May 12, 2009
Juniper’s estimates raised: good or bad for Cisco?
Cisco Subnet writes about investment firm USB’s forecasts about Juniper’s second quarter revenues.
“UBS raised its Q2 revenue expectations for Juniper from $761 million to $765 million, and earnings per share a penny — from $.17 to $.18. The firm cites improving order trends in service provider since the end of Q1, when Juniper said it saw stability in the market and its stock responded with a substantial increase.”
PCnomics: How VARs Can Thrive in Tough Economic Times
The VAR Guy
Jay McBain writes how VARs can be more attractive to their customers especially now in today’s marketplace.
“Resellers should look to partner with vendors who offer them a full, diverse product lineup. For PCs, that starts with entry level products at sub-$400 prices all the way up to the highest performing PCs for graphics, intensive processing and niche applications. Cusomers are looking for resellers as ‘trusted advisors’ to steer them to the hardware purchases yielding the best bang for their buck. Resellers who do this well will be rewarded with loyal customers in any economic condition.”
Lenovo gets official with mildly refreshed IdeaPad S10-2 netbook
Darren Murph writes about Lenovo’s “Part II” version of its S10 netbook product.
“The S10-2 … is still rocking the same basic specs ((1.6GHz Atom N270, 1GB of RAM, 160GB HDD, WiFi, 1.3 megapixel camera, etc.), there have been a few appreciated tweaks made. There’s a new cover design, a larger keyboard, a bigger trackpad and a model with integrated 3G that’ll run just $50 more than the standard $349.99 flavours.”