Data-center solutions developed jointly by Intel and partners rule. Called the Intel Select Solutions, they’re workload-optimized systems that aim to make it faster and easier for customers to select and deploy data-center servers, storage and software.
Kevin Wasielewski lives life on technology’s cutting edge. His company, Origin PC, is a Miami, Fla.-based builder of customizable, high-performance gaming PC systems.
“In our industry of technology,” Kevin says, “things move extremely fast. And if you miss out on something, you’re way behind.”
The wearables market is growing fast.
How fast? More than 310 million wearable devices will be sold worldwide this year, predicts research firm Gartner. Assuming that’s correct, it will mark an increase over last year of nearly 17%.
That’s plenty fast. And looking ahead, industry analysts see more of the same. They predict that sales of wearables will continue to increase year-over-year for the foreseeable future.
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What can you get from joining the Intel Technology Provider program? You probably already know that ITP is a global membership organization for businesses like yours that sell or recommend Intel technology. That helps Intel. But what’s in it for you?
The year is winding down, making this a good time for tech providers to review their business over the past year and think of what they want to accomplish in the coming year.
We asked a couple of your fellow tech providers about the past year — and what they’re looking forward to in 2018:
Last Thursday, 2 Intel reps were the guest speakers for a Tech Provider Zone live chat about transitioning to the Intel Xeon Scalable processors.
The two Intel speakers were James Vogeltanz, channel marketing manager, and Bryan Hiestand, Xeon channel manager. During their Dec. 7 live chat, James and Bryan gave a short presentation on the Intel Xeon Scalable processors and answered audience members’ questions.
Miss this valuable live chat? No problem. Watch and listen to their presentation here:
The holidays area coming, and that means gifts. What to buy for your discerning tech lover?
Here are my recommendations for 5 cool gadgets the techies on your list will love.
1. Amazon Key
> Perfect for: The online shopaholic
> Price: $249 and up
Women in the IT channel have made a lot of progress. That doesn’t mean the job is done.
To learn more, check out this short video with Donna Shepard, executive VP of M&A Technology. In her interview with Andrea Medeiros of The Channel Co., Donna reveals that she’s the only woman on the board of the Intel Technology Provider program — a situation that both she and Intel want to change:
HP and Asus have just introduced PC systems for your tech-savvy customers. These systems are designed to be always on and always connected, even in sleep mode. And they have super-long battery lives.
Ready to learn how to transition your customers to Intel Xeon Scalable processors — with the help of the Intel Xeon Processor Advisor Tool?
Then join our live chat for tech providers this Thursday, Dec. 7, at 10 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. ET. You’ll chat live with 2 experts from Intel:
> Channel marketing manager James Vogeltanz
> Xeon channel manager Bryan Hiestand