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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.

Acer CEO Resigns to Pave Way for New Era

J T Wang laments 'harsh challenges' of past few years as vendor plans global job cuts for 2014.

New Microsoft Channel Chief Says Surface Strategy Still Evolving

Microsoft’s new channel chief Phil Sorgen says the reason the Surface tablet isn’t broadly available to solution providers for resale is because Microsoft lacked a distribution strategy. While distribution is now in place, he says Microsoft is taking a “measured approach” to general channel availability.

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Time to step up: vendors missing the mark on IoT

A new study by AVG Technologies finds that SMBs and MSPs see tremendous potential in the Internet of Things as a driver of business growth – provided IT vendors and solution providers step up their game

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Vendor Q&A Series: Wael Aggan, CloudMask

The latest vendor executive to sit in the Channelnomics hotseat is Wael Aggan, CEO of CloudMask

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Microsoft getting healthy, thanks to consumers

Is it time to take the software giant off the watch list of tech companies in distress, at least on the consumer side, asks Larry Walsh

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Vendor Q&A Series: John Murdock, Kaspersky Lab

The latest executive to sit in the channelnomics hotseat is John Murdock, Vice President, Channel Sales, Kaspersky Lab North America