Cybersecurity experts are surprisingly scarce. Blockchain spending is surprisingly fast. And robots are getting surprisingly smart.
Those findings come from new reports issued by leading IT-industry watchers. Here’s your tech provider’s update.
Cybersecurity: experts wanted
Imagine living in western Scotland, where the rainfall averages about 10 feet a year, and not owning an umbrella or raincoat.
That’s pretty much the situation when it comes to cybersecurity.
Sure, the public cloud is a great thing, but not for every use case. Your midsize customers most likely have applications and workloads they’d like to keep securely behind their own firewalls.
For these kinds of workloads, Lenovo and Cloudistics have this week jointly announced a “cloud in a box” hardware and software solution. It promises to deliver a public-cloud experience behind the firewall, and to do it simply and at low cost.
Intel has a new microprocessor for entry-level workstations, and it’s already powering new systems from Dell, HP and Lenovo designed for your customers who work on CAD, media and content creation.
Called the Intel Xeon E-2100, it’s a 6-core processor designed to provide content creators with powerful, single-threaded application performance, high reliability, and an affordable price.
How’s the overall PC business likely to do this year? Sorry, the glass is half empty.
The latest market forecast from research and analyst company Gartner has worldwide shipments of PCs and tablets this year dropping by 1.2% from 2017.
That’s still 260 million PCs for this year, which is plenty. But it’s less than the 262 million PCs shipped last year.
The new Surface Go, introduced just last night, is the smallest and least expensive member of Microsoft’s Surface family.
The Microsoft Surface Go measures 9.65 x 6.9 x 0.33 inches. Weighs 1.15 pounds without its keyboard. And has a starting retail price of just under $400.
Sure, your customers already know that cybersecurity matters. They’ve heard about the massive hacks at Target, Equifax and elsewhere, and they don’t want that to happen to them.
So they run antivirus software. They delete phishing emails. They’re careful about sharing their personal information.
All good. But beyond that, how much do they really know?
High-resolution 4K technology is crisp, and 27 inches is big. Put them together with today’s increasingly affordable prices and applications that can increasingly take advantage of 4K tech, and you’ve got a winning combo for your visually oriented customers.
Here are just 3 of the many options out there. One at an entry-level price. Another at the high end. And one in between.
Cheap(ish) and cheerful
Imagine a pocket-sized Window device, powered by an ARM processor, that folds in half, allowing the user to see 2 displays when the device is folded or 1 larger view with the device is open.
Now forget about it. Because this is Microsoft’s Andromeda project, and the latest reports say the project is dead, at least for this year.