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Why integrating smart-home systems could be smart for tech providers

Smart-home tech is definitely cool. But so far it hasn’t been much of a business opportunity for tech providers. Fortunately, that could change very soon. To date, Amazon and Google have been the big...

TP-Link security camera
Lenovo adds 3rd-party PC gear to its retail site

Lenovo is beefing up its website to become an end-to-end electronics e-commerce site. The tech supplier this week launched what it’s calling the 3rd Party Option (3PO) initiative. 3PO means visitors...

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Retail's digital transformation
Are you ready for the digital transformation of retail?

“Digital transformation” is the IT industry’s latest buzzword. But for brick-and-mortar retailers, it’s all too real. The way your retail customers sell their products and services — plus the way...

Intel Virtual Technology Conference - spring 2019
Join the spring 2019 Intel Virtual Technology Conference on May 15

The Intel Virtual Technology Conference is coming. On May 15, the spring 2019 edition of this online conference will help you connect with other Intel technology partners. Learn more about the latest...

Dell Latitude 7400 2-in-1
PCs sales: a mixed year ahead

PC unit shipments should pick up in the second half of this year. But that still won’t be enough to push the full year into positive territory. So forecasts tech analyst firm Canalys. It now predicts...

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Personal data security
Research roundup: security spending rises, AI takes over PM, consumer privacy for sale

Security spending will rise by more than 9% a year. AI could soon take over most of project management. And consumers are a lot less protective of their personal data than they think. So finds the...

HP Reverb VR headset
HP global partner forum unveils new channel programs, VR, PCs

HP brought out the big guns at its HP Reinvent global partner forum this week in Houston. The company announced new sales programs for partners, as well as a new virtual-reality headset and more than...

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