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PC shipments dropping, but not across the board

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Cybercrime rising on every front: new survey

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How much do your customers need help with their cybersecurity? A whole lot, finds a new survey.

The survey, conducted by Ponemon Institute for Accenture, finds that all forms of cybercrime last year cost the average organization $13 million, up 10% from the previous year.

But among organizations based in the United States, the total cost per organization was a much higher average of $27.4 million. That marked a year-on-year increase of nearly 30%.

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What’s wrong with IT?

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IT departments are generally failing to provide the new capabilities their organizations are clamoring for.

Worse, they’re not planning to do much about it, either.

So finds a new report from The Hackett Group. The consulting firm’s report is based on its survey of senior IT executives at large and midsized organizations, conducted in late 2018. The survey sought to determine organizations’ strategic priorities and initiatives for this year.

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Research roundup: Top security trends, ear-worn wearables

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Get ready for USB4, coming soon

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The popular USB standard — the U doesn’t stand for “ubiquitous,” but it might as well — is about to get a whole lot faster. Twice as fast, to be exact, with the new USB4 protocol pre-announced today.

The USB Promoter Group, an industry-led body that developers USB specs, says the USB 4 protocol doubles the bandwidth of USB. It will also enable multiple, simultaneous data and display protocols.

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Today's PC business according to Dell & HP

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What’s the current state of the PC business? Dell and HP, two of the biggest PC suppliers, just gave tech providers a glimpse. Both suppliers this week reported quarterly financial results that reveal how the PC market is changing.

For both vendors, PC sales are growing. But in HP’s case, that’s despite a drop in the number of unit shipments. And for Dell, the growth is only in systems for business and a few high-end consumers.

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How SMBs use the cloud: pretty much like enterprises

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Small and medium businesses use the cloud, but they use it differently than big enterprises, right? Actually, not so much.

A new survey report finds SMBs use the cloud in ways that are surprisingly similar to those of large enterprises.

The survey was conducted last month by RightScale, a cloud-management company recently acquired by Flexera. The company released its report, RightScale 2019 State of the Cloud, earlier this week.

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Microsoft shows mixed reality for the real world

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SMBs need — and want — your help: new survey

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In a world where small and midsized business customers can buy tech directly from vendor sites, Amazon and the local Best Buy, it’s nice to know they still need your help.

A new survey finds that many SMBs buy technology from resellers, consultants and tech providers, use a managed services provider, work with a reseller or consultant on a regular basis, and outsource many of their key IT tasks.

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At MWC19, Lenovo adds ThinkPads, intros smartphone-tablet combo

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