Tallying the Cost of Compliance

It was never going to be cheap, but adding up the cost of compliance with government rules and regulations is proving to be quite exasperating for businesses and researchers alike. There is no precise price tag. It varies from one company to another even in the same industry and depends on a variety of factors,…

High-Tech Sales Rising, Cannibalization Too

Volatile. Complex. Savage. These are the three words that today best describe the current high-tech equipment, software, and manufacturing market. Having the tools, products, and knowledge to effectively navigate the turbulence will determine how your company fares this year, according to researchers. To further muddle the situation many executives face, the high-tech sector isn't slowing…

Samsung Snatches Another Apple Crown

Are there {complink 379|Apple Inc.} turfs that {complink 4751|Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.} doesn't want to stomp on? The Korean electronics giant in 2012 grabbed the title of the No. 1 consumer of semiconductors from its North American smartphone and tablet PC competitor, according to an announcement yesterday by Gartner Inc., adding to its bragging rights…

Year of the Phablets

The new is chewing up the old. A set of hybrid products analysts call “Phablets” are eating deep into the shipment of traditional PCs, and causing grief for PC vendors with no strong offerings in the segment, according to industry consultants and research firms. Phablets, which DisplaySearch's Richard Shim defines in a recent report as…

Cloud, Cloud, Cloud, but Which & Why?

Who knew deciding what to do with the cloud could be so difficult? While the cloud is being swiftly adopted by businesses (some of which are building private networks, while others are using outsourced service providers), according to industry observers, the introduction of this innovative technology solution is becoming disruptive and raising more questions than…