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Posts tagged “HP”

Updated January 13

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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November 26, 2014

Premium Lock Even as HP restructures, its future remains unclear

In his analysis of HP's latest earnings report and corporate update, Technology Business Research analyst concludes: HP's short-term results are pressured by strategic reorganization, and the vendor's long-term market positioning remains unclear.

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November 26, 2014

Premium Lock HP's latest earnings show continuing turn-around struggle

Hewlett-Packard Co.'s latest earnings report shows that despite three years of efforts to turn its business around, the venerable tech giant still has a lot more work ahead.

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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 October 9, 2014

Premium Lock Lenovo reaches record 20% global market share in PC sales

Lenovo broadens its lead in global PC sales, topping the 20 percent market share plateau for the first time, according to research firm IDC. Lenovo has ranked first now for six consecutive quarters.

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October 7, 2014

Premium Lock HP's split: Good news, bad news for a tech giant in transition

Analysis: HP's sort-of breakup portends good and bad outcomes for a big technology vendor in transition, writes Ezra Gottheil of Technology Business Research.

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Updated October 6, 2014

Premium Lock HP splitting into two businesses: services and hardware

Hewlett-Packard is splitting into two companies - one focused on technology services led by Meg Whitman and the other including HP's hardware groups such as PCs and printers. HP, which competes fiercely with Lenovo, had been in negotiations with EMC about a possible merger.

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Updated October 6, 2014

Premium Lock Former Lenovo exec to lead HP's separate PC-printer group

Don Weisler, a former senior executive at Lenovo, will lead HP's hardware division as CEO under Meg Whitman's plan to split the technology giant into two parts. Weisler bolted Lenovo for HP in 2011 and took over HP's PC group last year.

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Updated September 23, 2014

Premium Lock What's up at EMC? A Cisco-EMC marriage with VMware as wedding gift?

Wall Street analysts and journalists are having a field day with reports that EMC is looking for a merger partner. One analyst says a Cisco-EMC marriage makes sense with VMware as a wedding gift. EMC owns 80 percent of Vmware. Meanwhile, Forbes says an EMC-HP deal "would have been a disaster."


September 22, 2014

Premium Lock Report: EMC, which has major Triangle presence, mulls merger

EMC  EMC, one of the largest manufacturers of data storage products which has a major presence in the Triangle area, is mulling merger and other options, according to The Wall Street Journal. A UK tech news site says a merger with HP with Meg Whitman leading the combined company is a possibility.

September 15, 2014

Premium Lock Inside HP's latest acquisition: Deal a big boost to 'cloud' drive

HP The acquisition of Eucalyptus closes a gap in hybrid cloud and expands HP's reach against a $7 billion-and-growing hybrid cloud integration market, according to analysis by Technology Business Research.

Updated September 2, 2014

Premium Lock Inside HP's latest deal: HP and Avaya team up to differentiate in unified communications

HP Analysis: HP Enterprise Services gains Avaya's unified communications (UC) and private cloud capabilities as well as service delivery personnel, while Avaya benefits from HP's cloud portfolio and global reach.

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 15, 2014

Premium Lock Hewlett-Packard's interim chairman resigns

HP Hewlett-Packard's interim chairman, Ralph Whitworth, has resigned from the company's board to concentrate on personal health issues.

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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Updated June 18, 2014

Premium Lock Red Hat earnings; Lenovo lawsuit?; Cisco leads 'cloud;' YouTube music; 'Nest' back on sale; Apple ebook deal

Bulldog Today's Bulldog wrap-up: What will red Hat report today?; Lenovo's price snafu in Canada may trigger class-action lawsuit; Cisco tops HP in latest "cloud" report; YouTube's new music service; 'Nest' detectors back on sale; Apple reaches a deal in ebook case.

Updated May 23, 2014

Premium Lock HP to cut as many as 15,000 additional jobs

Meg Whitman HP's move revises upward a previous target of 34,000 job cuts. In May 2012, eight months after former eBay Inc. CEO Meg Whitman took the reins, HP unveiled the chief executive's initial restructuring plan, which called for a headcount reduction of 27,000.

May 23, 2014

Premium Lock Inside HP's layoffs, reboot: Giant must better connect with changing market

Newest Chromebook from Google, HP Analysis: HP's first-quarter results include encouraging signs that its cornerstone PC and server businesses are regaining momentum. However, while HP continues to invest heavily to expand its portfolio of PCs, servers, software, converged storage and cloud capabilities Technology Business Research believes HP will remain a work-in-progress into 2015.

Updated April 11, 2014

Premium Lock Lenovo widens its market share lead in global PC sales

Lenovo                Worldwide shipments of PCs continue to drop. But the decline in the first quarter of the year wasn't as dramatic as in recent periods, and Lenovo - the No. 1 global sales leader - broadened its market share by 2 full points to 17 percent.

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