Tablet sales create a problem for laptops and PCs
Tablets are taking over the computer market once dominated by the laptops and PCs. A more recent estimate by NPD DisplaySearch forecast worldwide sales of 256.5 million units sold this year compared to expected laptop sales of 203.3 million units. The increase in expected sales of tablets represents a 67 percent increase over the last… Read more
Are major companies disclosing cyber attacks on their systems?
Washington thinks companies are hesitant to disclose all attacks on their computer systems. Yet Cyber attacks are continuing. According to Bloomberg Businessweek, Citigroup disclosed that it experienced limited losses from cyber attacks on its computers. An attack in November 2011, hacked more than 360,000 credit card accounts at Citigroup totaling $4.4 million unauthorized charges and… Read more
A new kind of servers are catching on
Google, Facebook and Amazon.com are shaking the worldwide server market. Instead of relying on two big server vendors, Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Dell, they are picking parts and assembling their servers at other low-cost places such as Asia where smaller Inventec, Quanta, and Wistron are located to serve their needs. These providers make up of about… Read more
Intel’s new gamble on branch predictions
Intel, the world’s greatest chip developer and manufacturer recently announced that its CEO, Paul Otellini is retiring in May 2013. It is also announced that it is going to spend more than $13 billion in 2013 to outfit its factories with advanced chip manufacturing equipment in order to capture what is known as “Branch Prediction.” … Read more
Don’t expect your e-mail to be personal or secretive
Headlines dominated the airwaves and the internet about the recent resignation of four star General David Petraeus as the head of the CIA. He led two successful wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and joint forces until he became the head of the CIA. The center of the recent scandal is an admitted affair with his… Read more
The slow death of personal computers (PCs) to continue
Microsoft’s much anticipated release of Windows 8 will hit stores in late October 2012. But don’t expect PC sales to jump through the roof. The worldwide sales of PCs are slowing while smartphones and tablet sales are increasing dramatically. In 2012 worldwide sales of personal computers are expected to drop by two percent to about… Read more
Could Microsoft catch up to Apple and Google mobile computing?
In 1980s and 1990s, Microsoft’s Windows was a mainstay in personal computers (PC). Today mobile computing dominates the computing market and Apple, Google and Microsoft are the three main competitors in the field of mobile computing. Google’s Android operating system is leading the U.S. smartphone market with an impressive 52 percent share of the market… Read more
Quality Los Angeles IT Consulting Services
Given the number of service providers in the market today, you might find yourself overwhelmed with the number of Los Angeles IT consulting services available. The IT system is such as crucial business component that could either make or break your enterprise. Given this, you have to ensure that your IT system is handled by… Read more
Where are we heading?
Despite Microsoft’s anticipated release of new version of Windows on October 26, 2012, the PC sales are either stagnating or heading down. Instead sales of tablet computers and smartphones are on the rise and expected to supersede PC sales in terms of number of units sold. The chip maker Nvidia used to sell graphics-processing units… Read more
Troubles for disk-drive makers continues
Disk-drive prices are continues to fall or seen stabilizing recently. Two top makers of disk-drives, Seagate Technology and Western Digital, recently announced that their fiscal fourth quarter earnings will be less than the Wall Street analyst expectations. Industry experts expect the prices to fall another 4 percent within the near future and the price decline… Read more