Microsoft this week made two sets of announcements that demonstrate the company’s commitment to the whole wide world of computing, ranging from light and mobile 2-in-1 devices to the enterprise cloud.
First up is the company’s expansion of its Surface Enterprise Initiative, announced yesterday.
Does anyone like passwords? They’re hard to remember. Easy to steal. Lots of work for websites that need to store, encrypt and protect them. Plus, far too many users still use weak ones like “1234” or even “password.”
The end of passwords is coming, possibly soon. The replacement: biometric technology including fingerprint readers, iris scanners, even face scanners. These biometrics tools can be used for multiple points of authentication, including devices, endpoints (to protect data networks remotely bridged to mobile devices) and, increasingly, applications.
If you’re a solutions provider who’s been sitting on the sidelines with the Internet of Things (IoT), now might be a good time to get in the game.
A new survey finds IoT is a lot more than just an interesting idea. Nearly one in three (31%) organizations have launched actual IoT solutions. And even more (43%) are looking to deploy new IoT solutions over the next 12 months.
Do you serve clients in the public sector? If so, do you realize how quickly they’re moving to the cloud?
In a new survey, 82 percent of U.S. public-sector cloud adopters say their organizations plan to spend more on cloud computing next year than they do this year. And looking ahead further, respondents expect to have moved 60 percent of their applications to the cloud over the next five years, up from just 35 percent of applications in the cloud today.
How tough is the PC business today?
So tough, leading PC suppliers must either overhaul their business models or leave the market by 2020, according to research and advisory firm Gartner.
“The PC business model as we have traditionally known it is broken,” says Tracy Tsai, a Gartner research VP.
The top five PC vendors — Apple, Asus, Dell, HP Inc. and Lenovo — have increased their collective market share by 11 points in the last five years, Tsai explains. But those gains have come at the expense of profits.
So finds the latest McAfee Labs Threats Report from Intel Security, released just yesterday.
The findings are pretty shocking. The average small company — defined here as having fewer than 3,000 employees — reports 11 to 20 data-loss incidents every day, Intel says.
As you may have heard, HP has agreed to acquire Samsung Electronics’ printer business for $1.05 billion. The question is, Why?
It’s all about copiers. HP believes the copier business is worth about $55 billion a year, and badly in need of innovation. More specifically, HP wants to replace those copiers with multifunction printers (MFPs).