It’s time for all good solution providers to review the passing year’s ups and downs, and plan ahead for the new year.
But how do you plan for a future that’s uncertain and unknown?
Microsoft and IDC are here to help.
Think you’ve got your clients’ security taken care of? Think again. Several older cyber threats will still be with us next year. And several new ones are likely to emerge.
That’s according to cybersecurity supplier Trend Micro, which just released a report, “The Next Tier,” predicting the top security threats for 2017.
Raimund Genes, Trend Micro’s CTO, says: “Next year will take the cybersecurity industry into new territory.”
Small devices, that is.
Ultraslim and convertible designs will account for more than 60 percent of all notebook PCs shipped by 2020, market analyst firm IDC recently predicted. “We continue to see steady progression toward smaller desktops and notebooks,” said Loren Loverde, IDC’s VP of PC research.
Are you ready to offer cloud-based disaster recovery (DR)? Better be, because your clients are definitely ready for it.
In a recently released survey, half of IT professionals whose organizations have a DR solution are leveraging the cloud. And of those, 90 percent feel confident that their DR strategy is correct.
Intel is stepping up its game in the Internet of Things and, more specifically, autonomous, self-driving cars.
Earlier this year, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich stated that the growth of connected things was 1 of the 5 “core beliefs” determining the company’s future. “At Intel,” he wrote at the time, “we will focus on autonomous vehicles, industrial and retail as our primary growth drivers of the Internet of Things.”
Cyber security in the new year — better, worse or about the same?
To find out, Intel Security assembled 31 of its top thought leaders. Their predictions have just been published in the McAfee Labs 2017 Threat Predictions Report.
Here’s your solution provider’s update:
Top Predictions for 2017
McAfee’s team of experts made a long list of predictions for next year. These are their top 10:
HP Inc., the personal systems and printer spinoff formed when HP Co. split itself two years ago, has become an important industry innovator.
Earlier this year, HP created a new mobile hardware category, the 3-in-1, when it introduced its Elite x3 device. The $700 device aims to combine the best features of 3 device types: the power and productivity of a PC, portability of a tablet, and connectivity of a smartphone.
Nearly 60 percent of organizations now use cloud-based productivity suites from either Microsoft or Google. One in 10 companies now uses single sign-on. And about 1 in 3 have tried Slack.
These figures come from the third annual cloud-adoption report from BitGlass, a cloud access security broker. The report, released last week, provides solution providers with an inside look at cloud adoption among your clients and others.
Yesterday, David Bradshaw of Intel’s products and solution marketing group was the guest speaker for the latest in our series of live channel chats.
David’s topic: the 7th Gen Intel Core Processors, and what they mean for solution providers.
Couldn’t join us? No problem. Here’s your summary of David’s high points: