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EMC: World's data doubling every two years...
"IT departments must press the restart button to find new ways to innovate around existing infrastructure while positioning themselves to dive into a future of third platform computing."
Kiwis fail to realise business value from data growth
The increasing cost of collecting and analysing today’s business data is placing Kiwi firms at risk for litigation through compliance breaches - negatively impacting their competitive potential in the wider market.
What does the customer experience mean for manufacturers?
Competitive pressures and desire for more meaningful customer relationships driving manufacturers to reconsider what customer experience means within a B2B context.
Will a new breed of salesperson become the new normal for cloud?
"Partners tell us they are getting some of the best results with younger staff in SMB markets because they grew up with technology and social media, and are very comfortable interacting virtually with customers and prospects."
IDC: Distributors will solidify their role in Cloud Software...
"This year we expect to see at least one important cloud software player to move to 2-tier distribution, and the start of a major trend."
IDC: After years of growth, tablet sales slow
"After years of strong growth, we expect the white-box tablet market to slow in 2014 as consumers move to higher-end devices that work better and last longer."
IDC predicts grim PC forecast as sales decline 10%
Fourth quarter results were slightly better than expected, but the outlook for emerging markets has deteriorated as competition from other devices and economic pressures mount.
Smartphone growth set to slow by 2014...
"2014 will be an enormous transition year for the smartphone market. Not only will growth decline more than ever before, but the driving forces behind smartphone adoption are changing."
IDC: Partner differentiation paramount in 2014
As SaaS, PaaS and IaaS commoditises traditional offerings, differentiation is the key to partner survival.
Will Partner Programs reflect new Partner Business Models?
Only 16% of partners earned 100% of their revenue from their own services, from their own products, or through resale, according to a recent IDC survey.
Is partner enablement the new currency?
IDC claims vendors that provide the most compelling and useful enablement for their partners will gain channel dominance.
Dell announces availability of Dell Wyse Cloud Connect
Dell has announced the availability of Dell Wyse Cloud Connect, an ultra-compact and highly mobile cloud-access device designed to deliver desktop virtualisation and personal cloud services to any HDMI- or MHL-enabled display.
Apple ahead of the tablet game as Samsung trails
"We expect commercial purchases of tablets to continue to accelerate in mature markets, but softness in the consumer segment point to a more challenging environment for tablets in 2014 and beyond."
How will IBM/Lenovo deal impact the Channel?
Following Lenovo’s US$2.3bn deal to acquire IBM’s x86 server business, many leading industry analysts have questioned how this will impact the channel market.
Samsung dominates record-breaking smartphone market
"The sheer volume and strong growth attest to the smartphone's continued popularity in 2013."
"Sombre" PC market suffers first annual double digit decline
"2014 is expected to remain another challenging year for the PC market, as competition will only grow among the devices."
Brick-and-mortar retailers at risk as shoppers become smarter...
"The smartphone is at the centre of our lives, with most of us unable to be without it for even a couple of hours."
NZ exclusive: Evolving HP keeps the PC faith
"If God needed a computer, this is the one he would build."
IDC: 3D printing heading towards mainstream adoption
Emerging from a curiosity niche, 3D printing is now on the verge of mainstream adoption as businesses begin to recognise and embrace the cost and product manufacturing benefits of the technology.
IDC: Kiwi PC market beats expectations as Oz falters
The New Zealand PC market outperformed expectations in Q3 2013. The same, however, could not be said for Australia...
Smartphone sales set to smash one billion mark
Worldwide smartphone shipments are expected to surpass 1.0 billion units in 2013, representing 39.3% growth over 2012.
IDC: Android drives worldwide tablet growth
Worldwide tablet shipments grew to 47.6 million units in the third quarter of 2013, drove largely in part through Android products.
ANZ Wireless LAN market buoyed by increased internet access
The wireless local area network (WLAN) hardware market has recorded its third consecutive quarter of growth, spread across consumer, service provider and enterprise segments.
Six in a row as global PC sales slow
Unsurprisingly worldwide PC shipments once again hit the skids, posting a sixth consecutive quarter of decline as consumers continue switching to mobile devices devices.