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Posts tagged “PC industry”

May 22

Premium Lock Inside HP: Financial decline, business challenges persist as split nears

HP Tech giant HP made news Thursday by disclosing the $2 billion-plus sale of a server business in China, but the latest earnings report shows revenue declines at each of its business units year-over-year. Technology Business Research takes a look at what's happening as HP nears a split into two groups.

Updated May 21

Lenovo revenues surge 20% but profit misses analysts expectations

Lenovo banner at a trade show      Lenovo, its income driven up 20 percent over the past year due in part to $5 billion in acquisitions, didn't deliver on the amount of profit financial analysts had forecast in its annual financial report issued early Thursday.

May 21

Premium Lock Lenovo's 'attacking' strategy: Targeting the 'social mobile Internet'

If only one thing has become clear to most observers about Lenovo's top executive Yang Yuanqing since the company bought IBM's PC business a decade ago, it's this: He's always on the attack, looking to grow the world's No. 1 PC manufacturer. His new target of opportunity: What he calls the "social mobile Internet." And that means continuing change for the company, which already has diversified into a global powerhouse.

Lenovo's "YY" takes a selfie at kickoff meeting in Raleigh Lenovo's "YY" takes a selfie at kickoff meeting in Raleigh

Updated May 15

Premium Lock Report: Lenovo may acquire Taiwan-based gaming notebook business

Lenovo banner at a trade show      Lenovo, the world's No. 1 manufacturer of personal computers, may try to strengthen its lineup by acquiring the gaming notebook business of Taiwan-based Micro-Star International, sources say.

May 14

'Venom' security risk hits cloud; Red Hat warns about vulnerability

Red Hat       The world of "cloud computing" has been hit by another serious security vulnerability called "Venom." Raleigh-based Red Hat warns that "all" of its products that include a particular open source tool are vulnerable.

May 13

Lenovo's first 'Tech World' draws Intel, Microsoft CEOs as speakers

Lenovo banner at a trade show      Lenovo is putting on a star-studded "Tech World" event in Beijing later this month with the CEOs of Intel, Microsoft and Baidu delivering keynote addresses along with Lenovo chair and CEO Yang Yuanqing.

May 12

Premium Lock IBM picks Triangle for first 'dojo' cloud computing lab

As IBM continues its shift to "cloud computing" applications and development with projects such as Watson and away from hardware, its campus in RTP could be a key to that evolution. Proof in part is Big Blue's decision to open its first cloud computing lab, or "dojo," in RTP where the focus is on open source, collaborative application development.

May 11

Consumer Reports: Lenovo cites 'missteps' on the new LaVie Z laptop

Consumer Reports notes that Lenovo's award-winning, "superlight" coveraible laptop LaVie Z is being shipped with "some flaws." Buyers are being offered a 5 percent discount. The laptop was a huge hit at the Consumer Electronics Show in January.

Lenovo's LaVie Z Lenovo's LaVie Z

Updated May 8

'High' security risk in PC update gives Lenovo another tech black eye

ThinkPad Helix  Lenovo, the world's No. 1 PC manufacturer, is wearing another technical black eye this week after the disclosure of a serious security risk discovered by an outside research firm. It's the second time in recent months that Lenovo has taken a blow to its reputation.

May 1

Lenovo's CEO: 'The innovative decade and the path forward'

Lenovo is celebrating today the 10th anniversary of the deal through which it acquired IBM's Triangle-based PC business. In a blog, Chairman and CEO Yang Yuanqing recalls highlights of the past decade and looks to the future.

Lenovo's "YY" takes a selfie at kickoff meeting in Raleigh Lenovo's "YY" takes a selfie at kickoff meeting in Raleigh

Updated April 30

Lenovo tablet, smartphone sales surge as it celebrates 10th anniversary of IBM PC deal

Yoga 3 Pro  Lenovo is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its IBM PC business sale this week across the Triangle. The company once known as Legend when launched in China has turned that deal into the world's No. 1 PC manufacturer. But reports also show that Lenovo can celebrate growth in two other markets: Tablets and smartphones.

Updated April 28

iPhones deliver booming quarter for Apple; Street loves the news

Apple's bigger-than-ever iPhones      The iPhone is still the engine behind Apple's phenomenal success, even if attention lately has been focused on its new smartwatch. And Wall Street media was raving Monday evening after Apple reported its latest strong quarter.

April 27

Duke lands $9.75M boost for its 'big data' programs

Cloud computing Duke University's research efforts into the benefits and uses of "big data" - launched with great fanfare and $50 million two years ago - is getting another big boost with nearly $10 million of additional funding.

Updated April 27

Premium Lock Inside VMware: At a tipping point, facing more competition from Red Hat

VMware Analysis: VMware's most recent earnings report last week shows that the EMC-owned company is clearly at a tipping point between its core virtualization business and the growing trend across the tech sector toward cloud computing, says analyst Andrew Smith of Technology Business Research. Raleigh-based Red Hat is among the threats VMware faces.

Updated April 24

Premium Lock Lenovo recalls 166,000 ThinkPad battery packs due to fire hazard

Lenovo, the world's No. 1 PC manufacturer, has expanded a recall of battery packs for ThinkPad Notebooks due to a fire hazard. It's the second recall for these batteries in the past 14 months - but this one is 10 times larger. In December, Lenovo had to recall 500,000 power cords.

A recalled Lenovo battery pack  A recalled Lenovo battery pack

April 23

Premium Lock Inside Citrix: A struggle to align people with new vision

Citrix Systems Analysis: Raleigh-based ShareFile is a source of strength for Citrix, but the tech giant continues to struggle as indicated in its quarterly earnings report Wednesday despite a major restructuring. "Technology Business research believes it is critical that Citrix continues to manage costs in order to minimize negative impacts to its profitability while it weathers the transition," writes analyst Andrew Smith.

April 15

Premium Lock The state of Intel: As realignment continues, data center business offsets PC woes

Intel Analysis: Intel's data center business drives corporate profitability amid the firm's ongoing realignment and as PC industry woes drag down chip sales, reports Stephen Belanger of Technology Business Research.

Updated April 13

Premium Lock Lenovo widens hold on No. 1 PC global ranking, surges in US

Lenovo's products PC sales are plunging worldwide, but not at Lenovo. The world's No. 1 computer manufacturer widened its hold on the top sales spot in the first quarter, driving up sales and market share, two reports show. Lenovo also is continuing to gain share in the U.S.

April 10

Premium Lock Restructuring boomerangs on Citrix: Reorg costs sales, CEO confesses

Citrix Systems Citrix has said its recent restructuring led to just a few layoffs at its big ShareFile operation in that spiffy new Raleigh headquarters. But across the company, a host of changes set in motion by the need to cut costs also cost the company in sales - big time - says its CEO.

April 10

Premium Lock A smarter cloud: Amazon brings machine learning to AWS

Cloud computing Analysis: The release of Amazon Machine Learning, a service that allows developers and enterprises to more easily integrate data-driven insight into applications. This announcement holds tremendous upside, connecting AWS at the core of emerging trends like big data, Tnternet of things, and advanced analytics.

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