Posts tagged “PC industry”
When a company starts doling out its cash to shareholders, it's usually a sign that its growth is stalling and it's finding it hard to identify good ways to invest in its own business. But Apple is still growing fast by the standards of large companies, and its cash pile-up is a reflection of the extraordinary success of the iPhone.
A review of managed hosting services by research firm Gartner gives "leader" status to AT&T, Verizon and two others. IBM comes in as a "visionary." Gartner also rates highly CenturyLink's service and Rackspace.
Analysis: The continued decline of the overall PC market and increasing trends of cloud and mobility in both the enterprise and consumer spaces has negatively impacted the consistency of Microsoft's core Business and Windows Divisions in recent quarters. But unifying its capabilities should deliver growth.
The search engine giant is scheduled to announce a major investment in its huge $600 million Lenoir, N.C. data center. But don't expect Google to hire very many people.
Following media reports that Lenovo is in negotiations to buy at least a portion of IBM's server business, the world's No. 2 PC maker tells the Hong Kong Stock Exchange that a "potential acquisition" of some kind could be in the works.
Big Blue Chief Financial Officer Mark Loughridge wouldn't discuss a report that IBM is negotiating to sell its x86 server business to Lenovo. But the tech giant has made clear it's intentions of continuing a strategy to dump hardware in favor of software and services. Analysts see IBM selling at least parts of the group.
Lenovo and IBM won't comment about the report, but Computer Reseller News, a widely ready PC and tech industry publication, says IBM is in active negotiations to sell its x86 brand of servers to Lenovo in a deal that could cost up to $6 billion. IBM maintains an x86 facility at its RTP campus.
6fusion, the "cloud" computing technology startup based at N.C. State's Centennial Campus, is expanding its presence in the Asia-Pacific as demand for cloud-related services continues to grow.
Like it or not, Ultra HD televisions (aka TVs with an enhanced 2160p resolution) are on their way to market, and this past weekend manufacturer Seiki rocked the industry by releasing the first budget 4K HDTV at $1,500.
Analysis: With PC demand slowing and mobile device use growing, chip giant Intel has yet to announce who will replace retiring CEO Paul Otellini. In the short-term, customers will delay purchasing while there is significant uncertainty surrounding Intel's long-term direction.
Lenovo's Horizon table PC has a supersized screen that allows up to four people to use it simultaneously to use interactive content and play games.
Billionaire investor Carl Icahn agreed to accumulate no more than a 10 percent stake in Dell Inc. as he continues to pursue an alternative to a $24.4 billion leveraged buyout by founder Michael Dell.
Over the past year, Red Hat has been steadily increasing its commitment to OpenStack, an international initiative for development of cloud computing solutions based on open source. On Monday, Red Hat took two more major steps to bring its Red Hat OpenStack solution to market, including the launching of an early adopter program. Among its partners are two of technology's biggest hitters: Cisco and Intel.
Big Blue is investing $1 billion to expand research and development efforts into Flash, or solid state drives, but its new data center in RTP is not on the investment list.
Lenovo shares tumble in Hong Kong nearly 12 percent over last two days after global PC sales report. Citi cuts Lenovo shares to "sell," but ratings agency Fitch says it expect the world's No. 2 PC maker "to continue to perform well."