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Story of the week: PC shipments rise again

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After a rough first quarter, PC unit shipments in this year’s second quarter rose again. Supply-chain issues related to the coronavirus pandemic were eased, and employees working from home refreshed their systems.

PC unit shipments worldwide in Q2 rose by either 2.8% or 11.2%, depending on whether you ask Gartner or IDC. The difference is due to differences in how the two companies define a PC.

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Research roundup: cloud robotics, smart-home devices, how we work now

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Check out Thunderbolt 4, new mobile PC connectivity from Intel

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Meet Acer’s new ConceptD PCs & monitors for creators

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Video: An expert interview about the future of work

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In the next decade, 80% of all jobs will be transformed by automation, predicts Forrester. But how?

That’s the subject of a new video interview between Amy Protexter, senior VP of marketing at Insight and editor-in-chief of Insight’s Tech Journal, and Stephanie Hallford, VP of Intel’s client computing group.

Here’s some of what these two experts discuss:

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Here comes the next generation of All-Flash Arrays

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Meet Intel’s newest entry-level server, the M20MYP

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Get ahead of the curve with Intel Partner University Competencies

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Are you ready for the recovery? Right now is a great time to invest in that future by gaining knowledge, insights and capabilities. And one place you can do all that is Intel Partner University.

What recovery? The one that CIOs believe is coming. A new survey finds that more than half (56%) of IT decision-makers are actually increasing their tech budgets. And a third (34%) plan to accelerate their digital transformation projects.

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3 hot trends in cybersecurity: spending, vendors and hardware

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There’s a slowdown coming in cybersecurity spending. Cisco rules the cybersec roost. And embedded hardware security is coming to edge devices.

These are the latest cybersecurity trends according to top IT market watchers. Here’s your tech provider’s roundup of these 3 hot trends.

Trend 1: Spending growth is slower than expected

Cybersecurity spending this year isn’t going to grow as fast as expected.

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Intel Optane Technology: memory or storage? The answer is both

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Sometimes, the best choice is not having to choose.

That’s the case with Intel Optane technology. Should you offer it as memory or as storage? The good news is, you don’t have to choose. Intel Optane technology powers both memory and storage, and they can complement each other in the same system.

As you may know, Intel Optane technology is the company’s memory and storage innovation. It combines endurance, high throughput and low latency.

For data centers, Intel Optane technology is offered in two form factors:

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