shutterstock_531029980.jpgIn 2016, virtual reality (VR) moved from the periphery of technology into the mainstream. VR startups have created a billion- dollar market, raising over $1.46 billion, with the market expected to increase to $15.9 billion by 2019. As the market grows, it’s expanding beyond gaming and into vertical markets, like education.

VR gets classy: Virtual reality and education

Startups are making VR mainstream in education, but it takes powerful components to reach its true potential. Learn more here.
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shutterstock_513478264.jpg2017 is poised to become the year when virtual reality becomes, well, real. The number of VR users is over 43 million and the virtual reality market is expected to be worth $30 billion by 2020. Now that fast-processing compute power and the ability to load imagery through SSD have finally caught up with the vision of VR pioneers, virtual reality is moving beyond hardcore gamers and into our everyday lives.

How to build a powerful PC for virtual reality in healthcare

Read this blog and discover the powerful components necessary to power a PC for virtual reality in healthcare.
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shutterstock_499946137.jpgIn 1935, a short story was published about a goggle-based system that created realistic, holographic experiences. Sound familiar? Even in the ’30s, people were already dreaming of virtual reality. But, today, VR is no longer science fiction; it’s a major disruptor in many different fields, including healthcare, where the global market could reach $3.8 billion by 2020.

3 ways virtual reality is disrupting healthcare

Find out three ways that VR is changing healthcare--from radiology to the OR to the front office.
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corporate data backup.jpgAccording to the recent comprehensive Disaster Recovery as a Service Attitudes & Adoption Report, 80 percent of the ActualTech Media enterprise survey respondents continue to use yesterday’s technology for disaster recovery or do not leverage the cloud. This poses both an opportunity as well as a challenge for value-added resellers (VARs) and managed services providers (MSPs) that provide cloud services in terms of delivering the right corporate data backup solutions for their clients. The opportunity of delivering solutions and services cannot be met unless they fully understand what to look for in data backup vendors.

3 Things to Look for in Corporate Data Backup Vendors

Here are three broad areas of things to look for in corporate data backup vendors.
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value added reseller business model.jpgToday's value-added resellers (VARs) are operating in a cloud-driven business landscape where they must create value added reseller business models that clearly emphasize what they can do for a customer rather than what they can sell them. The cloud and other major interrelated factors are shifting the ground underneath vendors as well.

The Vendors That Every Value-Added-Reseller Business Model Needs to Include

Here are the vendors that every value-added-reseller business model needs to include.
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open compute project.jpgAccording to a recent CIO magazine article, the global public cloud market will top $146 billion in 2017 and is growing at a 22 percent compound annual growth rate. That growth is being fueled by the largest cloud providers like Amazon, Microsoft, Google, and IBM. That growth is a harbinger of things to come as the Open Compute Project (OCP) transforms the data centers of these hyperscale providers.

The 3 Big Effects of the Open Compute Project

Here are three big effects that the Open Compute Project is having across the broader IT world.
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OEM company.jpgAccording to the IDC FutureScape: Worldwide IT Industry 2017 Predictions, third-platform technologies and services will drive nearly 75 percent of IT spending by 2019. The third-platform technologies (cloud, mobile, social, and big data technologies) have matured to the point where they have transformed the world in which businesses operate.

Which OEM You Should Work With: Our 3 Tips

Choosing an OEM company can be a difficult process, but here are three tips to help focus on what is important in the relationship.
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ssd comparison.jpgFor those who want an exhaustive historical account of the solid-state drive (SSD) from 1970 to the present, you’re not likely to find anything comparable to the SSD Market History. As we come to the end of 2016, it's informative for value-added resellers (VARs) to take a look at where we stand generally with SSD comparison.

Our End-of-2016 SSD Comparison

As we come to the end of 2016, it's informative for value-added resellers (VARs) to take a look at where we stand generally with SSD comparison.
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ssd reliablity.jpgIn a recent FAST 2016 paper titled Flash Reliability in Production, an eye-catching conclusion was that MLC drives are as reliable as the more costly SLC "enterprise" drives. Whether you’re a value-added reseller (VAR) helping end users make SSD choices for client or enterprise needs, both end-user groups see SSD reliability as the aspect that matters the most. That doesn’t mean that all other considerations are inconsequential, but across all use scenarios, reliability is the aspect that can ultimately progress or halt the business.

Why SSD Reliability Is the Only Thing That Matters for Your Customers

Here are a few reasons why SSD reliability is the only thing that matters for your customers.
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