The major news here is the introduction of an entirely new product, the HP EliteBook Folio 1020 family, which HP is touting as the thinnest and lightest business-class notebooks in the industry, and which is targeted mainly at the executive market.
An annual study from Sage finds Canadian SMBs are more bullish about the economy, and about how mobility can help their businesses, even though that comes at a cost of being contacted outside of traditional working hours.
With new venture funding to transition their business to the enterprise, Lookout has hired its first VP of Enterprise Product and its first channel chief, and is looking to the channel to drive its enterprise business
Michael Dell personally presented the results of a survey commissioned by Dell, which found significant obstacles to the adoption of technology, which he said was a good thing for Dell and its partners.
Monday is the kickoff for both the launch in Canada of the full StreamOne e-business platform in Canada and the internal realignment of Tech Data Canada’s sales division along the same lines as the AIS in the U.S.
The completion of the acquisition of Motorola Mobility will allow Lenovo to provide North American partners with smartphones for the first time. But don’t look for them to provide BlackBerry devices any time soon.
While Janam sells mainly MIcrosoft OS, and still sells some Palm systems, the XT1 with Android 4.2 OS represents their first effort in what they are calling a ‘device coexistence’ phase in the commercial market.
The Margin Rewards program gives an additional discount when the partner does business with new logos, to reward them for bringing in new business. It goes into a discount pool that the partners can use to buy software, which they can pass on to a new end user, or use themselves.
ShoreTel says the new virtualized router will let their VARs be more aggressive in small 5-15 unit mobile deployments, because eliminating the router cost for a 10 unit deployment cuts the initial investment in getting 10 users live by two thirds.
KidoZen, a very young startup with a mobile app platform which facilitates the development of enterprise mobility solutions, is seeing customer acceptance as it goes against well-known brands like IBM and SAP.