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Activist investor Relational Investors LLC has reportedly taken a ~1% position in Hewlett-Packard and its co-founder Ralph Whitworth has gotten a seat on the inimitably dysfunctional HP board. His appointment will raise the number of seats to 14. According to Bloomberg Whitworth took ...
HP is evaluating whether to keep its webOS software platform or sell it for what could be hundreds of millions of dollars according to what four people “close to the matter” told Reuters. One of them said Oracle might be interested. Oracle and HP aren’t exactly on the best of t...
HP confirmed Tuesday that it’s going into the ARM microserver business starting with a development platform dubbed Redstone built around the quad-core 32-bit ARM chip developed by ARM-backed Texas start-up Calxeda. The secret that it will peddle ARM servers leaked last week. Calxeda...
HP has reversed the unpopular, hastily considered, board of directors-blessed decision to dump its $40 billion PC unit that its now purged CEO Leo Apotheker announced in August. The company said Thursday afternoon right after Wall Street closed that it would keep the business, expect...
Hewlett-Packard is planning to sell ARM-based servers and is working with Calxeda (née Smooth-Stone), the three-year-old Texas start-up partially owned by ARM, on the boxes, according to Bloomberg, which got it from “two people familiar with the matter.” The Dow Jones is saying the sam...
After getting bounced out of Exadata when Oracle bought Sun, HP has teamed up with Microsoft to bring out a co-engineered pre-configured Exadata-like appliance fitted with SQL Server. HP paired up with Microsoft earlier this year on the HP Enterprise Data Warehouse Appliance, which ru...
HP said late Thursday that its chief strategy and technology officer Shane Robison, regarded by many inside the company as a big part of its problems, would be retiring (read he was asked) come November 1. “In an effort to drive strategy, research and development closer to the company’...
Gartner says global PC shipments rose 3.2% in the third quarter to 91.8 million units, which is a lot given the deplorable world economy but the number doesn’t meet the researcher’s projection of 5.1%, suggesting that Gartner was overly exuberant. It probably won’t come as news to an...
HP is poised to backtrack on the notion of spinning off its $40 billion PC business according to the Wall Street Journal. The paper heard that “recent analyses by Hewlett-Packard and its top advisers indicate that the costs of spinning off HP’s personal-computer business might outweig...
HP is going to decide whether it will spin off its giant PC unit by the end of the month according to what CEO Meg Whitman told a women’s leadership conference on Tuesday. “It’s a decision I want to make much faster than my predecessor,” Bloomberg reported her saying. “I want to make...
HP went through with that surprise $10 billion-plus cash acquisition of British software company Autonomy on Monday after the requisite number of Autonomy’s hysterically happy shareholders pledged HP their shares. None of HP’s shareholders think the excessively expensive deal, which ...
Oracle narrowly vaulted Wall Street’s expectations Tuesday when it reported its first fiscal quarter. Its results encouraged people to think budgets aren’t in lockdown mode. Revenues were up 12% to $8.37 billion returning a non-GAAP EPS of 48 cents a share, up 14%, against estimate...
The stock market in New York was closed all of five minutes Thursday when HP’s board announced that it had stripped Léo Apotheker of his epaulets and swagger stick and named Meg Whitman president and chief executive officer. Ray Lane, who put Whitman on the HP board in January, was n...
The gold bubble has burst. The dollar is up, and the price of oil is down. All that nasty talk about replacing the dollar as the world's currency has abated for now. Good. Maybe we can get back to the basics of business. But there are some things rotten in America. Rose-Garden P...
Léo Apotheker’s brief inglorious reign at HP only has hours left to run insiders say. He will be ousted in absentia since nobody seems to know – or care – where he is. He will be the third HP CEO in a row to be fired and the shortest lived. The board’s next available window to annou...
According to the recent report of China-telecommunications.com, HP's board ousted CEO Leo Apotheker and appointed the former CEO of eBay Meg Whitman to succeed Apotheker. This is HP's third time to fire CEO in six years. HP's chairman Ray Ryan said, we are very grateful for Leo Apothe...
Bloomberg and the Dow Jones blog All Things Digital reported simultaneously Wednesday morning that the HP board was meeting – in an unscheduled two-day meeting, mind you – to consider dumping CEO Léo Apotheker. The New York Times quickly picked up the chant. HP’s poor abused stock, d...
Apparently HP doesn’t trust its own CEO to speak in public anymore. Not after his disastrous stock-crippling performance August 18 when he announced that HP would spin off its $41 billion PC unit, kill its newborn webOS devices and buy an unknown British software company for most of ...
An alphabetical selection of some of the many themes & topics to be discussed at Cloud Expo Silicon Valley (9th Cloud Expo) - being held November 7-10, 2011, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, CA. The markets may still be melting, but Cloud Expo is definitely coming of age!
Today, organizations struggle to innovate; taking months or years to move from idea to implementation. The problem is compounded by the time it takes IT to order, provision, test and deploy applications and infrastructure. Test environments have to be nimble and development processes n...
