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November, 2012

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November 30, 2012  8:03 PM

Big yawn? NPD reports Windows 8 sales ‘off to a slow start’



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Channel

Within four weeks of its launch, Windows 7 managed to capture 83 percent of Windows device hardware sales in the retail channel. But Windows 8 has so far fallen short of that market: it accounted for about 58 percent of Windows sales within the same timeframe, reports NPD Group.

November 28, 2012  6:08 PM

Mainstream enterprise adoption of SaaS up dramatically



Posted by: Heather Clancy
SaaS

Software as a service (SaaS) is moving beyond early enthusiasts deeper into enterprise accounts but adoption rates differ dramatically depending on the region, reports Gartner. The research firm's latest survey of SaaS trends shows that 71 percent of the businesses now using applications...


November 16, 2012  6:52 PM

Dimension Data embraces e-waste collection services opportunity



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Channel

The latest America Recycles Day came and went this week, with the requisite flood of press releases about electronic waste (aka e-waste) flooding my email inbox. That's because the high-tech industry continues to churn through and discard a troubling...


November 9, 2012  7:19 PM

IDC projects healthy public cloud services growth through 2016



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Channel, cloud computing services, cloud infrastructure, IDC, public cloud

The latest prognostication about public cloud computing from IDC calls for a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 18.5 percent between now and 2016 - with$43.2 billion in revenue anticipated by the end of the forecast period....


November 2, 2012  8:36 AM

Instead of working against an IT budget, help create the technology investment plan



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Channel

For years, I have been watching all sorts of research predictions about IT spending plans. But for the past three or four years, I have put less credence in them. That's mainly because I feel that focusing strictly on what businesses are saying they intend to spend for hardware or software or...


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