Hewlett-Packard CIO Randy Mott plans to cut the company's global data centers from 85 to 6, collapse more than 762 data marts to 1 enterprise data warehouse and whittle the company's application portfolio from 3,500 to 5,000 to 1,500. The goal: Provide data to help HP become more efficient and keep CEO Mark Hurd happy.
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Following CEO Mark Hurd and newly retired CFO Bob Wayman, HP CTO Shane Robison discussed the company's $3.6 billion annual R&D technology investment before the crowd of securities analysts this morning in New York City.
Hewlett-Packard's 2008 profit and revenue outlook are roughly in line with Wall Street's guesswork. Here are the numbers CFO Bob Wayman gave at HP's analyst meeting:Fiscal 2008 earnings:Low-end earnings projection: $2.
Hewlett-Packard CEO Mark Hurd said the company has more cost cutting to do and is using data to become more efficient. "We have a lot more work to be done at HP," said Hurd, speaking at the company's analyst conference in New York City.
A look at the headlines of the day:Salesforce.com has a commerce engine coming...
Salesforce.com is pre-announcing AppStore Checkout, a commerce engine for the company's AppExchange marketplace, which will include ordering, billing, invoicing, collection and renewal services through a single salesforce.
It's been quite a while since I covered the topic of spam from a technical point of view. I used to go deep on the issue.
Wanted: Computing services--storage, bandwidth, software and computing power. Price: Free.
Hewlett-Packard meets with financial analysts in New York on Tuesday and we'll be blogging from the event. Here are a few items to watch: --HP's enterprise data warehouse.
Socialtext launched a new offline version of its enterprise wiki software today. Socialtext Unplugged, developed in collaboration with Osmosoft, which makes TiddlyWiki, an open source AJAXed application, allows users to make wiki changes offline and then synch up with the server when connected.