Kevin Peesker used his lead keynote at Dell Canada’s large customer event in Toronto to address fact and fiction about the approaching EMC acquisition, with the pink fluffy unicorns of myth taking pride of place in his discussion.
Compared to last year, the changes to Dell’s partner program as the company begins a new fiscal year are much more modest, although the extension of rebates for new business to Registered partners will cause much cheer in that quarter.
In a review of Lenovo’s North American quarter from a channel perspective, Chris Frey also talked channel growth, tablets and PCs, and why we are still waiting on the new North American mobility strategy.
The major news here is the introduction of an entirely new product, the HP EliteBook Folio 1020 family, which HP is touting as the thinnest and lightest business-class notebooks in the industry, and which is targeted mainly at the executive market.
Dell stressed its commitment to a strong client solutions to maintain end-to-end solutions, and announced an enhanced tablet and software suite, a new high end monitor, and a new concept of working on your PC.