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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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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.

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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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Home tech: What will it take to move beyond early adopters?

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Looking to expand into connected-home technology? You might want take it slow. Only about 10 percent of households in the U.S., U.K. and Australia currently use connected-home solutions, finds a new survey from Gartner.

The numbers are likely reliable. To get its findings, research and advisory firm Gartner conducted an online survey late last year. And it reached nearly 10,000 people in those 3 countries.

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Android vs. Windows just became a closer race

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Check out these tiny PCs. They offer big benefits

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What if your smartphone and PC — and those of your clients — were not two devices, but one?

That’s the idea behind an emerging new trend. As smartphones get more powerful (and more expensive), why not let the devices attach to a keyboard, mouse and display, so they can run office applications like a regular PCs?

Whether this concept will truly take off is anybody’s guess. But it’s an idea smart solution providers need to watch. The potential benefits are impressive, including major cost savings, flexibility and mobility.

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Wearables market up, server market down: reports

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Your clients’ security practices may be giving criminals an advantage

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