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Lenovo looks to strengthen PC focus for channel partners in India
Lenovo shared its business strategy at a recent event with a clear focus on what it means for channel partners.
Noel Leeming reopens 'innovative' Chch store following TWG's strong revenue growth
Noel Leeming is reopening its teched-out flagship store in Christchurch, pulling together an innovative and state-of-the-art retail space.
IDC forecasts 2016 will be a 'down year' for the semiconductor market
"It'll be a couple of years before we realise which game plan succeeds, but even leaders are struggling to keep pace with the cadence of the market."
Acer works to maintain lead in competitive PC market
"Differentiation in a competitive, shrinking global PC market requires more precise execution across all price bands and form factors."
Apple’s results mark the end of the golden smartphone era
For the first time in 13 years, Apple has posted a decrease in financial performance, spelling ill tidings for the rest of the industry.
Biometric security enters the IoT ecosystem
"After establishing a foundation in smartphones and user authentication, the biometrics market is branching out and entering the IoT ecosystem."
Smart machines to take over the Earth..? Concerns over IoT security grows
While an overwhelming number of people see the benefit of the Internet of Things, more than half are also concerned about potential risks and threats.
Are wearables not quite as popular as they seem?
Wearables are rapidly increasing in popularity, but not everyone is won over - especially when it comes to price.
Consumer-grade enterprise applications in hot demand
"The new generation of powerful B2B apps that are being brought online has the potential to make a real difference to the way organisations run."
Electronic payment security now a key consideration for consumers
“The poll shows that choice and security are customers’ priorities when making electronic payments. Consumers want diversity in payment options."
Cyber security knowledge on the rise, but is it enough?
On the whole, people appreciate how much technology has improved their lives, but the risk of personal information being exposed is on their minds.
10 trends from CES 2016
The 2016 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas provided a glimpse of new technology and innovation to come during the rest of the year.
IBM and Under Armour look to transform healthcare tech
A future version of the UA Record app powered by IBM Watson could be the first healthcare system to utilise cognitive computing technologies.
Consumer electronics market flatlines
“The slowdown in the consumer technology market is irrefutable, serious and global. The market is not about the glitzy gadgets anymore."
Wearables a growing target for cyber attacks
"We live in a truly connected world. But as the number of connected devices continues to grow, so does the number of threats."
Deloitte's biggest business and consumer technology predictions
Cognitive technologies, virtual reality, pro-PC millennials and the proliferation of smartphones will have a significant impact in 2016.
Tech industry invests in sustainability, looks at creating a healthy future
The consumer technology industry has a renewed focus on creating a healthier, more efficient future, and is looking at ways to advance sustainability.
Smart Homes: The next CPG battleground?
Will the smart home be the next battleground for CPG brands? Gartner estimates that 30 billion devices will be connected to the internet by 2020.
Consumer confidence high, but electronics aren't top of Santa's list
Consumer confidence is high leading into Christmas trading, with spending expected to be up on last year, but tech isn't top of Santa's list.
Symantec: Ransomware on the rise
There’s no shortage of security issues. Ransomeware on the rise, and the Internet of Things (IoT) is providing rich pickings for cyber crims.
Enterprise IoT devices underestimated and under-secured
“The rapid spread of connected devices is outpacing an organisation’s ability to manage it and to safeguard company and employee data."
Cereal virtual reality?
Kellogg's is bringing back a cool cereal box prize that gives smartphone owners their very own taste of virtual reality.
Adobe Symposium: Digital disruptors and customer relations
The digital world is changing the relationship between businesses and consumers, greatly increasing the demand for reinvention.
Huawei revenue skyrockets as company hones in on IoT strategy
For the first half of 2015, Huawei Consumer Business Group continued to experience significant business growth.