Feeds

Intel's Friday 13th Part II: 3Com beaten by Intel

Claims more 10/100 connections in Q3

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Bridging the IT gap between rising business demands and ageing tools

Intel has promised it will help its vendor and channel partners to manage stock, after the difficulties both it and them had experienced earlier this year. Sean Maloney, VP of the sales and marketing group at Intel, told an analyst's meeting on Friday that it will offer Web-based tools to help OEMs and its channel partners "micromanage" its stock position. And despite the channel being squeezed by both retail and direct sales, he vowed Intel would help them to continue to value add its architecture. Maloney also disclosed that Intel is gaining market share in its network products business, overtaking 3Com on 10/100 Ethernet connections in Q3 of this year. That could interest investigators at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), who have already widened their case against a case due to begin in February of next year. He showed a graph which displayed how tricky the position had become for the channel during this year but claimed the position had approved. Intel's stock situation publishing The tools to manage stock were already in pilot for 11 OEMs in 28 locations across the world, said Maloney, with some customers claiming stock reductions of 30 per cent on many products. But Intel's share in the retail channel needed to improve, Maloney admitted. Its share has been eroded by AMD and Cyrix, observers noted. He showed a graph demonstrating that the dealer channel was being squeezed by both direct and retail sales but maintained Intel was committed to the channel, with 50,000 companies involved in its channel schemes worldwide. He said that the Internet was the number one reason for buying a PC, quoting IDC figures. There are currently 200 million Internet users worldwide, Intel thinks. Intel's strategy for the Internet was to provide architecture which will run all applications on a variety of different operating systems, said Maloney. Maloney re-iterated that business in the second half of this year was better for Intel, with the Internet being the prime driving force. ®

The Power of One Brief: Top reasons to choose HP BladeSystem

More from The Register

next story
BBC goes offline in MASSIVE COCKUP: Stephen Fry partly muzzled
Auntie tight-lipped as major outage rolls on
iPad? More like iFAD: We reveal why Apple fell into IBM's arms
But never fear fanbois, you're still lapping up iPhones, Macs
Nadella: Apps must run on ALL WINDOWS – PCs, slabs and mobes
Phone egg, meet desktop chicken - your mother
White? Male? You work in tech? Let us guess ... Twitter? We KNEW it!
Grim diversity numbers dumped alongside Facebook earnings
HP, Microsoft prove it again: Big Business doesn't create jobs
SMEs get lip service - what they need is dinner at the Club
ITC: Seagate and LSI can infringe Realtek patents because Realtek isn't in the US
Land of the (get off scot) free, when it's a foreign owner
Dude, you're getting a Dell – with BITCOIN: IT giant slurps cryptocash
1. Buy PC with Bitcoin. 2. Mine more coins. 3. Goto step 1
There's NOTHING on TV in Europe – American video DOMINATES
Even France's mega subsidies don't stop US content onslaught
You! Pirate! Stop pirating, or we shall admonish you politely. Repeatedly, if necessary
And we shall go about telling people you smell. No, not really
prev story

Whitepapers

Designing a Defense for Mobile Applications
Learn about the various considerations for defending mobile applications - from the application architecture itself to the myriad testing technologies.
How modern custom applications can spur business growth
Learn how to create, deploy and manage custom applications without consuming or expanding the need for scarce, expensive IT resources.
Reducing security risks from open source software
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Consolidation: the foundation for IT and business transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.