Posts Tagged ‘Gartner’
The PC market across western Europe shrank by more than a fifth in this year’s first quarter, according to analysts – the worst results since they began tracking the region.
Global mobile phone sales increased slightly in the first quarter of the year, with Asia-Pac the only region to show real sales growth. But Samsung is still dominating the vendor leaderboard according to Gartner.
Gartner finds 38 percent of companies worldwide say they expect to stop providing mobile devices to their staff by 2016.
Gartner urges security resellers to supplement their on-premises revenue with cloud-based alternatives in order to retain large customers who might otherwise spend with competitors.
This year’s first quarter saw the steepest decline in PC shipments since records began, according to IDC, which partly blames Microsoft’s Windows 8 for slowing the market.
This year is set to be the first in the past decade in which business decision-makers plan to significantly increase their IT investment, according to Gartner.
The distributor’s “Seeding the Cloud” program aims to help solution providers build their marketing around building their cloud practices, while its Cloud Desk looks to deepen VARs’ technical benches.
At the Ingram Micro Cloud Summit 2013, the distributor debuted IM Link, a new professional online services tool that gives partners a boost in building out service portfolios, while setting the stage for future business transition.
A new Gartner estimate shows conventional desktop and notebook PC shipments falling by one-fifth over the next four years, while tablets and smartphone sales skyrocket. The change will mean new opportunities and challenges for vendors and solution providers.
One in five businesses plan to keep using Windows XP after Microsoft Corp. halts support for the OS next year, according to new research, which claims that the firms could end up paying an extra $500,000 a year for additional support.