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Kindle Fire poised to be No. 2 in tablets

Plus, HP's financial results and why MSPs in the U.S. don't need to worry

November 22, 2011

Kindle Fire poised to be No. 2 in tablets On ZDNet, Larry Dignan reports on the tablet battle. “When the Kindle Fire comes up in conversation, nearly everyone in my neighborhood has wanted to try it out. The ROI case is simple: These parents want a tablet that’s inexpensive and can play app for the kids,” he writes. What’s your opinion?

HP’s server, PC, and printer businesses stumble On The Register, Timothy Prickett Morgan reports on the company’s troubles. “One could argue that these are not the kind of financial results that a company should have when it is blowing $10.3bn on a software company with a little more than $1bn in projected sales and a few hundred million in profits, as former HP CEO Léo Apotheker did back in August when the company bought Autonomy, a deal that new CEO Whitman followed through with six weeks ago,” he writes. What’s your opinion?

Best Buy and MindShift: Why MSPs need not worry On MSPmentor, lays out why MSPs shouldn’t panic. “Generally speaking, I think mindSHIFT will continue to enjoy success in the managed services market. But I don’t expect Best Buy to somehow transform itself into a Big Box Retailer that understands small business relationships. I came to that conclusion this past weekend during separate meetings at my accountant’s office and at a big commercial bank’s branch office,” he writes. What’s your opinion?