With so many people working from home, this spring’s edition of Intel Partner Direct will be a virtual event.
Last year, Intel Partner Direct was held in Denver, Dublin and Sydney. This year, in response to the coronavirus pandemic and accompanying travel restrictions, it's moving online.
Apple pie? Delicious. Apple pie with vanilla ice cream? Even more delicious.
So it is with Microsoft’s Azure Stack HCI. Like apple pie, this solution is pretty great all by itself. Azure Stack HCI, powered by 2nd gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors, offers your customers a powerful way to run virtualized applications on a modern hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI).
One thing the coronavirus pandemic reveals is just how much the IT giants need the channel. The relationship is like the one between a barge and its fleet of tugboats. That barge may be huge, but without those tiny tugboats, it’s not going anywhere.
Case in point: HP. Despite annual revenue approaching $60 billion, this maker of PCs and printers relies on the support of even its smallest channel partners.
The worldwide coronavirus pandemic will cause IT spending to drop this year, voice-controlled smart-home devices to get more popular, small businesses to struggle, and many companies to consider letting remote workers stay remote.
That’s the latest from top IT market watchers. Here’s your tech provider’s roundup.
IT spending will dip
Intel today introduced a new line of processors designed to bring desktop-level performance to gaming and creator laptops.
The new 10th Gen Intel Core H-series line of mobile processors debuts with 6 SKUs. The headliner is the new i9-10980HK, an unlocked processor with 8 cores and 26 threads, 16MB of Intel Smart Cache, and top performance of 5.3 GHz.
Chief information officers expect the already blistering pace of digital transformation to get even faster. They plan to spend big on cloud security. And they anticipate increasing their use of contractors, outsourcers and part-timers.
Over 80% of home-office routers are vulnerable to cyberattacks, according to HP. And with so many people now working from home, that’s a real problem.
HP is doing its part to help. The company recently introduced 4 security solutions to help businesses and their remote workers. Here’s a rundown of what’s new:
HP Pro Security Edition
Your ability to offer remote PC management has never been more important.
In response to the coronavirus pandemic, many organizations are trying to cut costs. In a recent Gartner survey, 7 in 10 HR pros said their main cost-cutting measure will be to make more effective use of their technology. That’s your cue.
Would you like to save time and money — and earn more — when supporting customers who are remote, and at multiple locations?
If so, you’ll probably like the Intel vPro platform. This technology offers a single pane of glass for managing your remote customers’ PCs and endpoints. You can even reboot a PC remotely.
Last night the U.S. Senate and the Trump administration agreed on a $2 trillion stimulus package to help the country’s economy during the coronavirus pandemic. The Senate is set to vote on the package later today. President Trump has already said he will sign it.
So what’s in the package that could help U.S. tech providers? While the final terms of the package are still unknown, here’s some of what we do know.