Posts Tagged ‘tablets’
Intel has distanced itself from long-term partner Microsoft and placed its chips on Android as it bets big on tablets to bolster its market position.
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.
Microsoft Corp. is rumored to be cooking up a Surface Mini device in a bid to steal a slice of the 8″ tablet market away from rival Apple Inc.
Spending on PCs, ultramobiles, mobile phones and tablets will return to solid growth in 2014 but lower-cost devices will be the order of the day.
More tablets than traditional PCs will be shifted in 2015, according to Gartner, which pointed to shipments of the two shooting off in opposite directions.
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.
It’s increasingly less important whether a user types or swipes, just that they engage with information and each other via advanced digital technology.
The powers of mobile technology have now become more pronounced in the channel environment as vendors strive to increase mindshare among partners, optimize engagement and empower their reps to generate more sales.
As mind-boggling as it sounds, more than one out of four U.S. companies are still without any mobile strategy at all.
Microsoft confirms the deal to supply Delta Airlines with thousands of Surface tablets is a direct sale, adding fuel to the controversy over when the homegrown tablets will be made available to the general channel.