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How Intel Ethernet 700 Network Adapters can get your customers off the trailing edge

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Everyone likes to talk about the cutting edge, even the bleeding edge. But are your customers stuck back on the trailing edge?

You know about those trailing-edge customers. They’re the ones still running PCs on Windows 7 or even XP. And the ones with Microsoft SQL Server 2008 behind their databases.

When it comes to support for these trailing-edge products, your customers are mostly on their own. They’re using products that are past end-of-life, even end-of-support. And their networks are still connected by older equipment.

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Tech business users mostly satisfied, even on cybersec: survey

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5 top cybersecurity priorities for 2020: report

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The cloud dominates at Amazon, Microsoft, IBM

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Tech leaders this week could be forgiven for having their heads in the cloud.

Amazon and Microsoft both reported quarterly earnings this week, and both were dominated by the cloud. And IBM last night said its CEO would step down, to be replaced by the company’s current head of cloud computing.

Microsoft: exceeding expectations

Earlier this week Microsoft reported financial results for its second fiscal quarter, and the big surprises all came from the cloud.

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Security concerns aren’t slowing cloud adoption: report

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Only one in three (33%) IT professionals in the U.S. and 38% of those in the European Union have stopped or slowed their adoption of cloud services due to privacy concerns, finds a new report.

That’s not to say all security issues in the cloud have been solved. In fact, the report finds plenty of challenges still loom ahead. They include difficult regulatory compliance and a lack of visibility into sensitive data.

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Research roundup: automation, Win7, EMEA desktops

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Most management tasks are about to be automated. Way too many organizations are still running Windows 7. And desktops made a surprising comeback among EMEA business users.

That’s the latest in IT market research. Here’s your tech provider’s roundup.

Automating management tasks

Nearly 70% of the work now done by managers will be fully automated by as soon as 2024, Gartner predicts.

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IoT’s next chapter is coming. Get ready with Intel Partner University

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Servers: 12 new trends for 2020, according to Dell

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Data is king. It’s all about transparency. And the rack’s the limit.

Those are some of the 12 hot server trends for 2020, according to the techies at Dell EMC. The Dell crew published their findings earlier this month in a report, Dell EMC’s 2020 Server Trends & Observations.

The report was compiled by Robert Hormuth, VP, technology fellow and CTO of Dell EMC’s server solutions group. Hormuth joined Dell in 2007 after working at Intel and National Instruments.

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Is ‘data stress’ draining your organization’s productivity?

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What your employees don’t know about data could be hurting you. Same goes for your customers and their employees.

A new survey finds that nearly 1 in 3 workers have taken a sick day in the last year due to stress related to data, information and technology issues.

That works out to lost productivity that’s costing organizations worldwide an estimated $109.4 billion a year.

All that’s according to a new report from consultants Accenture and Qlik, a provider of end-to-end, real-time data integration and analytics solutions.

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Chromebooks: Meet the latest for schools from Lenovo, HP, Acer

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Chromebooks have found a real niche in the K-12 education market, and why not. Light yet tough and durable, full-powered yet easy to use, they’re perfect for use by schoolkids.

And because Chromebooks are essentially Chrome OS thin clients with applications running in the cloud, school admins find the devices a lot simpler to manage than “regular” Windows or Apple PCs. Typically retailing for around $300, Chromebooks are a lot less expensive too.

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