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The future begins now. Here’s the latest on artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, augmented and virtual reality, self-driving cars, drones, voice recognition and more.

Advanced Tech

tech provider zone

Advanced Tech

The future begins now. Here’s the latest on artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, augmented and virtual reality, self-driving cars, drones, voice recognition and more.

Google Home Mini

Smart-home tech heats up; can a smarter workplace be far behind?

There’s a phenomenon known as the “consumerization of IT.” It’s the way consumer technology finds its way into the workplace. We’ve seen this most recently as people bring their personal smartphones...

Research roundup

Research roundup: vendor programs, security teams, skills and millennials

Channel partners are much less excited by vendor programs than they were just 2 years ago. Security teams are inundated. The skills needed for digital transformation are scarce. And managing...

Samsung Family Hub smart refrigerator

How smart appliances could be your next smart business

What’s Google doing in your customers’ kitchens? Why is Alexa sitting next to their coffee makers? And how does Cortana know their favorite ice-cream flavors? Perhaps the answer can be found in a...

Gig workers

Use contractors? Gallup's new study could help you

If your tech-provider business uses contractors, freelancers, consultants and other members of what’s known as the “gig economy,” you’re far from alone. In fact, 1 in 3 U.S. workers (36%) now...

10 channel forces

Check out the 10 forces now affecting the IT channel

Good news: IT’s benefits are becoming increasingly clear to managers — and, for tech providers, potential customers — outside the IT department. However, there’s also some not-so-good news: Many IT...

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