October 18, 2011
Ingram slams ‘soft’ Euro retail market: On The Register, Paul Kunert looks at where the distributor is laying blame for a modest Q3 outlook. “Ahead of reporting the numbers next week, the world’s largest IT distributor expects sales to be $8.9bn (£5.65bn), ‘growing modestly in local currencies’ on a sequential and year-on-year comparison,” he writes. What’s your opinion?
VMware, IBM earnings: mixed news amid strong cloud revenues: On Talkin’ Cloud, Matthew Weinberger looks at where the growth was for the companies. “For cloud services providers, the more important news involves cloud-centric revenues from IBM and VMware. In both cases, the news sounded good. Noted VMware CEO Paul Maritz in a prepared statement: ‘I’m pleased with another solid quarter for VMware illustrated by progress with new products, growth across our portfolio and a growing community. We are becoming a significant partner to businesses moving to the cloud.'” he writes. What’s your opinion?
iPads in the enterprise: The headaches: On ZDNet, Larry Dignan reports on the challenges of iPads in the workplace. “The data from a Windows program to an iPad converts well, but the formatting is off. Companies need to review all corporate document and slide deck templates to address fidelity issues between platforms. These templates are critical given that corporate docs and slides are often branding devices in the field,” he writes. What’s your opinion?