While projector sales figures were flat in general, pico, personal, wide-screen, short-throw and high-brightness models performed best.
Flat panel sales to the professional market rose in Q1 although market conditions remain difficult for many display vendors and developed markets continue to struggle for more traction.
Cloud services provider Outsourcery is trying to recruit more VARs for its cloud products and services. The company claims there are more business and good margins available for the right partners.
The worldwide projector market had a tough Q1, with sales down 7.5 percent year over year, though bright spots remain in larger units and ultramobiles.
Gartner finds 38 percent of companies worldwide say they expect to stop providing mobile devices to their staff by 2016.
China has overtaken the U.S. as the global leader in PC sales – but desktops are just as popular as notebooks in the Asian giant.
The analyst firm notes that 2012 marks the first time that semiconductor revenue for mobile devices surpassed that of PCs and notebooks.
3D printers available to the channel today are only capable of producing cheap plastic items, according to Citron Research, which calls the 3D craze a “bubble” set to burst.
A total 9.5 million projectors were sold worldwide in 2012, according to a research roundup from specialist analyst PMA.
End users are beginning to tire of their personal data being collected online by the increasing range of applications and analytics offerings, according to global research by market watcher Ovum.