Windows Phone: Should Microsoft give up? On ZDNet, Zack Whittaker explores the topic. “…since its launch, it has already suffered a data cut-off bug which will put off a vast percent of the consumer market, and business customers especially, where data is the lifeblood of mission-critical operations. It’s struggling with poor market share and hampered by an image problem in the wake of attention towards iOS and Android rivals,” he writes. What’s your opinion?
Customer relationships: A VAR’s most valuable investment On The VAR Guy, Elliot Markowitz gives his take. ” The stronger the relationship, the more they are entrenched in their customer’s operations. This is something some IT vendors will never understand. Cookie-cutter and lowest-price-guaranteed programs will only get them so far in the channel and simply buy them temporary share. They will never build a longstanding business that way. That is why 80 percent of any given vendor’s products and services and sold by merely 20 percent of its channel partners,” he writes. What’s your opinion?
Malware-infected flash cards shipped out with HP switches On The Register, John Leyden reports on the issue. “These kind of problems are rare but not unprecedented and really only cause significant problems when a particular aggressively spreading or destructive strain of malware is involved, as was the case when the FunLove virus infected machines in a Dell factory a few years back in 1999,” he writes. What’s your opinion?