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A taste of things to come

More than 100 million people are expected to telework/telecommute by 2015, in a revolution of the workplace, according to a new research report. The Office of the Future: 2020 study predicts how offices and...

Tech Data announces winners

 12 October 2006 — Clearwater (FL): Tech Data has announced the winners of its Difference in Distribution Awards at the company's annual business partner summit in Orlando. The winners include Fujitsu Computer Products of America,...

Canon embarks on copier recall

12 September 2006 — Tokyo (JPN): Canon is to inspect and provide free part replacements for approximately 1.87 million personal copiers across the world due to a potential fire risk. Six cases have been...

Dell’s long, hot summer of discontent

 Dell has been suffering from a turbulent summer. Not only did the company post a staggering 51 percent fall in Q2 net income and embark on a massive recall of laptop batteries, but to...

More laptop batteries recalled

5 September 2006 — Tokyo (JPN): Matsushita Electric Industrial has started a recall of 6,000 PC batteries that are susceptible to overheating if subject to impact. The company has refused to identify the supplier...

Apple follows Dell and recalls Sony-made batteries

 25 August 2006 — Cupertino (CA): Apple Computer has recalled 1.8 million Sony-built Mac laptop batteries. The lithium-ion batteries that were made by a Japanese subsidiary of Sony and used by both Apple and Dell...

Battery recall to cost Sony at least $170 million

 30 August 2006 — Tokyo (JPN): Sony estimates that the overall cost to the company in supporting the lithium-ion laptop battery recall programmes of Dell and Apple will amount to between ¥20 billion ($170...

Dell and partners to hold battery summit

 25 August 2006 — San Jose (CA): Dell, Hewlett-Packard, Lenovo and Apple are to hold a technical summit next month in San Jose, California, as the first step in establishing manufacturing standards for lithium-ion...

HP posts double-digit growth

20 July 2006 – Palo Alto (CA): Hewlett-Packard (HP) has reported Q1 revenue of $22.6 billion, an increase of five percent on the same quarter in the year before.               The company also posted...

Officepoint dealers scoop prizes for Dymo sales

 4 July 2006 - Staines (UK): Officepoint dealers collected two of the top three prizes during a recent Spicers and Sanford Dymo campaign. Surrey-based Office Products Group (OPG) and County Down-based Spa Business came in...

Vicom offers data migration service

 July 6 2006 - Redwood City (CA): Vicom Systems, provider of transparent wire-speed data services for systems and storage, has announced the launch of its Data Mobility Service, a turnkey data migration service for resellers...

Geared for growth

 OPI: 3M was recently named the third most innovative company in the world by Business Week and Boston Consulting Group, after Apple and Google respectively. Congratulations on this achievement! How do you do it......

Getting risky

 Dell CEO Kevin Rollins believes his company has been too conservative and wants to go into a more risk-oriented mode. Rollins also said that Dell's forecast of 6-9 per cent revenue growth for the...

Kingdom of Kevin

   Dell chief Kevin Rollins has said the company is looking to go into a more "risk-oriented mode". Why is the move being made and what will it mean? Dell chief Kevin Rollins got everyone's attention...

After Dark

 Champions Bar, Marriott HotelIt's noisy, it's fun and it's only a stone's throw away from the exhibition halls (which also makes it an ideal lunch stop). And of all the places in Frankfurt during...

Brand connection

3M uses the power of its two most recognised brands - Post-it and Scotch - to drive overall product awareness and sales in the category, as Dr Jack Truong, vice president of the company's...

“Interesting” year ahead for PC market

Last year was a good year for the large PC vendors, while 2005, although not a replay of 2004, will be an "interesting" one for the industry, say analysts. In 2004, worldwide sales of...

Consumer Electronics Show looms in Vegas

4 January 2005 - Las Vegas (NV): The Consumer Electronics Show is to take place this week in Las Vegas, and is expected the biggest ever - covering the equivalent of three football fields....

‘Interesting’ year ahead for PC vendors

5 January 2005 - New York City (NY): Last year was a good year for the large PC vendors, while 2005, although not a replay of 2004, will be an interesting one for the...

Tech giants launch recycling push

10 January 2005 - Las Vegas (NV): Some of the biggest tech names in the industry have backed a new initiative to encourage people to recycle their PCs properly. The 'Rethink' campaign, announced by...

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