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Vendors beware: Nearly a 1/4 of partners say programmes ‘not important’
The IT vendor programme. A stalwart of the channel, but one that is seemingly beginning to hold less relevance as new research reveals.
Canalys: 187% smart speaker growth driven by Chinese offerings
While Google and Amazon still lead the way, it seems the smart speaker market is no exception to the steady rise of Chinese tech.
Huawei takes out Apple to claim number two spot in Q218
With a 41% year on year growth, compared to Apple’s 1%, Huawei is now second only to Samsung in the number of shipments this quarter.
Exclusive - Ruckus ready to shake up A/NZ networking market
Ruckus is no longer just wifi and is ready to take on the incumbents. Three business leaders explain how A/NZ partners can gain from this growth.
Battle in the cloud: AWS still on top but Google is starting to flex
“The opportunity is in professional services, in terms of consulting, integration and ongoing managed services.”
Apple watch shipments up 30% YoY with boost from LTE in APAC
Apple Watch shipments to Asia alone surpassed 250,000 units, with the LTE version accounting for about 60%.
Canalys: Smart speaker installed base market to hit 2018 milestone
"These deployments are a major opportunity for the IT channel to develop solutions and provide technical skills and services that customers may lack.”
Google beats Amazon to first place in smart speaker war
Smart speakers continue to be the world’s fastest-growing consumer technology segment.
Stability on the horizon for the global PC and tablet market, according to Canalys
The industry analyst says the market will experience its smallest decline in four years.
Wearables market showing no wear as smartwatches drive growth
Canalys says wearable band shipments grew 35 percent from the year before with a two horse race at the front & fierce competition behind.
Global smartphone market declines, but there are some bright spots
During Q1 2018 we got a new leader on top of smartphone shipments, one vendor experiencing triple digit growth, and a huge decline in China.
Booming cloud infrastructure market an opportunity for channel partners
Worldwide spending on cloud infrastructure services is continuing its rampant growth after surging 47% in 12 months.
Canalys says SECaaS growing rapidly, while vendors struggle to keep up
The company says the increase is due to the technology’s multiple advantages compared to software licensing.
Channel dominated infrastructure shipments in 2017 with 74%
The value of global infrastructure shipments hit an all-time high last year with 3 vendors and the channel dominating, but direct sales are catching.
Cloud infrastructure market to face challenges in 2018
“2018 will be a disruptive year for the cloud infrastructure services market."
Apple ships 29 million iPhone X units in Q4 2017
"The iPhone X's performance is impressive for a device priced at US$999."
Exclusive interview: Lenovo on channel development and AI
Lenovo executives Matt Codrington MD for A/NZ and Amar Babu, APAC COO talk about why the channel is so important to their company.
Cisco maintains grip on IT security market after ‘strong channel partner focus’
Canalys has released its latest predictions surrounding the global IT security market’s performance over the third quarter in 2017.
Exclusive: The big four vendors speak out at the Canalys Channels Forum
HPE, Lenovo, HPI and Dell EMC all talk about where they found value at the APAC Canalys Channels Forum in Perth.
Canalys to resellers: listen to your customers, not vendors or analysts
During the Channels APAC Forum, Steve Brazier, Canalys CEO asserted that Vendors don’t always have partners interests at heart.
Canalys outline their big channel predictions for 2018
Steve Brazier made a total of 6 predictions, ranging from the more modest to some that are quite a bit more controversial.
India’s smartphone market overtakes US to claim second spot
India's smartphone market has recovered from a shaky Q2 2017 to surge in growth with the five major vendors being the drivers - Xiaomi in particular.
Analyst: big players continue to drive global cloud growth
Industry analyst Canalys say while AWS continues to grow, Microsoft and Google are quickly catching up.
Vendors moving up and down the ranks in mixed bag wearable band market
Apple has fallen to third place in the market, overtaken by both Xiaomi and Fitbit - despite the latter experiencing a 34% year-on-year decline.