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HP is entering into big data and analytics

By / June 28, 2013

HP (Hewlett-Packard) is going head to head with corporate data mining giants IBM and others. In early June 2013, HP introduced the HAVEn, a software package that ties together its data analysis system. The new product offers a way for its clients to sift through corporate data. It was made possible due to HP’s recent… Read more

Tablet sales create a problem for laptops and PCs

By / May 6, 2013

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?

By / April 22, 2013

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

By / March 29, 2013

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

Vacuum Deposition Systems Can Help Semiconductor Manufacturing

By / February 23, 2013

Vacuum deposition systems can really help companies with the production of high-quality semiconductors.  Thinking about the production of something such as semiconductors is not an easy thing to wrap your head around, and rightfully so, but engineering can really help. Engineering is something that can change the world when it is done properly.  Engineering, when… Read more

Intel’s new gamble on branch predictions

By / January 8, 2013

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

Apple outshines Research In Motion (RIM)

By / December 10, 2012

The BlackBerry maker Research In Motion was the enterprises choice for company provided phones.  It has seen its dominant 19.9 percent market share in 2009 for smartphones dwindle to about 4.7 percent this year.  Slowly but steadily, Apple now is the choice in the enterprise market place beating RIM and expected to maintain its dominance… Read more

Don’t expect your e-mail to be personal or secretive

By / November 2, 2012

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

By / October 8, 2012

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?

By / September 5, 2012

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

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