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HP promises software-defined networking 'ecosystem' and app store

HP has nailed its colours to the mast of the good ship software-defined networking (SDN), today outlining plans to create a multi-vendor ecosystem and an app store. Morten Illum, HP's AsiaPac and Japan veep and general manager for networking, explained HP's plans to The Reg by offering up an example of a user firing up a video …
Simon Sharwood, 01 Oct 2013

Unions mull appetite for HP strike action over 16k job cull

Trade unions are this morning digesting the revelation that another 16,000 HP workers are headed for the dole queue, as confirmed by CEO Meg Whitman. The exec revealed that thousands of more names will be added to the existing job cutting programme dubbed "Make It Better" that started in 2012 and initially included 27k, 29k, 34k …
Paul Kunert, 23 May 2014
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HP unleashes OneView admin tool on lazy, uncooperative servers

IT admins, polish up those online gaming skills because HP is coming for your job. Again. The new OneView management platform for HP BladeSystems, and Proliant Generation 8 and 7 servers was announced by HP on Wednesday with bold claims of dramatically shortened provisioning times and easier management than ever before. The …
Jack Clark, 25 Sep 2013
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HP Software goes back to drawing board with MSP scheme

HP Software is taking its global managed service provider programme back to the drawing board after admitting that it is unworkable at a country level. The plan is to rework the scheme for launch on 1 November, the start of HP's fiscal 2013, said Paul Toffis, manager for channel and alliances at the vendor. "The current …
Paul Kunert, 11 May 2012
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HP wanted to offload Autonomy on SAP, says SAP co-chief

HP tried to offload Brit software house Autonomy onto German giant SAP sometime before last month, it is claimed. Bill McDermott, co-chief exec of SAP, told the UK's Times that the firm had been approached by HP after it was told the business was "available", but SAP wasn't keen on the idea. "We were aware that it was on the …
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HP taps VC to run software unit

Ex-Microsoftie Bill Veghte was just getting comfortable in his dual roles as chief strategy officer and general manager of Hewlett-Packard's software business, and was just given the job of running HP's Autonomy big data business after last week's restructuring and the departure of Autonomy founder Mike Lynch. And today, Veghte …
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HP hires Youngjohns to head up Autonomy

HP has filled the Mike Lynch-shaped hole at the top of its Autonomy business with another Brit, Robert Youngjohns, the boss of Microsoft's North America empire. Lynch left the organisation early in the summer in a phased restructure that will see a total of 27,000 HPers – or 7.7 per cent of the workforce – leave by the end of …
Paul Kunert, 10 Sep 2012
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HP: Our 3PAR kit can cram twice as many VMs into your server

HP is so confident its 3PAR storage arrays will double a server's virtual machine count that it's guaranteeing it - and will pay for any extra 3PAR storage needed beyond what it replaces to get to the 2x VM count number. The HP Get Virtual Guarantee Program states uncompromisingly: Clients deploying HP 3PAR systems with VMware …
Chris Mellor, 03 May 2012

HP preps designer desktops for Windows 8

HP has announced the world's thinnest all-in-one desktop PC and remains prepared for Windows 8 with the addition a touchscreen model too. The HP Spectre One, so the company claims, is the slimmest AIO machine on the planet, at a mere 11.5mm thick. HP Spectre One The slim beast features a 23.6in flush-glass display, runs on …
Caleb Cox, 10 Sep 2012

HP: AUTONOMY 'misrepresented' its value by $5 BILLION, calls in SEC

Hewlett-Packard dropped a bomb this morning in reporting its financial results for its fiscal 2012 year, stating that the British software company Autonomy, which it acquired a little more than a year ago, "outright misrepresented" its own value - leading to a colossal $8.8bn writedown for HP today. In a conference call ahead of …
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Moody's slashes HP's credit rating

Moody's Investor Service has cut its credit rating on HP indicating a lack of confidence in Meg Whitman's ability to return the sickly tech monster to the road to recovery. The rating now stands at Baa1, three levels above junk, down from the relatively exalted score of A3 - and the outlook is negative. "Although HP will …
Paul Kunert, 29 Nov 2012
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HP's Whitman: 'I will turn this company around – by 2016'

During a meeting with financial analysts on Wednesday, HP CEO Meg Whitman said her plan to turn around the ailing company was on track, but the restructuring won't be complete until 2016 and investors should expect HP's earnings to shrink even further before the work is done. In August, HP reported a loss of $8.9bn, with …
Neil McAllister, 04 Oct 2012
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HP cuts 27,000 workers

