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September 10, 2009  11:19 AM

CDW reports improving optimism among IT decision makers



Posted by: Heather Clancy
CDW, CDW IT Monitor, IT buyer market research

Are things looking brighter for your customers? And, in turn, for you? It would seem so, as reported by the latest CDW IT Monitor. Continued...

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July 7, 2009  2:11 AM

CDW survey: Midsize businesses more optimistic about IT spending, but smaller companies back off



Posted by: Heather Clancy
CDW, IT buyer market research, IT spending, IT spending research, small businesses

Reseller CDW has released its latest CDW IT Monitor, tracking IT spending intentions across all major commercial segments as well as government accounts. The good news is that midsize businesses were growing more confident during the survey period in May. The bad news is that smaller companies grew...


December 31, 2008  10:36 AM

Dell’s New Year’s Eve surprise



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Dell, Direct reseller channel conflict, IT buyer market research, IT channel products and technologies, Servers and desktop hardware, SMB, Vendor partner business issues

Dell Inc. launched a major reorg on December 31. The move "globalizes" operations around three major customer segments -- large enterprise, public sector,...


December 26, 2008  4:11 PM

Who, exactly, is feeling the IT spending slowdown?



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Authors, Heather Clancy, Information technology services, IT buyer market research

Either every solution provider I know is brilliant or lying, or every IT decision maker is fudging their answers when they take IT spending polls. That's because even though all the data suggests that companies aren't buying tech or won't buy tech or are too scared to buy tech, at least some of the...


November 25, 2008  9:35 PM

Looking for a silver lining in IT spending predictions



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Authors, Heather Clancy, Information technology services, IT buyer market research

Just wanted to officially add my name to the list of journalists and industry analysts seeking positive news, especially when it comes to economic growth. Tell me good things, I want to hear them! But I am obliged to update readers on two pieces of data that I came across in the past week that...


October 31, 2008  10:28 AM

Will the year end with a bang or a whimper?



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Authors, Heather Clancy, Information technology services, IT buyer market research

The big whack that consumer confidence took over the last couple of months (as measured by the Conference Board) continues to be echoed in the IT buyer community, according to the latest stats from the ongoing, bimonthly CDW IT Monitor. Now, though, the anemia is spreading out of the commercial...


October 22, 2008  2:08 PM

Bad economy good for VMware? And Microsoft?



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Colin Steele, IT buyer market research, Microsoft, News, Server virtualization, Tech Blogs, VMware

VMware posted strong financial results yesterday, despite the weak economy and increased competition from Microsoft. The virtualization market leader took in $472 million in its third quarter -- a 32% increase over last year and more than Wall Street expected. Ashlee Vance of The New York...


October 3, 2008  11:30 AM

An SMB CEO’s view on where innovation equals technology



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Authors, Heather Clancy, IBM, Information technology services, IT buyer market research, Leading technology vendors, SMB

Historically speaking, IBM understands better than almost any other high-tech company I’ve come across how corporate innovation can be facilitated by (or hampered by) technology investments. It certainly has plenty of research to illustrate this, including its most recent “Enterprise of the...


September 29, 2008  12:21 PM

Not buying it



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Enterprise applications, IT buyer market research, IT channel products and technologies, Oracle

Several times over the past few weeks,  Oracle execs have stressed that the company is not unduly exposed to the various earthquakes afflicting financial institutions worldwide. That's hard to...


September 24, 2008  9:06 AM

IT decision makers split on impact of impending election



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Authors, Heather Clancy, IT buyer market research, Reseller channel business development, Vendor partner business issues

I don't usually get pulled into politics in my blogs, but I couldn't resist a recent survey released by CDW with some data pertaining to how the upcoming election may or may not affect IT spending. The research is part of the solution provider's bimonthly CDW IT Monitor. The survey conducted in...


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