Collaboration is key to our modern way of working. And collaboration using a wide variety of PCs, tablets and smartphones.
Today Lenovo introduced a low-cost tablet. Called the Yoga A12, the device runs only Android. Strictly speaking, it’s a 2-in-1 device, thanks to its keyboard (more on that later) and 360-degree hinge. It’s definitely low-cost, with a retail price starting at just under $300.
Windows 10 is doing well. But Microsoft wants it to do great.
At its second annual WinHEC conference in Shenzhen, China, Microsoft advised its 140 local hardware partners on how it would like them to design exciting new Win10 systems. Though the conference was held in December, Microsoft only recently posted a video of the presentation.
2017 looks like the year when cybersecurity breaks out from “nice to have” to a “must have.”
Three recent reports on cybersecurity highlight how dangerous the IT environment has become — and how much new security is needed.
Here’s your solution provider’s update on these reports.
From a cyber security perspective, 2016 was a dangerous year.
Toshiba is the latest PC hardware supplier to add systems powered by 7th Gen Intel Core processors to its lineup. Last week, Toshiba’s client solutions division, itself part of Toshiba America Information Systems, announced that it would be adding the latest Intel CPUs to its business-class PCs.
Last week, 3 major IT suppliers — Intel, Microsoft and Alphabet (parent company of Google) — reported quarterly financial results that showed strong growth in cloud computing. And a fourth, Amazon, is expected to report similarly strong cloud results later this week.
Great for them. But what does the growth of the cloud mean for solution providers, resellers and others in the IT channel?
David Yockelson, a research VP at Gartner, is among those raising the alarm. He wonders if the cloud isn’t making much of what the channel offers redundant and even obsolete.
Which technologies and business trends will your clients clamor for this year? Accenture and CSC believe they know.
Both Accenture and CSC offer wide ranges of consulting and technology services, and both recently issued their top tech predictions for 2017. Here’s your solution provider’s update.
Accenture’s 5 Tech Trends
How big a threat is cyber crime? Pretty big, finds Kroll.
The company, a provider of risk solutions, earlier this year commissioned Forrester Research to interview online 545 senior executives worldwide in a wide range of industries. About 60 percent of the respondents work for large companies, those with annual revenue above $500 million. And 70 percent hold senior positions in the C-suite.
If you serve the K-12 education market, get ready for a new wave of Windows PCs designed to compete with Chromebooks.
To be sure, school districts like Chromebooks, and no wonder. The devices are inexpensive, often retailing for less than $200. And since their applications reside in the cloud, Chromebooks don’t need much in the way of extra software, further controlling costs. Many Chromebooks are also tough and rugged enough for classroom wear and tear.
Earlier this month, Intel introduced an innovative and cool modular compute platform, the Intel Compute Card.
The Intel Compute Card is worth a look, especially since the first OEM solution based on the new device has been announced, too.