Palm plans to challenge Apple’s iPhone with more than form and style by making application development for its new Pre smartphone open and simple, which the company believes will lead to a rich array of consumer and business apps.
Hosted VOIP, Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft Sharepoint communications provider Apptix is jumping further into the channel pool with an expanded program designed to parlay its hosted offerings into an opportunity for solution providers.
Apple led the way with its iPhone Apps store, and Microsoft has announced similar plans. Nokia is solidifying the trend of phone manufacturers becoming distributors of third-party software for their devices.
A new CDW-G survey finds unified communications implementations are on the rise, and as many as 33 percent of respondents are planning for a new implementation – good news for the likes of Cisco, Avaya and other unified communications vendors.
As end users push back on the price of IT hardware and software, solution providers may be tempted to troll for lower-priced name-brand goods and find themselves in the ‘grey market.’ If it looks too good to be true, it probably is.