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Check out our top 5 blog posts of 2020

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by Peter Krass on 12/29/2020
Blog Category: cloud-and-data-centers

It’s been a challenging year, and we have the blog posts to prove it.

Here are the 5 blog posts on Tech Provider Zone that attracted more readers during 2020 than any others.

1. With back-to-school unclear, tech outlooks is unclear, too

When are kids returning to classrooms? Are they returning, or will they continue learning from home? Either way, what technology will they need?

School kids

The short answer: Nobody knows for sure right now. That’s a big issue for tech providers. How are they supposed to serve a market when nobody knows what tech is needed?

2. Your best choice for hybrid-location working: Intel NUC + Intel Unite

The Intel NUC Mini PC is not only a cool, small-form-factor computing device that’s powered by an Intel Core CPUs and able to handle multiple 4K displays. It can also act as the conference-room hub for popular collaboration systems including Intel Unite.

Intel NUC 8 Pro

3. The 5 hottest tech trends of 2020 (so far)

In a year unlike any other, we pick our short list of the top tech trends. Our list: the novel coronavirus, working from home, insider cybersecurity threats, smart speakers, and digital transformation.

Working from home

4. Develop computer vision & AI prototypes with Intel Neural Compute Stick 2

What’s under 3 inches long … plugs like a thumb drive into the USB port of a Windows 10, Ubuntu/CentOS Linux or MacOS computer … includes the OpenVINO toolkit … makes it easy to develop computer-vision and AI prototypes for IoT and edge devices … and retails for only $70?

Intel Neural Compute Stick 2

5. Dell EMC VxRail: A high-performance system that performs even better with Intel Optane SSD

If your customers are looking to extend a VMware environment, tell them about Dell EMC VxRail, a fully integrated, preconfigured and tested HCI appliance optimized for VMware SAN. To make this great package even better, Dell has added a fast cache layer of Intel Optane SSDs with NVMe.

Dell EMC VxRail

The performance gains are serious. With Intel Optane SSDs, VxRail shows a 60% increase in transactions/minute, over 20% more input-output operations per second (IOPs), and nearly 60% lower latency.

See also:

> Tech Provider Zone’s top 6 blog posts of 2019

 

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