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Hmm, that’s curious. Fortune noticed that Vertica, the analytic database management software that HP bought early last year for ~$350 million, has been quietly shifted out from under Autonomy and its boss Mike Lynch, who was given information management to run when HP closed on the $10...
The Fair Labor Association (FLA), which Apple hired to look into working conditions at Foxconn plants in China a few months ago, said late Thursday that it had interviewed 35,000 workers and found no instances of child labor or forced labor. What it did find was people working an uns...
Ahead of a May 31 trial, HP and Oracle Monday separately asked the court for a summary judgment in its favor to resolve their bruising fight over whether Oracle can legally stop supporting servers based on Intel’s Itanium chip. HP, the biggest of the few Itanium users, claims Oracle ...
Turkcell, Turkey’s biggest mobile phone company, has put HP cloud widgetry in its data centers so it can offer its business customers Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and Communications-as-a-Service (CaaS) through a customized, online marketplace. It’s hoping to become a one-stop s...
The sound of Meg Whitman’s voice telling HP stockholders that the company’s has “real financial challenges” and that its “cost structure is not sustainable” was still in the air Friday when the board went and upped HP dividend 10%. At the current 12 cents a share, that’s not much bu...
First thing Wednesday morning HP confirmed the big news that leaked the day before: it’s moving its printers and PCs together under PC chief Todd Bradley, who will run a new Printing and Personal Systems Group, and losing printer chief Vyomesh Joshi to retirement. It's also pushing i...
Proving again that it leaks like a sieve press reports have Hewlett-Packard folding its printer division, whose ink used to be the source of all of the company’s profits, into its margins-cramped PC division and putting the combined operation under PC chief Todd Bradley, who wanted to ...
HP this week announced a suite of products and services aimed at overcoming the challenges presented by the convergence of some of today's hottest business trends, mobile computing and social media. The four software products and three services are designed to help enterprises leverag...
Come May a better-late-than-never Hewlett-Packard is going to go into the multi-tenant public cloud business à la Amazon’s infrastructure-as-a-service according to what the head of HP’s cloud services Biri Singh told the New York Times the other day. The difference is supposed to be ...
In a move to help enterprises address problems before they arise, HP this week rolled out IT support services architected for modern IT infrastructures.
HP's new generation of servers, part of a two-year, $300-million effort, benefit from ProActive Insight archtecture, including lifecycle automation, dynamic workload acceleration, automated energy optimization, and proactive service and support. Manual operations and facilities manage...
HP’s old CIO Randy Mott, who stopped being its CIO in an Apotheke-directed internal reorg last June, is now CIO of General Motors, reporting to GM’s CEO Dan Akerson and serving on the company’s Executive Operations Committee. He replaces Terry Kline who has taken his ambitions elsewher...
HP’s VP of cloud services Emil Sayegh, responsible for sales, marketing, product management, customer support and the voice of OpenStack at HP, has drifted off to a still-unidentified company where he’s been named president and CEO. Sayegh has only been at HP about a year having ...
HP has lost the head of engineering at its LeftHand storage acquisition Dave Barr to multi-petabyte start-up Nirvanix, where he’ll be VP of cloud storage engineering. The 130-strong worldwide engineering operation he ran at HP is credited with boosting LeftHand’s revenues to arou...
HP turned in its fiscal Q1 numbers Wednesday and they ain’t pretty. Except for software, something HP ain’t exactly famous for, the details are a litany of declining sales. Revenues from its Personal System Group dropped 15% en toto, its commercial PC sales off 7% and its consumer ...
HP on Monday took direct aim at the ever-increasing costs of data centers and managing an explosion of data by announcing a new generation of automated and efficient hardware. The new generation of ProLiant servers includes better internal management, powerful automation features, and ...
HP Monday claimed to have the most self-sufficient line of servers, the x86-based HP ProLiant Generation 8, the first fruits of a two-year Project Voyager meant to eliminate error-prone, downtime-creating manual tasks and cut data center costs. HP says it’s spent $300 million on Gen8...
In two separate recent announcements, HP has affirmed its goal of being the neutral supplier of choice for all things cloud. Last week, HP delivered HP Discovery and Dependency Mapping Advanced (DDMA) Content Pack 10, bringing with the ability to better manage cloud instances across t...
HP LoadRunner Hits the Cloud HP, HP reseller Orasi Software and Skytap have teamed up to offer HP’s LoadRunner software turnkey on Orasi new CloudPerform environment to do load and performance testing in Skytap’s hybrid cloud. It’s the first time LoadRunner has been available on...
HP has dispensed with the services of former Palm CEO and pivotal Apple graduate Jon Rubinstein, according to AllThingsDigital. Rubinstein has been like a man without a country since HP, after spending billions on the stuff decided it couldn’t go toe to toe with Apple and Google, and...
Apple was the leading worldwide client PC vendor in Q4, pushing HP off its perch, according to Canalys, which unlike Gartner and IDC, doesn’t hesitate to lump tablets in with desktops, netbooks and notebooks. It says that since Apple shipped over 15 million iPads and five million Mac...
