Microsoft's Way Forward: Business and Consumer Cloud
By Jeff Vance | Article Published October 28, 2013
Apple's free OS and Google's Chromebook strategy should worry Microsoft, but the Redmond-based giant could have a few aces up its sleeve.
Tags: cloud computing, Google, Microsoft, Apple, tablets, Chromebooks
Why Apple Is Gunning for Microsoft
By Mike Elgan | Article Published October 23, 2013
Apple's announcement yesterday made it clear that Microsoft -- not Google -- is Enemy #1.
Tags: Windows, Microsoft, smartphones, Apple, tablets, OSX
Why Microsoft Should Fire Bill Gates, Too
By Mike Elgan | Article Published October 02, 2013
A tech pundit opines that the Microsoft founder has made a series of mistakes that make him a poor choice as the Microsoft chairman.
Tags: Microsoft, IT management, Ballmer, Gates, tablets
Google Play Downloads Surpass App Store Downloads in Q2
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published July 31, 2013
However, Apple's platform still generates more revenue.
Tags: Apple, app store, mobile apps, downloads, tablets, revenue, Google Play
Two Tablets for Every Notebook by 2014: NPD DisplaySearch
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published July 29, 2013
Tablets will outnumber laptops by ever-growing margins well into the foreseeable future.
Tags: mobile, PC, tablets
Microsoft's Earnings Take a Hit on Surface RT
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published July 19, 2013
Despite a rise in sales, Microsoft misses estimates, due in part to Surface RT's chilly reception.
Tags: Microsoft, earnings, tablets, surface RT
Forecast: App Economy Will Double by 2017
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published July 16, 2013
AppNation says the "app economy" will be worth $151 billion within four years.
Tags: smartphones, tablets, market research, app economy
Forrester Reduces Forecast for Global Tech Spending
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published July 15, 2013
However, customers will continue to spend heavily on software and mobile apps.
Tags: cloud computing, software, mobile apps, tablets, Forrester, big data, tech spending
White-box Tablets to Push Market Higher: IHS
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published July 03, 2013
An influx of Chinese white-box manufacturers are set to kick the tablet market into high gear.
Tags: tablets, Mobile Workers
Microsoft Said to Be Cutting Windows RT Prices
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published June 03, 2013
Will lower prices make the tablet operating system more popular?
Tags: operating system, Microsoft, tablets, Windows RT
Survey: SMB IT Budgets Climb 19%
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published May 29, 2013
Small businesses aren't hiring a lot of new IT workers, however.
Tags: cloud computing, SMB, IT spending, survey, hardware, tablets, Hiring
Android Snags Nearly 60% of Smart Mobile Device Market: Canalys
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published May 10, 2013
Mobile computing belongs to Google's Android OS. And given its affinity for low-cost devices, rivals may have a tough time catching up.
Tags: Android, Windows 8, tablets, Mobile Analytics
Microsoft: Windows Blue Is Coming This Year
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published May 07, 2013
The software giant is still tight-lipped about the details of the update for Windows 8.
Tags: Microsoft, Windows 8, tablets, Touchscreens, Windows Blue
B&N Opens Google Play(ground) to Nook HD Tablets
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published May 03, 2013
A walled garden no more, Barnes & Noble's Nook HD can now load apps from Google's app marketplace.
Tags: Google Apps, apps, tablets, Barnes & Noble, Nook
Windows Tablets Gain Market Share at iPad's Expense
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published April 25, 2013
Tablet sales more than doubled year over year.
Tags: Windows, Android, iPad, Apple, tablets, report, Strategy Analytics
BYOD and Enterprise Mobility a $181B Market by 2017
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published April 16, 2013
The smartphone and tablet craze is just getting started, according to a new forecast from MarketsandMarkets.
Tags: tablets, enterprise mobile, BYOD
Gartner: 197 Million Tablets to Ship in 2013
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published April 04, 2013
Worldwide tablet shipments will rise nearly 70 percent this year as the PC market continues to take a hit.
Tags: Mobile tools, PC, tablets
Tablets to Surpass Desktop PCs This Year: IDC
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published March 29, 2013
Electronics makers will ship more tablets than desktop PCs in 2013, a fate that awaits laptops a year later.
Tags: Mobile tools, tablets, PC shipments
IDC: PC Sales Even Worse Than Expected
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published March 19, 2013
The research firm dropped its forecast for PC shipments by 2 percent.
