The computer giant will continue as an enterprise supplier while a second company will contain the PC and printer businesses.
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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.
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.
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?
Imagine visiting the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in the 70's, 80's and 90's. You would have probably seen these brand new pieces of tech, ready to be launched.
The PC maker has added new all-in-one PCs to its Compaq, Elite and Envy lines, with a touchscreen model pitched at healthcare and retail
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
HP will start selling its Compaq 8200 Elite all-in-one business PC in the UK in October, the company has said.The PC, which was launched on Monday for the US market, combines a 23-inch LED screen with Intel's latest internals.
HP has introduced a new all-in-one desktop PC for businesses, the Compaq 8200 Elite.The computer, announced on Monday, comes in configurations that can include Intel's second-generation Core vPro technology, allowing remote IT management.
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.