Posts tagged “PC industry”

Updated October 12, 2009

Premium Lock Tax incentives and Dell – A 'roll of the dice' that ended up snake eyes

Dell's decision to close its massive computer manufacturing plant in Winston-Salem reignites debate about government tax incentives for jobs. "I think it should lead to more scrutiny, more legislative scrutiny," says Rep. Paul Luebke. "But the deals are unavoidable because companies can play one state against another."

Dell's plant soon to be abandoned Dell's plant soon to be abandoned

October 7, 2009

Premium Lock Losing ‘WS 1’ – Dell’s mammoth Triad plant – is a huge blow for N.C.

Michael Dell during visit to WS 1 Workers at the $100 million plant in Winston-Salem could churn out a new desktop PC every 2.5 seconds. They also built servers. Now they are headed for the unemployment lines, and the state will lose one of its highest profile tech giants. As for the future, look for tax incentives to be harder to get.

Updated October 3, 2009

Premium Lock Lenovo unveils ‘Lost & Found` service for laptops

Lenovo offers 'Lost & Found' for laptops World’s No. 4 PC maker teams with Absolute Software to help losers of laptops to find their machines – and for Good Samaritans who find them to return each to owners.

September 23, 2009

Premium Lock IBM launches Linux-based netbook effort in Africa

Seeking to capitalize on a rapidly growing market segment, Big Blue teams with U.K.-based Canonical for software designed to run on slimmed-down laptops. Solution also will operate in ‘cloud’ computing environment for collaboration.

A businessman in Africa runs new IBM solution on his netbook A businessman in Africa runs new IBM solution on his netbook

Updated September 22, 2009

Premium Lock PC market is ‘poised for resurgence,’ says Intel CEO

Intel While analysis firms Gartner and IDC forecast first drop in PC sales since 2001, Intel’s Paul Otellini sees ‘flat to slightly up’ market.

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