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Smartphone momentum still strong as market growth continues
"What makes smartphone growth so amazing is where the growth will be taking place."
Channel unrest, businesses on the brink and a backlash for Booth Babes...
Six months is a long time in the New Zealand channel market...
Veeam: Jump aboard the cloud bandwagon...
If we are to believe analyst forecasting, it is safe to claim that cloud is more than just an IT buzzword.
Microsoft reveals cloud adopters are “best performing” partners
"Cloud services represent a growing opportunity for partners of all types in a wide array of activities across resale, services, and development."
Is tech causing Kiwi consumers to stay indoors?
"Adoption of innovative devices such as smartphones, tablets and smart TVs continues to grow and this is having an effect on how consumers act in their everyday lives."
Apple and the inevitability of disruption…
Much is being made of the possibility of Apple and Starbucks bringing mobile payment solutions to market. But is it inevitable that either company can succeed in payments?
Why enterprises must embrace wearable tech...
Once widespread consumer adoption takes place, the enterprise is never far behind – whether it’s ready or not.
Industry feels the heat as tablet market misses a beat
Experts forecast an even more challenging year ahead for the category...
A tale of two halves as NZ SMB IT spending passes $2.1 billion mark
"2013 was a tough year for providers who aimlessly targeted the SMB segment."
Remaking the mobile market...
"We have to not only evolve to fit into Microsoft in general, but into an evolving Microsoft."
Eight in a row as PC market decline grows
"On the consumer side, ongoing distractions from smartphones and tablets as well as cautious channel intake impacted most markets in the region..."
Major Cloud Service Providers slash prices... threaten smaller players’ existence
"If the smaller CSPs are strong enough with decent customer bases, they will be acquired by larger providers. If not, then they're road-kill."
Cloud-managed Wi-Fi market to reach $2.5 billion by 2018
"Enterprises are seeing the big picture and definitely considering cloud-managed Wi-Fi for their remote sites when upgrading their networks..."
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.