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Canalys to resellers: listen to your customers, not vendors or analysts
During the Channels APAC Forum, Steve Brazier, Canalys CEO asserted that Vendors don’t always have partners interests at heart.
Canalys outline their big channel predictions for 2018
Steve Brazier made a total of 6 predictions, ranging from the more modest to some that are quite a bit more controversial.
India’s smartphone market overtakes US to claim second spot
India's smartphone market has recovered from a shaky Q2 2017 to surge in growth with the five major vendors being the drivers - Xiaomi in particular.
Analyst: big players continue to drive global cloud growth
Industry analyst Canalys say while AWS continues to grow, Microsoft and Google are quickly catching up.
Vendors moving up and down the ranks in mixed bag wearable band market
Apple has fallen to third place in the market, overtaken by both Xiaomi and Fitbit - despite the latter experiencing a 34% year-on-year decline.
Cloud infrastructure services skyrocket 47% - AI to be big future player
The global cloud infrastructure services market continued its rampant growth in Q2 2017, surging 47 percent year-on-year to reach US$14 billion.
Canalys launches white-labelled event app to make partner events easier
Canalys is serving up a new event app, for use by technology vendors and their channel partners, to improve attendees experience at partner events.
AWS, Microsoft and Google surge in cloud as channel role increases
The big three cloud players continue to clock big growth -with Microsoft up 93% yoy in Q1 - as they look increasingly to the channel.
Trump’s tough talk may crush Asian vendors’ US plans
The global smartphone market is in a good place. Or perhaps was until Trump made his intended plans clear, that would affect all of Asia's industries.
VR headsets off to a strong start, according to forecasts
In its 1st year of consumer shipments, virtually reality headsets have got off to a strong start with forecasts predicting 2 million units worldwide.
Big names amongst Canalys APAC channel partner awards
“This year’s channel partner awards recognised the vast depth of capability within the APAC channel."
Late quarter drive from Apple sees significant growth in smart watch market
“The inclusion of GPS by Apple and many other vendors now poses a big threat to traditional GPS watches and fitness trackers."
IN PICS: Canalys Channel Forum APAC 2016
The Canalys Channel Forum APAC 2016 proved a success with channel partners, as the industry got together to prepare for a changing industry.
Xiaomi and Lenovo climb in India’s smart phone market as local players falter
There is ongoing portfolio consolidation as local players change their product strategies, emphasising 4G-enabled models that are becoming mainstream.
Are Chinese vendors saving the global smartphone market?
"The decline of the two smart phone giants means market growth can be attributed to Chinese vendors, with Huawei, Oppo and Vivo rounding the top 5."
Opportunities abound for evolving channel, Canalys CEO says
"You just have to decide which one of these opportunities you’re going to bet your business on."
Canalys Channels Forum Day 1: The channel is changing
Despite the success of the technology industry in disrupting businesses across the world, the channel and most vendors are struggling for growth."
APAC channel community gears up for exclusive industry event
"Innovation is disrupting traditional product propositions. This disruption is changing the addressable market for channel partners."
Low smartphone penetration in APAC represents 'big opportunity' for vendors
Global smartphone shipments are expected to grow this year despite Apple posting its first annual decline. APAC can expect 13% growth.
Smartphone market enjoys modest Q2 growth, Canalys finds
“Samsung’s VR move has proved a wise one, with Gear VR bundles helping boost flagship handset sales.”
Apple Watch driving cellular smart watch shipments
"After a full year of availability, these new technologies will have the biggest impact on shipments in 2017."
‘Dramatic shift’ expected in 3D printing market
"Companies have been left vulnerable to attack from newer enterprise-focused vendors, such as HP, which are just starting to enter the market."
Global PC market not looking great, APAC remains weak
"The global PC market had a bad start to 2016 and it is difficult to see any bright spots for vendors in the coming quarters."
Cloud infrastructure services market booming; AWS leads way
Data centers providing cloud infrastructure services will take up over 50% of servers shipped in 2016 but there’s an impact for vendors and channel.