Gartner today released its figures for worldwide server shipments. The segment grew 15 percent in the fourth quarter of 2004 compared with the same quarter in 2003.
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We recently cited data from ZDNet's 2004 Printer Technology Study that cast HP as the clear favorite for color document imaging equipment . It turns out there is a bit more to the story.
While all eyes are on HP's new chief executive Mark Hurd, the decision suggests that that Vyomesh Joshi (VJ), HP's head of personal computers and printing and imaging is clearly on a fast track for the top job, according to analyst Rob Enderle, of the Enderle Group. In a blog post, he praises HP for selecting Hurd, but veers suddenly toward an affirmation that VJ will eventually lead the company.
"We believe HP will have to aggressively consider a split-up" Yankee analyst Phil Fersht thinks that now is an opportune time for a Fiorina-less HP to reconsider its product road map and seriously think about segregating peripherals and the data center environment. Was the company's merger with Compaq a big mistake?
HP is positioning Helion Managed Services as an alternative to owning and managing storage assets, and says it's different from previous managed services offerings.
One of former HP CEO Mark Hurd's closest aides, and a person connected to the hiring of the marketing contractor whose sexual harassment claim led to Hurd's resignation, resigned from HP this week.
According to Reuters, HP shareholders have agreed to drop all claims against current and former executives at HP, including CEO Meg Whitman. Claims against Michael Lynch are still game.
Shushovan Hussain has filed a motion to challenge HP's settlement with its shareholders regarding its botched acquisition of the British software company.
Hewlett-Packard has released a batch of USB keys for numerous Proliant server models which contain malware that could allow an attacker to take over an infected system.(From ZDNet Australia)
Companies aim to "help advance the technology" of business parters and corporate clients in the world's computer-manufacturing hub.(From Reuters)