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Events in the tech industry this year played out against a backdrop of security concerns as home users and corporations alike scrambled to protect themselves against malware, while cyberespionage stirred up a geopolitical storm. Meanwhile, machine learning was behind some of the biggest tech stories and trends of the year. Here in no particular order are the IDG News Service's picks for top stories of the year.
With the release this month of the first commercial server based on its Power9 processor, IBM hits another milestone in its quest to be the AI-workload leader for data centers and web service providers.
Qualcomm's much-anticipated ARM-based Centriq 2400 product line, which started shipping commercially this week, is a worthy contender to break Intel's virtual monopoly in the server processor arena, where data center operators are thirsting to see competition to help bring down costs.
Apple's CFO now sees 'great traction...in the enterprise market.' Analysts, however, say the rising sales are all about hardware updates.
Dell has integrated PC Client Command Suite with VMware’s Workspace ONE cloud portal for mobile devices, giving admins a single view of both for better mobile management.
Like its CPU-GPU hybrid, Intel plans to put CPU and FPGA chips onto one die.
Personal computer shipments declined between 3% and 4% in the June quarter from the same period in 2016.
The current pace of releases indicates macOS High Sierra will likely arrive the third week in September.
Make no mistake: Intel's Xeon Processor Scalable Family, based on the company's Skylake architecture, is about much more than revving up CPU performance. The new processor line is essentially a platform for computing, memory and storage designed to let data centers -- groaning under the weight of cloud traffic, ever-expanding databases and machine-learning data sets -- optimize workloads and curb operational costs.
Apple is expected to release the first public beta of macOS High Sierra, the desktop OS due out this fall, by the end of the week. Here's how to get it.
Lenovo is taking on Dell EMC and HPE with its biggest portfolio refresh since it acquired IBM's x86 server business three years ago, offering a lineup of servers, switches, SAN arrays and converged systems intended to show that it's a serious contender in the data center and software-defined infrastructure market.
It's not just the folks at AMD who hope that that the company's Epyc server processor, officially launched Tuesday, will break Intel's stranglehold on the data-center chip market.
Security and patch experts contend that Windows XP is still retired, even though Microsoft has issued security updates two months running for the 16-year-old OS.
Patch Tuesday brings a large dose of fixes, including updates for XP, Server 2003, Vista and Win8, covering the NSA-linked CVE-2017-8543 "wormable" vulnerability
Microsoft today followed May's unprecedented release of security updates for expired operating systems by issuing another dozen patches for the aged Windows XP.
Microsoft took the unprecedented step of issuing security patches for Windows XP, even though support for it ended in 2014. What does that portend for the future?
Almost anything can be had for free if the circumstances present themselves. Read through this compilation of stories about free stuff such as free apps for Windows 10 and tools for Windows 8.
Apple's refreshed iMac desktops, including an upcoming $5,000 iMac Pro workstation, are aimed at critics who've questioned the company's commitment to enterprise users.
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