Tuesday, March 3, 2015   

Acer launches software 'cloud' service drive
(05-29 19:05)

Taiwan's Acer on Thursday unveiled its cloud service centre as the struggling computer maker seeks to revive its fortunes by diversifying away from the low-margin hardware business.
Stan Shih, chairman and company founder, revealed further details about its software service program called "Build Your Own Cloud'' (BYOC), which he initiated late last year after returning to the helm of the company to launch a series of reforms.
"I'm not saying we don't want hardware any more, it's still crucial, but in the future, Acer will set its sights on both hardware and software services,'' the 69-year-old said at a press conference.
He said Acer needed to get away from the traditional business model that had once made it the world's number two personal computer maker, as stiff competition from rivals such as Apple in recent years had caused fortunes to slide.
"We need a new mindset. Me-too is not my style,'' he said.
Acer is pushing BYOC as the future of cloud computing, where individuals can access information saved in their personal cloud storage, on multiple devices.
Users can store the information on their personal computer and the cloud storage feature enables them to connect to it remotely on other devices. This means consumers can potentially access their information anywhere, anytime.
Acer have said that firms joining the BYOC open platform, will be able to provide services to individual clients through apps. --AFP   
Other Business breaking news:
Australia leaves rates untouched (35 mins ago)
South Korean consumer prices ease further (40 mins ago)
(Mobile World Congress) Telcos foresee more budget smartphones (59 mins ago)
Asian equities retreat despite Wall Street highs (2 hrs ago)
European benchmarks touch record highs (2 hrs 3 mins ago)
Yahoo is 20 years young (2 hrs 6 mins ago)
Dating app Tinder moves in on the younger crowd (2 hrs 10 mins ago)
HP acquires Aruba in US$2.7b deal (2 hrs 19 mins ago)
Bill Gates atop wealth list with US$79b assets (2 hrs 21 mins ago)
(Mobile World Congress) Google floats drones plan to connect masses (2 hrs 30 mins ago)

More breaking news >>

© 2015 The Standard, The Standard Newspapers Publishing Ltd.
Contact Us | About Us | Newsfeeds | Subscriptions | Print Ad. | Online Ad. | Street Pts

 


Home | Top News | Local | Business | China | ViewPoint | CityTalk | World | Sports | People | Central Station | Spree | Features

The Standard

Trademark and Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015, The Standard Newspaper Publishing Ltd., and its related entities. All rights reserved.  Use in whole or part of this site's content is prohibited.   Use of this Web site assumes acceptance of the
Terms of Use, Privacy Policy Statement and Copyright Policy.  Please also read our Ethics Statement.