HP told the SEC Monday that long-time board member Lawrence Babbio won’t be standing for re-election at the stockholders meeting in March. Babbio’s been on the notoriously dysfunctional HP board since the divisive Compaq acquisition, made over accusations of vote-buying, there throu...
Seems just the other day – actually it was two weeks ago – that we divined that HP, imagining blowing Google away, would pull out the stops to get the webOS that it bought, put in a tablet that failed in the market, dropped, then open sourced – life’s funny like that – in shape to publ...
HP has named Bill Veghte its chief strategy officer, replacing CTO Shane Robison who was ousted three months ago. Veghte, who used to run the $15 billion Windows unit at Microsoft, joined HP in 2010 as head of software, a job he will keep. He is also supposed to head HP’s cloud and we...
Advanced and pervasive virtualization and cloud computing trends are driving the need for a better, holistic approach to IT support and remediation. Virtualization isn’t just server-by-server, but really impacts the entire data center. You need to think about it more holistically, par...
Between unimaginative products, competition from tablets and smartphones, the flood-created squeeze on hard drives and high prices, PC shipments dropped somewhere between 0.2% and 1.4% in the fourth quarter compared to 4Q10 according to IDC and Gartner. IDC is the more optimistic one. ...
France’s antitrust regulator Autorité de la Concurrence Tuesday refused to order Oracle to keep on supporting Itanium with its software on grounds there was no immediate threat to HP although it has clearly hurt its sales. However, the regulator promised HP it will continue investigati...
One of the most enthralling experiences of a tech blogger is when a non-obvious prediction comes true. Similarly, most dejected feeling comes when a prediction goes horribly wrong. So, I can empathize with Robert Cringely when he says: That’s what I expect will be my epitaph: “He was...
The TouchPad tablet that HP brought to market last year only to kill it a few weeks later for lack of sales was doomed to fail according a story in the New York Times Tuesday. HP subsequently wrote off a nasty $1.6 billion to cover the cost of its folly. It had paid $1.2 billion in m...
HP is expanding its Big Data analytics appliance alliance with SAP, moving SAP’s HANA in-memory database widgetry to its BladeSystem. Used to query multiple types of SAP and non-SAP data sources in near-real-time or batch, HANA hasn’t been on blades before – unless you count Hitachi’...
Unable to turn a buck on the thing after killing the tablet and smartphones it was meant to power, HP said Friday that it’s going to open source webOS, the mobile operating system it got last year when it bought Palm for a sweet $1.2 billion. It claims there is still an “opportunity ...
Microsoft and HP’s enterprise services arm have buddied up on the cloud for the next four years. HP’s Enterprise Cloud Services, the company’s IaaS widgetry, will host Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, SharePoint Server 2010 and Lync Server 2010. HP will also host Office 365 for its pr...
Last Friday Oracle amended its countersuit against HP over their Itanium flap claiming it was tricked into settling the suit HP filed over ex-HP CEO Mark Hurd joining Oracle a month after he was ousted from HP. Oracle wants the agreement canceled. HP claims the agreement includes a...
The last of the discontinued HP TouchPads, which created an unexpected feeding frenzy when retailers like Best Buy marked their inventory down to $99.99 in August, are supposed to go on sale this Sunday around 7pm ET on HP’s eBay store after HP employees have first crack at however man...
HP – which, remember, was supposed to restrain its impulse to buy things except for maybe a few little acquisitions while it rebuilds its balance sheet – is buying 20-year-old HiFlex Software GmbH, which does web-to-print and management information systems. HP didn’t say what it’s payi...
Former HP chairman Patricia Dunn, who resigned after being enveloped by the pretexting scandal in which private investigators Dunn hired obtained the phone records of journalists and its own board on the sly in an effort stop leaks from the boardroom to the press, has died according to...
Autonomy’s new owner announced its first real-time Autonomy software, called Autonomy IDOL 10, available December 1, a surprisingly short eight weeks after the deal closed. It’s reportedly capable of integrating – as HP suggested it would be – with HP’s more conventional Vertica acquis...
Back in the olden days, when cloud was still a young thing and not everybody’s middle name, back before the Apotheker distractions and false trails, and before HP, in catch-up mode, started indiscriminately trying to be all things cloud to everybody, it simply wanted to sell its widget...
Goosed by Oracle – which has refused to port any more of its software to the Itanium chip signally used by HP – HP announced an oddly named Odyssey Project that’s supposed to unify Unix and x86 server architectures. Oracle claims Itanium has reached the end of its life – although Int...
HP Monday reported a better-than-expected $1.17 a share excluding items, down 12% year-over year, on $32.3 billion in non-GAAP revenues, up 1%, in its closely watched fiscal fourth quarter ended on October 31. Wall Street only expected to see $1.13 on $32.05 billion. HP’s own guidance ...