Posts tagged “PC industry”
Tech giant Intel shook up its management ranks in a big way Thursday, setting off pre-July 4 fireworks of speculation and reporting. Intel's CEO shared his thoughts with workers in a lengthy letter. The shakeup includes the firm's president - a 28-year Intel veteran - plus the head of Intel's venture unit and two high-profile execs leading efforts in mobile technology.
Hewlett-Packard is moving ahead with plans to split into two companies with CEO Meg Whitman to lead the new venture focused on enterprise software and services. The previous head of the HP hardware group, meanwhile, quit.
Lenovo earlier this week entered the "dongle" market with its PC-on-a-stick called the Ideacentre Stick 300. And it's the leader over Intel as well as Google and Asus, declares Technology Business Research analyst Ezra Gottheil.
Is "cloud computing" cheaper than running information technology applications on your own internal resources? It's often touted that way, but a new report from Information Services Group says "cloud" is not always cheaper. WTW Insiders can access the details.
Lenovo, the world's biggest PC manufacturer, is also a maker of among the smallest: On Tuesday, Lenovo unveiled its Ideacentre Stick 300, a device small enough to fit on a keychain but powerful enough to turn devices such as TVs into computers. The Stick also comes equipped with Windows software.
Analysis: Oracle, which has a major outpost in the Triangle following its acquisition of Tekelec in 2013, is transitioning to the "cloud." But the tech giant must find ways to support declining software license revenue, says Technology Business Research.
In light of the recent massacre in Charleston, a company in the U.S. would be well advised to stay away from a "Killer" campaign. But Lenovo is hyping what appears to be a new smartphone "Killer" in India and is offering a contest in which smartphone users can "bury" their old devices. Smart? Distasteful?
Analysis: Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced a host of executive and organizational changes on Wednesday, and Technology Business Research analyst Ezra Gottheil believes he knows why all the changes were made.
Analysis: Lenovo's most recent quarterly earnings report shows that internal, or organic, growth is slowing. That means the world's No. 1 PC manufacturer is going to have to rely on other business units to maintain momentum, says Technology Business Research analyst Daniel Callahan.
Cisco and IBM are deepening their commitments to the "cloud" - especially in the open source collaborative world of OpenStack where Red Hat is a big player - with acquisitions announced Wednesday. Here's what insiders had to say about the deals.
Analysis: Despite the lack of clear Internet of Things (IoT) standards, Dell has formed an IoT division, designed to work closely with customers to create IoT solutions. Dell will work to meet customers' needs with its ability to integrate endpoint devices, data center technologies, and management, security, and analysis software and services, while providing some of its own, unique Dell-designed IoT building blocks.
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.
Lenovo, its income driven up 20 percent over the past year due in part to $5 billion in acquisitions, didn't deliver on the amount of profit financial analysts had forecast in its annual financial report issued early Thursday.
If only one thing has become clear to most observers about Lenovo's top executive Yang Yuanqing since the company bought IBM's PC business a decade ago, it's this: He's always on the attack, looking to grow the world's No. 1 PC manufacturer. His new target of opportunity: What he calls the "social mobile Internet." And that means continuing change for the company, which already has diversified into a global powerhouse.
The world of "cloud computing" has been hit by another serious security vulnerability called "Venom." Raleigh-based Red Hat warns that "all" of its products that include a particular open source tool are vulnerable.
Lenovo is putting on a star-studded "Tech World" event in Beijing later this month with the CEOs of Intel, Microsoft and Baidu delivering keynote addresses along with Lenovo chair and CEO Yang Yuanqing.
As IBM continues its shift to "cloud computing" applications and development with projects such as Watson and away from hardware, its campus in RTP could be a key to that evolution. Proof in part is Big Blue's decision to open its first cloud computing lab, or "dojo," in RTP where the focus is on open source, collaborative application development.