Do you build gaming systems, offer services to gaming customers, or offer other types of high-performance systems such as PCs for video editing or VR? If so, then memory is important.
The more memory you include, and the faster that memory is, the better. Your gaming PC will be able to quickly access files and run multiple instructions simultaneously without lagging. More memory, and faster memory, leads to a better gaming experience.
It’s a hot summer afternoon. The air conditioning is working overtime, and so are you.
The difference is, the AC knows what its customers need: cool air. You, on the other hand, aren’t so sure.
We're here to help, with an assist by IDC. The market watcher recently published its latest Worldwide Semiannual IT Spending Guide. The report offers a detailed look at which IT market segments are expected to grow — along with the segments you might worry about.
Here are some highlights:
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
The market for cloud-based security services is set to grow quickly, according to a new forecast from Gartner. For solution providers, now’s the time to start adapting to this new reality.
Gartner predicts the global market for cloud-based security services will climb by 21 percent this year, reaching nearly $5.9 billion.
Looking ahead another 3 years, the research and advisory company expects the worldwide market for cloud-based security services to top $8.9 billion by 2020.
You’ve seen the headlines about driverless cars. But what happens next, when today’s drivers become tomorrow’s passengers?
Intel believes driving will be transformed much the same way that personal computing, the internet, universal connectivity and smartphones transformed into new economies. The company foresees autonomous driving creating what it calls the Passenger Economy.
For solution providers, the recently released 2017 Harvey Nash/KPMG CIO Survey has both good news and bad — and even the bad news is good!
First, the good news: Nearly 90 percent of the CIOs surveyed said their organizations are either maintaining or ramping up investments in innovation, including digital labor. And more than half (52%) said they’re investing in more nimble IT platforms.
The numbers are staggering. WannaCry represents the largest ransomware attack in history. Not this week. Not this month. Not even this year. But ever.
How big is it? Since May 12, more than 150 countries have been hit, infecting more than 230,000 computer systems. The hardest-hit countries were the U.K., China, Russia, Germany and Spain. WannaCry has taken down hospitals, universities, factories and government offices. Its targets include FedEx, Nissan, Hitachi, Telefonica and the U.K.’s National Health Service.
Your customers need to step up their data-protection game.
That’s the big takeaway for solution providers from the just-released Verizon 2017 Data Breach Investigations Report.
Among the report’s findings: a 50 percent increase in ransomware attacks over the previous year.
If you’re a solution provider offering security products and services, take note of recently released results from Dell’s End-User Security Survey. It’s yet more proof of how much customers need your help with security.
Consider: Nearly three-quarters (72%) of the respondents to Dell’s survey said they’re willing to share confidential information. And more than 1 in 3 said it’s common to take confidential corporate data with them when they leave a company.