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Sony PSN Attack; Opinion-Entrepreneurship; mobile commerce; tablet tipping point; Windows 9 in Sept.?
In the latest Bulldog roundup of life science and technology news: Hackers attack Sony PlayStation Network; Opinion-Entrepreneurship: Impacting a vital Wilmington; the future of mobile commerce is commerce; Tablets hit tipping point; and Why Microsoft needs to reveal Windows 9 sooner than later.
Alliance at IBM, which is seeking to represent Big Blue employees, on Thursday issued a statement in which it warned current IBMers who will transition to Lenovo as part of the $2.3 billion x86 server transaction, about layoffs. it claimed big layoffs were part of the initial IBM-Lenovo PC deal in 2005. A senior Lenovo executive and a former IBMer involved in that deal says the union's claim is "not true."
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 and IBM issue statements confirming that the U.S. government has approved the company's $2.3 billion acquisition of IBM's x86 server business. The OK is a big step toward making 2,000 IBMers in RTP employees of Lenovo.
Inside Lenovo: Milestone quarter, mobility sales, IBM deal position add up to bright prospects for more growth
Analysis: Lenovo reported a "milestone quarter" in terms of revenue on Thursday with sales of mobile devices leading the way. For the first time, Lenovo - the world's No. 1 PC manufacturer - sold more smartphones than PCs. And more business is in the pipeline with the looming IBM x86 server deal, writes analyst Jack Narcotta.
Lenovo reports an 18 percent annual increase in quarterly earnings for the period ending June 30. And Yang Yuanqing, its top executive, sees "even more opportunity to grow rapidly." However, the firm's acquisitions of IBM's x86 server business based in RTP and Google's Motorola Mobility are still under review, Yang says.
Lenovo is one of the first disclosed customers for SAS' offerings as accessed through Amazon Web Services. SAS says the addition is designed to help give clients more "speed and flexibility." Further, SAS is organizing a "cloud" council that includes Intel as a member.
SAS is working with Amazon Web Services to give customers more "speed and flexibility," but the deal will "absolutely not" affect the cloud and hosting services provided by SAS, an executive tells WRAL TechWire.
For the second time in two weeks, IBM is making an acquisition to expand its cloud security and identity and access management suite. The latest deal is for Lighthouse Security Group's Gateway platform and business operations.
Microsoft plans to open their new retail store doors at The Streets at Southpoint on Thursday, Aug. 21. The grand opening ceremony also includes an Xbox One event with basketball star Grant Hill.
Analysis: Technology Business Research believes IBM's acquisition of CrossIdeas will drive more customers to evaluate IBM's range of identity and access management products. But Big Blue still faces challenges in that growing tech sector.
Chairman and CEO Yang Yuanqing hails results for Lenovo after research reports in PC, smartphone and table markets show continued sales growth. And Yang expects even more in months still to come as his "PC-Plus" strategy sweeps forward.
Analysis: EMC, which operates multiple facilities in the Triangle, is making progress with its targeted growth initiatives, says Krista Macomber of Technology Business Research. But what must it do to ensure long-term success?
The virus sweeping the global information technology business - "IoT" or Internet of Things - is driving up the fever within Lenovo. The world's No. 1 PC manufacturer announced a wearable "smart glasses" deal on Thursday and has created a "New Business Development" team focused on IoT opportunities. But is the company overreaching?
Research firm IDC reports that tablet sales are a long way from heading into a death spiral with sales growing 11 percent over a year ago. Plus, the recently announced IBM-Apple deal could drive enterprise sales. But Apple's share is declining and Lenovo climbs to No. 3.
Lenovo, which recently filed for patent coverage of a Google Glass-like device, is partnering with New York-based Vuzix Corporation to launch "smart glasses." The devices will be sold first in China.
So what are the M100 Smart Glasses that Lenovo will soon begin selling in China through a new partnership with New York-based Vuzix? Here are some details.
Inside Microsoft's earnings: A sweeping reorganization points Microsoft in the right direction, but obstacles in its PC and mobile businesses will remain through 2014, writes Jack Narcotta, an analyst with Technology Business Research.
If Lenovo has a "parent" in its rise as a global technology powerhouse, it's IBM. After all, Big Blue's sale of its PC division to Lenovo in 2005 took the China-born company international. Now, Lenovo is trying to buy IBM's x86 server business and Google's Motorola Mobility to accelerate growth in servers and smartphones. So what does IBM do as Lenovo grows as a threat to Apple? The Skinny talks with an analyst about IBM's big deal with Apple. Is it a slap in the face to Lenovo? By the way, BlackBerry already is caught up in fallout from the deal.
Analysis: Both companies benefit; Apple increases its business presence, at the expense of Android, Windows and Blackberry, and IBM extends the utility of its analytics solutions and gains from sales of management and security solutions for iPhones and iPads. Neither company gives up anything.