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The new Intel Xeon Scalable processor family is here

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PC shipments fell again in Q2

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Like the last day of a summer cold, the PC market is bad, but not as bad as it was.

According to a new report from market watcher IDC, worldwide PC shipments in the second quarter of this year totaled 60.5 million units. That’s a year-on-year decline of 3.3 percent. Not good, but better than IDC’s earlier estimate of 3.9 percent.

“The global PC market has continued to trend toward stabilization,” said Jay Chou, a research manager at IDC.

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VR-ready PCs are coming! Just be ready to pay the price

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Microsoft intros solutions, programs at Inspire partner conference

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Malware attacks aren’t going away — but that doesn’t mean you should pay

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Six weeks ago, I wrote about the WannaCry ransomware attack and what you can do to help your clients protect themselves against, or recover from, similar malware attacks.

In that post, I listed 8 tips and suggestions to share with your clients. Many of them — including update your operating systems, back up your files, and install patches — remain valid.

But it’s becoming increasingly clear that my last suggestion — pay the penalty — is now a bad idea.

Why? I’ll explain in a minute. But first a little background.

Ransomware’s wide reach

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5G: coming soon to a network near you

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You need 2-in-1s devices in your PC product mix: Gartner

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Mark your calendar for Intel’s July 11 big data-center launch

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Microsoft, Intel want to make your customers’ PCs faster & easier

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Faster and easier sound good, right? Well, Intel and Microsoft this week both introduced products and features that will help your customers run their PCs faster and easier.

Here’s your solution provider’s update:

Intel SSD 545s

Intel this week introduced the SSD 545s solid state drive for PCs. It’s been designed for both installation in new PCs and as a replacement for older hard disk drives.

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Private clouds: now attractive to your medium-sized customers

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