Posts Tagged ‘Windows 8’
The software giant claims some reports did not ‘accurately represent’ content of its conversation with certain national media journalists.
Despite rampant software piracy abroad and withering competition and market churn at home, Bill Gates remains bullish on the technology industry in general and, in particular, Microsoft’s tablet and operating system efforts.
Breathless reports in the media notwithstanding, the changes due for Redmond’s struggling flagship OS amount to more of a veer to the right than a U-turn, and are nowhere near a concession of “New Coke” proportions.
Lenovo North American channel chief Chris Frey tells a group of resellers that those who build a practice around touch will be at a competitive advantage a year from now.
According to data from Strategy Analytics, Windows has gone from a dead stop last year to nearly 7.5 percent market share on the strength of 3 million units shipped worldwide last quarter.
Ingram Micro’s new Digital Locker creates a role for distribution in electronic software delivery and could make software licensing accessible to more solution providers focused on small-business customers.
Microsoft will end support for Windows XP next April, which will prompt tens of millions of small businesses and individual users to upgrade to Windows 7 or 8. The end of XP could spark a wave of PC and software purchases through the channel.
The proliferation of smaller and cheaper devices will drive the tablet market to even greater heights this year, but’s decision to sell two devices running on discrete operating systems has “yielded poor results so far.”
Sophos updated its flagship encryption solution with next-gen OS functions, a move that powers the security fundamentals that drive partner value and profitability in increasingly specialized compliance markets.
Microsoft positioned Windows 8 as the cornerstone of a major refresh of its entire product portfolio, intended to propel the company into the mobile market and recapture lost momentum among consumer and business customers. Critics say the exact opposite is happening, and they’re calling for change.