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Lenovo's acquisition of IBM's PC business a decade ago transformed both partners. Lenovo gets a short birthday party, but now has to digest two more deals if it's going to be an enterprise juggernaut.
The computer giant will continue as an enterprise supplier while a second company will contain the PC and printer businesses.
John Akers, who had died aged 79, was CEO and president of IBM when the company lost control of the PC business, and made the biggest annual loss in its history.
It might seem to some that the IBM PC was invented aeons ago, but for me it seems like happened only yesterday and my, it was exciting.
In 1977 I decided to buy a computer. Microsoft and Apple were newly founded, the IBM PC was years away and there were no killer apps. It took over a year, but I had to have one and it changed my life.
For people who love technology, APC is unique: it's the world's longest-published monthly tech magazine. Launched in May 1980, we were...
The 30th anniversary of the introduction of the Apple Mac has spurred a lot of reminiscences. For me, my first computer purchase was an IBM PC, however...
In 1983 three former Texas Instruments executives launched the first IBM PC compatible computer that was the beginning of the mobile PC industry. The Compaq Portable demonstrated that mobile computers were the wave of the future.
Old computer games couldn't be won. They just got harder and faster until you died. Try it yourself with The Last Mission!The Last...
IBM is shutting the doors on Lotus 1-2-3, the software program that made the IBM PC and Microsoft household names.
IBM famously unloaded its PC business to Lenovo well before the post PC era hit. Is Big Blue bailing on commodity servers before the floor falls out?
Check out this amazing infographic. You'll be astonished and amazed. You'll laugh and you'll chuckle. You'll tell all your friends. Look how far computing has come.
One of Android's besetting sins is fragmentation, creating an uncertain market and confused users. At least, that's the argument: as history demonstrates, the truth is rather different
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Unlike IBM, HP is going to keep its PC division. Why? I imagine for HP executives and employees there were two basic lines of reasoning.
VMware has detailed two projects and brought out a series of software updates to prepare for the 'post-PC world', where the focus is on applications and not hardware
It's 30 years since IBM launched the IBM Personal Computer, setting a standard for business computing that is still recognisable today. Indeed, the PC has become a platform for the vast majority of home computing, for education, and for all kinds of industrial and commercial purposes from the factory floor to digital signage systems -- the ones that are meant to say Flight 647 is about to depart from Terminal 5 but we all love to see displaying an odd Windows command or a Blue Screen of Death.
Thirty years ago, IBM launched its model 5150 computer - far more widely known as the IBM PC.Its creation and subsequent influence on IT, from home technology to the largest supercomputers, are well documented.
The PC is set to dwindle into technological irrelevance as mobile devices become ever more sophisticated, according to an IBM executive.Mark Dean, chief technology officer for IBM's Middle East and Africa division and one of the designers of IBM's first PC, delivered his assessment of the platform in a blogpost on Wednesday.
The IBM 5150 not only kicked off the PC industry, it propelled a company from nowhere to dominate the tech industry.
It will soon be the 30th anniversary of the launch of the world-changing IBM PC in August 1981, and technically it's also the 30th anniversary of MS-DOS, which was about to appear as IBM's PC DOS. This dominated the operating system business until Microsoft launched Windows 95.
IBM has hit its century and is doing very well, thank you. But it's not the company it once thought it should be
The PC Jr. was IBM's attempt to tap into the budding home personal computer market of 1983. While the PC Jr. had many positives with regard to the general home user, it also had several limitations that doomed it in the marketplace. I bought my PC Jr. in 1985 from my older brother who never quite figured out what to do with it. Feeling nostalgic, I decided to Crack Open the IBM PC Jr. to see what was actually in the case.
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