News: Hewlett-Packard (HP) has added new bundles and resources to its Just Right IT SMB channel program, aimed at solution providers seeking to help inexperienced IT customers, reports CRN. The company said its Just Right IT enhancements also offer reference configurations, promotional pricing and demand generation assets to help partners run their own marketing programs. HP said the new Just Right IT enhancements will target networking and storage solutions as well as general business bundles and are only available to the company's channel partners.
BMI View: The US software market is expected to be worth US$173bn in 2013, a 7.6% increase over 2012. Economic headwinds have led to clients focusing on a clear return on investment from software investments, and has also given additional momentum to the adoption of cloud computing. Many US software companies reported positive revenue growth in 2012 as US companies invested more in utility software and service-orientated architectures, rather than traditionally packaged software.