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Research roundup: wearables; video surveillance; data analytics

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Meet Samsung’s updated high-end convertible PCs

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Are your SMB customers ready for digital transformation?

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“Digital transformation” is the buzzword of the year for corporate CIOs and other enterprise IT leaders. But is digital transformation something your small and midsize business customers need to think about?

You bet. If not right now, then soon.

The same digital storm clouds that are disrupting big businesses are now threatening your SMB customers, too. It may be happening later and slower. But make no mistake, it’s happening.

Digitally transforming

Consider a few recent insights from leading market watchers and consultants:

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Why Microsoft is moving its Edge browser to open source

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Check out Juniper’s 10 top tech trends for 2019

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What does the New Year hold for technology? The digital-market analysts at Juniper Research have an idea. Ten ideas, to be exact.

Here are the top 10 tech trends for 2019, as predicted by three Juniper analysts: Nitin Bhas, head of research; Elson Sutanto, principal analyst; and Sam Barker, senior analyst.

1. Adversarial machine learning becomes key to security & fraud prevention.

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Where to find the next wave of PC sales growth

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Sales growth? Yes, the PC business is going to be strong — but only if you know where to look.

Don’t look to generic desktops, notebooks or tablets. Unit shipments of these PC categories are expected to decline over the next 4 years. But within those broad categories, several sub-categories are expected to grow. That’s where tech providers looking for growth should thrive.

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3 cyber lessons from the massive Marriott hack

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The hack of hotel company Marriott International could be the best thing for your cybersecurity strategy.

For Marriott, of course, it’s something of a PR and cybersecurity disaster. On Friday the company said the database of its Starwood properties had been hacked since 2014 and only discovered this past September.

Marriott admits the hackers stole personal information from as many as 500 million of the hotel company’s customers. Stolen data is said to include information on customers’ passports, credit cards and travel plans.

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How’s the PC business? From HP’s perspective, great

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HP yesterday released both fourth quarter and full-year financial results for its fiscal 2018. Overall, the numbers were strong. Results for the company’s Personal Systems division were even stronger.

For the fourth quarter, HP reported overall revenue of $15.36 billion, marking a year-on-year increase of 10%. But its Personal Systems division — which includes notebooks, desktops and workstations — grew revenue by an even higher 11%, hitting $10.1 billion.

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Get ready for the AI-driven workplace

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Imagine an office where humans and AI-powered bots work side-by-side. Where machine learning, virtual reality, and the Internet of Things are everyday tools. And where spending on innovative technologies grows twice as fast as the overall economy.

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Into cryptocurrency? Be careful. New report warns of security risks

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