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Posts tagged “Dell”

Updated October 19

Premium Lock Dell's EMC buy underscores its drive for greater relevance

Dell Dell's EMC buy gives it competitive muscle, Fitch Ratings says, but will to 60-day "go-shop" provision lead to a better offer from other large tech companies such as Cisco?

October 16

Premium Lock What will dictate the success of the Dell-EMC merger?

The proposed merger of Dell and EMC would create one of hte world's largest IT companies. What factors will affect its success or failure? Technology Business Research analysts examine the prospects.

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October 16

Premium Lock PC makers collaborating on $70M ad campaign

A Lenovo PC. The company will join a cooperative ad campaign promoting new PCs. When was the last time you shopped for a PC? For many people, smartphones, tablets, and devices such as Chromebooks have usurped the role PCs tradtionally played in our digital lives. So, PC makers including Dell, HP, Lenovo, Intel and Microsoft are collaborating for the first time on a joint ad campaign to tout what they call "unprecedented, substantive innovation in the PC category."

October 12

Premium Lock Dell buying EMC for $67B, largest U.S. tech acquisition ever

EMC  Dell is buying cloud data storage company EMC in a deal worth approximately $67 billion in cash and stock. It is the largest tech acquisition in the U.S. ever.

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September 24

Premium Lock IBM invents a new market combining Watson and services

To add needed corporate revenue and profit, IBM invented a new market by combining its Watson computing innovation with cloud, security and engagement services, and healthcare business expertise to form the IBM Watson Health business unit. IBM plans to resolve underlying complexity and inefficiencies in healthcare while promoting better security and regulatory compliance.TBR analysts on what it means.

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Updated September 16

Premium Lock AvidXchange CEO on where it goes after $225M raise

AvidXchange, which sells accounts payable and payment automation software, started working in January on the huge $225 million financing deal it just closed, says CEO and co-founder Michael Praeger. "We hadn't raised capital in a long time, but we really liked the approach of the Bain Group," he says.

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Updated September 16

Premium Lock State budget compromise continues Biotech Center funding

NC Biotech Center The 429-page North Carolina budget compromise bill, scheduled for an NC Senate vote at 2 p.m. today (9/15), reduces personal income tax rates, fails to renew the 35 percent renewable energy tax break, and continues funding the NC Biotechnology Center. The NC Senate tentatively approved the deal yesterday.

Updated September 15

Premium Lock Takeaways from CED Tech Venture: Life science uptick, tech deal downturn

Exit Event 2015 might be a blockbuster year for investments in North Carolina startups. At least it will be if the second two quarters follow trends set during the first half of 2015, when nearly $427 million was invested in North Carolina companies through 90 deals, according to Council for Entrepreneurial Development's (CED) just-released Innovators Report. The report was released today to kick off the CED's annual Tech Venture Conference in Raleigh.

Updated September 1

Premium Lock Channel leaders hail Dell's hiring of former Lenovo exec Jay parker

Jay Parker  Jay Parker has returned to his tech roots after resigning from Lenovo. Parker is back at Dell as vice president and general manager for North America Enterprise Solutions. Channel partners hail the move.

Updated August 26

Premium Lock IDC, Gartner reports: Lenovo didn't gain all marketshare IBM shed in x86 server deal; Cisco surges

If you have wondered why Lenovo has cut jobs in its RTP-based x86 server business this year, some proof can be found in the latest global server sales statistics from IDC. New numbers from Gartner are similar. Yes, Lenovo revenues and share jumped tremendously after buying IBM's x86 business last year, but the growth didn't match the revenues and share IBM shed. Meanwhile, there's good enws for Cisco.

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August 14

Premium Lock Pfizer-GSK rumors; Apple ups hiring of women, minorities; Dell's new Chromebooks; Pure Storage IPO; Tesla raising $500M

Bulldog In today's wrapup of technology and life science news: Rumors heat up that Pfizer wants GSK; Apple reports big increase in hiring of women and minorities; Dell's new Chromebooks; EMC, NetApp rival Pure Storage eyes IPO; and Tesla aims to raise $500 million.

June 1

Premium Lock Watch out, world: Dell enters IoT sweepstakes with a strong contender

Dell reports income Analysis: Despite the lack of clear Internet of Things (IoT) standards, Dell has formed an IoT division, designed to work closely with customers to create IoT solutions. Dell will work to meet customers' needs with its ability to integrate endpoint devices, data center technologies, and management, security, and analysis software and services, while providing some of its own, unique Dell-designed IoT building blocks.

Updated April 13

Premium Lock Lenovo widens hold on No. 1 PC global ranking, surges in US

Lenovo's products PC sales are plunging worldwide, but not at Lenovo. The world's No. 1 computer manufacturer widened its hold on the top sales spot in the first quarter, driving up sales and market share, two reports show. Lenovo also is continuing to gain share in the U.S.

April 9

Premium Lock Uber, Lyft back ride-sharing law; Dell-Red Hat's cloud update; BizCon names speakers; US Army-IBM cloud deal; Cisco's security adds

Bulldog Bulletin In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Uber, Lyft want ride-sharing law; Dell-Red Hat 'cloud' update; BizCon in Raleigh names speakers; US Army embraces IBM's cloud; and Cisco expands security offerings.

Updated January 13

Premium Lock Lenovo's grip on No. 1 PC spot slips as HP surges

New statistics show that Lenovo is selling more PCs than ever and its global market share is growing. It's also closing in on Apple for the No. 3 spot in U.S. sales. But former No. 1 HP is surging, with a global growth rate twice that of Lenovo.

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October 29, 2014

Premium Lock Report: Automation is eliminating jobs in outsourcing

India outsourcing  IT service providers continue to consolidate headcount across regions while seeking to optimize global delivery operations though automation. Technology Business Research Inc.'s (TBR) semiannual Global Delivery Benchmark documents vendor performance, attrition and utilization rates, as well as market, growth and profit drivers across 14 of the largest systems integrators.

Updated August 28, 2014

Premium Lock HP takes lead in sever market as IBM-Lenovo deal waits for approval

HP's Meg Whitman has been throwing around a lot of "FUD" - fear, uncertainty and doubt - about the Lenovo-IBM x86 server deal since it was announced. And guess who now leads in global server sales?

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August 21, 2014

Premium Lock Beware, Lenovo: HP's PC, x86 server revenues are surging

HP on Wednesday reported an increase in revenue for its most recent quarter, ending a streak of 11-straight declines. Surging PC and x86 server revenues helped - two markets where Lenovo either leads the world or hopes to when its $2.3B deal for IBM's x86 business closes. Analyst Jack Narcotta of Technology Business research examines HP's earnings report.

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July 1, 2014

Premium Lock Watch out, Lenovo, HP -Dell's Dropbox partnership to drive PC sales

Dell reports income Analysis: Dell is strengthening security of public cloud storage through its Dropbox partnership - and that will help drive Dell PC sales. Lenovo and HP offer their own cloud storage plans.

June 19, 2014

Premium Lock Lenovo loses market share in global PC monitor market

Lenovo may lead the world in PC sales as it has done for going on two years now, but when it comes to PC monitors - well, it's No. 5 and losing market share, according to a new report from research firm IDC.

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