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Posts tagged “PC industry”

Updated 4:21 p.m. Monday

Video: IBM may dump Lenovo's ThinkPads for MacBooks

Apple teams with IBM An internal IBM video leaked to news website MacRumors contains footage of Big Blue's Chief Information Officer Jeff Smith saying that the tech giant could buy up to 200,000 Macs annually for employees. What do they use now? Lenovo ThinkPads.

July 31

Report: Google 'quietly' distributing new Google Glass

WRAL's Bill Leslie dons Google Glass Google Glass made quite a splash a year ago in the triangle with its first public demonstrations - and lots of media, including demos during WRAL TV's newscasts. Then Google pulled the wearable computers. Now they are coming back.

July 31

Premium Lock Inside IBM: Big Blue hits bull's-eye with Compose acquisition

IBM Cloud   Analysis: IBM's acquisition of Y Combinator-backed startup Compose should deliver multiple benefits for IBM, driving its "cloud" strategy forward, conclude analysts Geoff Wollacott and Jilian Mirandi at Technology Business Research.

Updated July 22

Premium Lock Watching Apple: What's not to like about the 'iPhone company'?

New iPhones          Analysis: Apple shares took a hit Tuesday after the company remained coy about smartwatch sales, but the iPhone remains a strong core. Analyst Daniel Callahan at Technology Business Research spells out why he believes Apple remains strong.

July 22

Premium Lock Inside Microsoft: CEO shuffles the deck to deal with new ambitions

Microsoft Corporation    Analysis: Microsoft took a big write-down for smartphone assets in its latest earnings, but a host of other changes such as a organizational and thousands of layoffs shows that CEO Satya Nadella is firmly committed to new ambitions.

Updated July 14

Amazon accused of antitrust violations; Firefox blocks Flash; Undercover Colors testing; BioDelivery Sciences VP named

Bulldog In today's Bulldog Update of technology news: Amazon accused of antitrust violations; Firefox disables Flash; Undercover Colors testing drug detecting nail polish; BioDelivery Sciences names VP; Liquidia names COO.

July 10

Advanced IBM chips could lead to 50 percent boost

IBM                         IBM has made working ultradense computer chips about four times the capacity of the most powerful chips available now and capable of a 50 percent power/performance boost.

Updated July 10

Premium Lock Lenovo retains top spot in Q2 PC market share

Lenovo retains its top position astride International Data Corp. (IDC) second quarter PC shipment market share tracker, moving from 19.4 percent of the market a year ago to 20.3 percent. Lenovo CEO Gianfranco Lanci says the PC business is a powerful growth engine for the company.

Gianfranco Lanci Gianfranco Lanci

Updated July 3

Premium Lock Analyst sees 3 strikes against Lenovo, says 'Sell'

Lenovo banner at a trade show       Lenovo faces trouble on all of its three big product markets - PCs, smartphones and servers - leading an analyst firm to slash its rating on Lenovo shares to "Sell."

Updated July 2

Premium Lock Inside Intel's big shakeup: What the CEO told his employees

Intel 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.

Updated July 2

Premium Lock HP moves ahead with plan to split; enterprise group leader quits

HP 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.

June 25

Premium Lock Analyst: Lenovo's 'Stick' is top dog of the dongles

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.

Lenovo's Stick 300  Lenovo's Stick 300

June 24

Premium Lock Report: 'Cloud' services not necessarily cheaper than internal platforms

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.

Pricing in the "cloud" Pricing in the "cloud"

June 23

Premium Lock Computer on a key chain: Lenovo's new Stick 300

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.

Lenovo's Stick 300  Lenovo's Stick 300

June 23

Premium Lock Inside Oracle: Declining software license revenue is a threat

Oracle 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.

Updated June 23

Premium Lock In the name of hype, Lenovo launches a 'Killer' campaign

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?

Lenovo's "Killer" teaser at Twitter Lenovo's "Killer" teaser at Twitter

June 18

Premium Lock Inside Microsoft: Nadella's moves end a corporate civil war

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.

Microsoft  Microsoft

June 10

Premium Lock Inside Lenovo: Slowing PC, server, smartphone growth means tougher times

Lenovo's LaVie Z 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.

June 3

Premium Lock Inside look at Cisco, IBM's latest OpenStack 'cloud' plays

Cloud computing 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.

June 1

Premium Lock Watch out, world: Dell enters IoT sweepstakes with a strong contender

Dell reports income 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.

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