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IBM job cuts: Big Blue starts 'slaughter' of Indian and European workforce

IBM has begun slicing away at its workforce in India and Europe, as the company tries to shift its business to more lucrative, higher-margin technologies. The job cuts were confirmed by a representative for the IBM Union Alliance to The Register by email on Wednesday after a report was published describing a mass layoff in India …
Jack Clark, 12 Feb 2014

Report: IBM to peddle its chip wing

IBM is rumored to have retained Goldman Sachs to help it put a price on its semiconductor division. The news was reported by the Financial Times on Thursday afternoon, California time, and follows IBM's long-expected announcement of the sale of its server division to Asian electronics giant Lenovo. At the time of writing …
Jack Clark, 07 Feb 2014
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Amazon HALVES cloud storage prices after Google's shock slash

Amazon has cut its cloud prices – but not far enough to bring the cost of using its online services entirely below that of rival Google. Prices for Amazon Web Services' mainstay S3 storage will fall by about 51 per cent, said the company's senior vice president Andy Jassy at the Amazon Web Services summit in San Francisco on …
Jack Clark, 26 Mar 2014

IBM hits software with 20 per cent Power6 tax hike

IBM this week reached out to customers and reminded them that its software pricing model is bat-shit crazy. In a letter to customers, IBM detailed the software pricing scheme for its new Power6-based servers. We're going to do our best to walk you through the pricing structure. Please remove all sharp objects from your desk and …
Ashlee Vance, 02 Jul 2007
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IBM cuts software price on Opteron and OpenPower kit

IBM has put a Big Blue stamp on a new licensing policy that treats certain kinds of multicore processors as a single chip. The company this week officially notified customers of the licensing change. It had spoke of such plans last month, emphasizing that its x86 servers running on Opteron and Xeon chips would be affected. As …
Ashlee Vance, 01 Jun 2005
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MS wields price cutlass at Chinese pirates

Microsoft has slashed the retail price of its Office 2007 suite in China by over 70 per cent for versions to counter widespread piracy in the country. The software giant has cut the selling price for Office 2007 Home and Student Edition to 199 yuan ($29) from 699 yuan ($102) as a special promotional offer that kicked off on …
Kelly Fiveash, 24 Sep 2008
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Apotheker prescribes transformation elixir for HP

As everyone knows by now, Hewlett-Packard is trying to buy the British software company Autonomy as it shuts down its webOS hardware business and hopes to spin off its Personal Systems Group. But here's a question for you: In HP's third fiscal quarter, which of its units actually showed year-on-year as well as sequential …

EMC posts record Q1 revenue

EMC's first-quarter net income rose to $312.6m or 15 cents per share from $272.5m last year in a record Q1 for the data storage company. Revenue rose to $2.98bn from $2.55bn last year, exceeding analysts' average predictions of $2.94bn. Growth in Asia-Pacific and Japan operations and an increased demand for EMC's software …
Austin Modine, 17 Apr 2007

HP bids $1.6bn on Opsware, $214m on Neoware

Deep in the bowels of Hewlett-Packard's financial department, the person in charge of the company's checkbook has writer's cramp. The hardware maker has announced today the proposed purchase of not one, but two companies. Grabbing the spotlight is HP's $1.6bn bid on data center software company Opsware, followed by the somewhat …
Austin Modine, 23 Jul 2007
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Waitt takes charge at Gateway

Gateway CEO Jeff Weitzen is retiring - after just 13 months at the helm - and at the age of 44! His replacement is Ted Waitt, Gateway's founder, who says he's taking the job on a permanent basis. In a tough year for the PC business, Gateway had a more disastrous 2000 than most. The company was slow to react when rival cut …
Drew Cullen, 30 Jan 2001
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IBM unites server, storage and chip divisions

IBM has combined its underperforming chip business with the more successful systems group that accounts for server and storage systems in the hopes of creating tighter links between the businesses. The new unit will be dubbed the Systems and Technology Group. Chip business head John Kelly will run the division with system group …
Ashlee Vance, 29 Jan 2004

IBM speeds up low-end server line

Infused by stellar recent performance, IBM's server group has conducted a mass upgrade of kit across both Intel-based and Power 4-based server lines. In the second quarter, IBM managed to gain share from fierce Unix rival Sun Microsystems and keep Intel competitor HP at bay. Big Blue continues to use an aggressive pricing …
Ashlee Vance, 17 Oct 2003
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What Big Bird knows about Sun

After attending the last two Sun Microsystems' user shows, we can only conclude that CEO Scott McNealy's children are huge Sesame Street fans. Sun continues to offer up a notion often chanted on the kids programme that "being different is okay". Whether you are purple like a Sun server, have a $9 Supercuts hairdo or suffer from …
Ashlee Vance, 04 Dec 2003