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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Hewlett-Packard plans to cut its global energy use 20 percent by 2010. Correspondent Sumi Das looks at "green" strategies the company is implementing to accomplish its goal, such as designing new energy-efficient datacenters and helping make cities more eco-friendly through IT. She also talks to Bonnie Nixon, HP's director of sustainability, about the company's recycling efforts and its plan to eliminate unsafe materials inside its PCs.
At Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco, HP CEO Mark Hurd joins Oracle CEO Larry Ellison via video conference to show a new hardware solution developed by the two tech companies. The HP Oracle Database Machine is pre-configured and certified to run Oracle's business intelligence apps and real application clusters. HP will provide hardware support and the machines will be ordered from Oracle.
ZDNet correspondent Sumi Das and senior editor Sam Diaz talk about the recent announcement that Hewlett-Packard will be reducing its workforce by nearly 25,000 due to its integration with EDS. They also discuss how HP is competing with IBM for more IT services market share.
On June 17, the public will get the chance to explore Disney's brand-new attraction, the "Innovention Dream Home." CNET News.com's Kara Tsuboi traveled to Tomorrowland and got a sneak peek at some of the technology built into the home. See the magic mirror that every girl will be drooling over.
Dignan says integrating software systems can create perpetual migraines. HP has trimmed the number of applications running within the company from 2500 to approximately 1800. But the kicker, he says, is that IT consolidation will wrap up just as it completes its acquisition of services giant EDS, which means another round of consolidation.
Hewlett-Packard's Mscape suite of software applications helps users create location-based games and tours. HP brings its technology, currently in beta, to life with an urban adventure using handheld devices and actors. Here, CNET News.com's Erica Ogg chronicles her journey in San Francisco.
Tipped-off by a reader, ZDNet's David Berlind takes HP to task in Tech Shakedown for what appears to be a serious problem with the Wi-Fi feature on some Pavilion notebooks. Despite many complaints listed on HP's Web site over nearly five months, there's been little response from HP. Instead, the forum shows customers banding together to figure out the remedial steps to solve the problems.
Thomas Perkins, co-founder and director emeritus of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, speaks at the Venture One Outlook conference in San Francisco about why current corporate boards can easily fail. He discusses the meltdown at Enron and the fallacy of building what he calls compliance boards that don't know their corporation's specific industry.