June 20, 2011
Ed Bott looks at the company’s response to recent malware scares.
“It’s been nearly three weeks since that initial response. So what exactly has Apple done? Is that response good enough for customers? And will Cupertino’s newly minted malware strike force be ready for the next big attack?”
Joe Panettieri reports on the most recent news surrounding the Chromebooks for Business initiative.
“Major VARs servicing the higher education market could be a prime channel opportunity, I believe. Indeed, scores of colleges already run Google Apps for Education. Those colleges can now pay $20 per user per month for a special Google Chromebooks for Business promotion. Moreover, I think distributors – which have extensive experience in the financing market – could potentially lend a hand with the Chromebook for Business push.”
The VAR Guy
Dave Courbanou reports on Panasonic’s tablet offering.
“First up on the agenda? No glossy screens. If your Toughbook can’t be read outside, it’s not good for much, is it? A high-brightness, super-crisp, 10-inch screen is a key focus for Panasonic. Second up, an “active stylus” designed to help with signatures and other POS-related tasks. Plus, many business users are simply more comfortable with a stylus.”