Despite phenomenal growth in sales during 2013, it seems that the tablet market will slow down during this year.
That’s according to market research company IDC that said the total tablet market – including stand alone units and 2-in-1 devices – will grow by 19.4 percent this year, down from 51.6 percent in 2013. more»
Distributor Arrow Electronics said it had received two gongs at the VMWare partner exchange.
It picked up the Partner Network award and also was recognised as emEA Distributor Partner of the year.
Jesper Trolle, VP of sales for Arrow enterprise computing in EMEA said his company has a key focus on products such as VMWare’s desktop-as-a-service and NSX network virtualisation. more»
Taiwanese ODM firm Quanta is hoping that demand for servers will help boost its profits.
That’s according to Digitimes, which claimed that Quanta’s direct customers include Google, Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft, NTT, KDDI, Korea Telecom and Singapore Telecom. NEC uses Quanta to build its units. more»
Channel players are finding it tough to cope with the fast change in cloud services, according to a report from MTI.
MTI surveyed both UK resellers and services providers and 77 percent of those responded said that Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) was the top priority for their clients. more»
Memory company Crucial is making a bid to get people to upgrade their PCs via a survey it conducted.
Crucial polled 1,300 people in the UK, aged between 18 and 70. The survey was aimed at people working from home.
According to Crucial, the biggest barriers to working from home were difficulty accessing work files (36%); too many general distractions (33%); loneliness (28%); slow running computers (23%); poor broadband connections (17%); lack of space (13%); slow computer start up (13%) and poor access to email (10%). more»
230 million smart connected devices – a term including smartphones, PCs and tablets – shipped in 2013 in Europe.
That’s according to a report from IDC today, which said that although growth was slightly down compared to 2012, the market continues to be one of the fastest growing IT sectors. more»
Software storage company Gridstore – a vendor that specialises in stuff optimised for Hyper-V and Windows Server, said it is growing one of its partner programmes.
It is expanding its EMEA Accelerate Partner Programme. That’s given rise to rapture with Gridstore signing up NexStor Ltd – a vendor independent data systems integrator. more»
SaaS firm intY claimed that it has forged a “historic agreement” with the mighty Microsoft related to Office 365. SaaS stands for software as a service.
It will offer what it dubs a recurring revenue resale model to its high volume partners. more»
Cloud service company Databarracks said it has introduced a reseller network called the deProgramme.
What does this mean? According to Phil Gunning, channel manager at the company, channel players have been “victims of complexity. The point of any channel partnership for both parties is to reach more customers.”
He hit out at labels and jargon. more»
Anup Vora has been appointed reseller channel manager by Swivel Secure.
Last year, Swivel moved to a single tier channel way of selling and the company said this appointment is its next stage in its reseller programme.
Swivel has authentication products and the company believes resellers can include its offerings as part of their enterprise portolios. more»
There’s still room for hard copy in the human universe and the worldwide market for peripherals continued to recover in the fourth quarter of 2013.
That’s according to IDC, which said 31.7 million units shipped in Q4 2013, up two percent from the same period in 2012. more»
The worth of digital content in 2013 amounted to $57 billion, and that’s just for seven countries surveyed.
According to market research company IHS, global spending on digital games, apps and online movies was up by 30 percent from the 2012 figure of $44 billion. more»
Korean giant Samsung said it will work with NAPPS to grow its MPS and print hardware channel. NAPPS members include Adobe, Docuware, Kyocera and Xerox.
It’s the certification body for the UK document management business.
Samsung joins a number of Managed Document Services (MDS) organisations which, it says, work together to ensure good service and best practice. more»
The Office of National Statistics (ONS) said that inflation in the UK fell to 1.9 percent in January.
But if you measure inflation using the Retail Prices index, it rose to 2.8 percent in January from 2.7 percent in December 2012. more»
A report from IDC said that despite overall doom and gloom, there’s some pockets of the world where PC things are not that bad.
India, said IDC, showed a year on year growth of 4.8 percent for 2013, with 11.5 million units shipping. more»