• Apple tops Fortune's "most admired" list -- again

    For the second time in as many years, Apple Inc. (AAPL) is No. 1 on Fortune Magazine's list of the World's Most Admired Companies.

    "It's been a rocky year for Apple," writes Alyssa Abkowitz. "CEO Steve Jobs' health made headlines, and critics said Cupertino wasn't being open enough about it. But customers remained loyal to the brand that made white ear buds cool. As much of the computer industry struggled, Apple MORE

    - Mar 2, 2009 1:22 PM ET
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  • Tech chiefs ponder the Internet's future

    By Jon Fortt, Fortune senior writer

    HALF MOON Bay, Calif. - Sustainability will influence the next generation of Internet technology, according to Cisco (CSCO) chief technology office Padmasree Warrior.

    At Fortune's Brainstorm Tech conference on Tuesday, Warrior and technology visionaries from Nokia and Xerox sat down with Strategic News Service's Mark Anderson Tuesday to talk about dealing with information overload, mobile innovation, and the major tech transitions ahead.

    One idea that's likely to MORE

    - Jul 22, 2008 2:55 PM ET
  • HP's golden goose

    When is great not good enough? When you're Hewlett-Packard's printing group.

    A few years ago, the $28 billion business, headed by veteran Vyomesh Joshi, was the goose that kept laying golden eggs. It supplied most of the company's profit while the PC group lost money and the corporate technology group struggled. Now new leadership and smart acquisitions have fixed the PC and corporate businesses, and printer sales are showing signs of MORE

    - Jun 24, 2008 1:02 PM ET
  • Why HP is smart to gamble on EDS

    HP CEO Mark Hurd is taking a risk by bidding for troubled services player EDS. Image: HP

    Hewlett-Packard CEO Mark Hurd has built a world-class reputation as a cost-cutting turnaround artist, and he's risking it all with a smart bid for technology services giant Electronic Data Systems.

    HP (HPQ) announced Tuesday that it would pay $13.9 billion in cash for Texas-based EDS (EDS), which manages technology projects for a range of large clients. If MORE

    - May 12, 2008 7:49 PM ET
  • Getting innovation out of the lab at Xerox

    Xerox technology chief Sophie Vandebroek is placing bets on technologies to spur growth. Image: Xerox

    Xerox (XRX) PARC has come a long way. A generation ago, the Palo Alto Research Center famously developed many of the technologies that led to modern PCs from folks like Apple (AAPL) and Dell (DELL), but never got them beyond the lab. Today the unit is determined to get its inventions out of the lab, even MORE

    - Apr 30, 2008 10:50 AM ET
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