What’s going on with wearables, enterprise software, commercial robots and automated services? Here’s your tech provider’s summary of some of the latest market research and surveys.
The worldwide wearable band market has become a 3-way race among Apple, Xiaomi and Fitbit. And in the third quarter of this year, it was a race won by Apple, according to a new report from market watcher Canalys.
There’s big news on the Intel Optane front. The company has doubled the capacity of a solid state drive for the data center that uses Optane technology. And it has just opened a new fabrication plant to manufacture a key Optane component.
Optane is Intel’s innovative technology for decreasing latency and accelerating systems for workloads that demand large capacity and fast storage. Optane does all that by combining 3D XPoint memory media, Intel memory and controllers, and Interconnect IP and software.
Ransomware attacks have dominated the news this year, particularly the Petya and WannaCry attacks of a few months ago.
As tech providers who serve the SMB market, your customers are particularly at risk, as we’ve documented here on Tech Provider Zone time and again.
The problems are obvious: Valuable data is at risk, and it can cost thousands of dollars to get it back.
The hot SMB market is getting even hotter. Don't believe it? Well, don’t look now, but retail giant Office Depot is gunning for your small and midsize business clients.
Earlier this week Office Depot closed its $1 billion acquisition of CompuCom Systems and announced the formation of BizBox, a subscription service offering tech and business services to SMB owners.
“Digital transformation” is my nomination for this year’s No. 1 buzz phrase. But how do you — and your clients — pay for it? That’s the big question.
To be fair, “digital transformation” is a popular phrase for good reason. Nearly every organization is watching its industry be transformed by the digital technologies we know and love.
The data center of the future is multi-cloud. Intel and its partners want to make that future easier and more successful for you and your customers.
Multi-cloud is the future because the cloud isn’t a one-size-fits-all proposition. Instead, it turns out, a public cloud is great for some applications, but not all. Same thing for an on-premises private cloud. Both are powerful, but only when and where appropriate.
Do you have customers who’d like enough processing power on their tablets and 2-in-1s to do the same kinds of heavy-duty computing — advanced content creation, AAA gaming and VR experiences — they now do on their laptops and desktop PCs?
Intel and — wait for it — AMD are on the case. These two erstwhile rivals have teamed up to create a new processor set that promises to end the tradeoff between performance and portability.
When you read “Tablet market declines 5.4% in third quarter…” on IDC’s latest report, you could be forgiven for feeling depressed. But you’d also be sort of wrong.
In one important way, IDC is correct. According to its calculations, a total of 40 million tablets were shipped worldwide in Q3 of this year. That is indeed 5.4% fewer than the 42.3 million units shipped in Q3 of last year.
How serious is Lenovo about expanding its PC business? Today the Chinese supplier announced the formation of a multimillion-dolllar PC joint venture with Fujitsu and the Development Bank of Japan (DBJ), even as Lenovo reported a Q2 profit decline.