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Xerox Nabs Global Imaging in $1.5B Deal

The acquisition would provide Xerox with a conduit to move Global Imaging's customers from imaging solutions they might have purchased in the past -- e.g., HP -- and become more aware of Xerox's products for the SMB space, Charles King, principal with Pund-IT, told the E-Commerce Times...

Verizon Gives Alcatel-Lucent $6B Wireless VoIP Mandate

There are many implications to the contract. For starters, the size of the deal is good news for Alcatel-Lucent and others in this space that have not yet recovered from the dot-com implosion, according to Charles King, principal of Pund-IT "It has been a tough time in the tel...

Fail-Safe System Fails in Alaska’s Data Debacle

"Data failures related to hard drives are fairly common," Charles King, principal analyst for Pund-IT, told TechNewsWorld. "The bigger a company's storage environment is, statistically, you're going to lose a number of drives a year just out of wear and tear. But most businesses will have backup drives available to cover these failures."

Ballmer Questions Google’s Sanity

That said, there may be some validity to Ballmer's assertion that Google is a one-trick pony, according to Charles King, principal with Pund-IT "But so what? You can be a one-trick pony if that trick wins you the race time after time," King told TechNewsWorld. "As IT becomes i...

Cisco, IBM Expand Service Alliance to 46 Countries

The two partner firms collaborate on many initiatives and products. The expansion of this particular initiative suggests that it is going exactly as the companies planned, Charles King, principal with Pund-IT, told the E-Commerce Times Now's the Time...

Seagate Toughens Security With Encrypted Notebook Drive

"People have been talking about laptop drive encryption for a long time, but working out the details of the authentication and key encryption part of it has been challenging," Charles King, principal analyst for Pund-IT, told TechNewsWorld ...

Sun Opens Darkstar to Win Over Online Game Developers

"It is an interesting question how a company that is essentially a hardware provider and systems vendor is able to benefit from open source," Charles King, principal of Pund-IT, told LinuxInsider Sun clearly feels it benefits from open sourcing its products, he noted, adding, ...

IBM Sets Memory Chip Speed Record

"For certain applications, such as speeding the movement of graphics, as IBM notes, high performance on-processor memory helps to support near real-time performance," Charles King principal analyst for Pund-IT, told TechNewsWorld. "That's a critical piece for improving a wide variety of applications ranging from computer gaming to video conferencing to medical imaging."

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Flurry of Earnings: Tech Firms Go Gangbusters

"Sun has done a great job of turning itself around," Charles King, principal with Pund-IT Research, told the E-Commerce Times He pointed to the $700 million investment that Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. is making in the firm -- which Sun Microsystems just announced -- as an in...

Google Upgrades Blogger Service

It is understandable that Google would link Blogger to other products in its platform, Charles King, principal of Pund-IT Research said. "It increases the quality of other Google applications as well as the Google brand," he told TechNewsWorld Linking Blogger upgrades to Googl...

Cingular to Offer MySpace on Its Phones

Cingular is aiming at a specific demographic with this agreement with MySpace, Charles King, principal of Pund-IT Research told TechNewsWorld. "MySpace is dominated by young people with purchasing power and are enthusiastic participants in wireless technology." This move is so...

IBM Seeks Enterprise Search Partner, Finds Yahoo

"One of the stumbling blocks for companies implementing corporate search technologies is that some of the solutions that are very feature-rich, like the IBM OmniFind. Yahoo puts a friendly face on a very complex back end," Charles King, principal analyst with Pund-IT, told the E-Commerce Times...

IBM Develops Breakthrough Chip-Cooling Method

"We're already at the point according to some market analysts where it costs significantly more to support a server than it does to buy the server over the life of the server," said Charles King, principal analyst at Pund-IT. "More than half of that cost is related to energy," he said...

Microsoft to Put Anti-Piracy Tech Into Vista, Longhorn

"I think that at one level, the measures seem somewhat Draconian to me. On another level, from a business standpoint and an intellectual property standpoint, the company is perfectly legally and morally justified in protecting its assets," said Charles King, principal analyst at Pund-IT, an IT analysis firm...

AMD to Publish Opteron Socket Spec

AMD's Torrenza program is a departure from the type of processor development scheme Intel follows, which is extremely proprietary, according to Pund-IT Principal Analyst Charles King. That departure could give AMD a significant competitive advantage in the months and years ahead...

IBM Buys FileNet in $1.6 Billion Deal

IBM's recent buys are all aimed at helping companies make the most of their existing IT assets and the data they already capture and store, rather than trying to sell them on new technologies, said Pund-IT Senior Analyst Charles King "Companies have come to realize it's not al...

IBM Snaps Up MRO Software in $740 Million Deal

IT asset utilization is becoming an increasingly hot topic, according to Pund-IT Senior Analyst Charles King. From his perspective, IT asset utilization is driving everything from virtualization to data center cooling and heating technologies and energy efficiency "It surprise...

HP Buys Mercury in Biggest Acquisition Since Compaq

The buy fills in some gaps in HP's offerings and puts it on more equal footing with IBM, especially in the SOA realm, said Pund-IT Research analyst Charles King "Against IBM, HP is weak on software and services. They are taking the market lead, in terms of revenue, from IBM th...

VMware Offers Free Virtualization Server Software

"The x86 market is the great unknown right now. VMware, to its credit, was the first company to recognize that there will eventually be a great demand for virtualization on lower-end x86 platforms," Pund-IT analyst Charles King told TechNewsWorld "This is a competitive market ...

Court Says Editing DVDs for Content Is Illegal

"The studios will handle the digital channel by seeking out partners who can protect their copyrights and will let them call the shots," said Pund-IT Research analyst Charles King. "The studios are going to be willing to see their distribution channels multiply, but they want to ensure what's going out is what they want and only what they want."

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