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PC Shipments Post the Steepest Decline Ever in a Single Quarter

According to IDC, Worldwide PC shipments totaled 76.3 million units in the first quarter of 2013 (1Q13), down -13.9% compared to the same quarter in 2012 and worse than the forecast decline of -7.7%, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly PC Tracker. The extent of the year-on-year contraction marked the worst quarter since IDC

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Gartner Test 9 Scale-Out NAS File System Storage

Published on February 23, 2013, in Enterprise.

Garter released today the result of a Critical Capabilities for Scale-Out File System Storage report testing 9 of the leading industry systems from Dell, EMC, Hitachi, HP, IBM, NetApp, Nexentra, Quantum and Red Hat. Building scalable and cost-effective storage infrastructure for big data is a key imperative for IT leaders. This research compares nine scale-out file

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NetApp Revealed an All Flash Array

Published on February 16, 2013, in Enterprise, SSD.

The Enterprise SSD space is getting hotter, while the Retail/OEM SSD sales are disappointing with weak Ultrabook sales, the Enterprise  SSD space is gearing up to an exciting 2013. With all the major Storage vendors launching all Flash storage array system this year 2013 is going to be instrumental year for SSD success. The Register reports that

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Ultrabook Sales Continue to Disappoint in 4Q12

Published on November 15, 2012, in OEM, SSD, Ultrabook.

Longbow Research‘s chip analyst Joanne Feeney reported that production of notebook computers fourth quarter (Q412) is coming in “worse than expected,” perhaps flat with Q3′s level versus a prior expectation for growth of 5% to 10% from Q3, with recent Microsoft 8 notebook order cancellations from OEMs as they revise downward views of holiday demand. “Consumers continue to spend on lower-priced

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Fusion-io’s CEO Discusses F1Q13 Results

Published on October 25, 2012, in Enterprise, SSD.

Fusion-io Inc. said Wednesday that in its fiscal first-quarter it earned $3.9 million, or 4 cents a share, on revenue of $118.1 million an increase of 11% sequentially, which also represents an increase of 59% year-over-year, compared with earnings of $7.2 million, or 7 cents a share, on $74.4 million in sales in the same period a

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Weak 3rd Quarter PC sales In Spite of Expected Windows 8

International Data Corporation IDC released its third quarter of 2012 (3Q12) Worldwide Quarterly PC Tracker data showing that worldwide PC market decreased sharply in the third quarter, with shipments declined by 8.6 percent from last year (3Q11). The results are well below the initial projections of 3.8 percent decline with all regions presents shipment volumes decline from a year ago.

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Intel Next-Gen Haswell CPU to Compete Against ARM

Published on July 19, 2012, in OEM, SSD, Ultrabook.

Intel sees its market shrink with declining sales of Desktop and Notebook PCs and the growing popularity of Tablet. Intel will reportedly launch its next-gen Haswell CPUs as soon as this April 2013. Haswell, like the recently-launched Ivy Bridge, will use a 22nm manufacturing process, but promises major improvements in power consumption and integration, Intel claims it will have a 20X power-consumption improvement over today’s

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Ultrabooks Sales Continue to Disappoint in Q2 2012

Published on July 12, 2012, in Market Share.

PC sales continue to decline with top PC vendors HP and Dell lose share to Lenovo, Acer, Asus and Apple. According to Gartner’s PC tracker report for Q2 2012, overall worldwide PC shipments growth remain flat and totaled 87.5 million units. The weak sales are said to be the result of global economy, slow US corporate and government

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Is This The Beginning of The End For Microsoft

Published on June 30, 2012, in OEM, SSD, Tablets.

We have reported in the past that PC vendors are struggling to build Ultrabooks and Tablets based on Microsoft Windows 8 OS, and now it seems that as Microsoft is continuing to insist on selling its OS for $85 to PC OEMs. Now we hear that many of it’s loyal partners have decided that their new BFF

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Microsoft Windows 8 OEM Pricing to Damage Struggling PC Vendors

Published on June 14, 2012, in SSD, Tablets.

At Computex Taipei, Microsoft disclosed to multiple PC vendors its new windows 8 OEM pricing strategy. Originally Microsoft thought to offer the Windows 8 RT, the version to ARM based CPU, to OEMs at $35. however the reality is that Microsoft offered the Windows RT at a staggering cost of USD$80-95 dollars. For a long time PC vendors  such

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