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China's unique PC buying trends revealed in survey

China took the title of world's largest market for PCs in 2012, and a survey by IHS iSuppli revealed that computer buyers in the country had unique preferences compared to counterparts worldwide.

IBM launches an appliance for the 'Internet of things'

Preparing its customers to join the emerging 'Internet of things', IBM has released a new appliance built to manage and route a voluminous amount of machine-to-machine small data messages

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Epilogue to von Simson book on strategy puts the spotlight on innovation

After Ernest von Simson's book, "The Limits of Strategy: Lessons in Leadership from the Computer Industry," was published three years ago, he watched major shifts occur at the IT companies he had focused on, notably the slide of Hewlett-Packard at the same time that stalwart IBM maintained its industry standing.

Samsung rationalizes PC naming scheme

All Windows computers will be incorporated into the ATIV brand.

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Dell corrals acquired products for BYOD market

Dell has pulled together products it gained from its recent acquisitions into a series of BYOD offerings, though it faces the challenge of selling them at a time when the company's ownership hangs in the balance.

EMC's storage business keeps growing while net profit shrinks slightly

EMC reported first-quarter revenue rose 6 percent to $5.39 billion, while net income fell about 1 percent year-over year to $580 million as costs rose.

The most reliable Windows laptop is a Mac, says Soluto

The data compiled about laptops running the popular Soluto software resulted in some surprising hardware ratings. Soluto's crowdsourced troubleshooting software and service now comes in a business edition with remote control options.

Machine-to-machine systems resurrect a mobile rivalry

Just as the mobile world seems to be finding peace and harmony around LTE, the age-old feud between GSM and CDMA is flaring up again.

Five Ways to Improve Your Enterprise Social Networking Strategy

Enterprise social networking software, which offers social media capabilities adapted for workplace collaboration like employee profiles, activity streams, microblogging and document sharing, has evolved from a "nice to have" to a "should have" status in enterprises.

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The best Windows 8 machines you can buy today

Our top tablet, laptop, and desktop picks from the first generation of Windows 8 hardware are touch-friendly and ready to change your expectations of what a computer should be.

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Smaller Windows 8 tablets will be huge

Microsoft can capitalize on the popularity of smaller, cheaper tablets to carve out a larger market for Windows 8.

Blackstone abandons offer for Dell

Blackstone Group has given up its bid for Dell, less than a month after the private-equity fund manager said it was planning to top an offer from founder Michael Dell and private-equity firm Silver Lake Partners, according to news reports.

Plummeting CPU sales drive down AMD revenue

Advanced Micro Devices reported a 31 percent drop in revenue for the first quarter as it continues to battle a weak PC market and lackluster demand for its chips.

Microsoft Q3 earnings and revenue up, as all divisions make gains

Microsoft increased revenue across all its divisions in its third fiscal quarter, achieving an almost 20 percent revenue increase year on year.

Reports: IBM may sell x86 server business to Lenovo

IBM is in "advanced discussions" with Lenovo over a possible deal for it to purchase IBM's x86 server business, according to two news reports Thursday.