Posts Tagged ‘Samsung’

Vendors Fuel the Device Confusion Debate

PC and tablet vendors such as Dell, Lenovo and Samsung love to talk about how their devices fit into value-add solutions, but vendors do more to confuse solution providers and the market by pushing arbitrary sales goals and channel incentives.

Google Glass Now Available to All, But Don’t Buy

Google is finally opening unrestricted sales of its famed Google Glass wearable computing device. While it’s a neat idea, it has few practical applications, and early adopters are essentially paying for the privilege of helping Google develop better, less-expensive devices.

Post-XP Disposal: It’s a Dirty Job and Partners Should Do It

In the wake of Windows XP upgrades, clients will be looking to solution providers to ensure their old computers are safely, securely and legally disposed of.

PC Sales May Climb, Thanks to Businesses

The “Post-PC Era” headlines have screamed how the world is moving away from desktops and notebooks as smartphones and tablets take over. The reality: PC sales are actually positive over the last five years and could climb thanks to commercial spending.

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.

Samsung Steps Up Channel Activity with New Program

Samsung unveiled its new “Samsung Team of Empowered Partners” — or STEP — to consolidate channel resources and serve as a launch pad for expanding its reseller network.

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.

Report: IT Gear Riddled with NSA Backdoors

Based on leaks by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, reports indicate the NSA has systematically planted backdoors on IT products and components to allow stealthy data gathering and surveillance on corporations and individuals. The latest revelation could further hamper confidence in the security integrity of many vendor products.