Computers Article Archive:
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.
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.
Report: The market for internet-connected devices is set to surge past six billion units in 2014.
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 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, 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.
Uneven results among HP’s business units give the channel pause over HP, which may be steering the right course but is far from fully righting the ship.
Gartner says most large businesses have already upgraded to new operating systems, and Windows XP’s fate will not have a large market effect.
Windows 8.1, the updated version of Microsoft’s maligned touch-based operating system, hit the market today. The new features and corrections are designed to make the platform more palatable to business and consumer users, and comes as PC sales are starting to rise.
HP’s SureStart will be a technology differentiator on its high-end notebooks, but the real channel value may be in additional manageability options.