way since Siggraph audiences applauded chrome tea pots, but the fact of the matter is that the industry as has a very long way to go. The advantage of the computer is that it can model more than the things we see, it

JPR Press Luncheon Briefing: HP - Driving innovation across all sizes of workplaces

Posted by Kathleen Maher on July 22nd 2013 | Permalink
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The democratization of technology is driving innovation across all sizes of workplaces. Trends like BYOD, CYOD, cloud and globalization are indicators of fundamental, worldwide transformations. The workforce is changing too. People expect more from companies and this trend will continue. This workforce expects to be able to work from anywhere,

JPR Press Luncheon Briefing: DELL, Democratization=power + connectivity for creativity

Posted by Kathleen Maher on July 22nd 2013 | Permalink
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The process of democratization is well underway and it is helping create a new generation of content professionals. Democratization means making powerful computers accessible and it means connecting those computers to amplify their power.  South by Southwest (SXSW) is DIY taken to extreme. Artists, filmmakers, musicians, and web builders