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Premium Lock Report: Lenovo notebook sales plunge year-over-year

A Lenovo notebook  More bad news for Lenovo. After reporting a quarterly loss last week for the first time in two years, the PC giant saw notebook shipments plunge in July, according to a new report. And the bad news isn't over.

August 18

Premium Lock Software-driven services provide a lifeline for Cisco (+ video)

While corporate revenue continues to decline, Cisco Services' revenue recovers through software-driven services, says Technology Business Research Analyst Kelly Lesiczka after a review of Cisco's latest financials reported earlier this week.

August 17

Premium Lock Cisco's CEO: 'Hair pinning' security won't work in new threat environment

Chuck Robbins In the wake of ongoing cyberattacks, highlighted recently by ransomware assaults, companies are being forced to pay more attention than ever - in dollars and intellectual capital - to fight back. Cisco sees an opportunity, stepping up its security offerings. And CEO Chuck Robbins warns that centralized solutions won't work in the days of IoT and cloud.

August 17

Premium Lock Inside Cisco: Financials reflect ongoing transition challenges (+ video)

Cisco's ongoing portfolio transition efforts support the recapture of growth in 2018 as clients increasingly seek next generation network solutions, says Technology Business Research Analyst Michael Soper.

August 17

Premium Lock Flash! Investments in new capabilities paying off at NetApp (+ video)

Led by investments in the emerging flash memory technology market, NetApp reports strong growth in quarterly earnings. Technology Business Research analyst Stephanie Long reports.

August 16

Premium Lock Verizon will build first responder network to compete with AT&T FirstNet

The Broadband Report       AT&T recently won a multi-billion dollar contract to build FirstNet, a network for first responders, but Verizon isn't conceding the market. The communications provider said Wednesday it would build its own network for emergency service providers.

August 16

Premium Lock The ascent of AI: What this means for IBM, other IT vendors

Artificial intelligence In the second of a two-part report, Technology Business research Analyst Jennifer Hamel examines what the ascent of artificial intelligence means to information technology providers like IBM - software, hardware and services.

Updated August 15

AT&T fixed wireless Internet service launches in parts of rural Triangle

Wireless     AT&T is expanding its wireless broadband efforts across the Triangle, targeting rural and what it calls "underserved" areas.

Updated August 11

Execs: NC must change education to win job wars

States and countries that figure out how to compete in the coming jobs wars will be big economic winners, Lewis Ebert, president and CEO of the North Carolina Chamber of Commerce declared e at the Chamber's 2017 Education Conference. Many corporate and government leaders agreed with him.

Reading matters panel at NC Chamber Educaition Conference Reading matters panel at NC Chamber Educaition Conference

Updated August 11

Premium Lock How to win job wars: Execs talk strategies for workforce readiness

New jobs     IBM says it "can't hire enough creatives." Many other firms are looking to fill jobs. How can N.C. produce more workers to address a growing skills gap? Strategies for workforce readiness were a key topic of discussion at the North Carolina Chamber of Commerce Conference on Education. Here are some examples.

August 11

Google CEO Pichai cancels 'town hall' on gender dispute (+ videos)

Google CEO Sundar Pichai has canceled an internal town hall meant to address gender discrimination on Thursday after employee questions for management began to leak online from the company's internal messaging service. Plus: Watch videos from Bloomberg and ABC about James Damore who was fired by Google but stands by his memo.

August 10

Premium Lock IBM: How to prepare your firm for cognitive disruption

IBM Watson avatar     A new survey from IBM finds that 64 percent of chief marketing officers expect cognitive computing, such as IBM's Watson, to be embraced by their companies. But only 24 percent have a strategy in place to implement smarter solutions. So what does IBM recommend?

August 10

Google gender debacle speaks to tech culture wars, politics

Diversity  The Google engineer who blamed biological differences for the paucity of women in tech had every right to express his views. And Google likely had every right to fire him, workplace experts and lawyers say.

August 9

Premium Lock New players emerge to challenge Facebook and Google digital ad duopoly

E-Commerce Facebook and Google face increasing competition from two emerging rivals - Verizon combining resources under Oath and Amazon - says Technology Business Research Analyst Seth Ulinski.

Updated August 8

SAS, IBM discuss extreme vetting project with Homeland Security

Three technology companies with deep roots in the Triangle sent representatives to a Department of Homeland Security "industry day" to discuss an "overarching vetting" system for use in immigration, according to documents published by The Intercept news site. SAS and IBM acknowledge participating in the "industry day." Red Hat also is reported to have participated.

A screen shot of the "extreme vetting" project A screen shot of the "extreme vetting" project

Tags: SAS, IBM, Red Hat
Updated August 8

Pfizer to invest $100M in Sanford gene therapy operation, add jobs

Pfizer Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer Inc. plans to invest $100 million in its Sanford operations as part of a push into gene therapy, officials said Monday.

Tags: IBM
Updated August 8

IBM to fight judge's $78M ruling in Indiana suit over automation project

IBM                           IBM owes Indiana $78 million in damages stemming from the company's failed effort to automate much of the state's welfare services, a judge has ruled in a long-running dispute. IBM says it will appeal.

Tags: IBM
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