BYOD is a ticking time bomb for B2B resellers On The Register, Paul Kunert explains why. “Clearly, retailers, especially internet-based supplier, stand to gain from BYOD; but business PC and phone channels will experience significant revenue losses….Manufacturers will also lose out due to the overall reduction in devices for work and personal use. Vendors with a ‘shrinking’ consumer profile – TMV cites Nokia and RIM as examples – will be at the sharp end of this,” he writes.
Lumia 900 selling out in U.S. On ZDNet, Matthew Miller gives a report. “The UK, and other countries outside the U.S., have a different retail system that is not as easy to keep focused on individual products. I also understand that Nokia’s Symbian devices still do OK in that country where Symbian was never adopted here in the U.S.,” he writes.
Cisco Partner Summit: What the heck is Unified Workspace? On The VAR Guy, Charlene OHanlon explains some of the confusion. “Maybe Cisco doesn’t think the technology is baked enough to put out any news releases or schedule any briefings on Unified Workspace. If that’s the case, however, why put the spotlight on it at the Partner Summit? I understand Cisco is doing its best to prove it has the elements in place to enable ‘The Internet of Everything.’ But maybe it should have alluded to Unified Workspace and not list it as the latest in Cisco’s ‘Unified’ technologies,” she writes.