Hewlett-Packard is the PC leader and has a wide range of businesses ranging from printing to software to enterprise servers. HP also is a major services player via the acquisition of EDS. As IBM's primary rival, HP aims to sell customers an entire stack of hardware, software and services. Under Mark Hurd, HP was a lean, mean operational machine. The next CEO, however, must show that HP can grow organically sans acquisitions and cost cuts.

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HP TouchPad fire sale rush: photos

It took less than an hour for Harvey Norman's stock of HP TouchPads to run dry in Sydney after the electronics retailer announced a liquidation of the devices this afternoon.

August 22, 2011 by Luke Hopewell


Teen talk: Should HP have even bothered with the Veer?

HP's first smartphone after acquiring Palm is the HP Veer and there don't appear to be many who like the Zoolander-sized phone. It's similar to the previous Palm Pre devices, just smaller and less powerful. My 15-year old daughter took it for a spin for a week since I thought someone with smaller hands and less mobile needs might find it enjoyable.

May 22, 2011 by


Inside JB Hi-Fi's new concept store: photos

Electronics retailer JB Hi-Fi today opened its latest concept store in the new Westfield complex in Sydney CBD and company CEO Terry Smart spoke to ZDNet Australia about how the store came to be.

April 19, 2011 by Luke Hopewell


Best smartphones of 2011 ... for now

Now that CES, MWC, and CTIA are all wrapped up it is a good time to go through and list what we can consider the top 10 smartphones for the first half of 2011. That will likely change this summer when Apple announces a new iPhone and more Android devices hit the streets.

March 27, 2011 by

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HP builds $119m datacentre: photos

HP has officially launched a $119 million project to build a massive datacentre out in Sydney's west. Work has begun on the site, but there's a lot yet to go.

February 3, 2011 by Luke Hopewell

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