Posts Tagged ‘Acer’
According to a new report, the top PC manufacturers will likely reduce desktop and notebook shipments by as much as 9.5 percent in 2014 as consumer demand wanes for conventional hardware.
Acer has rounded off a topsy turvy year by naming former Intel Corp. executive Jason Chen as its new chief executive – and this time it is convinced it has the right man.
Acer is late to the party with its new “Build Your Own Cloud” effort to steer the vendor closer to a more modern hardware, software and services model.
J T Wang laments ‘harsh challenges’ of past few years as vendor plans global job cuts for 2014.
Microsoft’s new channel chief Phil Sorgen says the reason the Surface tablet isn’t broadly available to solution providers for resale is because Microsoft lacked a distribution strategy. While distribution is now in place, he says Microsoft is taking a “measured approach” to general channel availability.
Microsoft next week will unveil Windows 8.1, an update to its latest operating system that will restore features demanded by customers. While Microsoft is trying to regain its relevance, longtime allies are cozying up to rivals, particularly Google. Perhaps the age of Windows dominance is over for good.
Acer Inc.’s revenues shriveled by almost a fifth in 2013′s opening quarter but the embattled Taiwanese PC maker did manage to post a small post-tax profit after two years of losses.
This year’s first quarter saw the steepest decline in PC shipments since records began, according to IDC, which partly blames Microsoft’s Windows 8 for slowing the market.
Warnings of the post-PC era shone a little brighter this week with new figures showing traditional computing devices floundering, while tablet sales are set to overtake desktop shipments this year and laptops by 2014.
Speaking outside an Acer-sponsored corporate social responsibility conference in Taipei last week, Wang told reporters he sees “a turning point” in the coming year with lower retail prices and rapidly growing popularity pushing global tablet sales toward a “magic number” of 200 million units, and perhaps even improving the fortunes of the beleaguered Windows 8 operating system.