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  • After drama, HP to keep its PC business after all

    Hewlett-Packard isn't going out of the PC business after all. Today, CEO Meg Whitman announced the company would continue to make and sell PCs, <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/t/data-discovery/what-it-means-if-hp-dumps-its-pc-business-170226">reversing a decision </a>made by her predecessor Léo Apotheker in August -- a decision that riled investors and employees and<a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/applications/hp-board-ousts-apotheker-whitman-in-ceo-173762"> led to his ouster</a> in late September. Since the August announcement, <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/the-sharks-are-circling-hp-can-anyone-save-it-170747">HP's future has been repeatedly questioned</a>, as has the competence of its senior management. The appointment of board member Whitman as CEO <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/hps-meg-whitman-new-ceo-same-old-strategy-173792">added to the criticisms</a>.

  • In pictures: 7 ways to use HP TouchPads after they stop working

    Hewlett-Packard's announcement that it is discontinuing its TouchPad set off a $99 fire sale. But without HP's full attention and support from developers, these devices won't live long. However, they can still be useful even after they're useless as a tech device. Here are some ideas.

  • HP releases 3Par storage system, federated storage software

    As part of its Converged Storage portfolio, Hewlett-Packard (HP) today announced new federated storage software, Peer Motion, which enables admins to transparently move application workloads between disk systems in virtualized and cloud computing environments.

  • Microsoft pursues webOS devs, offers free phones

    Taking advantage of Hewlett-Packard's departure from the tablet and smartphone market, Microsoft has offered webOS developers free phones, tools and training to create apps for its Windows Phone 7 platform.

  • WebOS developers mourn HP's move but aren't surprised

    HP's decision to dump its WebOS mobile devices leaves diehard developers who built for it in limbo, said a former HP and Palm software development official who nonetheless lauded the technology and expressed hope that WebOS could be revived somehow.

  • A wrap-up of HP’s business strategy overhaul

    Following the announcement that HP will kill off its TouchPad tablet, smartphones and may spinoff its PC business, Computerworld Australia has compiled a round up of the latest news.

  • New multi-vendor management solution

    As more enterprises turn to multi-sourcing as a way to drive down IT costs, minimise delivery risk and increase efficiency, HP Enterprise Services has unveiled a service that aims to facilitate enterprise control of multi-vendor service environments.

  • HP pounces on prepaid card processing

    Hewlett-Packard (HP) has targeted the prepaid debit card market, launching processing services which it has claimed are safer than existing practices.

  • HP joins NZ govt print panel

    Hewlett-Packard (HP) has joined competing printer vendors Canon, Fuji Xerox, Konica Minolta and Ricoh to provide printing services as part of a whole-of-government panel to New Zealand departments and agencies.

  • HP's Leo Apotheker: We're heading to the cloud

    A day after Hewlett-Packard CEO Leo Apotheker outlined his strategic vision for HP -- a plan chock-full of new cloud offerings -- he sat down with IDG Enterprise Chief Content Officer John Gallant and InfoWorld Editor in Chief Eric Knorr to share his thoughts on a wide variety of issues in this latest installment of the IDGE CEO Interview Series. In this conversation, Apotheker, who's been with HP just over four months, talked about why HP is better positioned than IBM to help customers deliver on the promise of cloud and how he plans to rapidly eclipse the likes of IBM, Oracle, and others in the analytics market. (Short answer: Apotheker will leave old-school BI to the other players. HP's focus will be on analytics and Big Data.)

  • HP unifies application development management

    Focusing on software delivery processes, Hewlett-Packard will formally launch today its HP ALM 11 Platform, which the company says automates application modernization from requirements management to quality and performance.