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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...

The big squeeze

News that IBM is selling off its PC business has highlighted a tricky path for the PC industry. What lies ahead? 'Personal Computer announced by IBM' is the title of a press release dated...

Acer sets sights on US

  Taiwanese PC maker Acer has come a long way in the last few years. And this week chairman JT Wang laid out the company's ultimate challenge: to take on the US market in...

Europe overtakes US in PC market

 PC shipments rose 15.3 per cent in 2005 with Europe overtaking the US as the largest market, a survey by Gartner has revealed. The market research group reported that Dell, with its global market...

Going for gold

TheTorinoOlympic Winter Games offered Lenovo a world stage for its "coming out party" and the introduction of its own branded PCs. What does the next phase have in store for the Chinese PC...

Europe overtakes US in PC market

19 January 2006 – Stamford (CT): PC shipments rose 15.3 per cent in 2005 with Europe overtaking the US as the largest market, a survey by Gartner has revealed. The market research group reported...

PCs going strong – still

 The PC landscape has been transformed in the last year. First, one of its juggernauts IBM sold its PC division to Chinese PC maker Lenovo. Then last week, research group Gartner announced that the...

Double-digit growth in PC shipments

 In its latest research, Gartner has said it expects worldwide PC unit shipments to grow 12.7 per cent to $206.6 million in 2005 although revenue is forecast to grow by just 0.5 per cent...

Technology on the move

 Mobile computing technology is fast becoming an essential tool for increasing profitability in today's fast-paced, competitive world. Mobile systems provide companies with the proverbial 'win-win' situation - saving time and money. For example, ECI2's...

Double-digit growth in PC shipments

 23 August 2005 – Stamford (CT): Gartner expects worldwide PC unit shipments to grow 12.7 per cent to $206.6 million in 2005 but revenue is forecast to grow by just 0.5 per cent to...

PC shipments on the up

 Research companies IDC and Gartner have reported significant growth in computer shipments in Q2. IDC reported growth of 16.6 per cent compared to the previous year, beating estimates of 12.3 per cent. Gartner, meanwhile, reported...

Growing profitability

Robert Price was on top of the world. He had struck a deal with an aftermarket toner cartridge manufacturer that promised to grow Price Office Supply's bottom line. Price quickly added the lower-cost remanufactured...

Playing catch-up

Lenovo's $1.25 billion purchase of IBM's PC division pushed it up to third place in the world rankings of largest PC vendors. And the Chinese company may just have what it takes to close...

Q2 computer shipments growth

20 July 2005 - New York (NY): Research companies IDC and Gartner have reported significant growth in computer shipments in Q2. IDC reported growth of 16.6 per cent compared to the previous year, beating...

Don’t stop moving

After disappointing results last year, three of Esselte's most senior executives describe the changes in OP and make a strong case for continuous innovation and evolution OPI: Gary, Esselte has always been a very...

Hidden science

After disappointing results last year, three of Esselte's most senior executives describe the changes in OP and make a strong case for continuous innovation and evolution OPI: Gary, Esselte has always been a very...

fact or friction?

A company's customers hold the key to its success. So it must stand to reason that a business should do everything it can to hold on to them At an OPI conference four years...

monkey business

The Fiorina years are over at Hewlett-Packard and the post-mortems are underway, with the key issue being a $19 billion acquisition that became a monkey on her back Carly Fiorina is catching some flak...

IBM sells off PC business

Reports that IBM is to sell a majority stake of its PC business to China's biggest computer maker Lenovo Group have been officially confirmed. The deal, which is worth $1.75 billion, will see IBM...

IBM to sell PC business for $2 billion

3 December 2004 - Armonk (NY): IBM has put its PC business up for sale in a deal that could be worth up to $2 billion, according to a report in the New York...

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...