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IBM ups partner ante ahead of Lenovo deal
With HP lurking in the shadows ready to forage on the scraps, IBM has urged partners to stick with the company ahead of the sale of its x86 server business to Lenovo.
“Stable” HP targets IBM partners heading to Lenovo
"We have the stability now and they have the instability."
Mobile devices help Lenovo outpace market rivals
"The record sales and profits that we delivered last year prove that Lenovo can grow and deliver its commitments, no matter the market conditions."
Redmond's new order, a big Aussie distie deal and a mystery start-up...
Six months is a long time in the New Zealand channel market - The Channel looks back at the big stories in February...
More on me: Nathan Knight, Lenovo
Being back in the country after 12 years abroad has delivered a refreshing sense of perspective for Nathan Knight, channel executive at Lenovo New Zealand.
Adobe comes out top of the vendor web analytics shop…
"Adobe has set high expectations with its vision of making sophisticated analytics available and valuable to all marketers."
Samsung leads smartphone sales but is Lenovo / Motorola the winning team?
Juniper Research estimates that the combined Motorola-Lenovo smartphone shipments for Q1 2013 exceeded 20 million, putting the joint entity into a third place.
Industry feels the heat as tablet market misses a beat
Experts forecast an even more challenging year ahead for the category...
Synnex reveals Rio De Janerio "World Game" reseller winners
During the end of last year up until the 30th of April Synnex NZ ran a promotion in conjunction with Lenovo to take three resellers to Rio De Janeiro to experience the "World Game".
Eight in a row as PC market decline grows
"On the consumer side, ongoing distractions from smartphones and tablets as well as cautious channel intake impacted most markets in the region..."
Windows XP EOS offers flagging PC market timely boost
"While the PC market remains weak... the end of XP support by Microsoft on April 8 has played a role in the easing decline of PC shipments..."
Lenovo drives smartphone business with NEC mobile patents deal
"A strong patent portfolio is a key element for success in the smartphone business..."
Lenovo asks... What is driving storage evolution?
Companies don’t just want to buy a piece of hardware for storage; they are looking for functionality, automation and reliability.
Under-performing IBM to address struggling hardware business
"We must acknowledge that while 2013 was an important year of transformation, our performance did not meet our expectations."
Android devices fuel strong tablet growth...
Worldwide sales of tablets to end users reached 195.4 million units in 2013, a 68 percent increase on 2012, according to Gartner.
Lenovo ANZ MD explains Kiwi channel plans
Matt Codrington, Lenovo ANZ managing director, would clearly like to be discussing the vendor's recent acquisitions and their potential impact on the New Zealand channel.
Microsoft ramps up Windows Phone commitment with new partners
"While certainly pragmatic, the Nokia X strategy must have been a hard one for the traditionally proud Microsoft to swallow."
Samsung dominates smartphone-focused market
Worldwide sales of smartphones accounted for 53.6 percent of overall mobile phone sales in 2013, exceeding annual sales of feature phones for the first time.
Was buying Motorola a costly mistake for Google, or a clever move?
News that Google is selling Motorola has sparked media commentary that this acquisition was a mistake – but is that really the case?
Google exits the smartphone race
The stark fact of the matter is that Motorola has not trained on in the way in which Google had hoped.
Why Google sold Motorola Mobility to Lenovo...
"This sale this does not signal a larger shift for Google's other hardware efforts...."
How will Lenovo/Motorola Mobility deal impact the Channel?
Gartner analyst Hugues de la Vergne shares his views on the impact of Lenovo’s announcement to acquire Motorola Mobility.
Are Samsung and Google friends again?
The debate about the implications of Google’s purchase and subsequent sale of Motorola goes on after
Samsung dominates smartphone market as Apple smashes iPhone records
Samsung has once again dominated the global smartphone market, accounting for almost one in three of the 980 million devices shipped worldwide during 2013.