Posts tagged “PC industry”
President-elect Donald Trump's calls on the campaign trail to increase the size of the U.S. Army and Marine Corps instilled confidence that his policies would benefit defense contractors, although those most likely to benefit appear to be the large aerospace and defense vendors with significant platform businesses, such as Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman. There has been less certainty around how his policies would impact federal IT vendors, as technology was not among his top priorities during the campaign.
Analysis: Disruption is evident in nearly every PC and mobile device product segment and price band as vendors prioritize profit per sale over restoring revenue growth or chasing market share. The race to claim greater profits is changing these traditionally static markets. A greater focus on premium devices -- especially thin-and-light notebook PCs, gaming PCs and high-end smartphones -- is resetting the dynamics within the market, says Technology Business Research.
International research firm Ovum estimates that the big data market will grow from $1.7 billion in 2016 to $9.4 billion by 2020, and Duke University Professor Jeremy Petranka explains how and why big data is becoming so important.
Will future computers rely more on memory than processors? HP Enterprise thinks so. Meet "The Machine," which CEO Meg Whitman touts as the future of computing with machines that are "memory driven" rather than processing. "We believe this has the potential to change everything," she says.
Will PCs-in-a-cylinder as recently unveiled by Samsung become part of Lenovo's PC lineup? Reports broke last week that Lenovo, the world's top PC seller, is in talks to buy Samsung's computer business.
HP Inc. is closing in on Lenovo as the global leader in PC sales. But it's a tough, evolving market, as HP Inc. CEO Dion Weisler explains in a conference call.
Analysis: HP Inc.'s PC business hits a growth trifecta, posing a threat to global PC leader Lenovo. However, increased competition in the premium PC market is a potent threat to the company's recovery, says Technology Business Research.
Analysis: Lenovo's data center financial performance reflects a company seeking to keep pace in a turbulent, highly competitive IT infrastructure marketplace, says Technology Business Research Analyst Krista Macomber.
Analysis: NetApp sustains bottom-line gains in its latest earnings report, but its transformation is not complete, says Technology Business Research Analyst Krista Macomber.
Can the venerable laptop keyboard get more touchy-feely - and in a good way? We're about to find out. Higher-end models of Apple's MacBook Pro now come with a narrow touch screen above the regular keyboard for quick access to common settings and tasks, while Lenovo's Yoga Book laptop loses the physical keyboard entirely.