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Posts tagged “Opinion Analysis”

7:26 a.m. yesterday

NC economy rebounds in April

Economy The North Carolina economy rebounded in April, ending a recent skid, according to the North Carolina State University Index of Leading Economic Indicators compiled by NCSU economist Dr. Michael Walden.

May 22

Premium Lock So what next for NetApp? 'Flash,' for revenues, layoffs to cut costs

Analysis: Another weak quarter financially led NetApp to announce 500 layoffs this week with many of those taking place at its campus in RTP. The storage technology device firm is facing increasing competition and is relying on "flash" offerings to rebuild revenue even as it cuts costs. Technology Business Research analyst Stephen Belanger offers his insight into what the company will do next.

NetApp's main building in RTP NetApp's main building in RTP

May 22

Premium Lock Inside HP: Financial decline, business challenges persist as split nears

HP Tech giant HP made news Thursday by disclosing the $2 billion-plus sale of a server business in China, but the latest earnings report shows revenue declines at each of its business units year-over-year. Technology Business Research takes a look at what's happening as HP nears a split into two groups.

May 20

Premium Lock Inside Cisco: Will leadership change affect its culture or direction?

Cisco's headquarters      Analysis: Secure, scalable intelligent networks light the path as Cisco works to reconstruct its reputation as a trusted advisor of the connected world, but what impact will new CEO Chuck Robbins have when he takes over from John Chambers?

Updated May 20

Premium Lock Will martech, ad tech platforms solve challenges facing marketers, ad agencies?

E-Commerce Analysis: As consumers' focus on and dollars move to digital devices, marketers and agencies follow. In the past marketers and agencies dictated the terms of engagement with consumers through traditional media formats, such as print, TV and radio. Today's digital consumer dictates terms of engagement with brands. As a result, marketers and agencies are turning to data-driven marketing technology (martech) and advertising technology (ad tech) platforms to create personalized, engaging user experiences. Technology Business Research examines what these changes mean.

Updated May 20

CEOs want our state, but does General Assembly want CEOs?

Economy Volvo's decision to build a $500 million vehicle manufacturing plant in South Carolina not too far from a Boeing aircraft assembly plant and across the state for a booming auto-related corridor near Greenville is just another slap in the face for the future of economic growth in North Carolina. As our state's battle over incentives - and crowdfunding - drags on, North Carolina's rivals cash in. So even though CEOs in a new survey say they like N.C., does the General Assembly like CEOs?

May 18

Premium Lock Why buy AOL? Inside Verizon's $4.4B acquisition decision

Verizon   Analysis: So why did telecommunications giant Verizon decide to buy AOL? Technology Business Research analyst Seth Ulinski sees multiple reasons for the decision. He explains those to WTW Insiders.

May 18

BlackGirls Code, Bandwidth hackathon, Triangle Startup Weekend TrailBlazers, Internet Summer Social highlight upcoming tech calendar

Social networking WTW is expanding its weekly calendar. Why? Because more people than ever are looking for information and organizers are submitting an ever-increasing number of events. So be sure to check each Monday for the latest event update. WTW has details on four recent additions to the Triangle's always busy technology events calendar: BlackGirls Code chapter launch; a Bandwidth.com hosted hackathon, the next Triangle Startup Weekend event, and an International Summer Social from the Organization of Women in International Trade.

May 18

WTW news in review: Last week's 60 headlines (Part 1)

Week in review Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire last week. We published so many stories last week, we had to post this in two parts.

May 18

WTW news in review: Last week's 60 headlines (Part 2)

Week in review Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire last week. We published so many stories last week, we had to post this in two parts.

May 12

Premium Lock Inside Alcatel-Lucent: Better results but Nokia merger is best bet for futre

Analysis: Alcatel-Lucent, which has an outpost in Raleigh, posted improved results in 1Q15, but underlying financial problems highlight the need to merge with Nokia, writes analyst Michael Soper of Technology Business Research.

Alcatel Lucent Alcatel Lucent

May 11

WTW news in review: Last week's headlines (Part 1)

Week in review Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire last week. We published so many stories last week, we had to post this in two parts.

May 11

WTW news in review: Last week's headlines (Part 2)

Week in review Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire last week. We published so many stories last week, we had to post this in two parts.

May 11

NCTA's 'State of Tech' event highlights tech calendar

Social networking Thanks to the folks at Innovate Raleigh and other sources, here's a listing of all the technology (and some other) networking events, meetups and conferences coming up over the next few months. This week's highlight: The North Carolina Technology Association is hosting its annual State of Technology Conference on May 15.

May 7

In defense of JDIGs: Do they create rural jobs? Yes

New jobs   Charles Hayes, chief executive officer of the Research Triangle Regional Partnership, which includes several rural counties adjacent to the Triangle, defends Job Development Investment Grants as a mans of creating jobs in rural areas. Critics say JDIGs are too focused on the state's metro areas.

May 6

Premium Lock Salesforce's independence may end soon; will IBM, Oracle buy?

Merger Analysis: Salesforce's rumored acquisition talks come as the end of "the end of software" era looms, writes Allan Krans, principal analyst at Technology Business Research.

May 5

Vivek Wadhwa: Tesla's Powerwall is the latest step toward our clean-energy future

Tesla Battery Power For Homes Opinion: What has been holding solar back so far has ostensibly been the cost of storage, says former Triangle tech entrepreneur-turned-academic Vivek Wadhwa. Technologies such as batteries were prohibitively expensive, large and cumbersome. Residential solar installations needed to feed into the electric grid during the day and to buy back energy during the night. This is a problem that Tesla has just fixed, though, with its Powerwall, a rechargeable lithium-ion battery.

Updated May 4

Steve Case, "Rise of the Rest' tour highlight tech calendar

Social networking Thanks to the folks at Innovate Raleigh and other sources, here's a listing of all the technology (and some other) networking events, meetups and conferences coming up over the next few months. May's highlight: The Steve Case "Rise of the rest" tour on Tuesday.

May 4

WTW news in review: Last week's 61 headlines (Part 1)

Week in review Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire last week. We published so many stories last week, we had to post this in two parts.

May 4

WTW news in review: Last week's 61 headlines (Part 2)

Week in review Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire last week. We published so many stories last week, we had to post this in two parts.

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