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Now Intel wants to change the way your PC clients use memory, too

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Lenovo beefs up data-center group with new biz units & execs

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Earlier this month, we told you that Lenovo is getting busy in the data center, creating new products, establishing a new tiered program for the channel, and introducing innovative storage appliances.

Now Lenovo has beefed up its year-old Data Center Group (DCG) by creating 5 new business units and both hiring and promoting executive to lead them.

The 5 new business units within Lenovo’s DCG are:

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Ignoring LoB managers? That could be a costly mistake

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If your clients include larger corporations, and you’re serving only their IT departments, you may want to rethink that.

That's because non-IT line of business (LoB) managers increasingly buy a lot of technology.

How much? Well, market watcher IDC now predicts that LoB purchases of corporate IT products and services worldwide this year will hit $609 billion, up 6% from last year.

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3 tablet takeaways from Apple’s iPad reshuffle

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Apple reshuffled its tablet lineup yesterday, and for solution providers, there are some important takeaways.

In case you missed it, Apple yesterday introduced an iPad tablet powered by a 64-bit Apple A9 processor, fitted with a 3.1-megapixel 9.7-inch display, and retailing for as little as $329. That price will get you a Wi-Fi tablet with 32GB of storage capacity. Shipments are set to start this Friday, Mar. 24.

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Hybrid IT is the new normal: cloud survey

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Attention, solution providers: IT departments need your help with their hybrid cloud/non-cloud deployments. Especially with cloud assessments, training, migration, testing and transformation services.

So finds a new survey of 1,500 IT decision-makers in a range of industries worldwide. While the respondents worked at large organizations, the findings should have implications for solution providers serving SMBs, too.

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Intel wants to change the way your data-center clients use memory

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Lenovo’s getting busy in the data center

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Don’t look now, but surveillance systems are getting smarter

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Digital security and surveillance (DSS) tech is getting smarter. Using the latest advances in artificial intelligence, microprocessing and the Internet of Things, it’s changing the way we interact with our digital hardware.

 

If your customers are interested in video surveillance and edge-based analytics, now could be the right time to show them the latest in smart DSS.

 

 

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A tale of two channels: managers frustrated, but partners optimistic

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Channel managers — the people you deal with at your suppliers — are frustrated and unable to track which activities lead to increased revenue, a new survey finds.

On the other side of the table, several solution providers attending last week’s XChange Solution Provider 2017 conference predicted their companies will enjoy double-digit sales growth this year.

Here’s your solution provider’s update on both.

Channel managers survey

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Why Intel is paying $15.3 billion to buy Mobileye

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Intel this morning agreed to buy Mobileye, a Jerusalem-based developer of systems for autonomous vehicles, for $15.3 billion.

The question is why?

Mobileye develops a range of autonomous-vehicle systems, including computer vision, machine learning, data analysis, localization and mapping. These systems can be used for both assisted and autonomous driving vehicles. Mobileye, founded in 1999, today has some 660 employees.

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