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What OS X Yosemite says about the future of the PC

If a lot of what Apple announced at this week's WWDC seems familiar, that shouldn't be a surprise. Increasingly, the owners of big computing platforms are building features designed for a multi-device world. And in that world, PCs and Macs are no longer at the top of the food chain.

June 2, 2014 by

New U.S. sales figures show the changing face of PC and tablet markets in 2013

A snapshot of the U.S. commercial sales channel for the first 11 months of 2013 shows a big shift in the marketplace for computing devices. Windows PCs are flat, Apple PCs are down, and tablets of all kinds (including Android and Windows devices) are way up. But the big winner is the Chromebook.

December 27, 2013

Catbird helps VMware sites to enforce PCI security

Compliance and security are concerns for organizations that plan to move their environment to cloud computing. When these organizations virtualize sensitive systems and assets, such as PCI payment processing, they learn that compliance can be challenging. Catbird and VMware have partnered to address these concerns.

March 25, 2013 by

Nvidia CEO: A 'great tablet is better than a cheap PC'

As the previously lucrative PC market continues to crumble, Nvidia is looking to embrace mobile computing, and it is talking up tablets as replacements for cheap PCs. But given Apple's dominance with the iPad, nothing is certain.

November 9, 2012

Cloud yet to impact PC purchasing patterns

Cloud computing will eventually lessen need for PCs to have heavy processing power and increase appeal for less powerful machines but in short term, full-fledged PCs to remain relevant in enterprise space, says analyst.

September 21, 2011 by

Look out Thunderbolt: External PCI Express spec being developed

To make sure there's further confusion in the myriad ways you can connect an external device to your computer, the PCI special interest group says it is working on an external version of PCI Express, the standard already used internally in PCs for graphics cards, sound cards, and even SSDs. It would join eSATA, USB 3.

June 23, 2011 by

CES: Motion CL900 Tablet PC

If there's one company you'd expect to deliver a successful, well designed slate format Windows 7 PC, it'd be Motion Computing. Specialising in Tablet PCs since the earliest days of Windows XP Tablet Edition, Motion has consistently delivered powerful and light Windows slates.

January 8, 2011

Latest Commodore reviver planning to spend $30 million to market new PCs, including C64 replica

Having one of the most revered brands in the history of personal computing isn't enough for the latest person attempting to revive the Commodore. According to Brandweek, entrepreneur Barry Altman is planning a whopping $30 million advertising campaign to resuscitate the iconic brand, which has been brought back to life in a few different incarnations, including as a series of high-end gaming PCs.

September 18, 2010 by

Single tenancy, the DEC Rainbow of SaaS

If you believe the private cloud vendor spin that simply by including certain features in common you'll capture all the advantages of cloud computing, you're making the same mistake that enterprises made in the 1980s when they invested in DEC Rainbow PCs and IBM PS/2 Microchannel.

August 26, 2010 by

Rugged PCs feed APAC's mobile compute demand

Need for "mission critical" computing on-the-go capabilities in the Asia-Pacific region is fueling demand for rugged PCs, particularly in public-sector domains such as security, education and healthcare, notes analyst.

July 5, 2010 by

Macedonia rolls out 53,000 Classmate PCs

The government of Macedonia announced today that it was the first Balkan country to deploy a major 1:1 computing effort, deploying 53,000 Classmate PCs to all of the country's first through third graders. Perhaps just as importantly, the program also provides all 22,000 teachers in grades 1-8 with an Asus Eee PC and extensive professional development on the use of 1:1 resources in the classroom.

October 5, 2009 by

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