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Leslie Fiering
Research VP
10 years at Gartner
28 years IT industry

Leslie Fiering is a vice president covering mobile computing in Gartner Research, where she is part of the Client Platforms group and lead analyst on notebook computing. Her areas of expertise include mobile and desktop computing…Read Full Bio

IDF Highlights New Approaches to Reduce Healthcare Costs

by Leslie Fiering  |  September 16, 2010

This is a guest blog from Angela McIntyre, a research director in Gartner’s Client Computing Markets team. While not a headliner at IDF 2010, the topic of healthcare definitely deserves an honorable mention.  One of the sessions right after Otellini’s keynote was, “Interoperability and Mobile Standards to Jumpstart Healthcare Solutions.”  Intel has taken a leadership […]

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Sandy Bridge Improves Graphics Performance in Line with Growing Market Requirements

by Leslie Fiering  |  September 16, 2010

This is a guest blog from Christian Heidarson, a principal analyst with Gartner’s semiconductor industry team. The tagline for the 2010 IDF event was “Visibly Smart”, communicating the major leap in graphics processing capabilities that will come with its new Sandy Bridge processor architecture.  In 2007, Intel promised to put more emphasis on graphics, publicly […]

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Classmate PC: Bringing Computers and Learning Software in the Classroom

by Leslie Fiering  |  September 15, 2010

This is a guest blog from Annette Jump , research director, and Lillian Tay, principle research analyst, in Gartner’s Technology and Service Providers Research group. During IDF, Intel announced the 4th generation of  its clamshell Classmate PC and the 2nd generation of its convertible device. While originally Classmate PCs were targeted at emerging markets, they are […]

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Atom Environment Continues to Grow

by Leslie Fiering  |  September 15, 2010

This is a guest blog from Martin Reynolds, a vice president and Fellow in Gartner Research. Intel continues to invest in Atom, aiming to grow outside of its traditional netbook and desktop market. There are three prongs to Intel’s attack. First, continued investment in software components that attach to the processor and provide value to […]

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Sandy Bridge is the Big News at IDF

by Leslie Fiering  |  September 13, 2010

This is a guest blog  from Steve Kleynhans, a research VP in Gartner’s Client Computing Group. The biggest announcement of this year’s IDF is the first public introduction of Intel’s next generation mainstream microprocessor architecture, codenamed Sandy Bridge.    For many, the announcement of a new Intel processor might seem like a non-event, kind of like […]

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Intel Lays Out Its Strategic Directions at IDF

by Leslie Fiering  |  September 13, 2010

Paul Otellini’s kick-off keynote is always an important event at the annual Intel Developer Forum. Otellini, Intel’s president and CEO, lays out Intel’s future directions and key strategy points. Since the Intel planning horizon is five years, the results may not be immediately visible, but the keynote positioning always helps to provide context for Intel’s […]

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Intel’s McAfee Acquisition is a Smart Strategic Move

by Leslie Fiering  |  August 19, 2010

Intel’s announced acquisition of McAfee is not a one-off opportunistic deal. It is part of a larger strategy to enhance Intel’s security capabilities as it follows other recent acquisitions of tenCube and Trust Digital. The goal is to collect and develop IP that can go directly to silicon and bring security down to the hardware […]

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