Posts tagged “PC industry”
Analysis: The latest earnings report shows that Fujitsu's revenue remains in decline, as the vendor considers bold moves to modernize its portfolio. Its PC talks with Lenovo are among possible moves the tech giant is considering.
Lenovo, the world's top PC manufacturer, could be growing a bit bigger by adding Japan-based Fujitsu's computer business. The talks come as Lenovo faces increasing competition in sales, especially from rival HP which nearly surpassed Lenovo in sales in the third quarter of this year. PC sales continue to shrink globally.
Analysis: Apple's latest revenue and profit declines show its influence on the devices market is weakening, says Technology Business Research analyst Jack Narcotta. Plus: See a graphical review of its results and financials.
All Things Open, a two-day event focusing on the latest developments in technology, opens in Raleigh today. Plus, Wednesday night, the Internet of Things RIoT is hosting an event that it says will feature the largest collection of IoT gadget demos "in the country."
A recent report from the Pentagon's "intelligence directorate" warns against Defense Department use of Lenovo gear, citing cybersecurity concerns. That's according to a story today in the Washington Free Beacon by author and intelligence expert Bill Gertz. A N.C. Congressman says he is concerned about the report.
Lenovo's new Yoga Book, which includes a number of innovations such as flat keyboard and hand-written note taking capability, draws a series of mixed reviews. USA Today calls it "innovative but unsatisfying" while Gizmodo calls it "the future of laptops" - with a caveat.
Analysis: At its recent Oracle OpenWorld conference, the tech giant concentrates on a full stack of cloud offerings while spending little time on traditional software and hardware. Technology Business Research concludes that the cloud is the key to future growth. Here's part two of her report, focusing on impact and opportunities.
Lenovo awards a Chinese startup ("Big Footprint") the $150,000 first-place prize in an augmented reality hackathon for an app that uses AR to help fit customers for clothing and shoes via a smartphone. Lenovo is scheduled to introduce an AR "phablet" phone next month. An AR smartphone is in development and Lenovo is stepping up AR as well as VR investments, an exec says.
Analysis: At its recent Oracle OpenWorld conference, the tech giant concentrates on a full stack of cloud offerings while spending little time on traditional software and hardware. Technology Business Research concludes that the cloud is the key to future growth.
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.
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.
The continuing decline in global PC sales has gone on for so long and gotten so bad that research firm Gartner says a lot of people may never buy a PC again. But Lenovo, the world's sales leader, still believes in a PC future, its No. 2 exec says, even as an industry-rattling shift to smartphones and other mobile devices continues.
The leader of commercial sales for Lenovo's North America operations is leaving the company. The departure means more responsibility for Emilio Ghilardi, Lenovo's president for North America operations. Frey had promised major changes in sales and marketing for servers. Frey had replaced long-time IBM and Lenovo exec Tom Looney.
Zorawar Biri Singh, named chief technology officer at tech giant Cisco just 15 months ago in one of the first executive moves made by new CEO Chuck Robbins, is leaving. The departure is the latest in a series of engineering executive departures under Robbins.
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