Computers Article Archive:

On Point: Options for Windows XP Upgrade Laggards

With the discontinuation of support for Windows XP this week being the big buzz, let’s take a look at ways vendors and partners are helping aid the transition in this week’s On Point.

Microsoft Quietly Bins Shape the Future Brand

Microsoft may be discreetly rebranding its Shape the Future schools initiative amid speculation it was not getting adequate traction under the old brand.

Google Dances on XP’s Grave With $100 Chromebook

Google sees the end of XP support this week as an opportunity to further dent Microsoft’s dominance of the PC market.

Users Urged Off XP in Last-ditch Migration Effort

The tech industry has come out in force today to urge users off Windows XP as support for the operating system comes to an end.

Microsoft: Late XP Migration Could Be VAR Boon

Microsoft admits it expects users to still be on Windows XP after the end-of-support deadline, but says stragglers could present a big opportunity.

Chromebook a Surprising Hit, Says HP Chief

Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman says the marketability of Google’s Chromebook beyond education customers is surprising and could extend into the enterprise. HP’s experience isn’t good news for Microsoft, which is watching its grip of the PC operating system market slip.

Internet-Connected Device Market Set for Record Year

Report: The market for internet-connected devices is set to surge past six billion units in 2014.

Google Will Get Stake in Lenovo with Moto Deal

When the sale of its Motorola Mobility handset unit closes, Google will walk away with a nearly 6 percent stake worth $750 million in Lenovo, according to regulatory filings.

Gartner: Device Spending to Rebound in 2014

Gartner has issued a new year’s gift to the channel by forecasting that spending on client devices will rebound strongly in 2014, but has cut its overall global IT growth forecast for the year ahead.

Technology Trends to Watch in 2014

Technology, like time, marches on. For 2014 there’s a new set of tech trends on the radar. Here’s what we see shaking up the channel in the year ahead.