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:
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:
Don’t believe the (bad) hype. That’s Dell Technologies’ new message to investors regarding the PC business. It’s a good message for tech providers, too.
What the big financial-services firms know about cybersecurity could help keep your SMB customers’ systems and data safer and more secure.
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.
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
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?
There’s a phenomenon known as the “consumerization of IT.” It’s the way consumer technology finds its way into the workplace. We’ve seen this most recently as people bring their personal smartphones and tablets to work. It’s part of the whole BYOD (bring your own device) movement.
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
Your customers now have a bunch of powerful new PC options.
Four top hardware suppliers — ASUS, Dell, Lenovo and Toshiba — have just introduced new laptops, 2-in-1s, all-in-ones and Chromebooks powered by the latest 8th Gen Intel Core processors.
Here’s your tech provider’s update: