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HP's big IT consolidation

The company has trimmed the number of apps it runs from 2,500 to around 1,800, but faces another round of consolidation after the EDS acquisition
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Written by Larry Dignan, Contributing Editor on

ZDNet.com's Larry Dignan says integrating software systems can create perpetual migraines.

HP has trimmed the number of applications running within the company from 2,500 to approximately 1,800. But the kicker, he says, is that the IT consolidation will wrap up just as HP completes its acquisition of services giant EDS, which means another round of consolidation.

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