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Toshiba intros systems built on 7th Gen Intel Core processors

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Cloud: great for big suppliers, but how about the channel?

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Last week, 3 major IT suppliers — Intel, Microsoft and Alphabet (parent company of Google) — reported quarterly financial results that showed strong growth in cloud computing. And a fourth, Amazon, is expected to report similarly strong cloud results later this week.

Great for them. But what does the growth of the cloud mean for solution providers, resellers and others in the IT channel?

David Yockelson, a research VP at Gartner, is among those raising the alarm. He wonders if the cloud isn’t making much of what the channel offers redundant and even obsolete.

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AI, cloud, IoT, ‘Sinosphere’ among top IT predictions from Accenture, CSC

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85% of organizations suffered cyberattack, info theft in last year: survey

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How big a threat is cyber crime? Pretty big, finds Kroll.

The company, a provider of risk solutions, earlier this year commissioned Forrester Research to interview online 545 senior executives worldwide in a wide range of industries. About 60 percent of the respondents work for large companies, those with annual revenue above $500 million. And 70 percent hold senior positions in the C-suite.

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New Windows options for K-12 education

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If you serve the K-12 education market, get ready for a new wave of Windows PCs designed to compete with Chromebooks.

To be sure, school districts like Chromebooks, and no wonder. The devices are inexpensive, often retailing for less than $200. And since their applications reside in the cloud, Chromebooks don’t need much in the way of extra software, further controlling costs. Many Chromebooks are also tough and rugged enough for classroom wear and tear.

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Intel Compute Card: a compute platform about the size of a credit card

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How the channel is changing: CompTIA report

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Retail’s newest game-changer: Intel

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The retail industry has reached a turning point, and so has Intel.

Across the retail vertical, many well-known brands are struggling. Macy’s recently said it would close 68 stores and lay off 10,000 employees. Sears is projected to lose more than $2 billion this year. And J.C. Penney could close nearly a third of its stores.

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How the new 7th Gen Intel Core processors enhance Windows, multimedia, security

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The recent introduction of the “phase two” 7th Generation Intel Core processors brought with it an array of new features focused on business, security and multimedia.

However, extreme performance enhancements were not on the menu. The 7th gen Intel Core processor family, originally codenamed “Kaby Lake,” is based on the same 14nm architecture as its predecessor, Skylake. The 7th gen processors are faster, sure. But for the average user, the extra speed is nothing to write home about.

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PC ships fell for 5th consecutive year — what’s next?

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