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Windows RT Woes: HTC Scraps Tablet
News  |  5/31/2013
Tablets are cannibalizing PC sales -- but while iOS and Android feast, consumers have left Windows RT to starve. Can Windows 8.1 save Microsoft's lightweight OS?
HP, IBM Bruised By Sluggish Server Market
News  |  5/30/2013
Worldwide server revenue drops 7.7% in Q1, says IDC. Dell, on the strength of its data center products, was the market's best performer.
Windows 8.1 Restores Start Button, With Twist
News  |  5/30/2013
Microsoft confirms Windows 8.1 will include boot-to-desktop options and a restored Start button. But other interface criticisms remain unanswered.
5 Windows 8 Gripes Microsoft Must Address
News  |  5/29/2013
Almost in spite of itself, Windows 8 could finally be poised for takeoff. But first, Microsoft will need to appease unhappy and confused users.
PC Market Hasn't Hit Rock Bottom Yet
News  |  5/28/2013
PCs are in even worse shape than expected, says IDC, but that's not necessarily bad news for Windows 8.
Microsoft To Windows 8 Haters: Try This Mouse
News  |  5/23/2013
Windows 8 has been a particularly big flop on the desktop. Can a mouse designed to make the OS friendlier help?
HP's New PCs: Everything But The Kitchen Sink
News  |  5/23/2013
Wide variety of new hardware means HP is either adapting to consumer preferences -- or struggling to decide what will resonate.
Dell Launches New Cloud Products For Citrix Users
News  |  5/22/2013
Dell's new converged infrastructure and thin client products expand the company's enterprise portfolio -- but can they distract from buyout drama and tanking PC revenues?
Windows 8: Consumers Not Warming To Interface
News  |  5/22/2013
Windows 8's look and feel is still a flop with consumers, especially with those who don't use tablets, two studies say.
Windows 8 Learning Curve: Two Customers Speak
News  |  5/21/2013
Microsoft users expect Windows 8.1 to lessen the learning curve for the new OS. But it may not be as bad as you fear, two education customers report.
Can Tiny Ophelia Cure Dell's Big PC Woes?
News  |  5/20/2013
Dell has struggled to adapt as PCs have lost ground to tablets. Is Ophelia, a pocket-sized computing device coming this summer, a step in the right direction?
Comment: re: Windows 8: 5 Hopeful Signs - 5/19/2013
Windows 8: 5 Hopeful Signs
News  |  5/18/2013
Thanks to new apps and smaller, cheap devices, Windows 8 is primed for a rebound -- if Windows 8.1 delivers.
Dell Posts Weak Earnings: Services Growth Slow Going
News  |  5/17/2013
Dell's enterprise business showed growth this quarter, but not enough to overcome a steep decline in PC margins.
Windows 8's Best Chance Depends On BYOD?
News  |  5/16/2013
Windows 8 will do better with consumers than IT departments, says Forrester report.
Dell Earnings May Disappoint
News  |  5/15/2013
Michael Dell and his plan to take the company private may benefit if quarterly earnings miss Wall Street's expectations.
Windows 8.1: No Cost, Big Pressure
News  |  5/14/2013
Microsoft confirms that Windows 8.1, formerly known as Windows Blue, will be free for current Windows 8 and Windows RT users. But will it be enough to revitalize sales?
Microsoft Office 365 Steps On Google Enterprise Ambitions
News  |  5/14/2013
Office 365 could soon be a $1 billion annual business, but Microsoft is still playing proactive defense against Google Apps.
Why Microsoft Should Make Windows Blue Free
Commentary  |  5/13/2013
Windows 8's gloomy narrative could be rewritten when Windows Blue arrives later this year. The first step is to give it away for free.
Vegas Resorts Bet On Location-Based Apps
News  |  5/13/2013
Location-based apps might be the wave of the future, but Cisco and MGM Resorts advise deployment must be preceded by careful planning.
What Nook Could Buy Microsoft
News  |  5/9/2013
Microsoft has reportedly made a $1 billion offer to buy Nook, Barnes & Noble's e-reader business. What could it gain from the deal?
Interop: Cisco, NBA Star Tout Internet Of Things
News  |  5/8/2013
Cisco's network architecture can make Internet data feeds work for virtually any business, from hospitals to sports, says VP Robert Soderbery in keynote featuring NBA All-Star Kyrie Irving.
What Microsoft Windows 8 License Numbers Don't Say
News  |  5/7/2013
Microsoft says 100 million Windows 8 licenses have shipped to OEMs. There's a big difference between shipping licenses and gaining or even retaining customers.
Microsoft, Skype Patent Case: Big Target
News  |  5/7/2013
Patent troll or David fighting Goliath? CopyTele CEO Robert Berman, whose company filed two claims last week against Microsoft's Skype service, says his case is nuanced.
4 Reasons PC Market Won't Rebound
Commentary  |  5/3/2013
PCs aren't dead, but laptops and desktops have seen their best days.
Acer Reveals Windows 8 Hybrid Tablets
News  |  5/3/2013
Acer's new Win8 hybrids exhibit design flair -- but with next-gen devices expected soon, will customers care?
Interop Las Vegas: 10 Cool Startups
News  |  5/3/2013
Will one of the startups at the 2013 Interop Las Vegas conference launch the next big thing in enterprise IT? Take a look at some contenders.
New Intel CEO Faces Mobile Battle
News  |  5/2/2013
Intel announces new CEO, along with more details about its upcoming Haswell chips. But Intel's smartphone and tablet rivals continue to gain power.
Windows 8 Wins Maine Schools
News  |  5/1/2013
Maine chooses a Windows-based laptop from HP as the preferred computer for middle school children, replacing Apple computers.
Windows 8 Adoption Limps On
News  |  5/1/2013
Windows 8 is making only marginal progress and Windows RT continues to flop. That adds to the pressure on Windows Blue.

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