Hewlett-Packard

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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20 good apps for the HP TouchPad

20 good apps for the HP TouchPad

With over a million new TouchPad owners thanks to the fire sale by HP, the search for good apps is being conducted by many. These 20 apps are as good as they get on any tablet platform. All of these apps are available in the App Catalog on the TouchPad.

October 9, 2011 by in Hardware

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

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 in Mobility

Best smartphones of 2011 ... for now

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 in Hewlett-Packard

The Green Enterprise: HP

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.

April 15, 2009 by in Hardware

Oracle CEO launches 'world's fastest database machine'

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.

September 24, 2008 by in Data Centers

How HP's layoffs will impact IT

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.

September 16, 2008 by in CXO

Disneyland unveils 'dream home'

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.

June 17, 2008 by in Hewlett-Packard

Dignan’s Memo: HP’s big IT consolidation

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.

May 30, 2008 by in Hewlett-Packard

Do HP Pavilions have a Wi-Fi problem?

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.

October 25, 2007 by in Hewlett-Packard

Tom Perkins: HP did not want independent directors

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.

February 28, 2007 by in Hewlett-Packard

HP Officejet H470

HP Officejet H470

If you need a portable printer, the Officejet H470 isn't a bad choice. If you can endure the price, then you can expect a high quality portable printer.

December 16, 2008 by in Mobility

HP Compaq 6730b

HP Compaq 6730b

The HP Compaq 6730b is a reasonable but uninteresting business notebook. Unfortunately the competition — and even HP — are offering much better systems at a comparative or lower price.

November 23, 2008 by in Intel

HP EliteBook 6930p

HP EliteBook 6930p

A solid business laptop with excellent battery life, the EliteBook 6930p won't disappoint, but there is little in this laptop to warrant the 'Elite' label.

November 6, 2008 by in Intel

HP Mini 1000

HP Mini 1000

HP may have arrived late to the consumer netbook game, but by lifting the generous keyboard from last year's business-oriented model, the Mini 1000 easily joins the category's top tier.

October 30, 2008 by in Hewlett-Packard

HP 2533t Mobile Thin Client

HP 2533t Mobile Thin Client

The desktop is dead, long live the thin client desktop. Following the trend of migrating applications into the datacentre, thin clients have become increasingly popular. We found HP's first mobile thin client to be a reliable system at a reasonable price.

August 24, 2008 by in Windows

HP iPAQ 612c Business Navigator

HP iPAQ 612c Business Navigator

HP's latest iPAQ, the 612c Business Navigator, is a solid offering with lots of features and good battery life. It's a bland-looking and giant handset, but good performance and crisp touchscreen somewhat make up for the poor keypad.

August 13, 2008 by in Hewlett-Packard

HP Officejet J6480

HP Officejet J6480

The Officejet J6480 is Hewlett-Packard's newest all-in-one printer with a host of features designed to appeal to small-to-midsize businesses that want a low-cost, feature-rich device capable of handling projects across the board. The price and features set make the J6480 one of our favourite do-it-all devices.

May 13, 2008 by in Hewlett-Packard

HP StorageWorks AiO400

HP StorageWorks AiO400

The StorageWorks 400 is a neat little box yet, while it is very easy to use and implement, we wonder whether this will be enough to justify the relatively high price tag in the mind of most potential purchasers.

August 19, 2007 by in Hewlett-Packard

HP StorageWorks AiO600

HP StorageWorks AiO600

The StorageWorks AiO600 will make your job easy if you need to migrate an Exchange or SQL Server as the wizards and ASM are very user friendly. If, however, you do not need all this then perhaps a NAS box with less bells and whistles may be a better bet.

August 15, 2007 by in Hewlett-Packard

HP StorageWorks D2D110

HP StorageWorks D2D110

An affordable intermediate backup device for SMBs who want to take advantage of iSCSI. And with seamless integration and good performance the D2D110 is an excellent addition to any existing backup system.

July 18, 2007 by in Hewlett-Packard

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