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"I came to HP cloud services because of the approach HP is taking with the cloud and how this opportunity was really a culmination of everything I've been doing in the industry," noted Margaret Dawson, former VP of Marketing at Symform, about her recent move to HP Cloud Services as VP ...
HP’s board survived the annual shareholders meeting intact despite attempts to unseat chairman Ray Lane and four other directors for failing to vet HP’s $11 billion acquisition of Autonomy, which resulted in an $8.8 billion write-off a few months later. They were opposed by two share...
Hoping to hold the feet of HP’s board to the fire and produce some blisters, former Autonomy CEO Mike Lynch sent shareholders an open letter Wednesday morning ahead of the annual stockholders meeting Wednesday afternoon asking five questions about the $11 billion Autonomy acquisition t...
HP’s cloud solutions continue to expand, and more and more organizations are taking advantage of these opportunities. In the cloud storage arena, HP Cloud Object Storage provides highly durable, readily available access to your data. It’s secure, too; each object is stored in three zon...
HP has done an amazing job at creating cloud solutions for customers throughout the marketplace. From small to medium-sized businesses through the enterprise and beyond, HP cloud products do the job and do it well. One product in HP’s portfolio that can provide opportunities for busin...
Britain’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) said on its web site Tuesday that it’s decided to open a criminal investigation into the allegations made by Hewlett-Packard about the circumstances surrounding the sale of Autonomy to HP in 2011. But first it’s got to figure out if it’s in conflict...
Former Autonomy CEO Mike Lynch and former Autonomy CFO Sushovan Hussain have hired criminal defense attorneys. Bloomberg said Lynch is using Reid Weingarten and Hussain has retained John Keker. HP said in December that the Justice Department is investigating its claims of being roo...
HP’s chairman, former Oracle president Ray Lane, apparently sweet-talked his way out from under a shareholder threat to see him deposed. Lane and three other HP directors met for two hours Monday with a few large, frustrated shareholders led by activist investor CtW Investment Group,...
HP is selling webOS, the last vestige of its $1.2 billion acquisition of Palm in 2010. The once promising operating system is going to LG, the giant Korean electronics firm, which means to use it in smart TVs. According to CNET, which broke the story, LG is getting the webOS source co...
There wasn’t anything particularly pretty about HP’s first-quarter posting Thursday except that it was better than anybody expected, allowing CEO Meg Whitman to buy time and declare that her five-year turnaround is starting to take root and allowing punters to push the bedraggled stock...
Remember back almost two years ago now when Oracle said it wasn’t going to write software anymore for the Itanium chip that HP depended on for its high-end, high-margin Integrity and Superdome servers with their lucrative service contracts because the Itanium chip was secretly nearing ...
The Financial Reporting Council (FRC), a British accounting regulator, said on its web site Monday that it’s launched an investigation into the financial reports Autonomy put out between January 1, 2009 and June 30, 2011 right before it was acquired for $11.1 billion by Hewlett-Packard...
PCs being what they are nowadays HP went into the Chromebook business Monday. Demand for the kind of ho-hum computing the thing exemplifies is apparently expanding. Acer says that its $199 C7 Chromebook now accounts for 5%-10% of its US shipments. Samsung, which leads in the space,...
Big Data. Social. Mobile. These worldwide trends are sparking new cloud-based applications and driving innovation around the next generation of open, web-based services development. This tectonic shift is fueling the need for new cloud platforms that provide open services in a secure e...
As the cloud market matures, the desire to get the agility and cost savings for new and legacy applications that run your business grows stronger. Quickly migrating to the cloud or across clouds is where AppZero specializes. At AppZero, we've had many discussions with IT leaders who ...
HP has gotten what the Wall Street Journal calls “expressions of interest” from possible suitors for its problematic Autonomy unit, which HP has accused of cooking the books to gull it into paying over $11 billion for the UK software business in 2011. Others reportedly have their...
"We've been setting up a public cloud service of global scale. We just opened our second data center in US East, and we have designs and plans to blow out data center presence so in six months you should see some progress there," explained Dan Baigent, Sr. Director of Business Developm...
Hewlett-Packard, which is desperately seeking ways to get its boat off the sandbar, told the SEC last week in its annual 10-K that “we continue to evaluate the potential disposition of assets and businesses that may no longer help us meet our objectives.” Bloomberg, which worked over...
HP’s ousted CEO Leo Apotheker, who’s taken the heat for the company’s disastrous Autonomy acquisition, ain’t gonna take the fall alone. He told Bloomberg Friday that Ray Lane, HP’s non-executive chairman, a partner at Kleiner Perkins and an ex-Oracle president, shares the blame a...
Autonomy is more shopworn than we knew. Michael Dell confided to a reporter from Britain’s Sunday Telegraph this weekend that, like Oracle, he was offered the UK software company before HP bought it. Michael said he quickly passed because it was “overwhelmingly obvious” that it was ...
