Acer announced Monday that it is buying Gateway for $710 million in a move that vaults the Taiwan-based PC vendor into the top 3 globally based on revenue. Acer reckons that Gateway will give it more than $15 billion in revenue and shipments topping 20 million PC units a year (official statement).
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Business intelligence is arguably the most important enterprise application in your company. But questions abound: How can you get more workers using it?
Dell once again blogged about its delays for XPS and M1330 orders due to component shortages and issues with custom colors. What's interesting about this latest blog post from Dell is that it largely echoes previous posts on the subject.
Notable headlines:George Ou: Best storage strategies for the multimedia PC.Robin Harris: Why aren't small drives cheaper?
When I was Utah's CIO, we were preparing for the Salt Lake City Olympics. One of the IT related issues was protecting State of Utah network assets from attacks by people who might want to use the publicity of the games to make a political or social statement.
CIO Insight polled some CIOs on what Web 2.0 applications they use personally.
The fate of the human species depends on AI (Artificial Intelligence) entities far smarter than us and who aren't prone to wipe out or enslave us. That is one of the topics to be discussed by luminaries in the AI world at the Singularity Summit 2007 held at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco September 8-9.
In the yet-another-Google-phone-rumor department, Rediff.com is reporting that Google is just "a fortnight away" from launching its Google Phone.
Nokia said Friday that battery manufacturer Matsushita Battery Industrial Co. will cover the costs of a recall announced August 14 affecting 46 million devices.
Notable headlines:Ed Bott: Vista Media Center takes over the living room. Gallery (right): Using Windows Vista as a home theater hub.