Posts Tagged ‘Apple’
It wasn’t long ago that Salesforce.com was touting its Touch mobile app and Chatter social networking platform as the fundamental interfaces for the company’s CRM offerings. You can forget about all that now.
Microsoft’s new channel chief Phil Sorgen says the reason the Surface tablet isn’t broadly available to solution providers for resale is because Microsoft lacked a distribution strategy. While distribution is now in place, he says Microsoft is taking a “measured approach” to general channel availability.
As the world gears up for yet another holiday shopping orgy, it’s never been more important for the channel to tune into the habits and desires of this massing army of conspicuous consumers.
Mobile technology continues to enjoy stellar adoption in the business world, but new research indicates mobility is increasingly more about the app than the device.
In a global print media blitz, BlackBerry tries to fend off consumer concerns about a possible acquisition by vowing unwavering commitment to its users.
AVG’s Managed Workplace takes advantage of new API hooks into iOS and Mac OS X to make Apple devices more manageable for MSPs.
Gartner’s list of the top 25 companies in the global supply chain in 2013 includes no fewer than nine major tech vendors.
As Apple’s de-emphasizes its professional lineup, even diehard loyalists in creative fields are looking for high-performance alternatives elsewhere.
Rumors say Microsoft is planning a docking station for Surface Pro and Surface Pro 2, positioning the fledgling tablet as a PC replacement. Perhaps when the docks arrive, Microsoft will release Surface to the general channel for resale.
Microsoft is taking a big risk in buying Nokia’s handset business. Success could look something like Apple’s juggernaut complete-stack software-device model; failure could make Microsoft the next Blackberry. In either case, the sprawling Microsoft channel will have to adapt, and mostly on its own.