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

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Intel’s ambitious AI plans gaining focus with 2 new deals

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When it comes to artificial intelligence, Intel is not only talking the talk, but also walking the walk.

First the talk. This past November, in an online editorial entitled “Intel’s AI commitment to deliver a better world,” Intel CEO Brian Krzanich wrote that AI is not just a cool new technology, but “the next major turning point in human history.” He also promised that Intel would make major investments in AI technology.

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Win10 Creators Update to roll out on April 11

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Find it difficult to keep your clients’ PCs up to date? Then take a little pity on Microsoft.

Starting next Tuesday, April 11, the company will begin rolling out its Windows 10 Creators Update to something like 400 million desktop and laptop devices around the world. The process could take months.

This new version of the Win10 OS will be offered as a free update, and it will offer new features that include:

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Your SMB clients aren't worrying enough about cyber security

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Here’s why: More than 15 percent of small and medium businesses (SMBs) have been the victims of cyber attacks. And a whopping 60 percent had to close their doors within 6 months of a data breach.

Yet when asked which issues they’re most concerned about, fewer than a third (28%) of SMB executives mentioned the safety and security of their technology, email and documents.

So here’s a threat that could close their business. Yet only about 3 in 10 think it’s even an issue.

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Non-malware cyber attacks: a bigger threat than you'd think

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Q: What do your clients have in common with the U.S. Democratic National Committee (DNC)?

A: Both are subject to cyber attacks involving non-malware.

Because malware gets much of the attention, you might think it’s the biggest cyber threat. But a new report, based on a recent survey of security researchers, finds otherwise.

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Phone as PC? Samsung gives it a shot with DeX

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Check out Intel's new Xeons for small-biz workstations & servers

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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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