Which operating system is better for K-12 PCs, Microsoft’s Windows 10 or Google's Chrome? Two of Lenovo’s latest batch of devices for education gives buyers a choice.
An estimated two-thirds of all Chromebook sales go to schools, and Lenovo is the #2 PC vendor by units shipped worldwide, so this is a big deal.
Why the additional option? Lenovo says it wants to offer a “distinct and unique value proposition” for both students and educators.
Intel is breathing new life into its entry-level chips. Following the recently released Pentium Gold, Intel’s new Gemini Lake series is moving further down-market with the Pentium Silver and new Celeron SKUs. Pentium Silver aims to power OEMs’ latest desktops, laptops, convertibles and all-in-ones (AIOs).
As your data-center customers can tell you, moving to the cloud isn’t a matter of public vs. private anymore. Instead, the hybrid cloud is fast becoming part of IT’s new normal.
With the hybrid cloud, your customers no longer need to choose either a public or private cloud. Instead, they can leverage multiple clouds with smart workload placement, enjoying the best of both.
It’s easy to think that customers won’t be using such advanced technologies as artificial intelligence, virtual and augmented reality, and bitcoin anytime soon. But it would also be wrong.
A new report from trade association CompTIA, based on its recent survey of 700 U.S. business professionals, finds these 3 technologies are alive and well at organizations that could well include your customers.
Worldwide spending on IT goods and services will grow this year by 4.5%, according to the latest forecast from Gartner. On a dollar basis, that means total spending should rise from $3.5 trillion last year to $3.8 trillion this year, the research and advisory firm predicts.
Get ready to be underwhelmed. Worldwide unit shipments of PCs in the fourth quarter of 2017 either declined 2% from the year-earlier quarter (that’s according to new figures from Gartner) or rose by less than 1% (according to the latest from IDC).
For the full year 2017, PC unit shipments worldwide also dropped from their 2016 levels.
The scene at this year’s CES 2018 conference in Las Vegas is futuristic, with displays of AI-powered robots for the home, fleets of self-driving cars and other technologies that don’t work quite yet, but no doubt will sometime soon. But CES is also the scene for some new, good old PCs.
Here are highlights of some of the more interesting new devices from hardware suppliers Asus, Dell and Lenovo that your customers can use now.
Asus: small-form-factor PCs
Intel’s new new Stratix 10 MX FPGA has hit the market with a pocketful of high-bandwidth memory. This device should change forever the way your customers think about memory allocation. Make no mistake, it’s the beginning of the end for DDR4 memory.
Brian Krzanich, CEO of Intel, delivered the opening keynote address at CES 2018 last night, and he began by addressing the 5-ton elephant in the room.
Krzanich’s keynote presentation was entitled “How Data is Shaping Innovation of the Future,” and that is the presentation he delivered. But right at the start, he interrupted himself almost immediately to address the Meltdown and Spectre security threats.