Posts tagged “PC industry”
With robots, more automation and the rise of cognitive computing being predicted to erase hundreds of thousands of jobs in North Carolina over the next generation, a new report predicts growing job demand in one area: Analytics. Companies need hundreds of thousands of data scientists and data managers as they broaden use of analytics across the enterprise. At Cisco, the search is on for internal talent.
Lenovo won't be running a multi-million-dollar ad Sunday night, but the world's No. 1 PC manufacturer is the NFL's "official computer provider" and thus will be a major technology player in Super Bowl 50's delivery. For example, if a player is injured a Lenovo Workstation will be used to help analyze what happened. And there's much more as the NFL notes in a case study.
Driven by increased sales globally, a surge in new customers and a near 10 percent increase in R&D spending to develop new products, Cary-based SAS set a record for revenue in 2015 at $3.16 billion. Revenues grew 2.3 percent despite a strong U.S. dollar as the privately held firm also stretched its streak of never losing money. The good news means SAS is adding jobs.
Lenovo, which is fighting a global downward trend in PC sales and has seen its smartphone sales fall sharply, is taking a beating in the stock market today after reporting an 8 percent drop in revenues for 2015's year-ending quarter. Layoffs and cost-cutting helped improve profits, however, the company notes.
Analysis: Lenovo disclosed revenues today that fell below analysts' expectations, triggering an 11 percent drop in its stock. But the company did report a bigger-than-expected profit, something the world's No. 1 PC seller attributed largely to cost cuts. So what's happening to Lenovo? Our Insiders get an in-depth analysis.
Tablet sales plunged more than 10 percent in 2015, including a 14 percent drop in the fourth quarter. But sales of "detachables" - on which Lenovo is betting heavily - are a bright spot, according to research firm IDC.
Analysis: Microsoft is a study in contrasts as cloud, search and Surface segments soar past its legacy Windows business, writes Technology Business Research analyst Jack Narcotta after reviewing the tech giant's latest earnings. Insiders also get a graphical look at Microsoft's stock.
Analysis: EMC, which has a major presence in the Triangle and is planning 1,400 layoffs, shows in its latest earnings report that it is making multiple changes. But the company, which has announced plans to be acquired by Dell, must move faster, writes analyst Krista Macomber of Technology Business Research.
So why did big data giant Informatica lure away Jim Davis to become its chief marketing officer after Davis spent years as CMO at SAS, another big data rival? Informatica CEO Anil Chakravarthy had his reasons. What were they?
Inside Apple: Revenues could fall but CEO touts 'biggest quarter;' interactive graphic tracks details
Apple is bracing for its first sales decline in 13 years, despite selling a record 74.8 million iPhones in the final three months of 2015, in what may prove to be a turning point for the world's most valuable company. What did the CEO and CFO have to say? Plus: An interactive graphic provides additional details.
Analysis: Wariness about how the forthcoming Dell-EMC merger will affect VMware and news in Tuesday's earnings call that the storage technology company is cutting hundreds of jobs are short-term headwinds, writes analyst Andrew Smith of Technology Business Research. Why? In an in-depth analysis, Smith explains why TBR believes VMware is "on the right track."
Lenovo and SAP are expanding an existing partnership to provide more data center solutions. While initially focusing these new efforts on China, the companies say they plan a "global go-to-market" effort. "Joint differentiated solutions" will be showcased in the Triangle and other locations.
In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: Sprint is cutting jobs and closing six call centers; another security problem for Lenovo; investor pressure mounts for change at GSK; and Arista counter-sues Cisco.
Lenovo remains the world's No. 1 PC seller but as overall sales decline across most of the industry the company is looking for ways to regain positive momentum. And a new wave of 'detachables" - machines that can transform into different devices - is the bet, a Lenovo exec tells Business Insider.
Citrix, which has been searching for a permanent replacement as CEO to replace NCSU graduate Mark Templeton since last fall, on Thursday named Kirill Tatarinov to the job. Tatarinov is a 13-year Microsoft veteran.
Analysis: Intel ends a revenue decline of two straight quarters and slows a drop in operating income with a 2015-ending quarter that shows some investments are paying off, writes Technology Business research Krista Macomber. What bets are delivering? WTW Insiders find out.
Big data firm Informatica, which has a growing footprint in the Triangle, has completed its management shakeup after going private last summer. Former SAS Chief Marketing Officer Jim Davis is part of the big four in changes that include a permanent title for the CEO, a new board chair and a new chief financial officer.