Cybersecurity experts are surprisingly scarce. Blockchain spending is surprisingly fast. And robots are getting surprisingly smart.
Those findings come from new reports issued by leading IT-industry watchers. Here’s your tech provider’s update.
Cybersecurity: experts wanted
Imagine living in western Scotland, where the rainfall averages about 10 feet a year, and not owning an umbrella or raincoat.
That’s pretty much the situation when it comes to cybersecurity.
Sure, the public cloud is a great thing, but not for every use case. Your midsize customers most likely have applications and workloads they’d like to keep securely behind their own firewalls.
For these kinds of workloads, Lenovo and Cloudistics have this week jointly announced a “cloud in a box” hardware and software solution. It promises to deliver a public-cloud experience behind the firewall, and to do it simply and at low cost.
A tidal wave of graphics processing is on the horizon. The question is what will hit the market, and when.
One thing we know for sure is that NVIDIA and AMD are battling for dominance, with no end in sight. The winner? That would be you and your graphics-hungry customers.
NVIDIA: Not what, but when
Intel has a new microprocessor for entry-level workstations, and it’s already powering new systems from Dell, HP and Lenovo designed for your customers who work on CAD, media and content creation.
Called the Intel Xeon E-2100, it’s a 6-core processor designed to provide content creators with powerful, single-threaded application performance, high reliability, and an affordable price.
Your customers’ data centers are where the action is.
For your midsized customers, their data centers host centralized IT operations and equipment. They store, manage and disseminate data, and house the network’s most critical systems. And they’re vital to the continuity of your customers’ daily operations.
That’s why it’s so important to ensure that your customers’ data centers are secure and reliable. Today’s data centers require unique server solutions that run complex, business-critical workloads. To develop those solutions, more resources are often needed.
How’s the overall PC business likely to do this year? Sorry, the glass is half empty.
The latest market forecast from research and analyst company Gartner has worldwide shipments of PCs and tablets this year dropping by 1.2% from 2017.
That’s still 260 million PCs for this year, which is plenty. But it’s less than the 262 million PCs shipped last year.
The new Surface Go, introduced just last night, is the smallest and least expensive member of Microsoft’s Surface family.
The Microsoft Surface Go measures 9.65 x 6.9 x 0.33 inches. Weighs 1.15 pounds without its keyboard. And has a starting retail price of just under $400.
Sure, your customers already know that cybersecurity matters. They’ve heard about the massive hacks at Target, Equifax and elsewhere, and they don’t want that to happen to them.
So they run antivirus software. They delete phishing emails. They’re careful about sharing their personal information.
All good. But beyond that, how much do they really know?