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Creating a blueprint

That time of year to raise a toast to the cream of the European OP industry has come around again. Last month, delegates from the community descended on the Grand Hotel Huis Ter Duin...

HP knocks Dell off top spot

 19 October 2006 — Palo Alto (CA): Hewlett-Packard (HP) has knocked Dell of its podium as the global leader in PC shipments, according to reports. Gartner research places HP in the Q3 top spot with...

The dawn of the super-sized laptop

 The phrase "size does not matter" has never applied to the world of on-the-go laptop computing. Over the years PC makers have made their models increasingly sleeky and tiny in a bid to make...

The inside track

 Financial Services The 1980s was the decade when financial services (FS) made their way into almost every part of life and changed the global economy as we knew it. Before then, people barely knew what...

AlfaPrint achieves ‘promising’ rating in MarketScope

31 July 2006 — Aalst (BEL): Belgian-based AlfaPrint, a digital asset management solutions company, has received a 'promising' rating in Gartner's MarketScope for digital asset management in publishing 2006, for the company's software development...

Office workers seek a communal life

 Your average office has come a long way in the last five years. Gone – or at least going – are the days when companies tried to fill the floor with as many individual...

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...

Steelcase to extend market reach

  These days making big bucks in office furniture is all about coming up with new concepts. As the interior design and facilities management industry was enjoying its largest annual trade show in Chicago...

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...

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...

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...

Fast forward

 Even with the rise of the personal computer as the essential office item, other technologies and social trends are also changing the landscape of the office with a major effect on the OP industry....

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...

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...

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...

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...

Big Read

Podcast: Brexit – six months on

Stewart Superior Managing Director Geoff Betts shares his experiences of Brexit from a UK supplier’s point of view. In this episode of OPI Talk, hosted...