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This enterprise case study focuses on Paychex, a large provider of services to small and medium-sized businesses, and growing rapidly around services for HR, payroll, benefits, tax payments, and quite a few other features. Please join Joel Karczewski, the Director of IT at Paychex, to...
HP has updated and expanded its portfolio of infrastructure products and services, debuted a mini, mobile data center called the EcoPOD, unveiled a unique dual cloud bursting capability, and rolled out a family of AppSystems, appliances focused on specific IT solutions like big data an...
You knew this was coming, right? After Oracle utterly ignored HP’s demand letter of a week ago insisting that it continue to churn out software for Itanium-based servers that practically nobody but HP sells and even HP doesn’t sell that many of, HP sued Oracle Wednesday in Californ...
Hewlett-Packard said Thursday that its Palm-derived webOS TouchPad will go on sale in the US July 1 and a few days later in the UK, Ireland, France and Germany. Canada will have to wait until mid-July and Italy, Spain, Australia, Hong Kong, New Zealand and Singapore won’t see it unti...
The CloudSystem targets service providers by giving them the ability to allow their enterprise customers to extend their private cloud-based applications bursting capabilities to third-party public clouds too. HP CloudSystem, announced in January and expanded in the spring with a par...
HP is selling its video conferencing unit to Polycom for a that’s-not-much $89 million so Polycom can go off and do battle with Cisco if in fact Cisco stays in the business and so HP can focus on the cloud. HP’s high-end Halo widgetry never caught on. Maybe it was the $550,000-a-room...
There is now such a thing as the Open Virtualization Alliance, formed by Red Hat, IBM, Intel, HP, SUSE, Eucalyptus and BMC, to push the adoption of KVM, the Kernel-based Virtual Machine embedded in the Linux kernel that Red Hat’s basing its virtualization on. The consortium is suppos...
So let me get this straight with two quarters of disappointing results at HP under his belt CEO Léo Apotheker finds that he needs to “minimize all hiring” because the company’s headcount plans are “unaffordable given the pressures on our business.” What a very Mark Hurd thing to sa...
As HP unveils it's new FlexNetwork Architecture, they seem to be making a bold statement about the future of corporate networks. And that is that changing requirements are inevitable, so why not build out a network that can support all the new cloud and mobile tricks you know about ......
This seems like a very high-level view of things, focused on storage (which makes sense given HP's recent 3Par acquisition), and revealing nothing that the Chinese or anyone else can or would be able to copy at a level to threaten the company. Nevertheless, here are the highlights of a...
The pace of change, degrees of complexity, and explosion around the uses of new devices and increased data sources are placing new requirements and new strain on older data centers. Research shows that a majority of enterprises are either planning for or are in the midst of data center...
HP CEO Léo Apotheker has gone back to the well again. He’s named Marty Homlish, one of his old SAP buddies, chief marketing officer of HP and a member of its executive council. That makes five imports so far. Homlish, an American stationed in New York and once at Sony where he la...
Tom Hogan, the executive vice-president of HP’s $57 billion enterprise business sales and marketing, presumably one of the key guys HP’s new CEO Léo Apotheker was hoping would stick around, quit Monday to “pursue other interests.” He is the first member of HP’s top echelon to bolt si...
Fast-moving trends across the enterprise are pointing to a deeper payoff from the well-managed embrace of hybrid computing models coupled with the secure delivery of applications. The new research describes how top level enterprise executives are reacting to these fast-moving trends...
HP was reportedly talking to TIBCO until a couple of weeks ago when something went wrong, Reuters says, quoting a couple of sources “familiar with the matter.” The wire service doesn’t know what went wrong or if they’ll come back to the table. HP is separately known to be snubbing anyt...
Cloud Expo New York, June 6-9, 2011 early bird registration will expire on Friday. Register now for a Gold Pass for the 8th International Cloud Expo on June 6–9, 2011, at the Javits Center in New York City and save $500 on your full conference pass. Gold Pass Delegates will receive ful...
Egenera just scored a plum. After a year of working on the deal, the company’s latest PAN Manager software is going to be available on HP’s BladeSystem c-class servers, the leader of the blade pack, creating what Egenera calls “the highest performance, most flexible platform” it’s ev...
HP on Wednesday appointed Brian Humphries to lead the company’s strategy for accelerating revenue opportunities in the world’s fastest growing economies. Developing business internationally is one of the key elements of HP’s growth strategy outlined by HP president and chief executive...
HP announced on Tuesday a program for channel partners who want to quickly capitalize on rapidly expanding cloud market opportunities with HP’s broad cloud portfolio. Unveiled at the HP Americas Partner Conference in Las Vegas, the HP CloudSystem Partner Program provides tools for cha...
