A report said that increased production by major Chinese vendors will topple US players from their grip on the server market.
Digitimes said that Lenovo, Huawei and Inspur are likely to ship a total of two million units in 2015, knocking Dell off the number two slot. more»
The move towards thin clients has slackened after some growth prompted by Microsoft’s decision to deck Windows XP support.
IDC said shipments of terminal clients and thin clients amounted to 1.35 million units in the third quarter of this year, falling by 1.8 percent and bucking predictions. more»
The generation of vast amounts of data continues to fuel the disk storage systems revenue in the third quarter.
With revenues of $8.8 billion, up 5.1 percent from the same period last year, 25 exabytes shipped in the quarter, said IDC. more»
Shipments of servers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) fell by four percent in the third quarter of 2014 but revenues rose by 1.2 percent year on year to amount to $2.9 million.
Gartner said that growth seen in the second quarter of this year was “a short lived phenomenon and marginal revenue growth…highlights the fragility of demand”. more»
Dell and Intel have interviewed over 5,000 people with jobs to find out what they think about technology.
It is stating the obvious to say both Intel and Dell want small, medium and large organisations in the 12 countries they surveyed to buy more tech, rather than less. more»
Computer maker Dell is planning to expand its manufacturing facility in India.
Top officials of Dell have apparently had words with the Telecom and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and expressed keen interest in expanding its Chennai plant. We assume that they were tapping Prasad for some sort of sweetener for the deal. more»
Labour shortages in China mean that Apple’s iWatch is likely to be delayed even further, and is causing problems for other multinationals too.
According to Digitimes, the labour shortages are so severe that people like Dell have asked their original design manufacturers (ODM) to start making machines early so they won’t be caught short in 2015. more»
In a bid to cut prices and keep pace with its competitors it appears Korean giant Samsung is putting pressure on its suppliers to cut their prices.
Digitimes reports that Samsung wants some component suppliers for its display business to slash their prices, in some cases by as much as 30 percent during this quarter. more»
King of consumer toys, Apple is attempting its biggest push into the consumer market, according to Reuters.
Reuters claims that Apple is hiring a dedicated sales force just to talk with potential clients like Citigroup.
This is on top of its partnership with IBM to develop apps for corporate clients and sell them on devices, the iPhone maker plans to challenge sector leaders HP, Dell, Oracle and SAP. more»
October was always one of the months where computer vendors expected to do well.
But, according to research from Digitimes Research, shipments fell by an average of 15 percent.
The slump in shipments affected not only the branded vendors like HP, Dell and the like, but also the top three original design manufacturers (ODMs) – those are manufacturers which make unbranded machines. more»
Desktop PCs and notebooks might not be the flavour of the decade but the need for powerful workstations continues to grow.
IDC released figures showing that worldwide shipments of certified workstations rose in the third quarter by 7.6 percent, compared to the same quarter in 2013. more»
A report said that during the third quarter of 2014, shipments of tablets worldwide amounted to 63.4 million unit only one percent up from the same quarter last year.
And the impetus for Apple iPads flatlined during the third quarter, largely affected by delays in shipments, according to Digitimes Research. more»
While Michael Dell was fighting to take his tin box outfit private, his rivals used the uncertainty to steal his customers – now he is counter-attacking.
Dell opened the Dell World conference and wasted no time denouncing the “turmoil” his rivals in the industry are going through. more»
A report by Markets and Markets estimated that by 2019 the datacentre automation market will be worth $7.53 billion.
The report said that demand for fast data access and storage continues to rise and that’s creating more and more datacentres. Datacentre automation is sometimes known as Software Defined Data Centres (SDDCs). more»
Beancounters at IDC are claiming that Dell’s US shipments grew 19.7 percent during the third calendar quarter of 2014.
If this is the case, then it would appear that business is turning around for the tin box shifter.
Jeff Clarke, Dell’s vice chairman, Operations, and president, Client Solutions said that the reason for the increase was a strong notebook performance in the US and accompanying overall worldwide growth reflects the continued momentum. more»