July 11, 2011
Rachel King reports on LG’s reaction to sluggish sales.
“To put it into perspective, LG isn’t the only mobile phone maker suffering this year. As of May, iSuppli numbers found that Motorola, Nokia and RIM have all seen a significant decline in smartphone sales from Q4 2010 to Q1 2011.”
Paul Kunert reports on slow rebate times for the company’s partners.
“On completing the acquisition of Sun last year, Oracle shelved all hardware rebates until September – when it backdated claims to June – but under the historic system, it reported all channel sales under one P&L and did not segment them.”
The VAR Guy
The VAR Guy looks at Cisco’s launch of the ECDS.
“ECDS is designed to optimize the video content that gets streamed across a company’s network, allowing IT admins to monitor, tweak, shape and handle the amount of traffic needed for high-quality video. That content can be anything from in-house-produced videos to videos taken from the web to video collaboration sessions – if it’s video and runs over the network, ECDS is designed to handle it.”