Apple and Samsung are going to have to fight hard to keep their place as leaders of the tablet pack.
Because, according to market intelligence firm ABI Research, other vendors including Asus, Lenovo and Amazon are fighting hard for third place and creeping up on the leaders. more»
Big Blue and Lenovo confirmed they have completed the sales of IBM’s X86 server business, as expected.
Under the terms of the deal, Lenovo will buy System x, BladeCenter and Flex System blade servers and switches, X86 based Flex integrated systems, NeXtScale and iDataPlex servers as well as software, blade networking and maintenance operations. more»
A report from ABI Research said that sales of branded tabets such as those from Samsung and Apple only grew by 2.5 percent in the first half of this year.
The report said that sales of Apple iPads fell by 13 percent while sales of Samsung tablets grew by 26 percent year on year. more»
As we reported yesterday, Lenovo will acquire Intel’s X86 server business this week and that means it will be the biggest server company in mainland China.
Market research firm IDC released its figures for server sales in China for the first half of this year and Lenovo – which includes prior IBM system business – comes out the leader at 23.91 percent (see chart). more»
Lenovo’s offer to buy the remainder of IBM’s X86 business is likely to be concluded this Wednesday.
IBM is disposing of the deal to the Chinese manufacturer for $1.8 billion and when the acquisition is complete, it will finally have washed its hands of all of its X86 business. more»
Sales of PCs in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region showed growth in the second quarter, stopping a continuous seven quarter decline. That applies to both notebooks and desktop machnes.
So says market research company IDC, which said growth in the quarter amounted to 2.2 percent, up by 4.5 million units. more»
US regulators have approved the sale of IBM’s server business to the Chinese outfit, Lenovo.
There had been fears that the deal would be put on ice because the US is currently going through a McCarthy era paranoia over all things Chinese. more»
Lenovo has chosen Arrow to distribute its storage and server products in the UK and Ireland.
The move means that Arrow will aim to sell Lenovo’s server and storage products to SMEs through the channel.
Nick Thurlow, who runs Arrow’s enterprise business said that the partnership makes commercial sense ofr his company. more»
A report from market research firm IDC said there are indications that shipments of PCs in the European, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) stabilised in the first quarter of this year.
21.8 million units shipped in EMEA, a decline of 1.1 percent compared to the same quarter last year. more»
While Western Europe and the USA are showing signs of saturation for tablet sales, it looks like some regions are continuing to boom.
A report from IDC said that PC tablets grew 111 percent year on year in the last quarter of 2013 in the Middle East and African (MEA) markets. more»
The news for resellers specialising in the PC business in western Europe continues to be gloomy, apart from those specialising in the enterprise sector.
Gartner issued a report that said the market fell in western Europe by four percent in the last quarter of 2013. more»
IDC said that a billion smartphones shipped worldwide.
There are over seven billion humans on the planet.
IDC said that that vendors sold 1,004.2 million smartphones – a rise of 38.4 percent from 2012 – which equates to 725.3 million units in 2012. more»
A report from analyst company Gartner shows that while the Android OS has lept ahead in the third quarter of 2013, Apple’s iOS has lost share.
According to Gartner figures, Android has 81.9 percent share, iOS 12.1 percent, and Microsoft 3.6 percent. more»
A group of executives behind the Retail to Business (R2B) initiative is warning retailers that they could be in a world of trouble if they don’t start targeting businesses.
The R2B initiative was formed by Context and it’s backed by execs from Lenovo, AMD, Lexmark, Tech Data and other companies. more»
Windows 8.1 is unlikely to save Microsoft’s bacon and slowness in delivering an adequate OS has damaged its reputation, a report suggests.
According to Taiwanese wire Digitimes, unnamed sources in the supply chain are suggesting that there will be little or no improvement in the PC market not only this year, but into next year too. more»