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A federal judge told HP it could go ahead and re-investigate the circumstances surrounding the resignation of its former CEO Mark Hurd last August and the roughly $50 million paid him on leaving without apparently kowtowing to Hurd’s demand to see the shareholder “demand” that triggere...
HP has clearly decided to follow hardware sellers like IBM and Dell into cloud services for IT delivery. It will be unlocking new cloud products and services from its data centers in Tulsa, Okla. and Wynyard, England for both businesses and governments with an emphasis on security, eas...
Hewlett-Packard’s gonna do what it always swore it wasn’t gonna do and that’s wield its own multi-tenant and hybrid private clouds up against IBM, Amazon and Rackspace, but mostly IBM, expecting to attract the dev and test crowd at the top 2000 global accounts first. It says it w...
HP on Tuesday announced a suite of new products and services that enable businesses and governments to leverage the power of the cloud while ensuring they meet required levels of security, performance and availability. Cloud computing is an important and growing platform for Instant...
The word to describe Mark Hurd’s departure from HP is changing from head-scratching to investigated. In response to a shareholder suit complaining about his handsome $40 million-$50 million exit package when he could have simply been fired for cause, HP is proposing to have members o...
It appears from what Engadget has heard – anonymously of course – that HP’s got two Palm webOS tablets: a seven-inch (180 x 144 x 13mm) model code named Opal and a bigger iPad-size nine-inch (241 x 190 x 13mm) model code named Topaz. Topaz may or may not be out in March and, if not, ...
They laughed at Larry Ellison and his Sun-based appliances and then went off and copied the idea. A year and a quarter of a billion dollars worth of investment later HP and Microsoft have a portfolio of pre-packaged appliances optimizing Microsoft’s software on HP’s hardware, a remnant...
If ever a board screamed to be overhauled, it’s been HP’s. The move finally came Thursday after the stock market closed only to be stepped on by Google’s news that it was moving one of its young founders into the CEO’s chair.
Maybe HP couldn’t get its act together in time for the Consumer Electronics Show this week or maybe it just wants the stage to itself, because it sent out an invitation Tuesday to a webOS affair in San Francisco on Wednesday February 9, a date that falls within the halo of Apple’s alle...
HP’s chief marketing officer and PR chief Michael Mendenhall is out, according to the Dow Jones blog All Things Digital. The blog said it got conflicting stories. Both that Mendenhall was leaving for a shiny new opportunity and that Apotheker, the ex-CEO of SAP, dumped him for an...
HP Enterprise Services UK Limited on Thursday announced BP International Limited has signed a five-year outsourcing services agreement valued in excess of $400 million. Under the agreement, HP will deliver consistent global data center services that enable BP to standardize and consol...
The Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating ex-HP CEO Mark Hurd's mysterious, Wall Street-stunning "resignation" from HP, according to the Wall Street Journal. The paper says that the regulators are looking into the allegation that Hurd told his supposed love interest, for...
Oracle’s fiscal Q2 revenues were up 47% to $8.6 billion, ahead of expectations of $8.3 billion. Its performance was nothing like poor Cisco, suggesting that maybe the portents aren’t as bad as the doom merchants say. The all-important new software license revenues were up 21% to $2 bi...
There's been a flurry of discussion this week among Internet and Web standards heavy-hitters around WebSocket, the new communications protocol supported in Chrome 4 and Safari 5. What was the main issue? Is there some kind of fundamental security vulnerability with the WS protocol? Web...
Cloud Commons introduces This Week in Cloud – a concise, insightful, and thought-provoking newsletter that will keep you current on cloud computing. This Week in Cloud can be found on the Cloud Commons website or you can register to receive the newsletter via email. Cloud Commons is a...
After we reported that Oracle CEO Larry Ellison was threatening to “go after” HP, which he characterized as a softer and more vulnerable target than IBM, with his newly reconstituted Sun boxes, HP had Burson Marsteller, its outside PR people, send us a statement saying: “HP is th...
Worldwide server sales were up 14.2% in Q3 and vendor revenue spiked 15.3% to $10.66 billion, according to Gartner, which credited data center and cloud buildouts. HP retained pride of place with 32.1% of the revenues, up 1.9%. All of the top five global vendors except Oracle had yea...
Graphics Properties Holdings Inc (GPHI), which basically used to be Silicon Graphics, is suing Apple, claiming the iMac and Mac Pro willfully infringe on of its two floating point rasterization patents (Nos 6,650,327 and 7,518,615) and being willful it wants treble damages. Acer, Toshi...
HP is reportedly getting ready to trade in its more sophisticated Oracle Siebel customer relationship management (CRM) system for a subscription to 35,000 or 40,000 seats worth of Salesforce.com's simpler high-flying CRM cloud widgetry, a major victory for salesforce. At least that'...
HP’s performance in the October quarter under its interim CEO, CFO Cathie Lesjak, was slightly better than Wall Street thought it would be. Lesjak had to step in after Mark Hurd was forced to resign on August 6. The results have nothing to do with Hurd’s permanent replacement, the sub...
Closing arguments in Oracle’s copyright infringement suit against SAP are set for next week. Oracle rested its case Monday without showing the jury its videotaped deposition of HP’s new CEO Léo Apotheker, who’s still MIA and likely to remain so until the jury figures out how much money...
