About the Founder
Bob O'Donnell
TECHnalysis Research was founded by technology market research veteran Bob O'Donnell.

Forbes Column
July 14, 2021

Samsung Working with US Military on 5G AR Testing

As compelling a technology as 5G has promised to be, the unfortunate truth is that we have yet to see a lot of applications that take advantage of it. Sure, there are a few interesting apps in sports arenas that promise to leverage the faster connection speeds, but we’ve witnessed little of the more revolutionary usages we were led to believe the technology would enable. Thankfully, the situation seems to be changing, and fairly quickly.


TECHnalysis Research, LLC provides strategic consulting and market research services to the technology industry and professional financial community. Building on a deep understanding of critical technology and business trends in conjunction with hard-hitting, original research, the firm provides unique "out-of-the-box" perspectives that are still grounded in the practical realities of the technology, media and telecom markets.

July 21, 2021

Amazon Drives Ambient Computing Forward with Alexa Enhancements

The idea of having computing intelligence invisibly available all around us has been a part of science fiction for decades now. It’s also something that some people thought we could instantly bring to real life when the first smart speakers—notably Amazon’s Alexa-equipped Echo device—first debuted nearly seven years ago. But it turns out it’s hard to enable ambient computing capabilities that live up to some of those futuristic visions—really hard. Thankfully, efforts to expand beyond the simple tasks of audibly requesting music to play, timers to be set, or providing factual answers to random questions continued apace.


  USAToday Column
July 19, 2021

Why returning to office will be 10 times harder than the transition to working from home

When the pandemic hit last year and companies and schools of all types scrambled to get people set up to work and learn from home, almost nobody thought about moving everyone back to the office. After all, the initial presumption was that this would be a short-term situation, and there was so much effort expended in making the transition outwards, that nobody gave a second thought to the process of coming back in. Nearly a year and a half later, the reality of returning to workplaces and schools is staring millions of people and hundreds of thousands of organizations straight in the face – and it’s looking to be a significantly harder problem than anyone originally thought.