SMB Market: Features

Features
  • Germany's IFA show, debut ground for numerous new products, hits 90 years old

    By Martyn Williams | 03 September, 2014 02:00

    When German radio manufacturers gathered in 1924 to show off their products, just a year after regular broadcasting began in the country, they probably didn't imagine they were sowing the seeds for what eventually would become IFA.

  • WESTCON IMAGINE 2014: Making Cloud profitable panel

    By Nermin Bajric | 25 August, 2014 14:17

    A selection of Westcon Group’s vendor partners sat alongside the distributions Asia-Pacific services and Cloud solutions director, Darryl Grauman, to negotiate the state of resellers in the current Cloud climate, and where small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) fit in its adoption.

  • ARN Insight Lunch Series: Transitioning your channel to the Cloud

    By Jennifer O'Brien | 17 July, 2014 11:39

    In transitioning to the Cloud partners need to focus on strategy and place their bets: decide what role they want to play, either selling services, selling a third party XaaS offering, rebadging an offering, or building and running their own XaaS offering.

  • Roundtable: Next gen firewalls - when old security isn't enough

    By Allan Swann | 12 June, 2014 12:42

    How can a reseller make the push to install what is, by some accounts, an essential part of any modern security infrastructure?

  • 6 dirty secrets of the IT industry

    By Dan Tynan | 27 January, 2014 21:11

    IT pros blow the whistle on the less-than-white lies and dark sides of the tech business

  • Gift Guide 2013: Audio gadgets

    By Keith Shaw | 18 November, 2013 12:28

    Music drives a lot of what we get out of our technology devices - if you can't hear the music from your device, or share it with others, it's just a bunch of ones and zeros sitting on a magnetic hard drive.

  • Gift Guide 2013: Home and digital life gadgets

    By Keith Shaw | 18 November, 2013 12:28

    Like many categories that we've chosen for this year's holiday gift guide, the lines are blurred. Several devices within the "home" category could fall into the "Audio Gear", "Video gear" or "Work/Office Gear" categories, considering how much work we do at home, or how much home technology we bring to work.

  • Gift Guide 2013: Photo and video gadgets

    By Keith Shaw | 18 November, 2013 12:27

    Like the world of smartphones and tablets, where there are so many choices and options that trying to highlight them all is an experiment in confusion, the world of digital cameras and video cameras presents a multitude of devices. For this wrapup, then, we're presenting a bunch of materials that the photographer and/or videographer would like to include in their arsenals, with a focus on things that let people watch videos or produce photos easier.

  • Gift Guide 2013: Work gadgets

    By Keith Shaw | 18 November, 2013 12:27

    The merging world of personal technology and workplace technology is always a fascinating scene to observe, so a lot of devices here can be utilized at home, and vice versa (see our Digital Life article for home-related tech gift ideas). But for the most part, we're confident that your work life will improve with these gadgets - peruse the writeups for gift ideas for your favorite colleague!

  • Gift Guide 2013: Games and gaming gear

    By Keith Shaw | 18 November, 2013 12:27

    Let's face it - this holiday season is going to be really good for the video gamer on your holiday list. Not only are there two new gaming consoles coming out (the Xbox One and Sony Playstation 4), but there are a bunch of games that will keep you entertained for months on end. Plus the accessories to enhance those games and experiences continue to be top-notch.

  • The research and development behind Lenovo’s T440s Ultrabook

    By Elias Plastiras | 03 September, 2013 15:30

    The Lenovo ThinkPad T440s is a 14in business Ultrabook that won’t be available to buy until around October. It represents a “ground-up” redesign for the T-series, one which Lenovo said it undertakes every four years. In each redesign, the goal is to make the ThinkPad more comfortable to use, more robust, and to provide more features that business users have been asking for.

  • EXCLUSIVE: The reseller roadtrip, Pt2 ( +18 photos)

    By Jennifer O'Brien | 26 June, 2013 14:13

    Sitting face-to-face with regional resellers in Queensland lets you catch a glimpse of the ‘smaller town’ mentality, where customer loyalty and old-fashioned service are paramount.

  • EXCLUSIVE: The reseller roadtrip, Pt1 ( +18 photos)

    By Jennifer O'Brien | 25 June, 2013 12:26

    Sitting face-to-face with regional resellers in Queensland lets you catch a glimpse of the ‘smaller town’ mentality, where customer loyalty and old-fashioned service are paramount.

  • Where Cloud goes next

    By John Considine | 11 June, 2013 15:10

    It's difficult to define what the "Cloud of tomorrow" will look like because of all the changes happening in the IT industry - changes to fundamental application architecture, service models and interactions between components. The Cloud continues to disrupt IT in new ways so predicting tomorrow is a perpetual moving target.

  • Opinion: Meet the new Apple, same as the old Apple

    By Dan Moren | 11 June, 2013 13:46

    Watching Apple through the lens of public perception, it would be easy to buy into the idea that the company has been under siege of late. But even if that were the case, it's clear that Apple isn't buying the hype.

  • 5 myths about Big Data

    By Debarati Roy | 30 May, 2013 21:08

    Big Data has every ingredient that makes it a concept prone to misconceptions. It is relatively new, is a composite market that is build up of smaller technology blocks-each developing at its own maturity curve, and Big Data is the current hype.

  • Opinion: Why Apple won't be around as long as IBM

    By Rob Enderle | 03 May, 2013 16:39

    IBM is 102 years old. At its height, it was almost a cult, with employees dressing alike, speaking a unique language and earning benefits that took care of them for life. Today's tech companies aren't built to last, as Apple's recent earnings report shows all too well.

  • What is the Internet of Things?

    By Bob Violino | 22 April, 2013 10:57

    Chances are you've heard about the Internet of Things (IoT)—or you will soon enough. The term carries a number of definitions. But in general, the IoT refers to uniquely identifiable objects, such as corporate assets or consumer goods, and their virtual representations in an Internet-like structure.

  • Kate Burleigh: Tasting success

    By Jennifer O'Brien | 10 February, 2013 12:02

    For one of the top women in IT, the path to success began, believe it or not, in an ice cream shop. According to Intel A/NZ general manager, Kate Burleigh, the path that led her to a technology role came about, in part, as result of her early days in retail - and a first-job encounter that was less than ideal.

  • 7 CES announcements IT pros need to know about

    By John Brandon | 22 January, 2013 14:39

    Despite its name, the annual Consumer Electronics Show isn't wholly consumer tech. These seven announcements--covering data analytics, collaboration, RAM and more--may impact the systems and devices your employees use in 2013.

 
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