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Posts tagged “PC industry”

Updated 12:03 p.m. Thursday

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 7:41 a.m. Thursday

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.

2:23 p.m. Monday

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

Updated March 25

Lenovo reaffirms commitment to hiring IBM x86 workers in RTP

IBM          IBM on Monday reportedly began telling workers in its x86 server business whether they would be transferring to Lenovo or not. IBM won't comment, but Lenovo reaffirms its stated commitment to hire some 2,000 IBMers in RTP alone. Meanwhile, the proposed IBM-Lenovo deal receives government approval in India.

Updated March 24

SAS CEO Goodnight takes stage to unveil predictive data visualization

CEO Jim Goodnight takes the stage at a conference to demonstrate how SAS continues to take number crunching to higher levels of visualization. A new software suite, Visual Statistics, turns data into graphical predictive models. Meanwhile, Lenovo is using a variety of SAS tools to help understand customer concerns and to detect issues before they mushroom. SAS also announces other new products and an expanded analytics education initiative called "Analytics U."

Turning data into graphics at SAS Turning data into graphics at SAS

March 24

Cisco to invest $1B in creating 'global intercloud'

Cisco says it plans to spend more than $1 billion over the next two years to build up its cloud computing network in what the company calls the "World's Largest Global Intercloud."

Cisco's headquarters  Cisco's headquarters

March 24

'Complete refresh' - State Employee Credit Union buys 8,000 Lenovo PCs

A complete technology reboot with new PCs and keeping jobs in North Carolina - Those are the goals of a huge computer purchase that the State Employees' Credit Union is fulfilling in a deal with Lenovo.

Lyris Bradhser assembles a tablet in Whitsett Lyris Bradhser assembles a tablet in Whitsett

March 21

Premium Lock Lenovo buys $100M in patents from Unwired Planet; loses $16M with wrong price tag on tablet

Lenovo    Lenovo agreed on Thursday to purchase a portfolio of patents from Unwired Planet and for an aggregated transaction of $100 million cash. The following day, the world's largest PC maker then discovered a pricing error on a new tablet that cost them about $16 million and some change.

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