Doubts Linger as HP Poises for a Split. HP's Big Deal: Tech Giant Buys Aruba Networks for $2.7B. SAN FRANCISCO — Hewlett-Packard is buying wireless networking company Aruba Networks for about $2.7 billion, in what amounts to HP's first major acquisition since its disastrous purchase of a British software company in 2011. Aruba, based in Sunnyvale, California, makes Wi-Fi networking systems for shopping malls, corporate campuses, hotels and universities. Its business has grown as more people are using mobile devices at work, school and elsewhere. Aruba may help HP capitalize on that trend, which has cut into sales of traditional HP products such as desktop computers. The deal also could help HP compete with tech rivals such as Cisco Systems and gain new access to Asian markets, particularly in China. HP is seeking to expand its tech portfolio for business customers at a time when it is preparing to split into two companies — one focused on selling computer systems and software to businesses, and the other selling personal computers and printers.
New HP Apollo Supercomputers Amps Up IBM Rivalry | Business Technology Solution Sales content from The VAR Guy. Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) has unwrapped two new Apollo supercomputers, one of which is the first liquid-cooled supercomputer at the high end of the market, signaling the vendor’s intention to extend its lead over IBM (IBM) in the high-performance segment. HP rolled out its Apollo 6000 and 8000 supercomputer systems, aimed at delivering unmatched supercomputing price performance, at its Discover conference in Las Vegas on June 9. The vendor claimed the Apollo 6000, which can accommodate 160 servers in one rack, outperforms the competition while gobbling up about half of the energy. The unit will be of interest to solution providers selling into the financial services and CAD/CAM design markets, officials said.
It’s the second system, the Apollo 8000, that has drawn considerable attention. HP said it’s the first supercomputer to be cooled by liquid, as in water. “There is nothing like this on the market,” Antonio Neri, HP Server Business chief, told Bloomerg. Hewlett-Packard (HP) SWOT analysis 2013. Brand loyalty by mobile PC brand | MetaFacts' findings. Brand loyalty is particularly strong for Apple customers, with repurchase intent the highest of all mobile PC brands. It’s often argued by Apple fans that this is because of the greatness of the Apple experience. It could also be argued that Apple has strong repurchase intent because of its closed, proprietary nature, requiring any switching users to possibly purchase new peripherals and software, as well as face a learning curve.Among Windows mobile PC brands, only Dell has a repurchase intent level nearing half (47%). Of all the mobile PC brands, Dell ranks first. Gateway fares last in repurchase intent, with 28% of Gateway mobile PC intending to buy the same brand.
Mobile PC Brand Repurchase Loyalty – Mobile PC Brand Profile Report Other findings in the Mobile PC Profile Report include: Brand Shares of Mobile & Desktop PCs Mobile PC Brands by Year Acquired Market Segments and Mobile PC Brands Operating Systems & Mobility Operating Systems on Mobile PCs – Pre-installed or Aftermarket? PC sales decrease as tablets rise in popularity. PC sales decrease dramatically The consumer desire for tablets and smartphones has resulted in shipments of laptops, netbooks and desktops computers dropping significantly in the last quarter.
Retailers are drastically decreasing the amount of personal computers they stock and sell. This drop has been complemented by a sharp rise in the amount of mobile devices they supply. The research company Gartner has shown that shipments of personal computers have dropped by 12.7 units in the second quarter. The age of the mobile device The increasing interest in mobile devices such as the iPad, iPhone and Blackberry has affected the PC market drastically.
Tom Glass, creative director at theEword, said: “A company must continually update its devices as well as introduce new products to the market if it wants to remain within the eye of the consumer. HP Shows How to Outsource Production While Keeping Control Over Suppliers. HP Shows How to Outsource Production While Keeping Control Over Suppliers By: Global Logistics & Supply Chain Strategies | Lots of companies worry about losing control over their supply chains when they outsource manufacturing to independent producers. Hewlett-Packard Co. is doing something about it. Like many high-tech leaders, HP has embraced the doctrine of outsourcing. It relies on multiple contract manufacturers to turn out sub-assemblies and branded product, including personal computers and printers, at sites around the world. With contract manufacturers in the picture, HP runs the risk that component prices will be artificially inflated.
HP's solution is to retain control over the purchase and distribution of components headed for the assembly line. In actuality, the strategy calls for a four-way relationship, among HP Global Procurement, the component supplier, contract manufacturer, and original equipment manufacturer (OEM), which most of the time is HP itself. Hewlett-Packard shows how to fatten shareholders while firing workers. Shareholders of the big high-tech company Hewlett-Packard have done pretty nicely over the last year.
Their stock gains have outpaced the Standard & Poor's 500 Index by about 14 percentage points, and in 2014 they pocketed a handsome $2.7 billion through share repurchases and $1.2 billion in dividends. Other stakeholders and the rest of H-P's business, not so much. The company has cut about 44,000 jobs since 2012 and plans to bring the total toll to 55,000 by the end of this fiscal year. That would be more than 15% of the workforce the company employed in October 2011, around the time that Meg Whitman took over as its chief executive. Doubts about whether Whitman has a sustainable strategy for H-P were resurgent Tuesday, when the company released its first-quarter results.
Whitman and her management team blamed the company's disappointing revenue figure on the strong dollar, or more precisely on the weak Euro. Whitman has done OK, though. Hmm. HPQ Competitors | Hewlett-Packard Company Common Stock. Yahoo Finance Sign In Mail YahooHome Search for share prices Finance Search Report an Issue Thu, Apr 2, 2015, 2:23pm EDT - US Markets close in 1 hr and 37 mins Dow 0.45% Nasdaq More On HPQ Quotes Charts Interactive News & Info Company Analyst Coverage Ownership Financials Hewlett-Packard Company (HPQ) -NYSE Watchlist. Hewlett-Packard Company | American company. Hewlett-Packard Company, American manufacturer of software and computer services.
Headquarters are in Palo Alto, California. Founding and early growth The company was founded on January 1, 1939, by William R. Hewlett and David Packard, two recent electrical-engineering graduates of Stanford University. It was the first of many technology companies to benefit from the ideas and support of engineering professor Frederick Terman, who pioneered the strong relationship between Stanford and what eventually emerged as Silicon Valley. Postwar growth After the war, Packard became responsible for the company’s business, while Hewlett led its research and development efforts. To help fund the development of new products, Hewlett-Packard raised money by issuing public stock in 1957.
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