Tags: China, IDC, tablets, PC shipments
Analyst: Enterprises, Consumers Aren't Embracing Windows 8
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published March 14, 2013
Rick Sherlund of Nomura says the new OS is "awkward."
Tags: Microsoft, PC, Windows 8, tablets, analyst, enterprises
IDC: Mobility Fuels 29% Jump in Computing Device Market
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published February 22, 2013
Tablets and smartphones took off last year while PC shipments marked a noticeable decline.
Tags: mobile, smartphones, tablets
Online Content Consumption Shifting from PCs to Tablets
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published February 08, 2013
What PC? A growing number of consumers are switching to mobile devices to use the Internet and keep up with their Facebook friends, according to new research NPD Group.
Tags: mobile, PC, tablets
Tablet and Smartphone Users to Increase Printing: IDC
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published February 06, 2013
So much for the paperless office. A new survey from IDC suggests that mobile devices will drive demand for printing solutions instead of reducing it.
Tags: mobile, smartphone, printing, tablets
Tablet Market Skyrocketed 75% in Q4: IDC
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published January 31, 2013
Apple iPad remained the market leader and Microsoft failed to crack the top five as strong holiday demand pushed the tablet market to new heights.
Tags: iPad, Apple, Samsung, tablets, microsoft surface
Intel Data Center Business Growing as PCs Slow
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published January 18, 2013
Reflecting what it described as a richer mix of products, Intel made over $53 billion in 2012.
Tags: PC, data center, tablets
PC Sales Slump During Holiday Quarter
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published January 11, 2013
HP remains the top PC vendor.
Tags: smartphones, Dell, HP, laptops, PC sales, Lenovo, IDC, Acer, desktops, asus, tablets
Top Trends at CES 2013
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published January 10, 2013
In addition to the new gadgets on display, this year's show demonstrated the growing importance of apps, crowdfunding and the consumerization of IT.
Tags: software, apps, CES, tablets, consumerization of IT, CrowdFunding, Consumer Electronics Show
Panasonic Unveils Tough Windows and Android Tablets at CES
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published January 09, 2013
Panasonic bets that there's a market for Windows and Android tablets in workplaces that are a little more rough and tumble than the average office.
Tags: Android, Windows 8, CES, tablets
Microsoft's Ballmer Makes Surprise Appearance at CES
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published January 09, 2013
After vowing not to do another CES keynote, Microsoft's CEO crashed the party.
Tags: Windows, Microsoft, mobile, chips, steve ballmer, CES, Qualcomm, tablets
Tablet Shipments to Overtake Laptop Shipments This Year, Says NPD
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published January 09, 2013
Demand for tablets is up sharply, while laptops are on the decline.
Tags: research, laptops, tablets, NPD, shipments
Solving the Mobile BI Puzzle: Which Environment?
By Larry Marion | Article Published December 19, 2012
Microsoft's new tablet and smartphone OS may gain some traction in IT shops responsible for business intelligence infrastructure for mobile units.
Tags: mobile, Windows 8, business intelligence, BI, tablets
IDC: Tablet Shipments to Reach 282M by 2016
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published December 05, 2012
A crush of Android tablets and brisk iPad Mini sales leads the research firm to revise its forecast upward.
Tags: Android, iPad, tablets, iPad Mini
Texas Instruments Plans to Cut 1,700 Jobs
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published November 15, 2012
The company plans to stop developing chips for smartphones and tablets.
Tags: mobile, smartphones, chips, processors, Texas Instruments, layoffs, tablets
Gartner: Businesses to Buy 53 Million Tablets in 2016
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published November 07, 2012
Tablets will become a common sight in the workplace in the near future and they'll have a big impact on corporate MDM strategies.
Tags: Android, tablets
Gartner: Smartphone and Tablet Sales Will Top 1 Billion in 2013
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published November 07, 2012
The market research firm says the consumerization of IT is an "unstoppable force."
Tags: Android, smartphones, Gartner, tablets, consumerization of IT
Microsoft 2.0: a Big League Hardware Company?
By Mike Elgan | Article Published November 07, 2012
Rumors are flying about Microsoft phones, Microsoft gaming tablets, a Holodeck Xbox and more.
Tags: Microsoft, tablets, Surface
Will Windows 8 Jumpstart the PC industry?
By Adrian Kingsley-Hughes | Article Published October 29, 2012
There’s excitement about Windows 8, yet the new OS enters a field crowded with a slew of mobile devices.
