DH Kass

DH
Kass
Senior Contributing Blogger,
The VAR Guy
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Symantec Said to Seek Veritas Buyer Ahead of Planned Company Split
Symantec reportedly has approached storage providers EMC, NetApp and a number of private equity firms in the past few months to test the market to sell its Veritas business or perhaps the entire company.
Former Microsoft Office Exec DelBene Returns to Advise Nadella
Kurt DelBene, who officially retired from Microsoft in December, 2013 after 21 years at the company, has returned to Redmond to advise chief executive Satya Nadella on business and technology strategy.
Samsung Cozies Up to Apple with Special Display Team for iPads, Macbooks
Samsung reportedly has dedicated a team of some 200 specialists to work exclusively on displays for Apple iPads and Macbooks.
Nokia’s $16.6 Billion Reels in Alacatel-Lucent in Mega Networking Deal
Nokia will acquire French networking equipment maker Alcatel-Lucent for some $16.6 billion in an all share deal the Finnish manufacturer said positions it to capitalize on the IoT and the cloud.
Intel Q1 Revenue Flat, Earnings as Expected, PCs Slip
Intel recorded Q1 2015 net income of $2 billion, EPS of $0.41, and flat revenue of $12.8 billion, matching the lowered outlook the chip maker issued a month ago.
Samsung Begins Selling New Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, Predicts Record Sales
Samsung started selling its new flagship Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge smartphones amid predictions by top execs that the new models will break its previous sales records.
Apple Watch Sells Out in Hours, All Models Backordered At Least 4 - 6 Weeks
Within six hours of opening the pre-order online window to nab an Apple Watch, the vendor had sold out all models of the device with backorders set at a minimum of 4 - 6 weeks to ship, according to a number of media reports.
IDC: Q1 PC Shipments Exceed Projections, Lenovo Retains Global Lead
The PC industry performed better than expected in Q1 2015, with worldwide shipments of desktops and laptops totaling some 68.5 million units, sliding 6.7 percent from the 73.4 million units shipped at the same time last year but exceeding previous projections.
IBM, TI Collaborate on Cloud-based Provisioning, Management Service for IoT Devices
IBM already has begun to fulfill its $3B IoT initiative with a new collaboration with Texas Instruments and a set of industry-specific services and solutions.
Study: Better Data Analytics Needed to Optimize IoT’s Business Value
Many businesses are confused about whether the IoT is a way to optimize their existing business, a strategic business investment, or both. A new study sheds some light on the problem.
Mobile Earnings Q1: HTC Up, Samsung Down
Mobile device makers HTC and Samsung both issued advisories on their expected financial results for Q1 2015 with former appearing to make more headway to reverse a long losing streak and the latter’s string of six quarterly operating losses perhaps stabilizing a bit.
HP Enterprise Security Exec: Training, Process Keys to Cyber Safety
A top HP cyber security expert said businesses should invest in training staffers and perfecting internal processes rather than relying solely on new technology to guard against cyber criminal intrusions.
Intel Combines Operating Results of PC, Mobile in Quarterly Reporting
Starting with its Q1 2015 quarterly report slated for April 14, Intel will combine the operating results of its PC and mobile device groups into one line item.
Apple Retail Boss Ahrendts Wants You to Buy the Watch Online, Not in Stores
Apple retail boss Angela Ahrendts told staffers that starting with the Watch, a “significant change in mindset” is in the works for how the vendor kicks off sales of new products.
Informatica Heads Private in $5.3 Billion Deal with Permira
Informatica will be taken private in a $5.3 billion deal with European equity firm Permira Advisers and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board.
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