CDN Debate: Should I abandon notebooks?

The latest CDN Debate explores the contentious issue over hardware client solutions such as tablets and notebook computers.

Question No. 1 of the debate:  With notebook marketshare in decline, should I abandon this platform for tablets?

CDN invited to top solution providers to debate this question and others.

Rick Jordan is the North American Vice President, Strategic Alliances for Tenet Computer Group Inc., a perennial CDN Top 100 Solution Provider.  Tenet has pioneered mobility solution in the channel. Jordan oversees all operations of Tenet’s North American Mobility Division. Jordan has more than 20 years of experience in IT with various technology firms.

Joining Jordan in this debate is Steve Conaby, the president of one time CDN Solution Provider of the Year CONPUTE. Conaby brings more than a decade of technology consultation to both enterprise and SMB clients. He has transitioned the solution provider to focus on value added services and away from standard technology purchases to include cloud-based platforms and mobile strategies.

There is no doubt that the tablet market has overshadowed notebooks. In 2013, IDC reported that tablet sales overtook notebooks for the first time. The notebook market fell by more than 11 per cent in total units shipped last year, according to IDC.

Find out what Jordan and Conaby have to say about the notebook marketshare decline, if  new touch-based operating systems provides the answer for customers and which client device is best for the mobile workforce?

As a small or mid-size business the decision to upgrade hardware and devices with a new touch-based operating system can seem enticing. Have you got a plan for touch-based operating systems? Watch the CDN channel debate to see where you stand.


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Former editor of Computer Dealer News, covering Canada's IT channel community.

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