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March 14, 2011  9:42 PM

HP to host app store for enterprises



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Hewlett-Packard, HP, IT channel products and services, Leo Apotheker

Today’s HP Summit has been heavy on buzzwords and light on details, but there is now some verification that Hewlett-Packard plans to build a “cloud-based” (what else?) store for enterprise applications.

HP, which already launched Infrastructure-as-a-Service for enterprise customers will offer public cloud infrastructure in the future, said Leo Apotheker, HP CEO on Monday afternoon. Continued »

March 14, 2011  1:17 PM

All eyes on HP



Posted by: badarrow
Adrian Jones, Barbara Darrow, Hewlett-Packard, HP, HP APC, IT channel products and services, IT channel products and technologies, Leo Apotheker, Mark Hurd

Hewlett-Packard CEO Leo Apotheker will take the stage later today in San Francisco to outline his (so-far unclear) vision for the IT giant. 

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March 10, 2011  2:51 PM

HP CEO slammed by shareholder group



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Hewlett-Packard, HP, HP board, IT channel products and services, Leo Apotheker, Mark Hurd, Meg Whitman

Hewlett-Packard shareholders should not vote for three new board members backed by new HP CEO Leo Apotheker, according to Institutional Shareholder Services Inc.

The advocacy group said HP CEO Leo Apotheker improperly moved to appoint these new directors, contrary to the computer giant’s own rules about board member selection. Continued »


March 9, 2011  2:21 PM

Ingram Micro ups its green IT game with e-recycling service



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Clover Technologies, e-Steward, e-waste, Heather Clancy, Ingram Micro, IT channel products and services, recycling, ValCom

One of the topics that I blog about most regularly (elsewhere) is green IT. Personally speaking, I think one of the easiest ways for a technology solution provider to become involved in the green IT movement is by bringing expertise in end-of-life product management to its customers. Indeed, why not think about end of life at the beginning of life, when you are deploying technology? Continued »


March 8, 2011  6:13 PM

HP services take it on the chin



Posted by: badarrow
Accenture, Barbara Darrow, EDS, Hewlett-Packard, HP, HP Services, IBM, IT channel products and services, IT channel products and technologies, Oracle

Sometimes you wonder if Hewlett-Packard can buy itself a break. Checkout this Wall Street Journal  headline: IBM shows HP how to serve clients.

Ouch.

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March 7, 2011  9:18 PM

Cisco makes three courting SMBs



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Cisco Systems, Hewlett-Packard, HP, IBM, IT channel products and services, IT channel products and technologies, SMBs

Last week it was Cisco Systems’ turn to court SMBs. The networking giant, which has had its head in the enterprise with UCS, used its annual Cisco Partner Summit to talk up the importance of the SMB market. Continued »


February 25, 2011  1:07 AM

HP focuses on MDF changes in PartnerOne program



Posted by: PatOuellette
Hewlett-Packard, HP, HP Americas Partner Conference, IT channel products and technologies, market development funds, MDF, PartnerOne, Pat Ouellette

Hewlett-Packard said it will make it easier and faster for its partners to get their market development funds (MDF) and will give them more notice of PartnerOne program changes. Continued »


February 24, 2011  3:34 PM

HP’s the odd man out as IBM and Oracle tango



Posted by: badarrow
Add new tag, Barbara Darrow, Hewlett-Packard, HP, HP board, IBM, IT channel products and services, IT channel products and technologies, Larry Ellison, Leo Apotheker, Mark Hurd, Oracle, Ray Lane, Sam Palmisano

Oracle, which some wiseguy termed the world’s scariest software company, may now–with the Sun acquisition – be the world’s scariest IT company, Period.

The software giant’s acquisition of Sun Microsystems famously turned it into a hardware company–raising eyebrows in some very big boardrooms. Last September, IBM chairman Sam Palmisano publicly noted Oracle as the competitor that  worries him most. Continued »


February 23, 2011  7:14 PM

Whither Adrian Jones?



Posted by: badarrow
Adrian Jones, Barbara Darrow, Hewlett-Packard, HP, IT channel products and services, IT channel products and technologies, Mark Hurd, Oracle, Sun, Sun hardware

The latest parlor game among Hewlett-Packard channel partners is guessing where Adrian Jones will set up shop.

Jones, as first reported by SearchITChannel.com yesterday, quietly resigned from HP last week. Continued »


February 23, 2011  2:35 PM

Research: CRM spending boost will outstrip those for productivity suite, ERP apps



Posted by: Heather Clancy
CRM, Gartner, Heather Clancy, IT channel products and services, Microsoft, Salesforce.com

Just how important is it for businesses to fix customer service and overall customer relations now that the economy is showing signs of improvement? Important enough for the CRM (aka customer relationship management) category to emerge as the top focus of spending increases in a new survey about software applications by market research firm Gartner. Continued »


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