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HP shows the Hurd effect

 Hewlett-Packard (HP)'s better than expected Q2 profit announcement - up 51 per cent on last year to $1.46 billion - proved what many industry observers had been suspecting for a while: that under the...

People & Places

 > In North America: • OfficeMax has elected Perry Zukowski as EVP of human resources. Zukowski was previously VP of human resources at General Binding Corporation (GBC). • HP has appointed Sam Taylor to the newly created...

Super-size my laptop

 After a race between PC makers to make laptops increasingly tiny and accessible, some have opted to release "super-sized" laptops onto the market that are more like briefcases than notebooks. The world's top PC manufacturer...

Super-sized laptops to launch

PC makers are looking at reversing the trend of reducing the size of laptop computers with the dawn of super-size laptops the size of a briefcase. The trend is being driven by technology and...

Dell warns of profit shortfall

9 May 2006 – Round Rock (TX): Dell quarterly profit fell short of the company's forecast after it cut prices to boost revenue growth, the company said in a preliminary earnings report yesterday. The...

Dell’s India plant to open by year end

26 May 2006 – New Delhi (IND): Dell expects its proposed Indian plant to begin production by the end of 2006, it has revealed. This, it hopes, will help the company win share on the booming subcontinent...

HP takes centre stage

  Hewlett-Packard (HP)'s better than expected profit announcement on Tuesday – up 51 per cent on last year to $1.46 billion – proved what many industry observers had been suspecting for a while: that...

Acer strikes forth

 Afew years ago, big US players had the run of the global PC market. Today, the industry is taking on an Asian slant - and becoming "international" for the first time. This is mainly...

Dell feels the competition in Q1

19 May 2006 – Austen (TX): Aggressive price competition in the PC market has hit Dell's Q1 results. The firm reported earnings of $762 million, or EPS of $0.33, compared to earnings of $934...

Dell increases procurement in Taiwan

8 May 2006 – San Francisco (CA): Dell is to increase the number of its contract manufacturing suppliers in Taiwan.   Kevin Rollins, CEO at the world's largest computer maker, said the company expected...

Dell opens new factory in China

30 May 2006 – Xiamen (CHN): Dell has formerly opened its new manufacturing plant in Xiamen, China. The 594,000 sq ft facility marks Dell's second operation in the city and more than doubles the...

Dell to open two “showcase” stores

24 May 2006 – Round Rock (TX): Dell, the world's largest computer-maker, is to open retail stores in Dallas and New York later this year, reports the Austin American-Statesman. The pilot stores will showcase...

Dell eyes emerging markets

10 April 2006- Round Rock (TX): Dell has said that it expects new opportunities in emerging markets to fuel rapid expansion for the company after slower-than-forecast growth in 2005. The world's number one...

Dell Q4 profit boost

 Dell Q4 profit soared 52 per cent to $1.01 billion, or EPS of $0.43, compared to $667 million, or EPS of $0.26, a year earlier. The company said its revenue rose to $15.18 billion...

Fortune 500 gives strong presence to OP

11 April 2006 – New York (NY): OP players and companies involved in OP featured highly in the Fortune 500 list of last year's largest US corporations. OP superstores Staples and Office Depot...

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...

Lenovo targets recognition

 Lenovo has unveiled Lenovo-branded computers outside China for the first time. The world's third-largest computer maker, behind Dell and Hewlett-Packard, marked the occasion at press conferences in ten cities worldwide on 23 February, including...

PC market: all change please

  Global data on Q1 PC shipments released last week by IT research groups Gartner and IDC meant both good and bad news for PC makers. The good news was that worldwide shipments were...

PC shipments grow 12.9 per cent in Q1

20 April 2006 – San Francisco (CA): Worldwide PC shipments rose 12.9 per cent in the first quarter helped by strong notebooks sales, said market researcher IDC. Overall, shipments climbed to 53.2 million from...

The genuine article

 It is no secret that US-China relations have been strained in recent months, largely as a result of China's increasingly wide trade surplus and what the US views as the inadequate revaluation of the...

Big Read

Combating global counterfeiters with HP’s Glenn Jones

OPI Talk finds out about HP Inc’s efforts to root out counterfeiting in the imaging supplies channel. Counterfeiting is big business and fake inkjet and...