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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...

May 18, 2012  3:16 AM

Diversity will drive tablet computer growth into 2017 (forecast)

Posted by: Heather Clancy
Android, Apple, Heather Clancy, IT channel products and services

Unit shipments of tablet computers should reach almost 425 million by 2017, driven by a diversifying range of product choices, according to a market...

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March 9, 2012  3:17 PM

Forrester boosts tablet shipment forecast higher

Posted by: Heather Clancy
Apple, Apple iPad, Bring Your Own Device, Forrester Research, Heather Clancy, iPad, IT channel products and services, tablet

Just in case there was any doubt that consumer tablet computers are a force to be reckoned with in the business world, Forrester Research significantly increased its shipment projects for the next several years. In its

November 21, 2011  3:58 PM

Amazon and the channel: Friend, foe or all of the above?

Posted by: Heather Clancy
Amazon, Apple, cloud infrastructure, Heather Clancy, IaaS, iPad, IT channel products and services, Kindle Fire

I am only somewhat embarrassed to admit that I have a desk drawer full of mobile gadgets that I probably don't use as much as I should, including BOTH an Amazon Kindle (an older one) and a first generation Apple iPad. It is rare that I carry both of those devices on a trip, but I still do carry one...

August 25, 2011  12:24 PM

Steve Jobs’ legacy

Posted by: badarrow
Apple, Bill Gates, IT channel products and services, Steve Jobs

[kml_flashembed movie="" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /] Here's the thing about Steve Jobs. All that stuff about the charisma, the "reality distortion field," all the crap that PC-oriented journalists caught up in the...

June 5, 2011  11:55 PM

Business users buy Macs–with their own dough

Posted by: badarrow
Apple, Barbara Darrow, Dell, HP, IT channel products and services, Microsoft

It's not news that almost anything Apple is hot  (iTunes hate notwithstanding). What is news is who's buying this Apple gear and for what purpose.

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May 19, 2011  5:28 PM

Jobs, Apple crush Dell; Dell turns to partners. Coincidence?

Posted by: PatOuellette
Apple, Dell, Dell PartnerDirect program, Michael Dell, Pat Ouellette, Steve Jobs

Apple is worth

November 18, 2010  3:55 AM

Apple shops cry foul as Steve Jobs Xs out XServer

Posted by: badarrow
Apple, Barbara Darrow, iPad, iPhone, IT channel products and technologies, Xserve

Ironic. Even as Apple brings on integrator heavyweights to push its technology into more business accounts,

July 11, 2010  11:33 PM

Top five questions for Microsoft at WWPC

Posted by: badarrow
Add new tag, Apple, Azure, Barbara Darrow, Bob Muglia, BPOS, Google, IT channel products and technologies, Microsoft, Microsoft Gold partners, Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, Ray Ozzie, Steve Ballmer

As the kickoff for Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference 2010 approaches, here are some questions Microsoft partners would love Steve Ballmer, Bob Muglia et al. #1: Why should partners go for the Microsoft Partner Network's "advanced" badge? The zillion dollar question this...

May 27, 2010  5:29 PM

Microsoft wake up call

Posted by: badarrow
Apple, Barbara Darrow, IT channel products and services, J Allard, Microsoft, Robbie Bach, Steve Ballmer

Even avowed Microsoft boosters are concerned about the company's recent travails. As someone who doesn't follow the vendor as closely as in the past, it's still very clear that...

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