Posts tagged “PC industry”

September 11, 2010

Premium Lock Dell to close Winston-Salem plant this fall

The world's No. 2 PC maker had said it would shut down the facility in January.

Dell's plant in Winson-Salem Dell's plant in Winson-Salem

September 10, 2010

Premium Lock Lenovo’s CEO sets sights on cracking top three ranking in PC world

Yang Yuanqing “The top three is not a high goal,” Yang Yuanqing tells China Daily. He also says emerging markets are targets for growth but says Lenovo continues to grow in mature markets.

September 9, 2010

Premium Lock War of the partners: Oracle alliance is ‘strained,’ HP CEO says

Mark Hurd HP is trying to block former CEO Mark Hurd from joining Oracle, which plans to pay him $950,000 plus a bonus targeted at $5 million.

September 8, 2010

Premium Lock IBM launches eight-day conference focused on ‘smarter cities’

IBM START Big Blue also launches “World Community Grid” for sharing idle PCs with a focus on clean water projects. Among the first is a study of Chesapeake Bay.

Updated September 8, 2010

Premium Lock Corporate warfare: HP files suit to stop ex-CEO from joining Oracle

Mark Hurd joins Oracle As HP's CEO for five years, Mark Hurd was responsible for preparing HP's strategic plans and has intimate details about HP's profit margins and special deals it has offered customers, according to the lawsuit. HP also insisted that Hurd was privy to a "highly confidential" analysis of Oracle's competitiveness against HP.

September 7, 2010

Premium Lock Mark Hurd’s task at Oracle: Build a hardware business

Oracle Analysis: As Oracle continues to integrate its acquired Sun assets with its database, middleware and applications platforms, the addition of an execution-focused executive like ex-HP CEO Mark Hurd is a huge boost to the company.

Updated September 7, 2010

Premium Lock Oracle names former HP CEO as its co-president

Mark Hurd joins Oracle Oracle CEO Larry Ellison loudly came to Hurd's defense at the time, calling HP's decision to oust Hurd the worst personnel decision since Apple Inc. forced out Steve Jobs — another of Ellison's friends — 25 years ago.

Updated September 6, 2010

Premium Lock Former HP CEO reportedly in job talks with Oracle

HP CEO Mark Hurd Oracle CEO Larry Ellison is close friends with Mark Hurd, who resigned last month at HP. Ellison defended Hurd after his resignation.

September 2, 2010

Premium Lock Dell concedes defeat in bidding war with HP for 3Par

3Par Dell won't match HP's offer to pay $33 per share for 3Par, or about $2.07 billion. Dell's decision came barely an hour after 3Par announced it had received Dell's revised offer of $32 per share and then the even stronger bid from HP.

September 2, 2010

Premium Lock HP makes higher bid for 3Par to above $2B

3Par Dell had increased its latest bid then HP responded quickly. Dell has three days to respond.

Updated September 1, 2010

Premium Lock PC demand slackens – Another bad sign for tech

Lenovo's Skylight "smartbook" Research firm Gartner reduces its sales forecast for the last half of this year by 2 percent. The news follows Intel’s profit warning. And have you noticed that Cisco is trading at 52-week low?

August 30, 2010

Premium Lock Lenovo continues stock buyback binge with another 2M shares

Lenovo's headquarters The world's No. 4 PC maker has bought back more than 70 million shares in recent months.

August 29, 2010

Premium Lock 3Par's board says HP's offer better than Dell's

3Par Dell has the right to match any higher bid and have its offer take precedence within three business days starting on Monday.

August 28, 2010

Premium Lock Review: Dell Streak is awkward phone, so-so tablet

Dell's Streak (Dell photo) For a tablet computer, it is fairly small and thin - a fraction the size of Apple Inc.'s popular iPad. Its face is dominated by a touch screen that is 5 inches diagonally, compared with the iPad's 9.7-inch display. Yet Dell insists it is also a phone, and as such it is fairly enormous and uncomfortable to talk on.

August 28, 2010

Premium Lock Troubles ahead may mean bargains for PC hunters

Lenovo's forthcoming 3-D laptop The latest sign of trouble came Friday when Intel Corp. lowered its forecast for the third quarter, saying demand for consumer PCs has been weaker than expected. Cisco has warned of trouble as well in high-tech sector.

Updated August 27, 2010

Premium Lock HP drives bidding for 3Par to $1.88 billion

Dell The struggle for 3Par between Dell and HP continues. An agreement between Dell and 3Par gives Dell the chance to match any other offers that 3Par's board might be inclined to accept. And both Dell and HP can afford to keep bidding for 3Par.

Updated August 27, 2010

Premium Lock Lenovo spins out a video game console startup in China

Lenovo Some 40 Lenovo engineers are spun off to help form new company in Beijing called “eedoo.” Its first product, the controller-free “eBox,” targets Microsoft, other big console makers. WSJ also confirms the new venture.

Updated August 27, 2010

Premium Lock 40% of employees say IT security is too tough

Cybersecurity New Robert Half Technology survey says many CIOs are being asked to lighten up on access. But in wake of recent news, will they?

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