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Posts tagged “HP”

Updated June 19, 2013

Premium Lock HP's Whitman replaces head of struggling PC business

HP Hewlett-Packard Chief Executive Officer Meg Whitman is reorganizing the company's struggling personal-computer business, replacing longtime head Todd Bradley with one of his deputies amid a global PC slump.

Updated June 19, 2013

Premium Lock Loss of contract triggers HP layoffs in Raleigh

Layoffs HP says the loss of a contract is why it made cuts in the ranks of its services group based in North Carolina. Find out how many and where.

Updated June 18, 2013

Premium Lock Meg Whitman's promise of job cuts at HP hits Raleigh

HP recently made a cut in the ranks of its services group based in North Carolina. Find out how many and where.

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June 12, 2013

Premium Lock HP adds data analysis, Google software in bid to boost sales

HP The analysis product, called Haven, combines capabilities from the acquisitions of Autonomy Corp., Vertica Systems Inc. and ArcSight LLC to help customers mine vast amounts of information, the Palo Alto, California-based PC maker said in a statement today. The company also said its resellers would deliver Hewlett-Packard PCs and printers bundled together with Google's business e-mail, word processing and calendar tools.

May 22, 2013

Premium Lock HP's slump deepens in 2Q as earnings fall 32 percent

HP Hewlett-Packard's slump is deepening as the world's largest personal computer maker scrambles to meet the growing demand for more versatile and less expensive mobile devices.

April 11, 2013

Premium Lock Stock in Microsoft, others linked to PCs drop as computer sales plunge

New Microsoft logo If fewer people are interested in buying a new personal computer, then fewer investors want to own stakes in companies whose fortunes are tied to the sales of laptop and desktop machines.

April 10, 2013

Premium Lock PC sales plunge; IDC says consumers 'shun Windows 8'

The last time worldwide PC shipments experienced a double- digit percentage decline was in the third quarter of 2001, when the market was roiled by the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and the impact of a decline in technology stocks

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Updated April 4, 2013

Premium Lock HP Chairman Lane to resign; two others also departing

HP Ray Lane is resigning from Hewlett-Packard's board, reflecting investor sentiment about the company's dissatisfaction with the company's performance.

April 1, 2013

Premium Lock Lenovo, PC makers must reboot as mobile device sales surge

Analysis: In response to the surge in mobile devices, especially smartphones and tablets, which recorded unit shipment increases of 37.6 percent and 39.3 percent, respectively, PC makers will aggressively fill their ecosystems will innovative products aimed at countering their mobile- and tablet-centric rivals.

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March 21, 2013

Premium Lock HP develops glasses-free 3-D for mobile devices

Hewlett-Packard Researchers at Hewlett-Packard Co. have developed a way to put glasses-free 3-D video on mobile devices, which a researcher says, is "much like you'd see in the movie 'Star Wars' with the hologram of Princess Leia."

Updated March 11, 2013

Premium Lock Sources: Lenovo, HP unlikely to make bids for Dell

Dell Lenovo could vault past HP to become the world's PC maker if it were to acquire Dell, which is attempting to go private but is under pressure from shareholders to seek a better offer. But that possibility appears to have weakened, sources say.

Updated March 6, 2013

Premium Lock Server sales report packs good IBM, Cisco, Red Hat news

IBM has made noise about getting out of hardware sales, but a new report on servers might change that. Big Blue rebounded to show a strong performance in 2012. Cisco and Red Hat also can find plenty of encouraging data in IDC's update.

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February 26, 2013

Premium Lock HP sells webOS software; investor wants board changes

HP Hewlett-Packard is selling its webOS software to South Korean electronics company LG Electronics, securing a new home for a technological orphan. The company also is dealing with a call for the ouster of two board members.

February 21, 2013

Premium Lock HP's $1.2B in 1Q profit tops analyst estimates

Hewlett-Packard Slumping personal computer maker Hewlett-Packard Co.'s latest quarterly results provided a glimmer of hope after months of gloomy news as the company beat analyst earnings estimates.

February 6, 2013

Premium Lock Dell goes private in move that signals decline of PC market

Michael Dell is taking back majority control of the company he started in a University of Texas dormitory almost three decades ago after struggling to equip the PC maker for a new generation of competitors in mobile and cloud computing. He's wagering that he can more effectively transform Dell into a provider of a broad range of products for corporations outside the scrutiny of public investors, even while encumbering it with about $17 billion in additional debt.

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February 5, 2013

Premium Lock Startup and Play event to showcase 11 Triangle startups

Startup and Play Startup and Play, entrepreneurial-focused events that feature networking and presentations by new or emerging companies, will put on its next event Wednesday in Raleigh.

Updated February 5, 2013

Premium Lock Targeting the 'cloud,' Red Hat deepens HP partnership

Red Hat Announcements about partnerships between businesses are as common as pine pollen in North Carolina, but occasionally a deal rises to the top of the pack. Such is the case of Red Hat's expanding relationship with the world's No. 1 PC maker, huge server manufacturer and growing IT services provider.

February 4, 2013

Premium Lock Big firms IBM, Lenovo, Cisco, others need small partners to cash in on $5B federal contract

Information technology Dell, Lenovo, IBM, Hewlett-Packard Co. and other big information technology providers will need to align themselves with small businesses to tap a $5 billion federal contract to supply items such as laptops, servers, routers and storage systems.

January 23, 2013

Premium Lock Samsung passes Apple as No. 1 chip buyer; Lenovo, Cisco in top 10

Semiconductor Samsung is the new leader in the buying of semiconductors, passing Apple for the top spot. Meanwhile, Lenovo rises to No. 6. Cisco is No. 9. However, overall, semiconductor sales fall 3 percent.

January 2, 2013

Premium Lock HP shares rally 5% on news it may 'sell assets or businesses'

HP HP says it's evaluating the disposition of businesses that don't meet goals more than a year after Chief Executive Officer Meg Whitman said she didn't plan to spin off the personal-computer division. However, one analyst doesn't see HP selling the PC group.

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