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July, 2012

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July 27, 2012  1:24 PM

Changing tides for smartphone sector?



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Apple, Authors, Heather Clancy, smartphone

Smartphone sales in the second quarter grew at the slowest pace in almost three years, and while Apple still posted health increases it was another vendor, Samsung, that managed to break a new record during the three-month period. Market research firm Strategy Analytics estimates that worldwide...

July 23, 2012  9:50 PM

With income lagging, VMware makes changes in CEO suite



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Channel, VMworld

Just weeks before its most important channel conference of the year, VMworld, VMware has revealed an executive switch in the CEO suite: EMC COO and former Intel enterprise hardware executive Pat Gelsinger will...


July 16, 2012  4:53 AM

Gartner boosts IT spending forecast



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Channel, Cloud, cloud computing services, Gartner, IT service, IT spending, IT spending forecast

How refreshing: Gartner is actually raising its projections for 2012 IT spending slightly to $3.6 trillion. That's up 3%, compared with the 2.5% increase that the


July 11, 2012  7:22 PM

Microsoft increases Office 365 partner margins



Posted by: Leah Rosin
Channel partner programs, Cloud, Direct reseller channel conflict, IT Channel, Microsoft cloud, Microsoft Office 365, WPC 2012

Microsoft has changed the Office 365 channel program to make the online productivity suite more of an opportunity -- and less of a competitor -- for partners. Under


July 9, 2012  9:07 AM

Tablets to overtake notebooks by 2016



Posted by: Heather Clancy
mobility, notebook, tablet

Here's a question: Are you reading this article sitting in your office at a tethered computer with a browser or are you scanning it with your tablet computer or smartphone? Given the nature of the IT services business, more of you are reading this on a mobile platform than one year ago. And more...


July 6, 2012  3:19 PM

How to prepare for the arrival of Windows 8 Surface tablets



Posted by: Leah Rosin
Channel, IT Services, Microsoft channel, Microsoft Partner Network, tablet, VAR training, Windows 8, Windows RT

Microsoft recently announced their upcoming Windows 8 tablets, called "Surface." So what does this mean for Microsoft...


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