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May 20, 2012  2:48 PM

Video tour of the HP EliteBook Folio

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HP, ultrabook

In this video recorded at the recent HP Global Influencer Summit in Shanghai, I spoke to HP product manager. Kathy Nielson about the HP EliteBook Folio. This is a new Ultrabook, designed to bridge the gap between consumer and business laptops. HP is banking on the success of

June 7, 2011  8:18 AM

HP introduces pre-configured enterprise IT products/services

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Data warehouse, data-centre, HP, Services, Storage

HP is packaging up its servers, storage, network equipment, management tools and consultancy services in a bid to help businesses implement and rollout pre-configured...

April 12, 2011  11:14 AM

BI is NOT a Cloud application

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BI, cloud, Data warehouse, DBA, HP, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, Software testing, Teradata

Reading through the vast amount of analyst comment from Creative Intellect Consulting, Gartner, IDC, et al, it's hard to see how CIOs get any sleep. Over the last year, however, there appear to be two key themes that are at the top of the CIO agenda, Cloud and Business Intelligence. Now...

March 18, 2011  2:37 PM

Can HP innovate?

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Cloud Computing, HP, Server, Virtualisation

If everyone buys cloud services, what will happen to the hardware makers? The reality of cloud computing is finally sinking in - at least for HP, which unveiled its "hybrid" cloud strategy this...

February 4, 2011  2:45 PM

HP fails to tell customers which PCs are affected by Sandy Bridge flaw

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People on the HP desktop hardware support forum have waited days for the company to do the honourable thing and list the PC models affected by the Sandy Bridge...

August 27, 2010  10:47 AM

3Par eBay auction

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3PAR, Dell, HP


3Par's acqusition is almost becoming an eBay style bidding war with HP now outbidding Dell again. Storage has never been so exciting. Why is thin provisioning so hot?


April 23, 2009  12:50 PM

IT procurment needs a rethink – industry consolidation changes the game

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EMC, HP, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, Sun, Symantec, ukoug

Oracle's acquisition of Sun shows that everything is up for grabs Oracle has spent $35 billion since 2005 on major software acquisitions including Peoplesoft, Hyperion and Siebel. In 2008 HP bought EDS for $13.9 billion....

November 25, 2008  6:26 PM

3D holograms arrive

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Cisco, conference, hologram, HP, Musion, Telepresence

When I was a kid at school we did an experiment in Physics, an optical illusion in which a lit candle appeared in a glass of water.

The trick was performed by used a pane of glass set45 degrees to the viewer, which threw a reflection of the candle in the glass of water. It's called...

October 14, 2008  7:41 PM

Apple MacBook – Steve Jobs’s lost opportunity

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Advent, Apple, ASUS, HP, MacBook, Netbook

We had a moment earlier today on the news desk. Someone was raving about how important this new Apple would be. "Sub $800, that'll change the market, why buy a PC et etc etc." Well, as it turned out, Steve Jobs blew it.

He could have really gone to town with a...

April 30, 2008  7:49 PM

Skip Vista – you know it makes sense

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Dell, HP, PC, upgrade, vista, XP

With the first service pack now available, I wonder how many businesses are going to be upgrading to Vista? Not many it seems. Some businesses are not at all keen on Vista. Let's face it, what's the best way to break a modern PC...install Vista. All the tweaks Microsoft has made to make its...

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