Dell chief: PC market ‘still matters’, despite difficulties ahead

September 19, 2011

Dell chief: PC market ‘still matters’, despite difficulties ahead

ZDNet

Zack Whittaker reports on Dell’s attitude toward the PC market.

“There is no question that HP’s PC and tablet spin-off would have effect on the slowing-down PC market, but Dell is set to reclaim some of HP’s marketshare from its current 12.9 percent share compared to HP’s 18.1 percent. But while Dell has some work to do in catching up to HP’s share, the computing giant still has two elements beyond its hardware ventures to focus on: software and services.”

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Google now a serious rival to Microsoft in cloud email

The Register

Brid-Aine Parnell looks at Gmail’s rise in the enterprise world.

“Although Google’s Gmail only occupies a small slice of the enterprise email arena, it makes up nearly half of the cloud email market – which the beancounters at Gartner expect will grow rapidly in the next ten years.”

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Making the lives of IT easier: Windows 8 Refresh, Reset, and Windows To Go

Ars Technica

  looks at some of the features of Windows 8.

“Refresh and Reset both streamline a range of troubleshooting steps. Refresh handles situations where a system is behaving strangely for some reason—such as an application breaking a file association, or installing a load of unwanted startup programs—but which has valuable user data on it. Reset is for more serious problems, such as virus infection or some catastrophic system failure. It’s also ideal for preparing machines for resale.”

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Harmeet reports on channel partner programs, new technologies and products and other issues relevant to Canada's channel community. She also contributes as a video journalist, providing content for the site's original streaming video. Harmeet is a graduate of the Carleton University School of Journalism.

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