Stories by Mark Jones and IDG staff

  • Compaq PCs drag financial chain

    Compaq posted earnings of $US140 million for its third fiscal quarter last week in a result that beat Wall Street expectations but signals tough times ahead for its PC business. In Australia, the company pitched the results as a win for its service offerings, posting a 36 per cent increase in revenues for the third quarter.

  • Linux chases desktop PC market

    Australian resellers are optimistic Linux has a decent chance of becoming a viable desktop operating system following its success as a reliable server operating system and growing industry support.

  • Size matters: Wang

    Wang Global is anticipating a boost in Australian revenues after the company agreed to a $US2 billion buyout offer from Dutch information services company Getronics last week. Getronics offered $US29.25 a share for Wang to create a company worth over $US5 billion with 33,000 employees operating in 40 countries and specialising in desktop and network services.