Posts Tagged ‘Hewlett-Packard’
Uneven results among HP’s business units give the channel pause over HP, which may be steering the right course but is far from fully righting the ship.
Hewlett-Packard and Google suffered a minor setback to their challenge of Microsoft’s dominance of the PC market with the discontinued sale of Chromebook 11 models. Is this the end of the Chromebook experiment?
HP continues to shoot for the moon with its power- and space-thrifty Moonshot servers, this week rolling out a line based on Opteron processors from AMD.
Vendors have long told partners to sell solutions, or complete systems that solve business problems. Now vendors such as SAP, HP and Parallels are rethinking their go-to-market models, building concepts and channel models based on customer personas.
As other big vendors show signs of slowing sales and transitional challenges, Hewlett-Packard is emerging from its reorganization efforts more nimble and confident. In the words of channel chief Stephen DiFranco, “We’ve got a little of our mojo back.”
Businesses are looking for speed of execution with systems that deliver better outcomes. HP channel chief Stephen DiFranco says the vendor’s new Just Right IT program isn’t just about simplifying product selection, but helping solution providers more readily meet future value expectations.
Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman tells analysts longtime partners in innovation Intel and Microsoft are now competitors. This shows how technology disruptions and shifting opportunities are redrawing the competitive landscape.
The HP boss claims she is comfortable with the progress of transformation efforts after being ‘dangerously behind’ this time a year ago.
PC sales continued to decline in the third quarter, as the back-to-school season didn’t yield a significant uptick in demand. However, the decline isn’t as bad as expected, thanks in large part to businesses buying more PCs, many through the channel.
Hewlett-Packard collaborated with Google to develop two new sub-$300 Chromebooks specifically for the SMB market. HP is chasing a sharp rise Chromebook demand, which could signal a threat to Microsoft’s PC dominance.