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Searching ‘Amy Schumer’ may be hazardous to your client’s computer health

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IoT roundup: Asia-Pacific, SAP, Kelley survey, coolest new products

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The Internet of Things is really taking off.

Just last week, we reported on a new survey of IT decision-makers, conducted by research firm IDC, which found 55 percent calling IoT “strategic” and 21 percent “transformative.” IDC also found that about one in three (31%) IT pros already have IoT solutions in place, and nearly half (43%) expect to deploy IoT in the next 12 months.

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Microsoft takes on computing big and small

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Coming soon: no more passwords

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Does anyone like passwords? They’re hard to remember. Easy to steal. Lots of work for websites that need to store, encrypt and protect them. Plus, far too many users still use weak ones like “1234” or even “password.”

The end of passwords is coming, possibly soon. The replacement: biometric technology including fingerprint readers, iris scanners, even face scanners. These biometrics tools can be used for multiple points of authentication, including devices, endpoints (to protect data networks remotely bridged to mobile devices) and, increasingly, applications.

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With IoT zooming from concept to reality, what’s in it for you? A lot

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If you’re a solutions provider who’s been sitting on the sidelines with the Internet of Things (IoT), now might be a good time to get in the game.

A new survey finds IoT is a lot more than just an interesting idea. Nearly one in three (31%) organizations have launched actual IoT solutions. And even more (43%) are looking to deploy new IoT solutions over the next 12 months.

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Public-sector IT rushing to the cloud, too: surveys

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Do you serve clients in the public sector? If so, do you realize how quickly they’re moving to the cloud?

In a new survey, 82 percent of U.S. public-sector cloud adopters say their organizations plan to spend more on cloud computing next year than they do this year. And looking ahead further, respondents expect to have moved 60 percent of their applications to the cloud over the next five years, up from just 35 percent of applications in the cloud today.

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McKinsey survey: Your data-center clients are moving to the cloud

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PC suppliers must change or die: Gartner

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How tough is the PC business today?

So tough, leading PC suppliers must either overhaul their business models or leave the market by 2020, according to research and advisory firm Gartner.

“The PC business model as we have traditionally known it is broken,” says Tracy Tsai, a Gartner research VP.

The top five PC vendors — Apple, Asus, Dell, HP Inc. and Lenovo — have increased their collective market share by 11 points in the last five years, Tsai explains. But those gains have come at the expense of profits.

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Are your clients the victims of data theft? Probably

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Why HP wants to pay $1.05 billion for Samsung’s printer business

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