A walkthrough some of IBM's best known creations: from the Selectric typewriter to the IBM PC to the ThinkPad.
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The IBM ThinkPad range of notebook PCs, now owned by China's Lenovo, has been around for 20 years and is still going strong. But the name was originally used for a range of IBM touch-sensitive tablet PCs, which flopped.
HP needs to regain its former abilities to not only see ahead but shape the future. With Autonomy, it may have created the chance to do just that, but its other moves don't create confidence
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.
IBM hits its centennial next year and the company hardly resembles the Big Blue of just a decade ago. PCs are out. Analytics in. Services and software now drive the company. A quick look at how IBM thinks about reinvention.
As Microsoft gets set to launch Windows 7, Linux desktop vendors are trying to make some waves.Yesterday, IBM and Canonical announced availability of a cloud and Linux-based business desktop alternative for existing PCs or low cost netbooks.
IBM on Wednesday announced plans for a $100 million investment over the next five years into a major mobile research effort to create technology to bring services to people who have bypassed PCs for mobile phones as their primary method of accessing the Internet.There are three focus areas for IBM's research investment: mobile enterprise enablement, emerging market mobility and enterprise end-user mobile experiences.
Here are today’s notable headlines. You can get News To Know via email alert and RSS daily:Larry Dignan: IBM launches beta of 'Bluehouse,' eyes Cisco's WebExMatthew Miller: First impressions of the Nokia N96.
Seizing on slow enterprise uptake of Vista, IBM has teamed up with Canonical, Novell and Red Hat to globally promote PCs without Microsoft software.
Seizing on slow enterprise uptake of Vista, IBM has teamed up with Canonical, Novell and Red Hat to globally promote PCs without Microsoft software
Consumers buying PCs directly off the Internet named Apple Computer as the vendor with highest customer satisfaction in Consumer Reports survey. Apple was followed by IBM, Dell, HP, Toshiba, Sony and Gateway.
IBM cast out the spirit of its PC division last year. So why are scary noises still coming from the rack?
Not to be outdone by Apple who, in 1980, had installed a lab of Apple IIs on the second floor of the University of Miami's business school where I was an undergrad at the time, IBM ended up with "equal play" with a lab of 20 first-generation PCs next door. It was only available to grad students but I snuck in one day and walked around the the lab touching the machines as though I was appreciating the works of art one might find in a Porsche showroom.
Not the safest move...
The question might be: Who will join them?
A partnership that saw IBM and LG Electronics selling PCs in South Korea will probably be wound down by the end of the year
LCD monitors AOC LM520i Hallmark Viewmaster IBM 6636-AB1 Philips 150B5CS ViewSonic VE510 Specifications How we tested Final words Sample Scenario Editor's choice About RMITIf you're looking to replace monitors or roll out new PCs, it's hard to go past one of these 15-inch LCD monitors. But is the 15-inch form factor in danger of becoming extinct?
And its rivals haven't done too badly either in Q1
IBM makes its promised $50 million investment in Novell, tightening a Linux technology partnership. At the same time, Novell and Hewlett-Packard sign a desktop Linux pact.
Despite some past ambivalence about the PC marketplace, the computing heavyweight once again is firmly behind desktops and notebooks.