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Posts tagged “PC industry”

Updated 6:27 a.m. today

PC shipments decline, but Lenovo shows strong growth

Lenovo               Worldwide PC shipments declined 7.7 percent in the third quarter compared to the same period last year. Shipments totaled 73.7 million units, but continued to show weakness, according to preliminary results by Gartner Inc. Lenovo showed the strongest growth among the top five U.S. vendors.

Updated September 23

Premium Lock Apple is rebooting its enterprise strategy with the iPad Pro

Apple is taking aim at enterprise incumbents such as Dell, HP and Lenovo with the iPad Pro. TBR's in depth analysis provides insights on the strategy.


September 9

Premium Lock Apple's 'Hey Siri' show to kick off host of new products

Apple iPhone 3 Things To Watch The Apple Store is offline this morning in preparation for today's new Apple product rollout in San Francisco. Apple/Mac news sites 9to5Mac and MacRumors are calling the show the "Hey Siri" event, which starts at 1 p.m. EST.

September 8

Premium Lock Apple's big show to unveil new phones, Apple TV - and Siri for the home

Hey, Siri, what does Apple have in store for us this week? Along with new iPhones, the iconic tech company is expected to show off a new Apple TV system and a bigger role in the home for Siri, its voice-activated digital assistant.

September 7

Premium Lock Coming someday to mobile apps: BCI, or brain computer interfaces

Brain power  How long before video game players control their actions through a headset rather than with their hands? Can we access and control our laptops or mobile phones or tablets with thought alone? A research paper from scientists at IBM. Xerox and the Department of Electrical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology explores what could be the next big wave to affect our mobile apps: Ones using brain computer interfaces, or BCI. Here's a look at their paper.

September 7

Premium Lock Lenovo, others back Intel's new Skylake processors, but will chips give PC industry a needed boost?

Intel Intel aims to reinvigorate the PC business with its new line of Skylake processors. No. 1 PC manufacturer Lenovo already is planning to include Skylake processors in a number of models as WTW reported last week But weak demand and longer life cycles will limit opportunities for its own revenue growth, writes Jack Narcotta of Technology Business Research.

Updated September 4

Premium Lock Parker's departure triggers management shuffle in Lenovo enterprise group

Lenovo banner at a trade show         Lenovo names three executives to new positions in its PC and Enterprise Business Groups. The world's top PC manufacturer lost one of its top executives when Jay Parker resigned last week and went to work for Dell.

September 4

Premium Lock Christmas in September: Smartwatches, other gadgets shine at big tech show

Lenovo and Lenovo's Motorola are far from alone in rolling out new tech gadgets galore this week at the biggest tech show in Europe. The IFA extravaganza has plenty of the latest toys, computers, smartwatches and cameras. Here's a look.

Virtual reality in Berlin Virtual reality in Berlin

September 3

Premium Lock Lenovo's product parade: From smartphone with 'dual selfies' to new smartwatch

Lenovo and its Motorola brand are holding back nothing at the big IFA Consumer Electronics Show in Berlin this week. New products and devices number nearly 40, from a smartphone with dual selfie capability to new smartwatches (including a women's collection) from Motorola and Lenovo's first "phablet."

Updated September 2

Premium Lock Lenovo unveils 'Surface killer,' host of new models at Berlin trade show

Lenovo is rolling out a host of new machines at the huge consumer trade show in Berlin this week, calling the lineup a "Holiday Makeover" for buyers. Among the latest is what is being called a "clone" of Microsoft's Surface - the Lenovo MIIX 700, complete with kickstand. Plus, Lenovo is embracing Intel's new Skylake chips.

Lenovo's new MIX 700 tablet Lenovo's new MIX 700 tablet

September 2

Premium Lock New Intel chips a PC boost?; Uber drivers' suit broadens; Amazon video downlaods; Valeant stock falls; Comcast targets millennials

Bulldog Bulletin In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: Intel unveils new chips hoping to give PC industry a boost; Uber drivers win class-action suit in pay fight; Amazon to allow video downloads; Valeant, which is buying Raleigh-based Sprout Pharmaceuticals, sees its stock drop; and Comcast targets millennials with new service.

