November 24, 2011
Struggling U.K. tech resellers face winter of annihilation On The Register, Paul Kunert reports on the U.K. economy’s impact on resellers. “Reseller insolvencies are predicted to remain at record highs during the December quarter as the UK economy hangs on the edge of a second recession…[S]tats showed that 175 channel firms went to the wall in the first half of 2011, up 43 per cent on a year earlier, reaching the highest levels since the dot-com bubble popped,” he writes. What’s your opinion?
Telecommuting is popular, so why not ‘teleshopping’? On ZDNet, Heather Clancy looks at e-commerce predictions for the holiday season. “As telecommuting becomes an accepted practice in the business world, people are becoming more and more accustomed to using their computers as the window into different parts of their personal lives such as banking and shopping. The state of cybersecurity will affect sentiment around online shopping. But it is becoming increasingly apparent that small businesses that don’t have an e-commerce presence are missing out,” she writes. What’s your opinion?
Did 2011 mark the beginning of the end of the PC era? On The VAR Guy, Dave Courbanou looks at a year nearly gone by, and what’s to come. “In 2010, I said the death of the PC was coming mainly due to virtualization and cloud with a dash of tablet mania. But in 2012, the death of the PC will be due to a much simpler reason: We don’t need PCs like we used to, especially as more and more mobile devices replace their functions,” he writes. What’s your opinion?