Yes, if several leading IT industry executives get their way.
GDPR, as you may know, is short for Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation. This new law went into effect only in May. But already, several organizations — including Google — have been accused of violations.
GDPR’s sweep is wide. Basically, it applies to any organization holding personal data on any EU citizen. And its penalties are high: up to either €20 million or 4% of a company’s annual revenue, whichever is higher.
Today is Cyber Monday, the first Monday after Thanksgiving, and a big day for tech deals. If you or your customers need end-of-year hardware refreshes, today’s a good day to take advantage of the discounts.
Here’s some of what’s out there:
5G promises to change everything with faster data speeds, smoother streaming, low latency, superior performance for IoT and autonomous vehicles, and more.
But when? How much longer do we have to wait?
While no one knows for sure, 3 recent developments indicate that the arrival of 5G is getting very close indeed.
1) Intel speeds 5G modem availability
The security risks of IoT are poorly understood. Smart-speaker owners use their devices a lot — and like them. And IT and business services grew in the first half.
That’s some of the latest intelligence from IT market watchers and survey conductors. Here’s your tech provider’s update.
Your small and midsize business customers need to start updating their servers. Support for both SQL Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 is ending soon. Running outdated and unsupported systems can be risky.
Also, some of your SMB customers may still be running older desktop systems as primitive file servers.
Sound familiar? If so, then your clients — and you — are in luck.
How small can tech devices get? Intel this week introduced three tiny but powerful devices, all under 4 inches. Here’s your tech provider's update.
Neural Compute Stick 2
At its AI developer conference this week in Beijing, Intel introduced the Neural Compute Stick 2, a device about the size of a thumb drive. It's designed to help developers build AI algorithms and prototype computer-vision applications at the edge.
Is digital transformation real? You’d better believe it.
This is no mere marketing buzzword. Worldwide spending on tech and services related to digital transformation (DX) is expected to grow on average by 16% a year through 2022, according to a new report from IDC.
By 2022, the market watcher expects, total DX spending worldwide will reach nearly $2 trillion. (Yes, that’s trillion with a T.)
Less than a week after the U.S. midterm elections, it’s worth asking whether politics have a bearing on tech providers and their customers.
The answer is Yes, at least in the Europe/Middle East/Africa region, finds research firm Gartner.