SEATTLE (AP) — Dell Inc. is making a $100 billion bet that China will remain one of the fastest-growing markets for personal computers over the next decade. Dell said Thursday it plans to open a manufacturing, sales and service center in Chengdu in 2011 that could eventually employ more than 3,000 workers.
Here is a summary of recent earnings reports for selected technology companies and what they reveal about the state of spending and the overall economy: July 13: Intel Corp. reports its largest quarterly net income in a decade as the chipmaker benefits from a stronger computer market and more sophisticated factories.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Oracle Corp.'s net income swelled 20 percent in the latest quarter as the world's biggest maker of database software prospered from freer technology spending by corporations. Wall Street expected less and Oracle's shares rose nearly 5 percent. Oracle's results, reported Thursday, came as the company finds itself in a starring role in Silicon Valley's latest soap opera, this one involving Mark Hurd, the ousted chief of Hewlett-Packard Co.
What do you do when you design expensive parts that have a specific purpose, are critical to operations, and you only need a few? The answer can be found in rapid prototyping. What do you do when you design parts that have a specific purpose? What do you do when they’re not only critical to operations, but they’re expensive, and you only need a few? Well, the aerospace and defense (A&D) industries have been fighting this battle forever.
Testing and assessments – and an experienced technician – are crucial to the vulnerabilities that could affect data center performance. Together they can identify the gaps in an availability strategy, evaluate risks to the data center, and make recommendations for improvement. Why Are Tests and Assessments Important? The IT infrastructure has evolved into an interdependent, business-critical network that relies on the data center as its hub.
Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) can indeed be a strategic weapon, because it provides a necessary infrastructure that forms the transactional system of record upon which a business is based, it serves as a source of cost savings and operational improvements, and it streamlines and accelerates business processes.
Implementing a properly designed feeder into your process can save time and reduce overall manufacturing costs. Metering dry powders in the pharmaceutical industry is not a new idea. Several common applications have been utilizing gravimetric and volumetric dry material feeders for many years.
Microsoft recently unveiled a beta version of its new Internet Explorer 9 web browser. With options such as Firefox, Safari, and Google Chrome, users have plenty of choices when it comes to selecting the right browser for their web-surfing needs. So what sets the new IE9 apart from its competitors, and is the new version more secure than previous IE offerings? If you're having trouble watching this video, try downloading the latest version of Flash Player or contacting your IT department.
Rajan Suri, a University of Wisconsin-Madison professor of industrial and systems engineering, has developed an intriguing strategy that could keep manufacturers strong in the struggling economy: quick response manufacturing. According to Suri, QRM can allow manufacturers to reduce lead times, cut inventory, and increase profitability.
SEATTLE (AP) — Microsoft Corp. unveiled the "beta" test version of Internet Explorer 9 on Wednesday, the first of a new generation of Web browser programs that tap into the powerful processors on board newer computers to make websites load and run faster. IE9, which is free, also arrives with a more minimalist look and a few new tricks that start to blur the distinction between a website and a traditional desktop application.
SEATTLE (AP) — Apple says the next version of the software that runs iPads and other gadgets will be available in November and will include a way for people to print documents from iPads and other gadgets. Apple Inc.'s iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch can handle many tasks once performed by personal computers.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — How smart do you want your smart phone to actually be? Do you want it to read your mind, even a little bit? Intel Corp.'s research chief, Justin Rattner, says that technology has advanced to the point that an idea of "context-aware computing" that's been around for two decades is becoming more of a reality with the rise of mobile devices.
Despite some recent turmoil at the top of its executive chain, mobile phone maker Nokia is (finally) is diving head-first into the competitive smart phone marketplace. Does it have enough to compete with the BlackBerrys and iPhones of the world? The company's executive vice-president of markets sure thinks so, despite its late arrival into the smart phone fray.
A California-based facility has become a haven for innovation and invention. TechShop, a 15,000 square-foot inventor's paradise, was designed to be a place where inventors can come to turn their dreams into a reality. Users pay a $100 monthly membership to use the space and state-of-the-art tools to construct the potential products of the future.
Tech consumers have turned to netbooks as a viable alternative to the more powerful, but pricy, laptop computers. The HP Mini 5102 is a popular choice among individuals who work in IT or run a small business. So is it worth it's hefty $415 price tag? Techland's Doug Aamoth fills you in on everything you need to know.