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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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Red Hat earnings; Lenovo lawsuit?; Cisco leads 'cloud;' YouTube music; 'Nest' back on sale; Apple ebook deal
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.
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.
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.
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.
Analysis: Jack Narcotta of Technology Business Research says HP has some advantages over Lenovo in the battle for PC and server infrastructure - at least for now. Converged solutions are crucial, he says.
HP has lost the world's No. 1 PC mantle to Lenovo and faces the potential of increased competition in the server market as IBM sells its x86 server business to the PC leader. But Meg Whitman, 2 1/2-years into her turnaround role at HP, is on the attack as HP regains its footing.
Chief Executive Officer Meg Whitman is trying to reshape the 75-year-old company, which is headed for a third straight annual sales decline as the personal-computer market shrinks. Hewlett-Packard may be picking up orders for servers, the powerful machines that store and dish out data, as International Business Machines Corp. leaves the market by selling the unit to Lenovo Group Ltd.
Even as the global PC industry retracted at a record 10 percent rate in 2013, Lenovo increased sales 6 percent during the last quarter of the year and thus strengthened its hold on the No. 1 computer seller spot. "We continue to outperform the market while steadily improving profit and margin," says CEO Yang Yuanqing.