Mobility From A To Z
10:00 AM EST Fri. Dec. 06, 2013
As mobility continues to be one of the most disruptive trends in the channel, we dig through the hype to bring you everything you need to know about the rapidly changing mobility landscape from A to Z.
Microsoft To Partners: We're Not Really Asking You To Destroy Surface Accessories
6:36 PM EST Thu. Dec. 05, 2013
Microsoft addresses partners' confusion over a document that appeared to ask them to commit to destroying Surface hardware accessories to be eligible to sell Surface tablets.
Microsoft May Expand Surface Sales To More Partners, But Requirements Are Strict
3:00 PM EST Wed. Dec. 04, 2013
According to an email to select partners viewed by CRN, Microsoft is considering opening up Surface sales to a wider range of solution providers -- but the requirements they are being asked to meet are stringent.
The 10 Coolest Laptops Of 2013
2:00 PM EST Wed. Dec. 04, 2013
Innovative designs, long battery life, smoking fast chips and falling prices made 2013 an impressionable year for laptops.
CEOs Whitman and Dell Bullish On PC Sales Despite IDC Dismal Forecast
2:26 PM EST Tue. Dec. 03, 2013
Meg Whitman and Michael Dell remain bullish on PC sales despite IDC forecast of double-digit "severe" decline.
Windows 8 OS Gains Are Anemic, As XP Share Holds Steady
2:21 PM EST Mon. Dec. 02, 2013
Microsoft Windows 8.1 adoption stalls one month after release and five months from XP sun setting.
HP CEO Whitman: We Still Have A Lot Of Work To Do
9:23 PM EST Tue. Nov. 26, 2013
Two years into a five-year turnaround plan, HP CEO Meg Whitman says the company has made 'great progress,' but there is still a lot of work to do.
Partners Cheer Acer Founder's Return, Say Shih Can Turn Company Around
5:09 PM EST Thu. Nov. 21, 2013
Acer brings back founder Stan Shih in a bid to streamline decision-making and halt the company's downward slide.
Getting Down To Mobile Business: 5 Take-Aways From Microsoft's NYC Event
12:00 PM EST Wed. Nov. 20, 2013
From Surface tablets in cockpits to realtors giving prospective home buyers Skype property tours, Microsoft's mobile event showed off a handful of mobile solutions, highlighting the opportunities for partners.
Salesforce's Benioff: More APIs Will Spark Mobile Development Frenzy
5:47 PM EST Tue. Nov. 19, 2013
In his annual Dreamforce keynote, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff talks about how the company's new upgraded platform will help both developers and customers get more business done using mobile devices.
Dell's New Channel Chief: Get Ready For Change
5:37 PM EST Tue. Nov. 19, 2013
Dell channel chief Cheryl Cook says she's a 'channel champion' and primed to bring changes to the channel to spur growth.
Dell's New US Management Team: Who Are These Guys?
7:46 PM EST Mon. Nov. 18, 2013
Channel partners question leadership as longtime channel chief Greg Davis steps aside, replaced by relatively unknown Cheryl Cook.
Salesforce Expands APIs, Rolls Out New Platform For Mobile Developers
5:02 PM EST Mon. Nov. 18, 2013
Salesforce.com has been courting mobile developers for a while, but now it's getting serious by casting its SaaS system as a platform for ISVs and developers.
Microsoft Could Face 'Employee Exodus Of Biblical Proportions' If Turner Is Named CEO
4:43 PM EST Fri. Nov. 15, 2013
A new report suggests Microsoft has picked COO Kevin Turner to run the company as CEO for the next two to three years, and then hand the reins to Nokia CEO Stephen Elop.
Report: Elop Would Bring Office To Apple, Google Devices If Named Microsoft CEO
8:12 PM EST Fri. Nov. 08, 2013
If Nokia CEO Stephen Elop is named Microsoft's next CEO, he'd depart from tradition by green lighting Office on iPhones, iPads and Android devices, according to a report.
Report: Microsoft Whittles Down CEO Shortlist To Five Candidates
3:22 PM EST Wed. Nov. 06, 2013
Microsoft has cut down its original list of 40 candidates to replace Steve Ballmer to about five, according to a report. What's surprising is that three internal people are said to be in the mix.
Acer CEO Resigns After Tough Third Quarter
12:20 PM EST Tue. Nov. 05, 2013
Acer's J. T. Wang steps down as the Taiwanese PC maker enters a period of 'comprehensive restructuring and transformation,' with a layoff of 7 percent of its workforce.
Report: Microsoft Aiming To Sell 16 Million Windows Tablets This Holiday Season
5:08 PM EST Fri. Nov. 01, 2013
Microsoft has reportedly set a goal of selling 16 million Windows 8 tablets this holiday season. Whether or not it reaches this goal, Microsoft partners are excited about the possibilities.
HP Partners 'Fired Up' To Drive Sales Growth After Advisory Council Meetings
4:52 PM EST Fri. Nov. 01, 2013
HP partner advisory council members, who met with HP CEO Meg Whitman and the rest of the HP executive team this week, say they are convinced the $120 billion computer giant is poised for sales growth.
Lenovo Yoga Tablet: A Low-Priced Tablet With A Funky Design
10:06 AM EST Wed. Oct. 30, 2013
Lenovo's new 'flexible' Yoga Tablet is priced at less than $300 and comes with 18-hour battery life.
Proxy Advisory Firm Urging Microsoft Shareholders Not To Re-Elect Board Director Thompson
8:37 PM EST Tue. Oct. 29, 2013
John Thompson, the longtime IBM and Symantec exec who's now running cloud startup Virtual Instruments, has a conflict of interest, according to a proxy advisory firm.
Partners Hail Dell $24.9 Billion-Buyout Completion As Channel Game Changer
4:22 PM EST Tue. Oct. 29, 2013
Solution providers say Dell founder and CEO Michael Dell's completion of the $24.9 billion buyout of the company is opening the door to a new era of dramatic channel sales growth.
10 Illuminating Points From Microsoft's Q1 Earnings
4:30 PM EST Mon. Oct. 28, 2013
Microsoft just turned in quarterly results that investors loved. Can it keep up the momentum in the healthy parts of its business and carry that over to the ones that aren't doing as well?
SP500 Roundtable: Mobility Opportunities Knocking (Video)
12:15 PM EST Mon. Oct. 28, 2013
Mobility was top of mind at the 2013 Best of Breed Conference. So where are some of the top Solution Provider 500 companies making money around mobile devices?
VMware: Virtual Desktops Are Expensive, But We're Working To Change That
7:56 PM EST Fri. Oct. 25, 2013
The expense and ROI with virtual desktops have turned off many customers, but VMware executives said this week that they've got a plan for fixing that.
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