Power of Position

By John Taschek  |  Posted 2002-07-29 Print this article Print

Power of Position

Even if energy savings are not as important as they were during last years energy crises, there still has to be corporate positioning.

Most often, NEC, Samsung, ViewSonic and other vendors market power consumption and space utilization as the main corporate drivers of LCD technology. More recently, those companies have added work force comfort to the equation. The thinking is that corporations have begun adding LCDs in increments and handing them over to employees as part of ad hoc work force retention programs.

Those three areas, plus recent price drops, have fueled corporate LCD purchases in the past year. In addition, other factors, including the absence of EMF (electric and magnetic field), play a role in some spaces, especially in the health care field.

Samsung officials cite tangentially related factors for boosts in sales, such as increased security spending , which has led to blanket equipment purchases including LCD monitors. Samsung, meanwhile, has released its SyncMaster line, which includes brackets for wall mounting and easy-to-use control buttons.

As the director of eWEEK Labs, John manages a staff that tests and analyzes a wide range of corporate technology products. He has been instrumental in expanding eWEEK Labs' analyses into actual user environments, and has continually engineered the Labs for accurate portrayal of true enterprise infrastructures. John also writes eWEEK's 'Wide Angle' column, which challenges readers interested in enterprise products and strategies to reconsider old assumptions and think about existing IT problems in new ways. Prior to his tenure at eWEEK, which started in 1994, Taschek headed up the performance testing lab at PC/Computing magazine (now called Smart Business). Taschek got his start in IT in Washington D.C., holding various technical positions at the National Alliance of Business and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. There, he and his colleagues assisted the government office with integrating the Windows desktop operating system with HUD's legacy mainframe and mid-range servers.

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