Tags: PC, Windows 8, tablets
Amazon Posts First Quarterly Loss in Nine Years
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published October 26, 2012
The company blames higher costs and the acquisition of LivingSocial.com for the poor results.
Tags: Amazon, tablets, quarterly financials, kindle fire
Microsoft Kicks Off Windows 8 Launch in NYC
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published October 25, 2012
Top Microsoft executives descend on Manhattan on the eve of the Windows 8 launch. "For the first time ever, Windows has first-rate tablets," said Steve Ballmer.
Tags: Microsoft, Windows 8, tablets
Intel Shows Off Windows 8 Tablets Running Its Clover Trail Chips
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published September 28, 2012
The new chips will run many devices targeted at business users.
Tags: Intel, Windows 8, tablets, hybrid
B&N Goes HD and Big for New Nooks
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published September 26, 2012
Watch out Kindle Fire. Barnes & Noble is hot on the tail of Amazon’s recently announced HD tablets.
Tags: tablets, HD, Nook
Google, Samsung Execs Will Meet to Discuss Apple Patent Battles
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published September 26, 2012
Despite Apple's legal wins, Samsung increased its smartphone sales targets.
Tags: Google, smartphones, Apple, lawsuit, Samsung, patent, tablets
Rivals Rush to Announce Products Before Apple's New iPhone
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published August 24, 2012
Amazon, Samsung, Microsoft, Nokia, Google and Motorola are all announcing new mobile devices at the beginning of September.
Tags: Amazon, Google, Microsoft, iPhone, iPad, smartphones, Apple, Nokia, Samsung, Motorola, tablets
Lenovo Says RT Tablets up to $300 Cheaper Than Win 8
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published August 17, 2012
Windows 8 tablets will be for corporations; Windows RT tablets will be priced for consumers.
Tags: Microsoft, Intel, Windows 8, AMD, ARM, Lenovo, tablets, Windows RT
Microsoft Confirms Windows RT Partners
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published August 14, 2012
Dell, Lenovo, Asus and Samsung will offer Windows RT tablets.
Tags: Microsoft, Dell, Windows 8, Samsung, Lenovo, asus, tablets, Windows RT
Windows PC Sales Hit a Low as Tablet Sales Soar in Q2, Canalys Says
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published August 01, 2012
Tablet shipments increased 75 percent for the quarter.
Tags: Apple, HP, PC sales, Lenovo, Acer, tablets, Canalys
Survey: Outside the Office, Workers Turn to the Tablet Over the PC
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published July 31, 2012
Smartphones are the device of choice at business meetings and coffee shops.
Tags: software, smartphone, survey, Enterprise, tablets
Gartner: Traditional Windows Desktop Software Facing Extinction
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published June 29, 2012
BYOD and Microsoft's move toward tablets will spark a radical transformation in the Windows software ecosystem, according to Gartner.
Tags: Windows, tablets, Metro, BYOD, Windows RT
PC Unit Sales Could See 10 Percent Drop in Q3: Analyst
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published June 26, 2012
Peter Misek doesn't believe Windows 8 will improve PC sales in the fourth quarter either.
Tags: Microsoft, Dell, Windows 8, HP, PC sales, tablets, analyst
Gartner: Top 10 Emerging Infrastructure Trends
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published June 06, 2012
Tablets, mobility, virtualization, cloud computing and more.
Tags: cloud computing, mobility, virtualization, data center, Enterprise IT, Gartner, trends, tablets, big data, Consumerization, Storage
Acer, Toshiba to Take on iPads With Windows 8 Tablets
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published June 04, 2012
Several manufacturers will unveil new tablets at the Computex show.
Tags: Apple iPad, Windows 8, Acer, Toshiba, Asustek, tablets
iPad Keeps Apple No. 1 in Mobile PC Sales
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published May 23, 2012
Apple had more than twice as much market share as HP, its nearest rival.
Tags: mobile, PC, iPad, Apple, HP, tablets
As Tablets Soar, SMBs Like Their Biz Apps on the Cloud
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published March 28, 2012
When it comes to business-critical apps, SMB owners don’t mind having their heads in the clouds, according to a new survey from RingCentral.
Tags: cloud computing, SMB, apps, tablets
The 5 Best Tablets And 5 Best Ultrabooks For Business
By Don Reisinger | Article Published March 13, 2012
As ultrabooks and tablets increase in popularity, a growing number of IT decision makers will need to decide on which one of these devices they should buy.
