Back to top

tech provider zone

Cloud: great for big suppliers, but how about the channel?

Peter Krass's picture

Last week, 3 major IT suppliers — Intel, Microsoft and Alphabet (parent company of Google) — reported quarterly financial results that showed strong growth in cloud computing. And a fourth, Amazon, is expected to report similarly strong cloud results later this week.

Great for them. But what does the growth of the cloud mean for solution providers, resellers and others in the IT channel?

David Yockelson, a research VP at Gartner, is among those raising the alarm. He wonders if the cloud isn’t making much of what the channel offers redundant and even obsolete.

tech provider zone

AI, cloud, IoT, ‘Sinosphere’ among top IT predictions from Accenture, CSC

tech provider zone

85% of organizations suffered cyberattack, info theft in last year: survey

Peter Krass's picture

How big a threat is cyber crime? Pretty big, finds Kroll.

The company, a provider of risk solutions, earlier this year commissioned Forrester Research to interview online 545 senior executives worldwide in a wide range of industries. About 60 percent of the respondents work for large companies, those with annual revenue above $500 million. And 70 percent hold senior positions in the C-suite.

tech provider zone

New Windows options for K-12 education

Peter Krass's picture

If you serve the K-12 education market, get ready for a new wave of Windows PCs designed to compete with Chromebooks.

To be sure, school districts like Chromebooks, and no wonder. The devices are inexpensive, often retailing for less than $200. And since their applications reside in the cloud, Chromebooks don’t need much in the way of extra software, further controlling costs. Many Chromebooks are also tough and rugged enough for classroom wear and tear.

tech provider zone

Intel Compute Card: a compute platform about the size of a credit card

tech provider zone

How the channel is changing: CompTIA report

tech provider zone

Retail’s newest game-changer: Intel

Peter Krass's picture

The retail industry has reached a turning point, and so has Intel.

Across the retail vertical, many well-known brands are struggling. Macy’s recently said it would close 68 stores and lay off 10,000 employees. Sears is projected to lose more than $2 billion this year. And J.C. Penney could close nearly a third of its stores.

tech provider zone

PC ships fell for 5th consecutive year — what’s next?

tech provider zone

Why you’ll probably pay employees more this year: survey

tech provider zone

3 cool new displays from CES

Peter Krass's picture

Last week’s CES 2017 show in Las Vegas was so big, so noisy and so exciting, a few cool products got lost in the mix. Among them: 3 very cool displays.

Really? Aren't displays boring? Not these 3. Here’s your solution provider’s update. Check them out, and tell me if you don’t agree these displays are pretty cool.

Dell Canvas

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Peter Krass's blog Back to top