November 29, 2011
Citrix’s new channel chief details 3-step plan for partners On The VAR Guy, Dave Courbanou looks at the company’s new channel leadership. “Remember when Citrix scooped up Kaviza for its VDI-in-a-Box technology? Fouts said Citrix will continue to provide SMB-targeted products built around that technology, a win for both the channel and end users expanding their virtualization horizons. Citrix wants to “aggressively target” this space, especially by making it affordable,” he reports. What’s your opinion?
Apple iPad sales worries appear overblown On ZDNet, Larry Dignan reports on the popular tablet’s sales numbers. “Worries about iPad sales were beginning to pile up as Amazon launched its Kindle Fire. The biggest concern was that Apple was overdue for an iPad price cut. However, some field work from Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster may silence those fretting about iPad sales. Munster, who estimates Apple will sell 13.5 million units in the December quarter, concluded that the company’s flagship stores were selling 68 percent more iPads per hour than a year ago,” he writes. What’s your opinion?
U.K. Best Buy fires parting shot at rival retailer with closing down saleOn The Register, Paul Kunert reports on the U.S. store’s exit from the U.K. “The firm is offering up to 10 per cent off big ticket items including TVs, computing hardware and white box goods, a quarter off networking and storage and 50 per cent off DVDs, CDs and Blu-ray disks,” he writes. What’s your opinion?