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HP: Hewlett-Packard Company is an American multinational information technology corporation that provides products, technologies, software, solutions and services to consumers, small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and large enterprises, including customers in the government, health and education sectors.

The company was founded in a one-car garage in Palo Alto by William (Bill) Redington Hewlett and Dave Packard. HP is the world's leading PC manufacturer. It specializes in developing and manufacturing computing, data storage, and networking hardware, designing software and delivering services. Major product lines include personal computing devices, enterprise, and industry standard servers, related storage devices, networking products, software and a diverse range of printers, and other imaging products. (Source:

Finding the Right Cloud Solutions for your Organisation

Section: Research
If you manage technology today, you know the story: everything is mobile, connected, interactive, immediate, and fluid. Expectations are high. On any given day, it's all about service delivery. You need to provide technology-enabled services to your people whenever and wherever they need them-and you need to do it cost-effectively, securely, and quickly. This is one of the driving forces behind the rise in cloud computing. Cloud computing can provide new levels of collaboration, agility, ...   read more

Companies Should Dump Unnecessary Apps

Section: News
The average global company has around 20% of "redundant applications”, according to a new study carried out by Capgemini and HP. The research found that millions of out-dated apps are still being used within US and European companies that don't provide full business value. This highlights the need for companies to better streamline their IT applications, especially before migration to the cloud, in order to avoid spending valuable resources and finances on the maintenance of unn ...   read more

Gartner: PC Market Declined 11.7% in Q4 2012

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The latest figures from analysts Gartner have found that the PC market in Western Europe dropped by 11.7% in the final quarter of 2012, with France seeing the strongest decline in the region. Overall in 2012, the market saw a dip of 8.4% compared to 2011, with total PC shipments for the year reaching 58 million units. In the final quarter of the year, all PC segments, including mobile and desktops, saw a decline in sales. In the corporate sector, decline wasn’t as bad a ...   read more

HP Lay-off 2000 more Staff

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HP has added a further 2000 staff to its redundancy program, making for a total of 29,000 of its workers threatened with job loss. The redundancies are part of the tech company’s restructuring as it looks to invest more heavily in R&D. "The restructuring plan includes both a voluntary early retirement program for eligible US employees and non-voluntary workforce reductions and is expected to result in 29,000 employees exiting the company by the end of that period," HP reve ...   read more

IT Pay Rises for Second Year in Row

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According to new research carried out by recruitment specialists ‘giant group’, IT contractors expect to see pay increases for the second year in a row, with 67% of those asked feeling confident that they will see salaries continue to rise in 2014. This is an increase of 6% on those surveyed last year and indicates growing confidence in the sector. 53% also said that they expect more job opportunities to become available in 2014, whilst just 5% said that they thought new job ope ...   read more

Judge Rules Oracle Must Continue to Supply HP

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HP has won the right to force Oracle to continue developing software for its Itanium servers after a judge ruled that Oracle are in breach of contract. This means that the latter will have to continue to produce software for HP’s high-end Intel servers until they cease manufacturing them. "Today’s proposed ruling is a tremendous win for HP and its customers. The Superior Court of the State of California, Santa Clara County, has confirmed the existence of a contract between HP a ...   read more

Microsoft and HP Join Forces to Improve Cloud

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HP and Microsoft have joined forces in order to offer a private cloud solution suitable for even the largest enterprises. The news comes in the wake of Microsoft's recent announcement of their cloud strategy and the release of licensing for System Center 2012, which has now become generally available. System Center 2012 has been updated in order to integrate core cloud capabilities and speed up deployment. read more

Server Sales Decline in Q1 2013

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Worldwide shipments of servers dipped in the first quarter of the year, showing a year-on-year decline of 0.7%, whilst revenue saw a drop of 5% compared to the same period in 2012, according to Gartner. "The first quarter of 2013 was certainly not a strong period for the server market on a global level,” said Jeffrey Hewitt , r ...   read more