Tags: mobile, tablets, ultrabook
Amazon's Kindle Devices Selling More Than 1 Million per Week
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published December 16, 2011
Sales of the company's tablets have been increasing every week for the past three weeks.
Tags: Amazon, Kindle, tablets
IDC: Tablet Sales Underwhelm in Q3, But Strong Holiday Season Expected
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published December 15, 2011
Apple has the largest share of the market by far.
How Amazon Is Making a Sucker Out of Google
By Mike Elgan | Article Published November 23, 2011
It’s time for Google to change its self-defeating, anything-goes policy on Android before Amazon makes a fool it.
Tags: Amazon, Google, Android, Kindle, tablets
Microsoft Gives Out Windows 8 Tablets
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published September 13, 2011
With the first technical previews of Windows 8 released to developers this week, Microsoft is moving to get the latest version of Windows out by the end of 2012.
Tags: Microsoft, developers, Windows 8, tablets
Do IT Staff Need Tablets?
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published August 31, 2011
Tablets are wildly popular, but do IT staffers really need one?
Tags: mobile, tablet PC, tablets
Can Linux Compete in Tablets?
By Matt Hartley | Article Published August 30, 2011
Linux users turn their HP TouchPads into Ubuntu-powered devices, but what about app choice?
Tags: Linux, Apple, HP, tablets
Dell's Strategy: Embracing Cloud, Consumerization of IT
By Rob Enderle | Article Published May 04, 2011
The hardware maker is undergoing something of a personality shift, reflecting larger changes in the tech industry.
Tags: cloud computing, Dell, hardware, tablets, consumerization of IT
Google Under Larry Page: the Next Apple, or Next Yahoo?
By Rob Enderle | Article Published April 06, 2011
As Larry Page takes the reins at Google, is the search giant headed for greater glory or a dim future?
Tags: Google, Apple, smartphone, Yahoo, tablets
Are iPads and Androids Pushing PCs to the Enterprise Margins?
By Jeff Vance | Article Published April 05, 2011
With businesses expected to buy 30 percent of tablets shipped by 2015, does the PC have a future?
Tags: android apps, iPad apps, smartphone, Enterprise IT, tablets
HP to Ship All PCs With webOS Option
By David Needle | Article Published March 09, 2011
HP's CEO Leo Apotheker says he expects all of HP's PCs to ship with the company's webOS software next year. Will IT buyers care?
Tags: PC, HP, Palm, webOS, tablets
Smartphones, Tablets to Outstrip PC Sales in 2011
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published January 21, 2011
Professional services giant Deloitte has been gazing into its crystal ball and sees mobile devices beating out PC sales in 2011.
Tags: PC, iphone apps, iPad apps, smartphones, tablets
PC Sales Growth Slowed in Q4: Analysts
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published January 14, 2011
Gartner and IDC weigh in on slowing PC sales for the quarter -- PC sales impacted by tablets and "good enough" alternatives.
Tags: PC, iPad, hardware, IDC, tablets
CES: Ballmer to Tout Windows Slates, Phones and TV
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published January 05, 2011
Microsoft's CEO gives the opening keynote of the biggest U.S. technology show, where reports say he will demo slates, new Windows phones, and perhaps even a glimpse of Windows 8.
Tags: Microsoft, Ballmer, Windows Phone 7, tablets, CES 2011
Microsoft to Unveil Tablets at CES?
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published December 17, 2010
Microsoft, playing catch-up in the critical tablet market, may use CES to unveil a bevy of new handhelds.
Tags: Microsoft, iPad, iPad apps, CES, tablets
Acer Aspire One Netbook: Dual Core Processor
By Housen Maratouk | Article Published December 10, 2010
The Acer Aspire One netbook hopes to compete in a tablet-crazed world by offering a dual core processor, among other features.
Tags: Atom, netbook, battery life, tablets, Acer Aspire
iPad's Success Leads Gartner to Revise PC Forecast Downward
By David Needle | Article Published November 29, 2010
Growing interest in the Apple iPad and other media tablets cited among the reasons for the new estimates.
Tags: PC, iPad, iPad apps, Apple, tablets
Can Microsoft Beat Google in Tablets?
By Mike Elgan | Article Published November 18, 2010
If Microsoft fails to get a compelling cell phone-sized OS on tablets right away, it will probably be too late for Microsoft to ever succeed in the all-important consumer tablet space.
Tags: Google, Microsoft, iPad apps, mobile apps, tablets