There are more IoT devices in the world than humans, according to Gartner. Brick-and-mortar retailers—those vying to remain in business—are increasingly aware of the need to “meet customers where they are” in terms of IoT, AI and analytics. Therefore, for many businesses IoT makes a lot of sense. But with new data-driven experiences comes new risk—and it’s more than just security.

3 retail IoT risks that aren’t about security (and how to mitigate them)

Are IoT-enabled retailers considering all the risks?
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Doing more with less. We could leave it at that when describing hyperconvergence and how it’s charming IT managers and shrinking data centers worldwide. We thought we’d go a step further with some FAQs.

The must-read hyperconvergence FAQ

Get the very latest on hyperconvergence.
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Just as virtualization technology did a few years ago, container technology is changing the way IT pros carry out daily operations. Virtual machines are siloed, each with their own OS, whereas containers share the same OS, libraries, components, etc. Although there are many benefits of virtual machines, many SMBs are considering the true value of containers. Do they make processes faster? Is sharing libraries safe? Do they promote flexible IT? What about OpEx? 

4 things you should know about container technology

From development to deployment, get the latest on containers.
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Nearly 1.3 million lives are lost in car accidents worldwide each year. That’s more than 3,000 deaths a day. Will we one day see a law passed deeming human driving illegal?

Our top picks: autonomous vehicle innovators

See which companies are winning the driverless car race.
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Assuming consumers and enterprises want maximum speed and efficiency out of their computers, what’s more important—CPU clock speed or more cores? While we’re on the topic, why aren’t processing speeds increasing? 

Q&A: Clock speed vs. core count

Get pro answers on clock speed and core count.
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According to Safe and Sound Schools, 80% of schools still use pen and paper to track visitors. That leaves a lot of room for human error and clerical oversight. Even in a slow-moving government sector, that’s noteworthy in a digital world. However, the same report also sheds light on progress—school districts are now spending nearly $5 billion per year to make their schools safer. And 90% of K–12 schools have installed video surveillance equipment.

3 ways IoT can make schools safer

IoT enters the school safety conversation.
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Are you looking to upgrade SSD technology for you or your customers? This checklist is for you—straight from our own experts.

The SSD upgrade checklist that pros use

Optimize performance with these SSD upgrades.
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When you ask IT professionals what they fear the most from an operational perspective, most say the same thing: downtime. Consistent uptime can make or break businesses of all sizes. Although we all love the latest and greatest hardware, software and components, legacy infrastructure doesn’t have to threaten uptime and keep you up at night. Not if you have a formal maintenance strategy.

Q&A: Pro tips on avoiding legacy infrastructure failure

Avoid infrastructure failure with these tips.
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Just how much corporate faith is being put into SSD technology? Gartner predicts that up to 25% of data centers may use all-flash arrays for primary storage by 2020, with ROI of under six months in some cases.

4 SSD predictions for 2018 and beyond

Get our latest SSD technology forecast for 2018
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