Windows rules the operating system world, right? Don’t be so sure.
To be sure, Windows is still the top OS on desktop and laptop PCs. But for the first time, Android is challenging Windows as the world’s most popular operating system on the internet across all form factors, according to new figures from web analytics company StatCounter.
What if your smartphone and PC — and those of your clients — were not two devices, but one?
That’s the idea behind an emerging new trend. As smartphones get more powerful (and more expensive), why not let the devices attach to a keyboard, mouse and display, so they can run office applications like a regular PCs?
Whether this concept will truly take off is anybody’s guess. But it’s an idea smart solution providers need to watch. The potential benefits are impressive, including major cost savings, flexibility and mobility.
What’s going on with wearables and servers? Two new reports have the details. Here’s your solution provider’s update.
To misquote Mark Twain, reports of the wearables market’s death have been greatly exaggerated.
When it comes to cybersecurity, chances are your clients talk the talk a whole lot better than they walk the walk.
So finds a new report, entitled Tilting the Playing Field: How Misaligned Incentives Work Against Cybersecurity, from Intel Security and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).
Does it make sense to develop new products for a shrinking market?
Lenovo and Samsung think so. Both companies at this week’s big Mobile World Congress in Barcelona introduced new slate (that is, no keyboard) tablets.
Yet the excitement and growth in tablets belongs not to slate tablets, but to 2-in-1 devices. As we reported yesterday, this week’s MWC has also seen the introductions of new 2-in-1s from Lenovo, HP and Panasonic.
At this week’s Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona, three suppliers — Lenovo, HP Inc. and Panasonic — introduced nice 2-in-1 devices.
These new devices are worth your attention because 2-in-1s stand out in an otherwise lackluster PC market. For good reason, too. Today’s 2-in-1s combine the power of a PC with the touchscreen convenience of a tablet and the portability of a smartphone. Plus, they can switch among these varied roles in mere seconds.
Last night, HP Inc. not only reported its first-quarter financial results, but also revealed how it has bucked the industry trend and grown its PC business.
Overall, the PC business is weak. As you may remember, PC unit shipments worldwide fell last year by nearly 6 percent, according to market watcher IDC.
Assuming the Internet of Things develops as expected, IoT sensors and other connected devices will soon be sending far more information than current data networks can handle.
The solution? Many point to 5G networks. As we detailed in a recent post, 5G technology promises high speeds, low latency and full support for low-bitrate devices and sensors. These are features your clients’ IoT implementations will need.
Looking for growth opportunities? Look into public cloud and remote working. Both are growing fast, according to new reports from IDC and Gallup.
Here’s your solution provider’s update.
How big is the public cloud market, and how quickly is it growing? Plenty big and plenty fast, according to figures issued yesterday by IDC.