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  • HP axes global operation, shunts it into main business

    Hewlett-Packard says it is ¬≠dissolving its global operations organisation and delegating the group’s activities to the company’s three main business groups, as part of an on-going companywide restructuring.

  • HP shows the way with new blade system roadmap

    Hewlett-Packard has revamped its BladeSystem, with a new architecture that improves the management and virtualisation capabilities of its blades and incorporates some of the technology capabilities used in its NonStop fault-tolerant servers.

  • HP targets mid-market

    Hewlett-Packard has released a new version of its NonStop fault-tolerant servers for mid-size businesses.

  • HP supports MySQL

    Hewlett-Packard is to support open source database MySQL, via a programme aimed at smaller business customers.

  • HP releases blade server tools

    Hewlett-Packard has introduced software aimed at simplifying the management of its BladeSystem blade servers running Linux.

  • HP adds compliance tracking to OpenView

    HP has enhanced its OpenView management software suite with a tool that allows data from individual OpenView tools to be brought together and re-used for compliance and auditing purposes.

  • HP buys defunct user group data

    Hewlett-Packard was the highest bidder for the now-defunct Interex HP user group’s customer database and mailing list, which were auctioned off late last month after Interex declared itself bankrupt.

  • Netscape to ship on HP PCs

    From next year, Hewlett-Packard's PC customers will be able to select Netscape as their default window to the internet, the companies announced on Monday.

  • HP plans 5,900 layoffs outside US

    Of the 14,500 layoffs announced by Hewlett-Packard in July, 5,900 will be cut from company sites in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA), an HP spokesman confirmed earlier this month.

  • HP confirms CGNZ buy

    Hewlett Packrd has confirmed it has signed an agreement to acquire Cap Gemini NZ and two related entities.
    The purchase price has not been disclosed.
    In a media statement, HP says CGNZ will add high-level business consulting and an enterprise resource planning practice to HP, as well as strength in a number of industry sectors, including energy and utilities, health, manufacturing, and central and local government.
    “This acquisition strengthens our ability to translate business issues into IT solutions for customers and will create a major consulting group in this market,” HP managing director Keith Watson is quoted as saying in the relase.
    “CGNZ’s business consulting services offer a complementary set of skills to round out our service offering, thus strengthening our ability to understand and deliver on the core business issues of our customers,” he says.
    The transaction is subject to certain closing conditions and is expected to be completed within approximately 30 days.
    Following completion, the business acquired from CGNZ will be fully integrated into HP Services’ Consulting and Integration unit.

  • HP snaps up CGNZ

    Hewlett-Packard has bought CGNZ, the New Zealand-owned arm of Cap Gemini, according to Computerworld sources.

  • HP restructuring begins

    Hewlett-Packard has made the first of its restructuring changes in New Zealand, with the disestablishment of the position of enterprise sales manager.