Do small businesses still need a server? In my case, I do still run a couple, mainly for trying out new releases of server products like Windows Server 2012 R2, System Center 2012, Exchange and SharePoint. The ability to quickly run up VMs for testing software is of huge value; you can do this with
…continue reading My last server? HP ML310e G8 quick review
Here at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona HP has announced a 7” Android tablet which will be available in April.
I took a quick look at the Mobile Focus event today. The back of the device is more interesting, showing logos for HP and for Beats Audio.
From the front you would be pushed
…continue reading HP goes Android: what does that say about Windows 8?
2011 felt like a pivotal year in technology. What was pivoting? Well, users are pivoting away from networks and PCs and towards cloud and devices. The obvious loser is Microsoft, which owns PCs and networks but is a distant follower in devices and has mixed prospects in the cloud. Winners include Apple, Google, Amazon, and
…continue reading ITWriting.com awards 2011: ten key happenings, from Nokia’s burning platform to HP’s nightmare year
HP has announced that webOS, the mobile operating system acquired with Palm, will become an open source project:
HP will make the underlying code of webOS available under an open source license. Developers, partners, HP engineers and other hardware manufacturers can deliver ongoing enhancements and new versions into the marketplace.
HP will engage the
…continue reading HP contributes webOS to open source. Where next for HP mobile devices?
HP has announced that HP is keeping its Personal Systems Group, its PC division.
“HP objectively evaluated the strategic, financial and operational impact of spinning off PSG. It’s clear after our analysis that keeping PSG within HP is right for customers and partners, right for shareholders, and right for employees,” said Meg Whitman, HP president
…continue reading Sanity prevails at HP which is keeping its PC division
I had a look at HP’s latest financials, following last night’s triple blast of news from the computer giant. It is ceasing webOS operations, acquiring enterprise knowledge management company Autonomy, and considering (though only considering) a spin-off or other major change to its PC division, the Personal Systems Group. Here is what HP said:
…continue reading HP business breakdown and why a PC spin-off could backfire
Oh yes, and buys Autonomy, a fast-growing specialist in enterprise knowledge management.
Here’s the news from HP’s announcement:
As part of the transformation, HP announced that its board of directors has authorized the exploration of strategic alternatives for the company’s Personal Systems Group. HP will consider a broad range of options that may include, among
…continue reading HP discontinues WebOS, considers PC spin-off. Should have stuck with Microsoft
Gartner’s Nick Jones addressed this question in a blog post yesterday. He refers to the “rule of three” which conjectures that no more than three large vendors can succeed in a mature market. If this applies in mobile, then we will see no more than three survivors, after failures and consolidation, from the following group
…continue reading Which mobile platforms will fail?
HP’s Todd Bradley, Executive Vice President of Personal Systems and formerly CEO of Palm, was interviewed by Jon Fortt at CNBC. Fortt asks some great questions which mostly get woolly answers, but did get this statement from Bradley:
We will not do a Linux, Android phone. We won’t do a Microsoft Phone … we’ll deliver
…continue reading HP will not do Android or Windows Phone 7 smartphones – but what chance for webOS?