September 9, 2011
The VAR Guy
The VAR Guy explores the latest rumours ahead of Microsoft’s BUILD conference.
“If either Samsung or Microsoft is serious about getting its act together for Windows 8 tablets and serious about the adoption of the Windows 8 Metro interface, they both better start where it matters: developers.”
Dennis Howlett argues that Apple fails the enterprise test.
“The first is that Apple doesn’t seem to have much clue how to differentiate a genuine enterprise app from a consumer app. Net-net, it means that while vendors can and will build for iPad, they will never charge for them in any serious way via the Apple AppStore. They wont give Apple Inc 30% of revenue even though there is a strong case for arguing that’s relatively cheap marketing and distribution.”
Paul Kunert reports on what HP execs are saying about the company’s PC future.
“Some resellers are privately venting some frustration – others do not seem to fazed by the whole debacle – but HP is calling for patience amid suggestions that a change in ownership could mean an overhaul of programmes, including Partner One.”