Cloud analytics is a service model in which one or more key element of data analytics is provided through a public or private cloud. Cloud analytics applications and services are typically provided through a subscription-based or utility (pay-per-use) model. While this will be a usefu...
Deutsche Telekom, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Verizon and Yahoo, all big network owners, said Monday that they have formed a standards-setting Open Networking Foundation (ONF) that’ll promote an approach to networking called Software-Defined Networking (SDN) that makes networks progra...
Shell and HP on Thursday announced a breakthrough in the capability of their jointly developed inertial sensing technology to shoot and record seismic data at much higher sensitivity and at ultra-low frequencies. The new onshore wireless seismic acquisition system is designed to provi...
HP strategy gives it a clear direction in cloud computing and execution will be key to success. After a long trip planning and delivering CloudCamps in India and then Cloudy Awards at Austin, I finally got some time to comment on a big cloud announcement made by HP last week. I missed...
A Reference Architecture (RA) provides a blueprint of a to-be-model with a well-defined scope, requirements it satisfies, and architectural decisions it realizes. By delivering best practices in a standardized, methodical way, an RA ensures consistency and quality across development an...
We're merging what was customer support, which is a call center, with the Professional Services organization. By merging those two, you get the best of both worlds and provide the service depth where we take accountability for the whole solution. Nowadays, the focal point for IT opera...
HP on Tuesday announced the integration of 3PAR Utility Storage across the HP Converged Infrastructure portfolio to simplify scalable cloud computing, and introduced new storage solutions for virtualization and data deduplication. This integration enables clients to optimize cloud del...
HP Enterprise Services UK Limited on Monday nnounced that Centrica has signed a seven-year outsourcing services agreement worth more than $400 million. With the new agreement, HP will enable Centrica to move to a utility-based private cloud computing environment that will support Cent...
HP has integrated 3PAR Utility Storage across the HP Converged Infrastructure portfolio to simplify scalable cloud computing, and introduced new storage solutions for virtualization and data deduplication. David Scott, senior vice president and general manager, StorageWorks, HP, stat...
HP Enterprise Services UK Limited on Monday announced that Centrica plc has signed a seven-year outsourcing services agreement worth more than $400 million. With the new agreement, HP will enable Centrica to move to a utility-based private cloud computing environment that will support...
HP started tanking within seconds of posting the results of CEO Léo Apotheker’s first quarter with the company Tuesday. It delivered better-than-expected earnings, up 16%, but its revenues fell short of the mark and it cut back its revenue guidance for this year by $2 billion, cast...
In its first acquisition of the new Apotheker administration – which is expected to bulk up on enterprise software – HP is buying Vertica Systems, the six-year-old real-time analytic database start-up in Massachusetts begun by serial entrepreneur and database brand name Michael Stonebr...
HP has got its people designing and building data centers for other people from the first spade of earth. It’s called the Critical Facilities Implementation service (CFI). HP claims a single vendor can mean lower cost of ownership. Its architectural blueprint is supposed to let clients...
Delegates, speakers, sponsors and exhibitors will be traveling from all over the world to New York this coming June 6-9 to attend 8th International Cloud Expo in New York City, co-located at the Jacob Javits Convention Center with 11th Virtualization Conference & Expo. Here is an ea...
As more companies look toward building or expanding data centers, HP has announced a comprehensive service that simplifies the process of designing and building data centers by offering design, construction and project management from a single vendor. The new HP Critical Facilities Im...
HP’s strategy is centered on empowering both commercial and enterprise class cloud computing. Research from HP indicates that senior business, government and technology executives believe that by 2015, 18 percent of their IT delivery will be through the public cloud and 28 percent by t...
HP on Monday announced plans to acquire Vertica, although terms of the deal were not disclosed. Shane Robison, executive vice president and chief strategy and technology officer, HP, noted that “in today’s highly competitive environment, customers need the ability to manage the incre...
There are several important factors for successful cloud deployment. While infrastructure – whether public, private or hybrid models – tends to dominate the discussion, applications are critical to establishing value in the cloud. Too often, organizations underestimate the effort requi...
HP unveiled its expected Palm webOS 2.1-based tablet Wednesday but won’t be able to deliver the very Apple-y 9.7-inch “TouchPad” until summer sometime, putting HP and its ambitions that much behind the master, which should be delivering the iPad 2 by April, and behind the throngs that ...
Score Media Inc. is the owner of “theScore” sports television network in Canada, theScore.com and theScore Satellite Radio, as well as the No. 1 sports app for BlackBerry, ScoreMobile, which is also available on the Android, iPhone and Windows Phone 7 platforms. As the media company’s ...
"New infrastructure and operations technologies such as cloud services and virtualization ... were selected by CIOs the most often and are the top-two technologies for 2011," said Mark McDonald, group vice president and head of research for Gartner Executive Programs, as the results we...