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Smartphone vs. PC: let the debate begin

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Could smartphones replace your customers’ PCs?

It’s not as crazy as it might sound. If a new forecast is right, smartphones will soon sport folding screens, 5G, biometrics and other features that will make them powerful alternatives to laptops.

On the other hand, a new survey finds consumer satisfaction with PCs holding steady and high. For certain tasks, it turns out, the PC still rules.

What’s your take? To help you decide, here’s a tech provider’s update:

Smartphone innovation

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Microsoft heats things up at Ignite 2018

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Better control of customer data. More secure systems. And 2 new versions of the Surface Hub. That's some of what's heating up Microsoft Ignite 2018.

Ignite is Microsoft's conference for IT implementers and influencers, enterprise developers and data professionals. The 2018 edition is being held this week in Orlando, Fla., and the Microsoft presenters include CEO Satya Nadella, Azure VP Julia White and CTO Mark Russinovich.

Here’s some of what’s already heated up at Microsoft Ignite 2018:

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Why Dell believes the PC’s future is bright (and you should too)

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Cybersecurity: What your clients can learn from financial services

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Register now for Intel Virtual Tech Conference to earn double training credits

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The fall 2018 edition of the Intel Virtual Technology Conference is coming on Oct. 11.

Register to attend by end-of-day this Wednesday, Sept. 19, and you’ll earn double the training credits for your participation.

The Intel Virtual Technology Conference is a bi-annual online conference developed for Intel tech providers. If you design, recommend, distribute or resell Intel products or solutions, this conference is for you.

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Research roundup: wearables, blockchain, public cloud

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Nearly two-thirds of large organizations are into blockchain. Sales of public-cloud services are poised to grow 21% this year. And wearables, already popular, are going through a transition that could propel them to even greater sales.

That’s some of the latest market intelligence from leading IT analysts. Here’s your tech provider’s update.

Wearables taking off

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What PC tech providers can learn from Apple’s newest iPhones

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Does this sound familiar? You have a great product, with millions of units installed. Yet sales have pretty much stopped growing.

Believe it or not, this describe Apple’s iPhone. Unit sales of the phones in Apple’s last financial quarter grew by less than 1%. In a business culture that thrives on growth, that’s a problem.

Yet revenue from the iPhone surged in the same quarter by an impressive 20%. How did Apple do it?

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Smart-home tech heats up; can a smarter workplace be far behind?

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Research roundup: vendor programs, security teams, skills and millennials

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Channel partners are much less excited by vendor programs than they were just 2 years ago. Security teams are inundated. The skills needed for digital transformation are scarce. And managing multigenerational workforces is hard for a reason.

These are findings from some of the latest IT research and market analysis. Here’s your tech provider’s update:

Vendor channel programs

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New PCs from ASUS, Dell, Lenovo, Toshiba offer 8th Gen Intel CPUs

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