On his way to becoming the next Lou Gerstner, the no-nonsense, conductor of IBM's turnaround in the 1990s, HP CEO Mark Hurd was busy setting Wall Street expectations. And unlike his predecessors--Carly Fiorina and Lew Platt--there would be no overpromising and underdelivering.
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Are you ready to farm out all the management of your printers and copiers too? Hewlett-Packard thinks so.
Ann Livermore wants more of your wallet. Livermore, executive vice president of HP's Technology Solutions Group, which includes enterprise storage and servers, services and software, said her unit is looking to improve its single digit portion of the spending pie at global 2000 companies.
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.
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.