January 11, 2012
Complex tablets? Not what the people want On ZDNet, James Kendrick explains why. “Tech enthusiasts may get all excited over these high-end specs in tablets, but they are the minority. Mainstream consumers, and that’s the only group large enough to make a difference in a company’s bottom line, don’t even want to think about specs. They just want to do stuff with a tablet,” he writes. What’s your opinion?
Suicidal Foxconn workers talked down from factory roof On The Register, Anna Leach reports on the protest. “The angry workers were only persuaded to back down from their suicide threat by the Major of Wuhan, who told them to leave the roof at 9pm after hours of negotiation, according to the newspaper accounts,” she writes. What’s your opinion?
Dell’s acquisition strategy: right on target? On The VAR Guy, the author looks at the company’s prospects in the PC market. “Admittedly, Dell’s acquisition strategy hasn’t always hit the mark. Buyouts like Everdream and Silverback Technologies about four years ago were supposed to give Dell a leg up in the MSP partner market. But both of those deals ultimately had niche appeal and never gained a mass audience,” he writes. What’s your opinion?