PCs Article Archive:
Microsoft is finally looking to expand resale of its Surface tablet in the channel, but not without certain conditions. Its requirements, though, seem one-sided and could lead to high levels of channel stuffing and compromise of partner operations. Here’s Channelnomics’ interpretation of the Microsoft Surface channel questionnaire.
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.
HP CEO Meg Whitman details memristor and Photonics technologies in development at HP Labs that she says will lead to a new technology architecture.
Symantec quietly discontinued its Managed Firewall and Managed Endpoint Protection in June, but partners and customers are now taking notice in light of the security and storage vendor’s withdrawal from the cloud backup market.
The data trickling in from a banner Cyber Monday reveals an interesting fact. The holiday online retail bonanza owes a great deal to the clunky, old PC.
IDC figures show the mobility category is continuing to top the market.
A new IDC report indicates the decline of global PC shipments in 2013 will be more than expected, and the downward trend will continue into 2014. Not even the end of Windows XP support will spur a significant rebound.
The analyst claims Microsoft must prove its commitment to channel before it can cash in on tablet boom.
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.
There is more turmoil for embattled Taiwanese vendor Acer, as founder Stan Shih comes out of retirement to lead company free of charge.