HP’s elusive new CEO Léo Apotheker, sought by Oracle process servers and private investigators, has reportedly been on HP premises in Massachusetts and Texas this week talking to HP employees, one of whom ratted him out to MarketWatch. Reuters tumbled to the fact that he was in Tokyo...
How in the world could we have missed this little gem? Back on October 19 the New York Post ran a little-noticed piece, presumably placed by HP, saying that before the reluctant Jodie, the one-time Playboy model and hired HP party greeter, ex-HP CEO Mark Hurd had a “consensual” fling...
HP is using FalconStor’s Network Storage Server (NSS) software to create new disaster recovery and business continuity widgetry, adding new heterogeneous replication services as well as the data protection capabilities of the FalconStor solution to its portfolio. Terms were not disclos...
Oracle has yet to put a bounty on his head but it would likely pay to know definitely where HP’s out-of pocket new CEO is. According to Reuters, quoting an unidentified source, Oracle has hired private investigators to locate the man. It’s hoping to find him in the US so it can serve h...
An allegation of disclosing inside information has now been added to the otherwise flimsy story of why the HP board asked for the resignation of its star CEO Mark Hurd in August. According to a story that appeared Friday night in the Wall Street Journal, the supposedly closely held let...
Late Wednesday, three days into the SAP trial, Oracle came out and said, “Hewlett-Packard has refused to accept service of a subpoena requiring Mr. Apotheker to testify about his role in SAP’s illegal conduct. Mr. Apotheker started work for HP on Monday, but it now appears that the HP ...
Making no splash about it and apparently limiting sales to the U.S., Hewlett-Packard quietly introduced the first and only Windows 7-based tablet PC last Friday. The thing’s got a swipe-able touchscreen that can turn handwritten notes into legible text. Called the HP Slate 500 – no n...
Oracle’s long-festering case against SAP for stealing Oracle IP will go to trial Monday despite the monkey wrench SAP suddenly threw into Oracle’s carefully laid and inflammatory prosecution plans. SAP Thursday capitulated and said it wouldn’t contest Oracle’s contention that SAP...
Five days before jury selection starts in the Oracle v SAP trial in Oakland, California, and Oracle CEO Larry Ellison issued his second statement in two days, this one attacking HP chairman Ray Lane as a liar and painting incoming HP CEO Leo Apotheker, SAP’s ex-CEO, as being “on the ru...
Oracle CEO Larry Ellison claims that he and his lawyers can tie HP's new CEO Leo Apotheker to the massive theft of Oracle software perpetrated by SAP's now-defunct third-party maintenance subsidiary TomorrowNow while Apotheker was sales chief and then CEO of SAP. Apotheker is on Oracl...
Seeking an explanation for Oracle CEO Larry Ellison’s recent colorful outbursts dissing the HP board BusinessWeek went to industry analyst Rob Enderle who believes Larry had once hoped HP would sell him some of the pieces he’s missing to give IBM a run for its money. “HP is the only pr...
What are the key technologies in HP Software’s Cloud Service Automation suite? This set of tools has been used by companies like Verizon Business, large banks, and federal agencies in the U.S. and abroad to build private and public clouds. In his session at the 7th International Clou...
Deteriorating relations between Oracle and HP took a turn for the worse Monday when incoming HP chairman Ray Lane embroidered on the Mark Hurd legend by telling the New York Times in a letter to the editor that the ousted HP CEO, now president of Oracle, was a liar. That wasn’t a...
HP is sporting a new look in shipping containers and it’s not a racing stripe down the side. Henry Ford-esque – with visions of rapid deployments dancing in its head – it’s set up an assembly line to turn out seven different models of PODs, modular, turnkey Performance Optimized Data...
The one and only Jack Welch, GE’s old CEO and Fortune’s “Manager of the Century,” has followed Oracle CEO Larry Ellison in holding the HP board’s feet to the fire for canning Mark Hurd and naming Léo Apotheker CEO. Jack’s got a dog in this race. Todd Bradley, HP’s PC chief, the for...
So how did ousted SAP CEO Léo Apotheker manage to persuade the HP board that he was their man against a field that included EMC’s Pat Gelsinger, Apple’s Tim Cook (before Steve Jobs bought his loyalty back), Juniper Networks’ Kevin Johnson, Cisco’s Inder Sidha and Microsoft’s Stephen El...
You’ve got to love a good story with drama about money, sex and revenge. As everyone in the tech industry knows, that’s exactly the kind of story playing out with Mark Hurd, the former CEO from HP. I for one expect this story to have a happy ending for Oracle and Mark, as well as for...
Cloud companies cast a nasty pall over Wall Street Wednesday when they all seemed to drop simultaneously. Reuters said the retreat started when Equinix, the big hosting company, said it had to cut prices to keep long-term customers after it acquired Switch & Data earlier this year...
HP on Wednesday introduced new client virtualization portfolio solutions designed to reduce the complexity, risk and cost of remote and cloud computing deployments. The company announced Microsoft’s Windows Embedded Standard 7 will be preinstalled on select HP thin clients next month...