Posts tagged “HP”

October 12, 2016

Premium Lock Analyst on PC wars: Don't underestimate Lenovo or overestimate HP

HP nearly caught Lenovo to take the No. 1 spot in worldwide PC sales, but a research analyst deeply involved in the report analyzing the battle says it's too soon to see a pro-HP trend. At the same time, the analyst warns, Lenovo could gain further strength in U.S. - the biggest bright spot for the company.

Updated October 12, 2016

Premium Lock Lenovo still No. 1 in PCs - barely - thanks to US growth

Lenovo's lead in the world PC market is so thin it could be called angel-hair pasta thin. The tech giant stretches its No. 1 PC seller in-the-world-streak to three years - but just barely. Hard-charging HP nearly topples Lenovo from the top spot in the third quarter, new statistics show. Only growth in the U.S. keeps Lenovo ahead as its overall sales decline.

Lenovo's halo keyboard  Lenovo's halo keyboard

September 28, 2016

Premium Lock Report: IoT revenues soar to $6B in second quarter with IBM topping list

Internet of Things Want more proof that the Internet of Things has moved from hype to reality? A new report from Technology Business Research says that IoT ecosystem revenues soared 18 percent year-over-year to $6 billion in the second quarter with IBM leading the way However, IaaS limits growth in hardware infrastructure.

September 8, 2016

Premium Lock Inside HPE: Services group adapting to meet demands in rapidly shifting IT landscape

HPE Analysis: On Wednesday, Hewlett Packard Enterprise said it would spin off software units in an $8.8 billion deal that it says will help it focus on faster-growing businesses. The groups include big data, security for big companies and IT operations management units. They will merge with U.K. software company Micro Focus International PLC. So what's next for HPE? Technology Business Research analyst Kevin Collupy takes a look.

September 5, 2016

Premium Lock Inside the PC war: HP Inc's move into premium markets paying off (+ video)

Analysis: HP Inc., which continues to fight with Lenovo and Dellin the race for No. 1 among global PC sellers, is finding success with a focus on premium machines, says Technology Business Research Analyst Jack Narcotta.

August 30, 2016

Premium Lock Forecast: Computer sales to keep dropping in '16, '17

A Lenovo gaming-geared laptop   Worldwide desktop and notebook computer sales to continue dropping but could rebound in 2018, according to a new forecast.

Updated August 15, 2016

Premium Lock Inside HPE: Buying SGI to accelerate high-performance computing play (+ video)

Analysis: HPE's $275 million purchase of Silicon Graphics International is part of its drive to disrupt the high-performance computing market, says Technology Business Research analyst Krista Macomber.

July 12, 2016

Premium Lock Analyst: What Lenovo is doing right in US, worldwide

The latest PC sales numbers are in - and Lenovo is continuing to grow its sales in the U.S. while driving up market share worldwide even as overall sales for the industry decline. So what's the world's top PC seller doing right? A top analyst with research firm Gartner explains in an exclusive Q&A.

One of Lenovo's flexible Yoga tablets One of Lenovo's flexible Yoga tablets

Updated July 12, 2016

Premium Lock Lenovo shows growing US strength but international sales fall

Lenovo        Newly released statistics from research firms Gartner and IDC have a mix of good and bad news for global PC sales leader Lenovo.

July 1, 2016

Premium Lock Report: Lenovo, IBM, NetApp losing cloud IT market share

Cloud Network Cloud IT infrastructure spending continues to grow, but IBM, NetApp and Lenovo are not sharing in the growth, a new report shows. Cisco, Dell, EMC and HP all grew sales. So what's going on in the market?

June 9, 2016

Premium Lock Bad news, PC manufacturers: Sales picture not getting better

A Lenovo PC  Research firm IDC forecasts more difficult times ahead for the world's PC industry with desktop machine sales on the decline through 2020 and portables only increasing slightly. Says IDC: "Unfortunately, the PC market still faces some persistent challenges, and for now, improvement continues to mean slower declines."

June 3, 2016

Premium Lock More grim news for Lenovo: Server sales plunge 10%

Lenovo's stock is falling, Google is dumping shares at a discount, analysts have written down the company, and for the first time in six years Lenovo lost money. Now comes more bad news: Server revenue plunged 10 percent in the first quarter. Will a new hyperscale partnership help right the trend? IBM also takes a hit.

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Updated May 26, 2016

Premium Lock Inside HP Inc: New PCs, other products are hopes for changing markets

HP Analysis: HP Inc, the business group for PCs, printers and more that split off from parent HP, battles declining revenues with new products. But a review of its latest earnings shows HP Inc remains "mired among many of the same challenges" facing the group before the split, writes Technology Business Research Analyst Jack Narcotta.

May 25, 2016

Premium Lock HPE gets smaller; Microsoft job cuts; Toyota backs Uber; fed's IT antiquated

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: HP Enterprise is selling its services group; Microsoft cuts jobs in mobile unit; Toyota decides to invest in Uber; and a new report says the federal government is spending billions on antiquated technology.

Updated May 25, 2016

Premium Lock Even as Monsanto says no, Bayer confident $62B deal will proceed

Monsanto Monsanto is rejecting Bayer's $62 billion takeover bid, calling it "incomplete and financially inadequate. However, Bayer's top executive believes the deal remains a "mutually compelling transaction." Plus: A graphical view of top mergers so far this year.

Updated May 25, 2016

Premium Lock Inside HPE: How $8.5B service group sale reshapes tech giant

HP Enterprise is selling its business services division to Computer Sciences Corp. in a deal worth $8.5 billion. What's this mean to CEO Meg Whitman's HPE? Analyst Krista Macomber of Technology Business Research takes a look.

The new HPE and top exec Meg Whitman The new HPE and top exec Meg Whitman

April 12, 2016

Premium Lock Lenovo shows PC muscle in US but global sales plunge for industry

Lenovo employees are gathering in Raleigh this week for the spring kickoff by the world's No. 1 PC seller. But there's not much joy for Lenovo or its competitors based on the latest PC sales statistics. Global shipments crashed in the first quarter. About the only bright spots for Lenovo were: Increase sales in the U.S. and a bigger global market share year-over-year.

A Lenovo PC  A Lenovo PC

March 24, 2016

Premium Lock Inside HPE Services: Financials show a positive trajectory

Analysis: HP Enterprise's first financial report earlier this month shoes year-to-year margin improvements indicating a positive trajectory in HPE Services turnaround, writes Technology Business Research Analyst Kevin Collupy.


Updated March 7, 2016

Premium Lock The new HPE's focus: Hybrid cloud, security, big data, software

The new HPE and top exec Meg Whitman Analysis: The first quarter of the newly split-off HP Enterprise under Meg Whitman offers analysts a chance to review the strategy of the former software and services side of HP. Technology Business Research Analyst Andrew Smith takes a look.

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