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Notebook sales flat

notebooksSales of notebooks during the fourth quarter of 2014 amounted to 46 million units.

That’s according to Digitimes Research, which said in a report that shipments were flat compared to the same quarter in 2013.

Of the notebooks shipped, Taiwanese original design manufacturers (ODMs) shipped 36.6 million, representing nearly 80 percent of the total marketplace. more»

Skeleton Key exposes password flaws

skeletonsSecureWorks, the security arm of Dell, has found malware which it has dubbed “Skeleton Key” which shows up weaknesses in the password system.

The attack consists of installing rogue software within Active Directory, and the malware then allows attackers to login as any user on the domain without the need for further authentication. more»

PC shipments edge up

pc-sales-slumpShipments of PCs during any fourth quarter used to be strong until two years ago.

But figures released by Gartner said that worldwide PC shipments grew by a miserly one percent during the last quarter of 2014.

Shipments amounted to 83.7 million units and analysts at the company think the results are a “slow but consistent improvement after two years of decline”. more»

Analysts tip tablet sales

new-ipadDespite evidence that sales of tablets showed signs of decline in 2014, one market intelligence is bucking the trend by predicting healthy sales in 2015.

ABI Research said that although 2014 was “lacklustre”, it predicted that there will be solid growth during the next five years with shipments of tablets close to 290 million units in 2019. more»

Server revenues grow as shipments fall

server-racksShipments 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»