Good news: Total IT spending by small and medium businesses worldwide will increase by 4.8% this year, according to the latest predictions from IDC.
Add it up, and the market watcher predicts all this SMB spending on IT will come to a global total this year of $602 billion.
Blockchain technology is poised to take off. And according to a new report from market watcher IDC, tech providers could be among those enjoying the gains.
Blockchain spending worldwide will reach $1.8 billion this year, IDC expects. And then jump to $8.1 billion by 2021.
If so, that would deliver a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 80%. That should get all our attention. Not too many other tech markets are growing that fast.
The Meltdown and Spectre security threats aren’t dead yet, but Intel is bringing out its guns.
Earlier this week, Intel issued production microcode updates for Skylake platforms to OEM customers and industry partners.
Intel today introduced its Xeon D-2100 processor, which brings the Xeon data-center architecture to a system-on-chip (SoC) designed for the edge.
If you or your larger customers offer edge, data-center or network applications that need to deliver greater performance and capacity, but are constrained by space and power, Intel’s new SoC should be of interest.
Cloud computing, already the biggest thing to hit the IT industry in a long time, is getting even bigger. Maybe “big” isn’t the right word. More like huge, enormous, transformative.
The cloud figured prominently in this busy week of financial reports. Quarterly results were released by, among others, Alphabet (a.k.a. Google), Amazon and Microsoft. At all three, the cloud was a star player.
In part, that’s because the cloud market — big as it is already — is still growing, and fast.
Toshiba America’s client solutions division today announced upgrades of 6 business laptops in its Portege and Tecra lines with 8th Gen Intel Core vPro processors.
Plenty of other tier-1 hardware vendors have beat Toshiba to the 8th Gen punch, including Acer, Dell, HP and Lenovo. They already have PCs with Intel’s latest CPUs out in the market.