You’ve seen the headlines about driverless cars. But what happens next, when today’s drivers become tomorrow’s passengers?
Intel believes driving will be transformed much the same way that personal computing, the internet, universal connectivity and smartphones transformed into new economies. The company foresees autonomous driving creating what it calls the Passenger Economy.
Who needs 3D NAND technology? Just your customers.
That’s because technologies including the cloud, big data and the Internet of Things (IoT) already have your customers storing, processing and sharing a whole lot more data. Those data requirements are only going to increase.
To be sure, conventional 2D NAND-based Flash drives are a great technology for storing data. They’re faster than traditional hard disk drives, and more resistant to mechanical shock. That’s why they’re widely used in USB dongles, digital cameras and smartphone memory cards.
Digital transformation: If your customers aren’t talking about it now, they will soon.
Intel certainly is. Even as the company creates new products for other companies undergoing digital transformations, it is also undergoing a digital transformation of its own.
Sound familiar? That’s what many solution providers are doing, too. So check out some of Intel’s latest moves, as detailed in its latest IT Annual Performance Report, released last week.
The big Computex show is being held this week in Taipei, Taiwan, with more than 1,600 IT companies displaying their products and services.
Computex is also where many of the IT industry’s top suppliers introduce their next generations of innovative products.
This year’s show is no exception; there have been a ton of announcements. Here’s your solution provider’s summary of just some of what’s been announced.
Intel Core X-Series
For solution providers, the recently released 2017 Harvey Nash/KPMG CIO Survey has both good news and bad — and even the bad news is good!
First, the good news: Nearly 90 percent of the CIOs surveyed said their organizations are either maintaining or ramping up investments in innovation, including digital labor. And more than half (52%) said they’re investing in more nimble IT platforms.
IDC just predicted the PC market will return to growth in 2019.
And HP and Lenovo have both reported quarterly financial results that show their PC groups with rising sales.
Here’s your solution provider’s summary:
For enterprises, the private cloud is driving the next wave of growth. Their data centers are changing, too. With some 50 billion devices expected worldwide by 2020, up to 85 percent of all applications could then be delivered via the cloud.
In the past, enterprise data centers were homes for dedicated servers, storage and monolithic enterprise applications. Now they’re becoming cloud hubs. They’ll house highly virtualized servers that deliver private cloud services to the business, while also connecting securely with the public cloud.
Still looking to give customers good incentives to refresh their PC hardware?
HP and Microsoft are offering a new helping hand. Both suppliers just introduced several mobile compute systems your customers should find very attractive indeed. These are all Windows 10 systems powered by the latest 7th Gen Intel Core “Kaby Lake” processors.
Here’s your solution provider’s update:
Microsoft: new Surface Pro
FPGA technology is having a renaissance. New designs like the recently released Intel Stratix 10 offer better performance, 70 percent lower power consumption, up to 1 TB/sec. of memory bandwidth, and up to 10 tera floating point operations per second (FLOPS) of single-precision floating-point performance. It even has its own onboard quad-core ARM processor.