As rumored last week, IT giant Hewlett-Packard is slashing its employee count worldwide to squeeze more profits from its revenue stream. The job cuts are not as deep as some had been expecting, but are still going to be tough on the company. In a statement put out ahead of its conference call with Wall Street analysts, HP said …
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PCs punch HP in the gut, servers knee it in the jewels

It has been a long time since Hewlett-Packard has had a happy quarter, and it looks like it is going to have to wait quite a while to have one again if its final quarter of fiscal 2012 is any indication. In the quarter ended on October 31, it was mostly tricks, not treats, with revenues off 6.7 per cent to $29.96bn and after …
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Team HP: Cloud Police

When HP announced it was exploring options for its PC business, the company said it'd move into the more profitable arena of enterprise solutions. From a speech given at HP's yearly Security conference yesterday, the titan is eyeing up cloud security as a big growth area. Policing the cloud and monitoring employee mobiles are …
Anna Leach, 12 Sep 2011

HP salivates over the future brontobyte digital universe

The amount of digital data that the world is creating and passing around is swelling a lot faster than revenues and profits at Hewlett-Packard and its peers in the traditional IT racket, but you can't blame them for getting excited about trying to capitalize on that data explosion. You can, however, blame them for overdoing it a …
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HP software lands ex-Microsoft Windows and Office chief

So much for that idea of running a business from end-to-end. Bill Veghte, a 20-year Microsoftie who ran development, sales, and marketing operations for Office and Windows, is now doing essentially the same job at the much smaller, much less influential, and much more opaque unit at Hewlett-Packard. Veghte is executive vice …
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HP Software targets more customers with fewer partners

HP Software will cut its number of partners targeting mid-sized enterprises in Europe from 1200 to 300, as it reorganises a channel that had become swollen in the wake of its four-year acquisition drive. The overhaul comes as part of its Business Class channel program, and coincides with a new focus on the mid-sized enterprise …
Joe Fay, 19 May 2010

HP rolls out Hadoop AppSystem stack

Everybody wants to get a piece of the Hadoop elephant in the room, and luckily for Hewlett-Packard the mad scramble to make sense of big data is just at the beginning of its hype cycle and there's time enough to get some choice cuts. Hadoop Elephant As part of its Discover customer and partner extravaganza in Las Vegas this …
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HP Software turns to mediums for market expansion

Hewlett Packard's software division has realised the world is full of medium-sized enterprises and launched a new sales program and range of "lite" management apps at the market that was there all the time. The vendor unveiled its ten.to.one strategy at a partner conference in Berlin this week. The number refers to the size of …
Joe Fay, 19 May 2010
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HP bulks up software for hybrid infrastructures

HP has revved its BSM (Business Service Management) product - software which, HP says, provides a two-way lens through which line-of-business (LOB) managers and IT staff can each understand the other's view of business service priorities and IT infrastructures supporting those services. In the decades-long struggle to align IT …
Chris Mellor, 16 Jun 2010
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Top IT sales guy leaves HP

IT industry juggernaut Hewlett-Packard is parting ways with Tom Hogan, its top sales person for IT products. Hogan joined HP in 2006 to beef up the company's software business, and in the three years Hogan ran HP Software, the company made a number of big acquisitions, including the $4.5bn in shelled out for Mercury Interactive …
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HP Pavilion dv6 15.6in quad-core notebook

CES 2012 Week Choosing an HP notebook isn’t an easy task, not because they are hard to find - far from it - it’s just the bewildering choice of notebooks you can find in a range. Take the recently refreshed Pavilion dv6-6b series, for example. There are currently a staggering 16 different options in this family alone. HP …
Simon Crisp, 10 Jan 2012
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HP: Apotheker rolls more heads

More heads are rolling at Hewlett-Packard, as new CEO and former SAPer Leo Apotheker is flattening and reorganizing the IT giant so that all chiefs of customer-facing units report directly to him . Most notably, HP has announced that Ann Livermore will soon step down from her job running HP's Enterprise Services unit and assume …
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HP's server, PC, and printer businesses stumble

New HP CEO Meg Whitman sure does have her work cut out for her, but she managed to notch up a quarter that was slightly better than Wall Street expected on the revenue and profit fronts. But don't call victory quite yet. HP took some significant hits in its core PC, server, and printer businesses in the past three months. In …
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HP opens app fluffing school

