Posts Tagged ‘Apple’

Surprise! Chromebook Demand Rising Fast

A new report by ABI Research not only confirms growing demand for Google Chromebooks, but a sales pace that puts the Web-based devices on track to take a significant share of the market from Microsoft and Apple.

Office for iPad a Potential Bonanza for Partners

Much attention is being placed on how Microsoft’s new Office for iPad could make it harder for Windows to gain a foothold in tablets. The greater potential is that the new app could make it easier for solution providers to sell the cloud-based Office 365 and drag complementary product sales.

Mobile Apps Tell the Real BYOD Tale

If you want to understand the real state of BYOD, the money is in the apps and how folks are doing actual work with them.

In Praise of Tablets: A PC by Any Other Name

It’s time for the channel to dispense with the handwringing over competing form factors and start celebrating the commonality of tablets in the PC world. They’re just computing devices, after all, and folks are buying a lot of them. That’s a good thing.

Lenovo, on Buying Spree, Shows Ambitions

Lenovo is having a busy week – new product launches, two major acquisitions and a massive reorganization. And this is likely just the beginning, as the company demonstrates its drive and ambition to become a major contender in the global IT channel and market.

Falling Tablet Shipments Could Hide Good News for Partners

After three years of heady growth, the worldwide tablet market is coming back to earth with a thud. Might that be good news for the channel?

Vendors Reduce PC Shipment, Sales Forecast

According to a new report, the top PC manufacturers will likely reduce desktop and notebook shipments by as much as 9.5 percent in 2014 as consumer demand wanes for conventional hardware.

Surface Gets Dressed Up for Work

Microsoft’s point-of-sale efforts could make Surface a legitimate part of retail business services and elevate the fondleslab from partner pariah to channel chum.

Report: Microsoft Brand Shinier Than Apple

A new Forrester study places Microsoft as the top U.S. brand, beating Apple in buyer affinity and perception. Making the difference: Microsoft is an imperative verses a nice-to-have.

PC and Tablet Channel Sales Surge in 2013

While much has been said about the death of the PC, commercial sales of desktops, notebooks and tablets through the U.S. channel surged 25 percent in 2013, with the biggest gainer being Google’s Chromebook. Guess who the biggest loser is? Not Microsoft.