HP may have noticed by now that two of the storage guys it picked up when it bought 3PAR for an overpriced $2.35 billion aren’t in their cubicles. Nope, they’re over at SolidFire, the hot new storage start-up, where – if the technology is all it’s cracked up to be – they’re likely...
Before former HP CEO Leo Apotheker, who had no obvious qualifications to run HP but was hungry to transform it, went after Autonomy, he tried to buy Comverse Technology, Tibco and Amdocs despite the fact that most of HP’s acquisitions have come to grief. According to a Reuters source...
Autonomy’s aggrieved co-founder Mike Lynch, who’s smarting under HP’s stinging accusations of fraud in connection with its overpriced $11.1 billion acquisition of his company, has set up a web site at autonomyaccounts.org to tout his claims about the mess and hit back at HP. Lynch, w...
HP has broadened its BSM solutions to deliver better end-to-end visibility into IT applications and services by exploiting powerful, real-time and historical analytics. As organizations have adopted virtualization and cloud technologies, the complexity to effectively monitor trouble ...
Despite – or maybe because of – the mess Autonomy’s created, HP is considering using some of its Intelligent Data Operating Layer (IDOL) technology for a free online service for analyzing Big Data more or less in real-time, IDG says. It heard it last Wednesday during a webcast HP hel...
HP was sued Monday in a San Francisco federal court by shareholders irate over how its $8.8 billion write-off last week drove the stock to the ground. HP claimed Autonomy inflated its value through falsified financials before it was acquired in October for $11.1 billion. HP said the ...
After Autonomy founder Mike Lynch sent the HP board an open letter Tuesday demanding the documents it turned over to government regulators and trying to shift the glare of negative publicity off of him and the company he sold to HP for an outrageous $11.1 billion last year – that’s now...
Mike Lynch, the former CEO of Autonomy, wrote an open letter to HP Tuesday demanding the specifics behind its allegations last week that Autonomy’s books were doctored and that HP was misled into buying the UK company for vastly more than it was ever worth. He wants the documents HP ...
When Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman stunned practically everyone within earshot early Tuesday morning by accusing the company’s year-old Autonomy acquisition of ripping off HP with phony financials, she said that after she bounced Autonomy’s founder out of HP in late April a senior me...
HP CEO Meg Whitman said Tuesday that the company complained of gross deception to the Securities and Exchange Commission and the UK’s Serious Fraud Office after a seven-month internal probe of Autonomy’s financials. Bloomberg reports it was told by an unnamed source that the SEC, in ...
HP Tuesday morning charged its Autonomy acquisition with massive fraud. It claims it was the victim of accounting improprieties and disclosure failures made by the publicly held British company prior to its acquisition last year by HP and downright misrepresentations made to HP in con...
Companies are engaging customers and prospects on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and through blogs and posts on internal or external websites. But are they in compliance with legal requirements related to social media, not to mention privacy? Answering questions on every general counsel...
HP Thursday put out an x86 server it claims is purpose-built for Big Data. It says existing architectures aren’t designed to handle the specific needs of Big Data workloads such as Hadoop, MPP data warehouses, Big Data analytics and object stores, and that early deployments have retur...
Remember those HP Itanium servers that Oracle didn’t want to write any more software for because Intel secretly planned to end Itanium development? Well, HP’s got new ones based on a new Itanium chip, dubbed the 9500, made by Intel, which claims to be committed to the silicon and its...
A year to the day that HP’s last CTO Shane Robison vacated the premises, the first big wheel at the company to depart after Meg Whitman took over – with Meg saying he wouldn’t be replaced – she changed her mind and tapped Martin Fink to fill the empty slot. Fink also gets to be d...
Well, that’s 3,000 employees HP won’t have to lay off. General Motors is taking IT in-house and has hired them. The idea reportedly was GM CIO Randy Mott’s and Mott was HP’s CIO before short-lived HP CEO Léo Apotheker was fired. HP still means to terminate 29,000 jobs. The carmaker mea...
Today's CIOs and IT directors are facing new challenges in managing electronic content archives. In addition to the demand to meet evolving legal and regulatory requirements, organizations are creating a sea of structured and unstructured content in more formats and sent over more chan...
CIOs face bigger IT challenges today than they did just 5 years ago as tightening regulations and shrinking budgets up the ante. Compounding the pressure, data is exploding in size and diversity, business is more mobile, and social media is pervasive. For these reasons, some organizati...
Cloud, Cloud Cloud, it’s everywhere. But does it solve real-world problems? Undoubtedly. Hear how HP Cloud Services and Panzura have delivered to customers a global file system that addresses collaboration, archiving, universal access and performance in one fell swoop. The ROI may surp...
In her session at the 11th International Cloud Expo, Lauren Cotugno, Distinguished Technologist, Cloud Consulting Services Strategy Lead, HP Technology Consulting at Hewlett-Packard, will help you simplify the process of developing a cloud strategy. Using human-sized displays, she will...