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Why your data-center clients need to modernize their storage

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Hear that rumble coming from your clients’ data centers? It’s the sound of a data explosion.

From now until 2020, it’s estimated, the size of the digital universe will double every two years. Thanks to the widespread adoption of technologies including mobile, social, the Internet of Things and big data, that means a whole lot more data.

But it’s not just more data, but also data that’s more complex. For example, big data analytics applications crunching unstructured data from videos, social media, even text messages.

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Acer intros 2-in-1s, gaming systems, notebooks, more

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Acer had what must be the mother of all press conferences in New York yesterday, announcing a long, long list of new products. These are new 2-in-1s, notebooks, desktop, gaming systems, monitors and more that may appeal to your customers.

Here’s your solution provider’s roundup:

Switch 2-in-1s

Acer expanded its 2-in-1 line with 2 models, the Switch 3 and Switch 5. Both run Windows 10, both feature Intel processors, and both have keyboards that attach with magnets.

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Windows 10 Creators Update: what’s new, 2 weeks in

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Intel now shipping Optane memory for PCs

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Optane is Intel’s newest memory technology. Introduced earlier this year, it’s intended to dramatically speed applications, games and large-file loading.

The PC version of Optane, introduced by Intel last month, has now started shipping. The component is designed to work with PCs equipped with 7th Gen Intel Core processors. You and your customers can install this component on Optane-ready motherboards and systems.

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New 2-in-1s from Lenovo, Samsung take divergent paths

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AI getting smarter, VR getting realer

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Artificial intelligence and virtual reality: mostly science fiction, right? Cool technologies, sure, but still something for the distant future?

Sorry, but no. Your clients may not be using either AI or VR yet. But chances are good they will, and soon.

The latest moves from Facebook, IBM and Intel illustrate just how quickly VR and AI have moved from science fiction to business fact.

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HP intros 6 Pavilion PCs at music fest

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Is Amazon Web Services taking over the IT world?

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No, but sometimes it surely seems that way.

Just as Amazon has transformed the retail world, its Amazon Web Services unit is transforming the world of data centers and IT management.

This public-cloud service provider is upturning the authority of CIOs and creating huge new price pressures on traditional enterprise-IT suppliers. I believe it’s even creating the possibility for a world without central IT organizations. Who will need the huge cost and complexity of a central IT group when you can just put all your computing and storage in the public cloud?

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PC sales in Q1 were tough, but biz systems could help

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Found it challenging to sell more PCs this year? You’re not alone. New figures from market watchers IDC and Gartner point to a Q1 market that was either flat or down slightly, depending on how you define it.

According to a new report from IDC, PC shipments worldwide in the first three months of this year grew by a slight 0.6 percent. Gartner, meanwhile, says PC unit shipments fell in Q1 by 2.4 percent.

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7 things you need to know about Win10 Creators Update, being released today

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