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Posts tagged “PC industry”

1:32 p.m. today

Premium Lock Red Hat 'supports' new Linux security initiative but isn't a listed funder

The Linux Foundation is launching a "multi-million dollar project" to improve security in the wake of the Heartbleed OpenSSL crisis. Big-name tech companies are contributing to the fund - but Red Hat, a backer of OpenSSL and the global Linux commercial leader, isn't among the listed funders. Red Hat says it "supports" the initiative but remains mum on specifics. The Hatters do acknowledge that their director of security response is a "founding member" of OpenSSL. They say Red Hat OpenSSL problems have been fixed but won't say anything else about the new program.

Core's supporters include many big tech names Core's supporters include many big tech names

Updated 6:01 a.m. today

82% advertising surge lifts Facebook past Street expectations

Facebook's Nearby Friends  Facebook's earnings and revenue grew sharply in the first quarter, surpassing Wall Street's expectations thanks to an 82 percent increase in advertising revenue.

Updated 5:56 a.m. today

Apple plans $30B stock buy-back, to split its stock

New iPhones        Apple plans to buy back an additional $30 billion of its stock, raise its quarterly dividend by 8 percent and split its stock for the first time in nine years.

1:14 p.m. Tuesday

Premium Lock Cisco picks RTP as a hub for new 'Threat Defense' service

Cisco Cisco is rolling out a new "Managed Threat Defense" offering to help networks deal with mounting security challenges. RTP will be one of two hubs for the service, according to Network World.

6:50 a.m. Tuesday

Apple, its NC data center already 'green,' widens anti-pollution efforts

Apple goes greener With its four big data centers, including one in western North Carolina, utilizing renewable energy, tech giant Apple says its retail stores will go that route for power needs. The company on Monday also announced a free recycling program.

Updated April 17

Premium Lock Inside IBM's earnings: Software, 'cloud' could galvenize growth

Analysis: Amid a mixed growth picture for IBM as a whole, 2% year-to-year growth in overall software revenue illustrates that IBM's existing software assets continue to drive customer conversations and purchasing across the IBM install base, writes Elizabeth Hedstrom Henlin, an analyst with Technology Business Research.

IBM breaks down its software performance IBM breaks down its software performance

Updated April 17

Hardware woes drive IBM revenues down for 8th straight quarter

IBM earnings IBM revenue fell 4 percent to $22.5 billion, below the $22.9 billion that analysts polled by FactSet had expected. It's the eighth consecutive quarter of revenue decline. The biggest drop was in its systems and technology unit, or hardware, where revenue tumbled 23 percent to $2.39 billion from $3.11 billion.

April 14

Lenovo returns to Raleigh for annual sales meeting

Downtown Raleigh For the last five years, the world's largest PC maker has hosted its annual sales meeting in Raleigh and is expecting to draw more than 3,000 Lenovo employees this year including CEO Yuanqing Yang.

Updated April 11

Lenovo widens its market share lead in global PC sales

Lenovo    Worldwide shipments of PCs continue to drop. But the decline in the first quarter of the year wasn't as dramatic as in recent periods, and Lenovo - the No. 1 global sales leader - broadened its market share by 2 full points to 17 percent.

Updated April 8

End of Windows XP support spells trouble for some businesses, consumers

The end of Windows XP Microsoft will end support for the persistently popular Windows XP on Tuesday, and the move could put everything from the operations of heavy industry to the identities of everyday people in danger. An estimated 30 percent of computers being used by businesses and consumers around the world are still running the 12-year-old operating system.

Updated April 8

NetApp's CEO replaces chairman in shakeup; shares drop 3.3%

Dan Warmenhoven, the chairman of the board at NetApp, is being replaced "effectively immediately" by the company's CEO, the storage device technology firm says. Warmenhoven, a former CEO of the firm, will leave the board in September. Also, the company promotes an executive to president with a $25,000 raise.

NetApp's Dan Warmenhoven  NetApp's Dan Warmenhoven

April 8

Premium Lock With long-time leader Warmenhoven out, what next for NetApp?

The sudden replacement of Dan Warmenhoven as chairman at NetApp and his retirement from the storage technology firm's board likely means more change is coming. As the company, which has a big presence in RTP, struggles to deal with the era of "cloud computing," CEO and now Chairman Tom Goergens has even more control over its future.

NetApp's RTP campus NetApp's RTP campus

April 8

Tech Tips: A guide to upgrading, using XP computer

The End of XP Microsoft retires its 12-year-old Windows XP operating system on Tuesday. Even so, there are still millions of XP computers out there. The Associated Press are suggestions about what to do if you own one of them.

April 4

Lenovo, IBM face 'perfect storm of issues' in US server deal review

Lenovo has already secured office space in RTP for some 2,000 IBMers who are expected to be transferred as part of then $2.3 billion deal for Big Blue's x86 server business. But Bloomberg news reports that the deal faces a "perfect storm of issues" in winning U.S. government approval. It's deja vu 2005 all over again.

IBM's x86 server business operates globally IBM's x86 server business operates globally

Updated March 28

Premium Lock Inside Red Hat earnings: Hatters develop winning lineup to meet CIO needs

Red Hat Analysis: Red Hat's success in linking core middleware and Linux platforms to cloud and OpenStack, as well as its focus on generating cross-selling opportunities through its "land and expand" initiative, is evidenced by the firm's consistent mid-teen year-to-year revenue growth and record number of deals exceeding $1 million during its FY14--with four of its top seven deals being entirely middleware. Krista Macomber of Technology Business research offers her insight into where Red Hat is headed.

Updated March 28

Just call red-hot Red Hat the 'OpenStack' company

Red Hat will forever be known as the company that commercialized open source Linux, but it's quickly becoming the driver in OpenStack - or open source - for cloud computing. CEO Jim Whitehurst says in a conference call: "Yes, obviously there is substantially more interest in OpenStack, frankly than there has been in really any products since Linux."

OpenStack: At the core of Red Hat "clouds" OpenStack: At the core of Red Hat "clouds"

Updated March 28

Microsoft unveils Office for iPad - Will hell freeze over next?

Microsoft has released an iPad version of its popular Office software suite, a breakthrough heralding a new era under a CEO who promises to focus more on the devices that people are using instead of trying to protect the company's lucrative Windows franchise.

Satya Nadella  Satya Nadella

March 27

Lenovo recalls 34,500 ThinkPad notebook battery packs due to fire hazard

A Lenovo ThinkPad with a battery pack involved in the recall Lenovo, the world's top PC seller, has issued a recall of battery packs sold in some ThinkPad notebook models between October 2010 and April 2011. The recall includes Canada.

Updated March 26

Premium Lock Red Hat hires analyst/critic to lead new OpenStack 'cloud' operation

So how does Red Hat hope to grow its "cloud computing" efforts? By hiring a research analyst who has talked with companies about challenges and problems they face in the cloud and written extensively about the challenges, especially with OpenStack on which Red Hat is banking heavily.

Red Hat's open cloud solution vs. "closed" Red Hat's open cloud solution vs. "closed"

March 26

Facebook buying virtual-reality company Oculus for $2B

Facebook is buying virtual reality company Oculus, betting $2 billion that its technology will become a new way for people to communicate, learn or be entertained. "This is a long-term bet on the future of computing," says Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook buys Oculus  Facebook buys Oculus

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