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Research roundup: machine learning, IaaS, digital transformation

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NUC Mini-PC + Windows 10 = 1 ready-to-run system

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2-in-1 tablets: a good idea, still too costly

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Blockchain: how big is the tech-provider opportunity?

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Is now the right time for tech providers to get into blockchain?

This peer-to-peer technology is best known as the home for cryptocurrencies, including bitcoin. But some market watchers predict blockchain will be used in many other areas, possibly transforming entire industries.

So how big is the blockchain opportunity?

As usual, it depends on who you ask.

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AI requires GPUs? Not with today’s CPUs

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Summer books: 6 more for the beach, park — or sofa

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Voice control gets clearer with new Lenovo-Google device

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Makers of keyboards and mice had better look out. Lenovo and Google just took a collective step toward making their devices obsolete.

The market is already pretty big. Market watcher Canalys has predicted that something in the order of 56.3 million smart speakers will be purchased this year.

Lenovo and Google have collaborated on a new device known as the Lenovo Smart Display. It’s essentially a tablet that’s controlled by the user’s voice. And it can respond with an automated voice of its own.

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Digital transformation: why your customers might be unready

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Every with-it company is doing a digital transformation, right?

Well, it’s easy enough to believe so.

The big consulting firms post case studies showing how they’ve help major clients digitally transform, saving millions in costs while earning millions more.

Market-research firms add to the excitement, too. IDC, for one, has predicted that worldwide spending on digital-transformation technologies will grow nearly 17% this year, approaching $1.3 trillion.

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How AI is making HPE’s data-center flash storage even smarter

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HP has new workstations for creative pros on a budget

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