Updated September 1

Premium Lock Channel leaders hail Dell's hiring of former Lenovo exec Jay parker

Jay Parker  Jay Parker has returned to his tech roots after resigning from Lenovo. Parker is back at Dell as vice president and general manager for North America Enterprise Solutions. Channel partners hail the move.

September 1

Premium Lock Next Moto smartwatch; Lenovo PC, laptop refresh; Yahoo CEO's twins; ; Google vs. India; Hulu lands Epix

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Motorola prepares to launch next smartwatch; Lenovo updates PCs and laptops targeting businesses; Yahoo's CEO to have twins; Google takes on India; and Hulu lures Epix from Netflix.

Updated August 31

Premium Lock Lenovo teams up with Red Hat, offers hefty rebates in bids to boost server business

Lenovo banner at a trade show         Lenovo, which recently lost one of its top enterprise business leaders and has so far failed to recover all sales previously produced by IBM in x86 servers, is ramping up efforts to win more business. The latest is the addition of Red Hat OpenStack. Lenovo is also offering big rebates and other software.

Updated August 28

Premium Lock Apple to unveil new iPhones, gadgets; cameras reportedly to be sharper

Apple's bigger-than-ever iPhones launched a year ago      ​Apple has announced plans for a new product event on Sept. 9 in San Francisco, where the giant tech company is expected to show off new iPhones and other gadgets. And a key improvement is cameras with more capabilities, a media report says.

Updated August 27

Premium Lock Jay Parker resigns from senior post at Lenovo

Jay Parker, one of the most familiar faces among Lenovo's executive leadership in North Carolina, has left the company, WRAL TechWire has confirmed. At one time Parker was head of Lenovo's North American operations.

Jay Parker, fourth from left, cuts ribbon for new RTP HQ Jay Parker, fourth from left, cuts ribbon for new RTP HQ

Updated August 27

Premium Lock Lenovo confirms Motorola exec to lead combined smartphone business

Rick Osterloh, right, now heads Lenovo's smartphone business Rick Osterlog, the president of Motorola, will be the leader of Lenovo's smartphone businesses under a reorganization plan the global tech giant says. However, the company will maintain two brands and Lenovo executive Chen Xudong remains leader of the Lenovo Mobile Business Group.

Updated August 27

Premium Lock Reports: Motorola now absorbing Lenovo smartphone efforts

Motorola's new Lenovo banner   Lenovo is wasting little time in moving ahead with a formal reorganization of its smartphone efforts. In reports from Asia, Lenovo executives say the global tech giant is betting its phone efforts on Motorola with that group now taking over design and production. But there still may be a Lenovo brand afterall. Lenovo's ZUK line apparently remains independent.

August 27

Premium Lock Lenovo mobile leader asks 'patience' for his strategy to win 'smartphone market melee'

Chen Xudong, the recently named head of Lenovo's mobile group, uses his personal blog to make the case for the changes he's making. One company but apparently two brands. A focus on quality, not price. Regaining trust. An emphasis on an "imperative" of "three things." He asks for patience, says he is "convinced" Lenovo "has a chance to win" what he calls the "smartphone crowded market melee." Our WTW Insiders get the full story.

Chen Xudong Chen Xudong

Updated August 26

Premium Lock IDC, Gartner reports: Lenovo didn't gain all marketshare IBM shed in x86 server deal; Cisco surges

If you have wondered why Lenovo has cut jobs in its RTP-based x86 server business this year, some proof can be found in the latest global server sales statistics from IDC. New numbers from Gartner are similar. Yes, Lenovo revenues and share jumped tremendously after buying IBM's x86 business last year, but the growth didn't match the revenues and share IBM shed. Meanwhile, there's good enws for Cisco.

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