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Which technologies will your clients clamor for next year? Gartner predicts

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How Dell is renewing its commitment to the channel

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PC market: Is the glass half full or half empty?

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How’s the health of the PC market? Lately, that depends on who you ask.

If you ask research and advisory firm Gartner, the situation is quite grave.

“The PC is not a high-priority device for the majority of consumers, so they do not feel the need to upgrade their PCs as often as they used to,” said Gartner research analyst Mikako Kitagawa last week. “Some may never decide to upgrade to a PC again.”

Never upgrade a PC again? That’s serious.

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Lenovo adds cloud-based version of anywhere, any-device solution

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For a new market opportunity, think about drones

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IT spending, staffing will be flat next year: Spiceworks survey

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New tools for the ‘smart buildings’ Internet of Things

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Digital signage: creating new revenue streams with IoT

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Will tomorrow’s computing devices be controlled by speech?

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Yes, if Apple, Microsoft, Amazon and now Google have their way.

You (and your clients) will talk to a wide range and variety of computing devices. These devices, in turn, will use voice recognition, artificial intelligence (AI) and other technologies to listen and respond.

Apple and Microsoft are already out there with their Siri and Cortana voice-activated assistants. These are good early efforts, but many users them both somewhat limited and a bit clumsy to use.

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Cloud users ‘rebalancing,’ finds CompTIA survey

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The early days of the cloud are over. Now comes the time for greater savvy and refinement.

A new report from IT nonprofit association CompTIA finds that more than 90 percent of companies are already using some form of cloud computing. As a result, the report says, they’re ready for a “refined understanding and a rebalancing of self-assessment around cloud activity.”

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