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Desktop PC Price/Performance Study: 2001-2005
This special report is a comprehensive study of cost and performance trends over the past five years for desktop computers from the major manufacturers: HP/Compaq, IBM/Lenovo, and Dell. This report allows you to: (1) accurately forecast the residual value of desktop computers in use today or planned for aquisition, based on the historical fair market value (FMV) decline curves that are documented in this report, (2) anticipate future vendor pricing strategies, (3) forecast future improvements in PC price/performance (cost/GHz), (4) obtain maximum useful life from current investments in desktop computers by understanding historical useful life, (5) formulate buying strategies by understanding the forecast for Intel processor performance. (134 pp., 32 figs.)[Read the Full Report Description]
What Does 2005 Have in Store for IBM and Hewlett-Packard Users?
The New Year confronts both IBM and Hewlett-Packard customers with questions regarding the future paths of the companies. Based on user surveys and our analysis of the two companies, Computer Economics has developed forecasts of the strategies the two companies will be following in the coming year. The one clear message to both sets of customers is that market forces are continually forcing IBM and HP to recreate themselves in ways that will allow them to fight off growing competition. Click here to purchase. - $125 (USD)
An Assessment of Hewlett-Packard One Year After the Merger (3Q03)
A year after HPâs acquisition of Compaq, some of the consequences of the merger are beginning to become apparent. HPâs sales during 2002 were a credible threat to IBMâs dominance of the market, but HP lags far behind in profit margin. Part of the reason for HPâs poorer profitability is tied to difficulties in aligning products and personnel.
Compaq Software and Hardware Highlights for 2000 (Aug 2000)
In June 2000 Compaq presented a strategy statement for OpenVMS. Central to the strategy is the release of new OpenVMS functionality every 12 to 18 months, support for all AlphaServers, and the integration of solutions with Windows NT, Tru64 UNIX, and StorageWorks. In addition Compaq pledged to enhance ultra high availability, scalability, security, and performance including support for Fastpath for SCSI and Fibre Channel, reduction in RMS locking, lock manager performance enhancements, and Extended File Cache (XFC).
Compaq/Digital Shared Storage Overview (Aug 2000)
Shared storage provides an economical option for meeting the storage demands of multiple-host environments. Shared storage allows for more effective management of storage for a lower total cost because multiple-host storage needs can be consolidated into a few storage systems, resulting in fewer hardware components and fewer physical locations. Heterogeneous storage area networks go a step further by allowing the interconnection of multiple shared storage environments into a single network and enabling single point management of the storage environment. In addition, the consolidated storage becomes available to any host server, regardless of physical location.