What applications running in your data center are suitable for moving from physical to cloudy infrastructure? Do you know how to fluff your apps to run on a cloud? Hewlett-Packard is betting that at least some CIOs out there are willing to pay to have this all sorted out. You can tell that Hewlett-Packard has arrived at the …
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Apotheker prescribes transformation elixir for HP

As everyone knows by now, Hewlett-Packard is trying to buy the British software company Autonomy as it shuts down its webOS hardware business and hopes to spin off its Personal Systems Group. But here's a question for you: In HP's third fiscal quarter, which of its units actually showed year-on-year as well as sequential …
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BP taps HP for IT ops

Oil giant BP looks likely to make cuts in its European and US IT departments to help allay the costs of the Deep Water Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. BP International Ltd announced today that it has expanded an IT outsourcing deal it has operating in the United Kingdom to cover all of the oil company's operations in …
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HP misses Q1 sales, revises 2011 downward

Hewlett-Packard's new president and chief executive Leo Apotheker now knows what it is like to be Carly Fiorina, who ran the company two executives ago. Not just because they held the same power at HP, but also because they missed their numbers soon after taking the reins. In the first quarter of fiscal 2011 ended January 31, HP …
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Avnet Technology Solutions swallows Pepperweed

Avnet Technology Solutions has swallowed Pepperweed Consulting, an HP Software Elite Partner Stateside. This is the latest acquisition Avnet TS has made this year after snapping up enterprise distie Magirus and minnow solutions providers including Mattelli and Ascendant Tech. IT enterprise management and integration firm …
Paul Kunert, 03 Aug 2012
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HP's Q2 beats targets, but Q3 and Q4 look tight

It is a tough day for new CEO Leo Apotheker, who had to move up Hewlett-Packard's reporting of its financial results for the second quarter of fiscal 2011 by 32 hours because someone leaked a memo about belt-tightening and looming layoffs that Apotheker sent to his top brass two weeks ago. HP has revised its revenue guidance …
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HP's PC and printer sales back from the depths

In an unexpected reversal, Hewlett-Packard's core PC business has boosted the company to a 25 per cent increase of profits while its enormous service division went kinda limp. During its first fiscal quarter, which ended January 31, HP pulled in profits of $2.3bn, up from $1.9bn during the same period last year. The is was …
Austin Modine, 17 Feb 2010
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HP floats Q4 profit on services biz

Hewlett-Packard's profits grew 14 per cent in the fiscal fourth quarter, boosted by corporate cost-cutting and solid performance by its enormous services unit. The vendor's successes helped offset major losses in revenue in just about everything that's not services, including consumer PCs; enterprise storage and servers; …
Austin Modine, 24 Nov 2009
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Security bug in HP support app aids hackers

A customer support application that comes bundled with HP PCs have been found to harbour multiple security vulnerabilities. The pre-installed software is designed to make it easy for users to keep drivers and HP software automatically updated. But flaws in ActiveX components within HP Instant Support give rise to multiple …
John Leyden, 04 Jun 2008
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HP rings up Hurd's final quarter

Mark Hurd, the ousted president, chief executive officer, and chairman of IT giant Hewlett-Packard, turned in a decent final quarter. In the quarter ended July 31 – only a week before Hurd was shown the door for becoming embroiled in a sexual harassment lawsuit with a consultant that was hired to be a greeter at HP events and …
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HP Pavilion Elite HPE-180

The Pavilion Elite HPE-180 stands at the pinnacle of the HP's home PC line-up and sports spec to match. It has a 2.80GHz Intel Core i7-860 processor, 8GB of DDR 3 memory, a Blu-ray combo drive and, to make use of all that memory, 64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium. HP Pavilion Elite HPE-180 HP's Pavilion Elite HPE-180: merlot trim? …
Leo Waldock, 16 Feb 2010
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HP profits up 28% on freshened servers

The IT and investor communities were both a little jumpy this week, worried that IT bellwether Hewlett-Packard wasn't pulling in enough dough. But this was just borrowing trouble. Overall revenues at the HP were up 12.7 per cent to $30.8bn in the second quarter ended in April, and with HP keeping tight reins on costs, net …
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HP and Sun in Solaris bear hug

HP and Sun Microsystems have entered into an agreement designed to simplify sales, service, and support for customers who run - or can be coaxed to run - Sun's Solaris 10 operating system on HP's x86 hardware. Under the new partnership - discussed on Wednesday morning in a joint conference call hosted by HP and Sun execs - HP …
Rik Myslewski, 25 Feb 2009
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HP whacks own storage software in favor of AppIQ

