“World shipments of 3D TVs will jump 463 per cent this year, market watcher IHS iSuppli has forecast, as TV makers tone done their feverish promotion of the technology. Releasing cheaper sets is helping too, it will surprise no one to learn. Some 23.4 million 3D TVs will ship this year, up from 4.2 million in 2010, iSuppli reckons. Global shipments will breach the 100 million unit mark by 2014 and then hit 159.2 million in 2015, the research firm said.”
“A new report by market research firm IDC shows Apple’s iPhone had substantial growth in the first quarter of 2011. According to the report, Apple’s iPhone shipments went from 8.7 million in the first quarter of 2010 to 18.7 million in the first quarter of 2011. That brings Apple’s market share from 2.8 per cent in 2010 to 5.0 in 2011. That’s an increase of 114.9 per cent, the largest growth of any manufacturer, and puts it at No. 4 on the list of top five vendors. The list of vendors exclude OEM sales for all vendors, according to IDC.”
Managed Print Services: MSPs Can Own the Customer Relationship
Dave Courbanou shares some tips from David Cameron, president and of Cameron Consulting Group on how MSPs can be successful in the print market.
“To sell managed print services, MSPs have to think like the end-customer. The common end customer need is easily stated: ‘I don’t want to run out of supplies [and] I want someone else dealing with [printer] headaches,’ said David Cameron. ‘Leaning how to match up that technology with business is part of crafting the deal and making it work.’ Also, MSPs have the opportunity to sit between vendors and customers, ultimately owning the customer relationship and providing guidance without vendor interference. In the world of managed services, OEMs and vendors are ‘taken out of the decision,’ said Cameron, explaining that they lose an end-user relationship, but can gain business when they work with the service industry.”