Flash storage company Sandisk said today it has introduced an enterprise reseller partner programme for its worldwide partners.
Sandisk said it will add support, resources and rewards to existing VARs who qualify to resell its enterprise products.
The reason for the expansion is that flash tech delivers better performance and efficiences for data centres. more»
Hon Hai – a Taiwanese firm also known as Foxconn, said that its fourth quarter profits rose to $1.8 billion on the back of the success of Apple’s iPhone.
Hon Hai makes most of Apple’s iPhones and has been criticised in the past for harsh employment practices. more»
A report from IDC estimates that there’s so much interest in so-called smart buildings that spends will grow to $17.4 billion worldwide by 2019.
IDC said that although the market had been expected to blossom before now, it’s flowering pretty vigorously and will soon bear fruit. more»
Manufacturers of notebooks and tablets are looking to new markets to bolster their businesses because Europe can no longer be relied upon for healthy sales.
Last week we reported PC demand, particularly in Eastern Europe, was well done.
Now, Taiwanese wire Digitimes said that the manufacturers are looking to other market such as South East Asia and and Central and South America to make up the shortfall. more»
British Airway’s air miles scheme appears to have been hit by Russian hackers.
The BBC reported that a number of people appear to have their air miles accounts cleared out, or even used to book items using air miles.
But BA said only a small number of people appear to have hit – and it has written to all its users to notify them of the problem. more»
The UK Court of Appeal has turned down an attempt by Google to overthrow a previous verdict that allowed people to sue it over privacy settings.
The case, according to the BBC, centres around allegations that Google got round security settings on the Apple Safari browser and threw advertising cookies on people’s websites to advertise stuff. more»
It seems that BlackBerry has turned the corner as it reported a quarterly profit today – results that sent its share price up by over five percent.
Revenues however fell to $550 million for its quarter, down from $793 million in the same period last year. more»
More tales of poor sales of PCs have emerged.
This time it’s Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) which are showing a decline, according to IDC.
Sales fell in 2014 by a rather whopping 14 percent, representing 18.55 million units – it’s the second year in a row that this region has declined. more»
Dutch giant Philips had already said it would split its existing business into two companies – automotive lighting and LED and its healthcare business.
But now it looks like it’s exiting its core business – lighting – completely.
The lighting company will be spun off and will be floated on the stock exchange, probably in 2016. more»
Online giant Amazon said it is to offer unlimited cloud storage, offering two plans for people who want to upload vast collections of media that they have.
The first is called the Unlimited Photos Plan – it comes with a free three month trial, then a subscription of $12 a year – this lets you store as many photographs as you like on the Amazon Cloud and includes 5GB of extra storage for videos, documents or other files. more»
European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager is set to start a year long quest to break down barriers to e-commerce trading across borders.
According to a report on Reuters, she believes barriers are preventing the growth of sales online. She also appy ears to believe that some companies are using the existing situation to block trade between the 28 European Union countries. more»
Biometric systems, particularly in relation to smartphones, look like they’re going to boom during this year.
ABI Research, a market analysis company, said that worldwide revenues for such systems will deliver $3.1 billion this year.
The systems will be targeted not only at home users but at authentication systems for the enterprise market, according to ABI. more»
It appears that Apple is set to release three more iPhones in the second half of this year.
Informed sources have leaked details of the models to Taiwanese wire Digitimes.
It reports that the phones will be the iPhone 6S, the iPhone 6S Plus and a four inch device currently codenamed the iPhone 6C. more»
Chinese telecomms provider ZTE said higher sales of 4G network kit and smartphones meant that for its financial year it turned in a 94 percent net profit increased.
The Shenzhen based corporation said the net profit rose to $423.5 million in its 2014 financial year. more»
Members of Parliament are to be given iPad Air 2s worth around £500 apiece after the general election in May.
The Times reports that parliament’s administrative body, the House of Commons Commission, thinks that the 650 members having an Apple device “will save money”. more»