Goodbye, HP OpenView Storage Area Manager. Hello, AppIQ. HP this week announced that it will give the boot to OpenView SAM in favor of AppIQ's StorageAuthority storage resource management (SRM) software. In so doing, HP mimics the likes of Hitachi, Sun Microsystems and SGI - all of which have partnered with the wee AppIQ. HP …
Ashlee Vance, 01 Mar 2005
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HP eager to replace brittle IT

The top brass at Hewlett-Packard – which became the largest IT company in the world two years ago and will likely stay there because IBM no longer cares for the title – want a bigger piece of the ever-changing IT pie. And they think they have a plan to not only do that, but also to grow the pie over the next several years. As El …

Click here to turn your HP laptop into a brick

A second bug in HP laptop utilities creates a means for hackers to turn PCs into "unbootable" bricks. Flaws in the automatic software update tool bundled with HP notebooks might be abused to alter vital system files (in the kernel or elsewhere) leaving PC unbootable, according to a post on the milw0rm full disclosure mailing …
John Leyden, 21 Dec 2007
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Larry Ellison becomes HP's richest reseller yet

HP has expanded its reseller channel with a Sun Thumper-bashing griddled hybrid storage/server just for Oracle. Oracle is selling an HP Oracle Database Machine, a customised bundle of Oracle database and data warehouse software running on a grid of eight HP Proliant servers running Oracle RAC, and 14 specialised Exadata servers …
Chris Mellor, 26 Sep 2008
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HP talks clouds, diamonds and tiaras

For HP the "big switch" to cloud computing is a big opportunity but is not really a switch at all. Here at HP's Software Universe event in Vienna the cloud is mentioned a lot but you can't for a moment think that HP's head is in the clouds. It's not. The company does not believe in Nick Carr's Big Switch premise - that there …
Chris Mellor, 10 Dec 2008
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HP OpenView software can tax corporate bottlenecks

HP's software group this week has renewed its march toward profitability by rolling out two new OpenView software packages designed to give customers' better insight into their application and service performance. New to the HP software fold are the OpenView Business Process Insight (BPI) and Route Analytics Management System …
Ashlee Vance, 14 Jun 2004
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HP wrestles IBM for top spot

HP has claimed it will be the world's largest IT company by the end of this year, surpassing IBM on revenue. The switch in positions depends on IBM - HP's financial year ended on October 31, and it announced revenues of $91.7bn. IBM's financial year doesn't finish until the end of December; analysts suggest it could report less …
Bryan Betts, 17 Dec 2006

Red Hat to mash up KVM hypervisor and Gluster file system

Red Hat bought its way into server virtualization by acquiring Qumranet and gave the world the KVM hypervisor, commercialized as Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization. Several years later, it bought its way into clustered file systems by eating Gluster and commercializing its eponymous file system as Red Hat Storage Server. And now …

Everything still fine and dandy with HP in Q4

Ongoing cost-cutting measures at Hewlett-Packard continue to make their quarterly earnings a cheerful affair for stockholders — although probably not for the 15,000 former employees sacrificed since 2005 to buoy profits. The largest PC vendor's fourth quarter results beat analyst expectations today, and the company offered a …
Austin Modine, 19 Nov 2007
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HP's Neoview appliance – think fridge

One of the most interesting factoids about Neoview, the data warehousing platform sort of announced by HP last year, is that it really is a "platform", a box which takes the notion of plug'n'play to new levels. It is, of course, based on the NonStop high availability O/S which now runs native on HP's Itanium-based Integrity …
Martin Banks, 23 Mar 2007
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HP rides EDS buy through Meltdown

It is beginning to look like Mark Hurd, chairman and chief executive officer of IT giant Hewlett-Packard, has one of the easiest jobs in the market. Maybe second only to Sam Palmisano, IBM's chairman and CEO and Hurd's chief rival in the IT space. For the fiscal fourth quarter ending October 31, HP reported sales of $33.6bn, up …
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HP printer, server, and PC sales in double digit dip

Wall Street has been waiting on the edge of its window ledge seat to see how IT giant Hewlett-Packard performed during its first fiscal quarter of the year. And they can finally relax. HP reported sales of $28.8bn, up 1.2 per cent, and net earnings came in at $1.85bn, down 13.1 per cent compared to the year-ago quarter. Just …