What’s happening? Here’s your tech provider’s roundup of the latest research and forecasts.
Enterprise servers bounce back
Sellers of enterprise servers had a great third quarter. Their combined revenue for the quarter hit $17 billion, up from the year-earlier quarter by nearly 20%, according to market watcher IDC.
Your customers’ data centers are changing. They’re adding hybrid clouds. Beefing up security. Increasing scalability. So it makes sense that the processors powering your customers’ data-center servers should be changing, too.
Virtual reality — overhyped since the 1980s, right? No, not any more.
The technology behind VR was always cool. But now VR is finally becoming the basis for a real business. And a big business.
A new survey finds most mobile consumers really want and need greater connectivity.
Nearly 70% of the connected road warriors surveyed said they always bring their mobile devices on vacation. And roughly 1 in 3 (32%) said that traveling without their device makes them nervous.
Everyone has mastered the public cloud by now, right? Nope. According to a new survey, they really haven’t.
For technology providers, that’s good news. The public cloud is still a challenge for many organizations. They need your help!
Chromebooks are fine for K-12 kids. But do they make sense for business?
Google has this month started advertising Chromebooks on prime-time TV. The campaign features the slogan, “If you’ve changed the way you do pretty much anything, You Chromebook.” The ad shows people watching TV, working out in the gym, etc. — the idea being that whatever you do, you can do it on a Chromebook.
That includes working.
How much would your customers like an autonomous data center, one in which over 85% of issues get resolved automatically — even before they know there’s been a problem?
That’s what Hewlett Packard Enterprise is promising with its new cloud-based AI platform, HPE InfoSight. InfoSight is an AI recommendation engine for the data center that uses machine learning to predict and prevent problems.
Intel’s new SSDs could have your customers rethinking their data-center architectures in a big way.
These solid-state drives offer a brand-new form factor for the first time in years. They also pack updated non-volatile memory and a SATA solution for legacy hardware. Get ready for a whole new ballgame.
SATA, introduced back in 2000, quickly became the gold standard for computer bus interfacing. Though the world is now moving on to newer solutions — especially the PCIe/NVMe protocol — many data centers still rely on this turn-of-the-century mainstay.
Do you have a deep-pocketed client looking for a cool new experience, while contributing to a worthy charity? Or are you deep-pocketed yourself?
If so, your client could attend the big Consumer Electronics Show this coming January in Las Vegas like a true VIP.
What’s going on with wearables, enterprise software, commercial robots and automated services? Here’s your tech provider’s summary of some of the latest market research and surveys.
The worldwide wearable band market has become a 3-way race among Apple, Xiaomi and Fitbit. And in the third quarter of this year, it was a race won by Apple, according to a new report from market watcher Canalys.