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New 8th Gen Intel Core processors coming on Aug. 21

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Research roundup: Cybersec spending up, Euro tablet ships leveling

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Cybersecurity spending is on the rise. So are sales of 2-in-1 devices, especially to business users, while tablet shipments continue to slide.

These are the findings of two recent reports from leading industry watchers IDC and Gartner. Here’s your solution provider’s summary:

Cybersec: spending more

The solution provider’s takeaway: Security services, especially those based in the cloud, are a good business to be in, both now and for at least the next year.

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Summer reading: 6 new tech books to take to the beach

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Time flies: August has already hit its midpoint, and summer will soon be over. How did that happen? Now’s the time to squeeze in that vacation you’ve been putting off. And what better way to get some guilt-free relaxation than by reading up on our industry?

Here are our recommendations for a half-dozen new books on tech that are not only informative, but also fun. Any of them should make a great addition to your summer-vacation packing list.

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Blockchain: Microsoft, Intel aim to make it easier

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Mobileye: Intel’s $15.3 billion investment in autonomous driving

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Game on! Intel pushes Optane memory for gaming PCs

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Do you build gaming systems, offer services to gaming customers, or offer other types of high-performance systems such as PCs for video editing or VR? If so, then memory is important.

The more memory you include, and the faster that memory is, the better. Your gaming PC will be able to quickly access files and run multiple instructions simultaneously without lagging. More memory, and faster memory, leads to a better gaming experience.

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Multicloud management just got better, easier, faster

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When it comes to the cloud, chances are good your midsize customers run a mix of cloud infrastructures — public, private on-premises and private hosted clouds. Chances are also good they need your help managing this complex mix.

Hybrid cloud has become the new normal. That’s because the cloud isn’t a one-size-fits-all technology. Instead, smart data-center managers mix and match cloud types to take advantage of each variant’s strengths and avoid its weaknesses:

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Dell Canvas: now shipping for your visually creative customers

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As tablet sales continue to shrink, 2-in-1s are poised for growth

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If you find it comforting to know some things don’t change, you may welcome this news: Tablet sales are still declining, and 2-in-1s are still replacing conventional tablets.

According to new figures from market watcher IDC, the number of tablets shipped worldwide in this year’s second quarter fell by 3.4 percent from the year-earlier quarter. In all, 37.9 million tablets were shipped globally in Q2:17, IDC says, compared with 39.3 million units a year before.

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VR gets realer with HP’s new PC on a backpack

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