Posts Tagged ‘Samsung’
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.
There’s a symbiotic relationship in the power of encouragement, partnership and mentorship by a trusted advisor. Partners must make the customer’s IT leader a hero, then sit back and watch them succeed to the lasting benefit of all involved.
Mobile device adoption is increasing at unabated rates. Mobile device management (MDM) is an option for businesses looking to bring order to proliferating mobile devices in the workplace. MDM demand is opening huge opportunities for solution providers, as noted in the latest Channelnomics dossier.
Smartphone maker HTC is aiming to revive its flagging fortunes with a brand advertising campaign fronted by Robert Downey Jr. – an actor who has gone through his own fair share of ups and downs.
Digital signage adoption is increasing as display prices continue to fall and management software and infrastructure improves. Selling and supporting digital signage goes beyond the hardware and software; value is about content creation and management.
Smartphone buyers may have picked up 31 million Apple iPhones in the second quarter, but that pales in comparison to the 72.4 million units sold by Samsung.
A new report by IDC places several managed print services vendors as leaders category, including Xerox, Hewlett-Packard, Lexmark and Ricoh; and says the segment is gaining traction and that vendors need to differentiate to continue their momentum.
Every year vendors come out with new devices — smartphones, tablets, PCs — with the intent of getting customers to decommission older versions. The problem is these old devices are bad for the environment and could expose data. This is a green recycling and green moneymaking opportunity for solution providers.
Samsung, HTC, Blackberry, Nokia and Apple are under pressure as sales of their smartphones are falling below expectations. Analysts are wondering if the smartphone market has finally hit the wall. If that’s the case, it shows the perils of tech companies being too dependent on one or a few products.
Microsoft next week will unveil Windows 8.1, an update to its latest operating system that will restore features demanded by customers. While Microsoft is trying to regain its relevance, longtime allies are cozying up to rivals, particularly Google. Perhaps the age of Windows dominance is over for good.