The benefits of managed services

November 14, 2008
Forrester Research: Managed services march forward
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Joe Panettieri includes some highlights here from Forrester Research about the managed services market space.

“Sixty-seven per cent of firms use managed telecom services to reduce costs, more than half leverage managed services to simplify management, nearly half said they can get better reliability and service than if they used in-house staff. As mid-size and large companies continue to downsize, it’s easy to see why ‘reducing costs’ increasingly becomes associated with managed services.”

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Intel’s fourth quarter unravels
ZD Net
Larry Dignan reveals Intel’s expected fourth quarter revenue result forecasts here.

“Intel said Wednesday that its fourth quarter outlook will fall short of projections the company made just a few weeks ago. Intel expects fourth quarter revenue to be $9 billion, give or take $300 million or so. For perspective, Intel’s revenue projection is in line with the sales tally from the first and second quarters of 2007. Historically, the fourth quarter is Intel’s strongest. Intel had projected revenue of $10.1 billion to $10.9 billion just a month ago.”

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AMD to have netbook chips in 2009, 32-nm process in 2011
Priya Ganapati writes about AMD’s netbook and notebook strategy for the coming year.

“The company will have a 45-nm chip codenamed Conesus with two cores and 1MB cache for the ultra-portable and mini-notebook, or the netbook, market in 2009. In 2010 the Conesus chip will be succeeded by Geneva which will have twice the cache at 2MB. For mainstream notebooks, the company will have a dual-core 45-nm chip codenamed Caspian with 2MB cache available next year, said AMD during its meeting with financial analysts Thursday.”

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