Posts Tagged ‘Hewlett-Packard’
Hewlett-Packard bought open-source software start-up Eucalyptus to bolster its cloud portfolio, marking its first acquisition since the disastrous Autonomy deal. Speculation persists that HP is actually gearing up for a major acquisition swing, including a bid for VMware, to expand its capabilities and open new revenue streams.
The U.S. government signed off on the IBM sale of its x86 server unit to Lenovo last week. Now, the real fun begins as Lenovo absorbs thousands of employees and customers, and competitors try to capitalize on the transition.
HP unveiled a new Mobilize Your Business Program that combines hardware and software solutions along with partner enablement tools tailored to solution providers looking to help customers integrate mobile technologies.
The $2.3 billion deal for IBM to sell its x86 server unit to Lenovo continues to slog through U.S. regulatory reviews, as government officials are concern about national security implications. The key to getting the deal done will likely come down to maintenance arrangements.
The Surface 3 tablet-laptop hybrid went on sale over the weekend, marking Microsoft’s official entry into competitor status with its OEM and reseller partners. And the competition levels are only going to get more intense.
Dell, too, is looking to capitalize on IBM’s sale of its entry-level server business to Lenovo by wooing disaffected Big Blue partners. As channel chief Cheryl Cook sees it, Dell is in a much better position to capitalize than rival Hewlett-Packard.
Microsoft is doing a full-court press to get pre-orders of its new Surface Pro 3 tablet, but the device is still unavailable to most of the channel. Perhaps solution providers should take Microsoft’s advice and sell other vendors’ tablets and convertible computers.
According to published reports, IBM and Lenovo have filed requests for extension to give U.S. national security regulators more time to review the proposed $2.3 billion sale of the IBM entry-level server unit to Lenovo.