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The smartphone lifetime challenge

This problem isn’t a new one for technology products, but it is for smartphones. After a long, powerful run, the smartphone market is starting to peak. In the US, the market is likely to be flat or even modestly down...

Intel: The return on investment for PC refresh

John Mahvi from Intel IT diagrams the financial logic the company uses to justify a regular refresh of Intel's PC fleet. By maintaining a refresh cadence of approximately 3 years, Intel gains the benefits of increased security and manageability capabilities, increased productivity and lower overall costs.