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Microsoft Surface may finally be helping the channel

Evidence is building that Surface's increasing success is having a collateral benefit for partners

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Chromebook victorious again in K-12 education market

Manageability a key factor

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Love me vendor, love me true

Vendors put on a series of presentations, roundtables and discussions about their offerings at the Ingram Micro ONE event in Las Vegas last week, with appearances from Microsoft, Lenovo and Acer to name a few. Ingram also made a number of announcements itself at its inaugural Ingram Micro ONE fall event. Jessica Meek reports

Google Chrome Marches On With Two New Acer Chrome Devices

Budget buyers targeted with cost and size of new Google Chrome machines

Take Microsoft’s Advice: Forget Surface

Microsoft is doing a full-court press to get pre-orders of its new Surface Pro 3 tablet, but the device is still unavailable to most of the channel. Perhaps solution providers should take Microsoft’s advice and sell other vendors' tablets and convertible computers.

PC Sales May Climb, Thanks to Businesses

The "Post-PC Era” headlines have screamed how the world is moving away from desktops and notebooks as smartphones and tablets take over. The reality: PC sales are actually positive over the last five years and could climb thanks to commercial spending.

Surprise! Chromebook Demand Rising Fast

A new report by ABI Research not only confirms growing demand for Google Chromebooks, but a sales pace that puts the Web-based devices on track to take a significant share of the market from Microsoft and Apple.

Vendors Reduce PC Shipment, Sales Forecast

According to a new report, the top PC manufacturers will likely reduce desktop and notebook shipments by as much as 9.5 percent in 2014 as consumer demand wanes for conventional hardware.

Acer Taps Intel Veteran as Latest CEO

Acer has rounded off a topsy turvy year by naming former Intel Corp. executive Jason Chen as its new chief executive - and this time it is convinced it has the right man.

Acer Late to Game With Cloud Services Play

Acer is late to the party with its new "Build Your Own Cloud" effort to steer the vendor closer to a more modern hardware, software and services model.

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For vendors, no cloud nine without channel

The cloud may be transforming delivery models, but channel partners continue to bring immense value to the equation

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Vendor Q&A Series: Kimberly King, Progress Software

The latest channel exec to sit in the Channelnomics hotseat is Progress Software's VP for worldwide partners and channels

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MSP Consortium free RMM, PSA tools should ease MSP business costs

The Managed Service Provider Consortium is giving away a new remote monitoring and management and professional services organization tool to enable solution providers to operate free of costly licensing fees

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‘Things’ take center stage

Vendors, VARs, and start-ups feed off rapidly growing momentum of the IoT movement