PC Solutions Briefs: IBM, Intel, Elantra, Apple

PC Solutions Briefs: IBM, Intel, Elantra, Apple

IBM on the up in Intel server market shareIBM has upped its share in the Intel-based sub-$US25,000 server market, according to figures from market analyst IDC.

IBM has continued to gain market share in this sector, growing its unit share by 76.9 per cent over the past 12 months. The vendor now comfortably holds second place on the ladder.

Big Blue has also launched its x300 server, which is priced from $2969.

Elantra backs up CMS

Elantra has announced two new automatic back-up products from vendor CMS.

The Fire & Forget PCMCIA drive is a 2GB PCMCIA card with a drive preloaded with ABSplus (Automatic Backup System) back-up software. Each time the card is plugged in, backup is automatically initiated. It can be used as a backup and as removable storage. Elantra has also announced ABSplus - a software update for notebooks that provides disaster recovery and a bootable hard drive. ABS users who purchased their PCMCIA ABSplus solution on or after August 9, 2000, are eligible to receive the software upgrade for free.

Apple appoints new exec

Apple has appointed former Academic Systems Corporation chief John Brandon as vice president of the Americas and Asia Pacific.

Brandon will be responsible for Apple sales in the US, Canada, South America and the Asia-Pacific, including the vendor's education market and newly launched Apple retail stores.

Brandon spent 10 years at Adobe Systems serving as vice president and general manager for North America from 1994 to 1997.

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