IDC has joined Gartner in clipping its projections for global PC growth this year. It figures the number of widgets shipped will only be up 2.8%, down from a previous forecast of 4.2%, citing tablet cannibalization, cautious spending by SMBs and consumers and saturated mature markets...
HP has started making good on its month-old undertaking to support OpenStack. Last week it began trolling for a limited number of testers for a private beta of what it calls HP Cloud Services, which so far consists of OpenStack-inspired HP Cloud Compute and HP Cloud Object Storage Ia...
In an effort to combat increased security threats facing enterprises, HP today expanded its Enterprise Security Solutions portfolio with integrated solutions from such HP brands as ArcSight, Fortify and TippingPoint. The threats that enterprises face from security breaches are growing...
Looking to drive another nail in the coffin of the desktop PC, VMware Inc. has announced several new products at VMworld to advance cloud computing and virtualization. A global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, VWware unveiled several new products and cloud-based serv...
HP is taking full advantage of the VMworld conference in Las Vegas this week to make a series of major announcements around its virtualization and cloud computing products. HP is tackling the problem with three different products within the HP VirtualSystem suite - HP Converged Storag...
HP's PSG chief Todd Bradley, who’s also responsible for webOS, told Reuters Tuesday in China that HP could resurrect the six-week-old TouchPad it just killed. “Tablet computing is a segment of the market that’s relevant,” he’s quoted as saying. And if anybody’s still not utterl...
HP’s webOS chief Stephen DeWitt, a month in the job, told the AllThingsD blog Monday that the company still means to ship webOS on all its PCs and printers next year, which was its intention months ago before it killed off its app-starved webOS devices and decided it wanted out of the ...
Between Google buying Motorola Mobility, HP exiting the PC business, Steve Jobs resigning, the stock market behaving like a Coney Island rollercoaster and a rare once-in-a-100-years East Coast earthquake felt by most of the United States and Canada, you might have missed a piece in For...
The adoption of technology now seems to be moving at the volition of the savvy consumer, not the IT director. The past several years have ushered in a changing set of expectations from users as they engage with technology and services as both consumers and workers. The sense is that t...
In New York to smooth the wildly bent-out-of-shape feathers of his investors, HP CEO Léo Apotheker Tuesday told the Wall Street Journal a different story about the potential fate of HP’s PC unit, the entity that makes HP the largest PC purveyor in the world, than was generally taken aw...
The New York Post talked to people over the weekend who fanned speculation that Oracle could eventually put an end to the HP muddle with a hostile, grudge-settling bid for the joint. Its sources presume that HP’s stock price, off another $12 billion in market cap last Friday on its...
HP is now pulling a 180 in ditching both the PC and Palm hardware business, and making an offer to buy Autonomy, one of the last major independent enterprise content management players, for roughly $11 billion. HP chose the occasion of its Q3 earnings call to drop the bomb. The compan...
Hewlett-Packard is reportedly getting ready to spin off the PC unit it acquired when Carly Fiorina bought Compaq and buying Autonomy, Britain’s second-largest software house, for about $10 billion. The news, which Bloomberg broke, and the Wall Street Journal and Reuters have apparent...
A-Frame Technology Services on Thursday announced the availability of RentTheCloud.com, a brokerage service that matches companies seeking cloud services (SaaS, PaaS, IaaS) with cloud vendors. Unlike the uncertainties and risks of conventional approaches to evaluating, selecting, and i...
According to a recent study from The NPD Group, a market research company, just 22 percent of U.S. consumers were familiar with the term "cloud computing," which denotes software applications or processes that are accessed from the Internet, rather than on personal computer hard drives...
The fact that Dell is going to try to commercialize OpenStack was barely yesterday’s news when HP up and said it’s going join and support the open source cloud infrastructure project. The word came from HP VP of cloud services Emil Savegh, who used to work for Rackspace, the company ...
Palm’s gone. It’s been transformed into HP’s webOS global business unit. And it’s not being run by Apple émigré Jon Rubenstein anymore either. HP has installed Stephen DeWitt in the job – the guy who sold Colbalt Networks to Sun snookering Scott McNealy and Ed Zander for $2 billion...
A case study on how Genworth Financial uses HP tools to improve application delivery, performance testing, and operational integrity. We're going to focus on Genworth Financial, and talk about a number of different products used to improve application delivery, performance testing, an...
HP shuffled its executive suite again late Monday, claiming that the changes will better align its corporate structure with the cloud strategy CEO Léo Apotheker vaguely sketched out in March. Ann Livermore, who runs HP’s Enterprise Business, where it gets the bulk of its revenues, ha...
This enterprise case study discussion focuses on Seagate Technology, where the application development teams are spanning the dev-ops divide and exploiting agile development methodologies. Seagate is one of the largest manufacturers of rotating media hard disks and we also are into th...