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EC to Spend Billions for Industrial R&D on Embedded

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Just before CeBIT opened, the European Commission launched a €2.5 billion Joint Technology Initiative called ARTEMIS to address embedded computer systems that – while running almost unnoticed by users – improve the performance of all kinds of machines: from cars, planes and phones, to factories, washing machines and televisions.

An enormous opportunity for systems integrators that shifts commercial attention to industrial B2B commerce, more than 4 billion embedded processors were Continue reading...

EC: Stop The Carousel Ride

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EC: Stop The Carousel Ride

Critics of the EU often point to the abuse of structural funds (€703m, up 17% with 60 out of 95 audited projects showing “material errors” in last audit.)

Yet, this fraud pales when compared to VAT fraud, a crime typically associated with our industry, with our small-but-valuable (and easily portable) components and devices such as chips and phones.

Carousel and VAT fraud is a giant that dwarves Europeans' other favorite financial fiddles, For example, carousel fraud accounted Continue reading...

EMEA Printer Market is Up

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The combo printer, copier and multifunctional product (MFP) shipments in EMEA in 2007 totaled 52.6-million units, up 4,3% says Gartner.

This year of growth was driven by demand for MFPs, which outsold printers. Colour-page devices grew again in EMEA (up 34%) but monochrome-page was the predominant office choice (up 18% and 85% share of the page market).

HP held Number 1 position while Lexmark lost market-share trying to pull out of the lower end of the market to focus on high-end workgroup space. Continue reading...

Emerging Markets GDP Surpasses Rest

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Emerging Markets GDP Surpasses Rest

Cisco’s CEO makes it clear why vendors want to focus on India, Eastern Europe, Middle East, and Africa.

“This last year,” says John Chambers, “…emerging markets passed the developed markets for the first time in hundreds of years in GDP. In terms of purchasing power, the emerging markets are for the first time bigger than the developed markets. GDP growth in emerging markets is dwarfing that of the developed markets.

“And unlike what occurred a decade or two ago, Continue reading...

EU Reconsiders Copyright Fees

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EU Reconsiders Copyright Fees

More than a year after the EC abandoned a similar effort, European Commissioner Charlie McCreevy, says (again) he wants to simplify copyright levies in the EU.

For example, levies on MP3 players range from 0 to 15 Euro depending on the country. According to EICTA, fees have more than tripled since 2001, when the EU passed its copyright law for the digital age. The law permitted copying of copyrighted works such as music for personal use, but allowed individual member states to set levels of levies Continue reading...

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