CEO talks PC business, debuts new offerings at next@acer event
Despite the slide in global PC shipments in 2015, channel sales continue to climb as they are the gateway to every other technology
Distributor launches dedicated UK team to drive sales of wearables
Chromebooks still going strong
Buyers would get an 'empty shell'
Evidence is building that Surface's increasing success is having a collateral benefit for partners
Manageability a key factor
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...
Budget buyers targeted with cost and size of new Google Chrome machines
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...
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.
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.
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 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 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.
J T Wang laments 'harsh challenges' of past few years as vendor plans global job cuts for 2014.
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...
Microsoft next week will unveil Windows 8.1, an update to its latest operating system that will restore features demanded by customers. While Microsoft is trying to regain its relevance, longtime allies are cozying up to rivals, particularly Google. Perhaps...
Acer Inc.'s revenues shriveled by almost a fifth in 2013's opening quarter but the embattled Taiwanese PC maker did manage to post a small post-tax profit after two years of losses.
This year's first quarter saw the steepest decline in PC shipments since records began, according to IDC, which partly blames Microsoft’s Windows 8 for slowing the market.
Warnings of the post-PC era shone a little brighter this week with new figures showing traditional computing devices floundering, while tablet sales are set to overtake desktop shipments this year and laptops by 2014.
Speaking outside an Acer-sponsored corporate social responsibility conference in Taipei last week, Wang told reporters he sees "a turning point" in the coming year with lower retail prices and rapidly growing popularity pushing global tablet sales toward...
Microsoft released its Surface tablets nearly six months ago. In that time, not one unit has been sold through the B2B channel, and Microsoft remains reticent to reveal its plans for expanding tablet sales to the channel. The Surface go-to-market strategy...
Microsoft positioned Windows 8 as the cornerstone of a major refresh of its entire product portfolio, intended to propel the company into the mobile market and recapture lost momentum among consumer and business customers. Critics say the exact opposite...