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The Morning Download: Computing’s Future Lies at Edge of Network, Just Before the Cloud - CIO Journal. - WSJ
By Steve Rosenbush
Jun 20, 2018

For years, computing has been centralized in one place or another. First, the data center, and later massive clouds. Now, networks are taking a more decentralized structure, with power located at the so-called edge, be it a retail environment, an oil rig or an automobile. On Tuesday, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. said it will invest $4 billion during the next four years to accelerate innovation in what HPE calls “the intelligent edge.”

Edge of opportunity. “We see significant areas for growth … (as) more assets and ‘things’ come online and the amount of data generated continues to grow exponentially,” HPE CEO Antonio Neri told CIO Journal’s Sara Castellanos in an email. The number of devices connected to the internet will reach 20.4 billion by 2020, up from 8.4 billion in 2017, according to Gartner Research Inc. By 2021, 40% of enterprises will have an edge computing strategy in place, up from about 1% in 2017, Gartner says.

The payoff. Stewart Ebrat, CIO at bridal gown and fashion company Vera Wang Co., an HPE customer, maintains that with data analytics and Bluetooth-enabled beacon devices at the edge, a salesperson could know more about a prospective customer’s preferences as soon as they walk into a brick-and-mortar store. Says Mr. Ebrat: “The customer has always been number one (at Vera Wang), but technology is going to enhance that experience even further.”
cloud_computing  decentralization  edge  future  Industrial_Internet  IT  artificial_intelligence  centralization  machine_learning  HPE  HP  data_centers 
june 2018 by jerryking
Meg Whitman joins Katzenberg’s ‘bite-sized’ video start-up
February 24, 2018 | FT | Tim Bradshaw in Los Angeles and Shannon Bond in New York.

Ms Whitman, the outgoing boss of Hewlett Packard Enterprise and former head of eBay, will become chief executive of a new media venture started by DreamWorks Animation co-founder Jeffrey Katzenberg. 

The company — provisionally named “NewTV” — has not yet created any content or developed an app. 

“Right now I am the only employee,” Ms Whitman told the Financial Times, “but there is a lot of work [already] done on the business plan and the strategy”.

NewTV’s central idea of creating “premium” short-form video with Hollywood production values was developed at WndrCo, the tech-meets-media holding company co-founded by Mr Katzenberg alongside Ann Daly, former president of DreamWorks Animation, and Sujay Jaswa, Dropbox’s former chief financial officer.

Videos will be up to 10 minutes long and distributed directly to consumers, in a style similar to Netflix.......NewTV plans to ride a wave of change in consumer viewing habits, as eyeballs shift from the big screen to the smartphone. 

Mobile viewing is growing explosively in total minutes and viewing time. And I don’t think the industry is comprehensively serving that up right now....Despite the huge investment in professionally produced online video from the likes of Netflix, Apple, Facebook, Alphabet’s YouTube and Snapchat, Mr Katzenberg and Ms Whitman are betting that none is focusing on “snackable” content for watching on the go. 

“One has to envision this short-form content as a completely new format,” she said. “You can’t take existing content and chop it up, you have to create for this format. That is going to inspire a lot of creativity and a chance to tell stories in a different way.” 

NewTV will develop its content and its technology in concert, to ensure fast loading times and personalised recommendations. “In some ways this will be a data company,”
Meg_Whitman  CEOs  HP  Jeffrey_Katzenberg  NewTV  content  short-form  start_ups  entertainment_industry  digital_media  storytelling  platforms  SaaS  video  bite-sized  snackable  Quibi 
january 2018 by jerryking
HP OfficeJet Pro 8720 All-in-One Printer - HP Store Canada
Recommened by Shafi to be purchased from Costco for $229.
HP  printers 
november 2017 by jerryking
HP LaserJet Pro MFP M426fdw Wireless All-in-One Printer with Copy, Scan, Fax and Duplex Printing: Electronics
HP LaserJet Pro MFP M426fdw Wireless All-in-One Printer with Copy, Scan, Fax and Duplex Printing
HP  printers 
october 2017 by jerryking
Cisco, IBM and HP chase startups’ fountain of youth - The Globe and Mail
Cisco, IBM and HP chase startups’ fountain of youth
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NEW YORK — Reuters Breakingviews

Published Monday, Dec. 23 2013
Silicon_Valley  Cisco  IBM  HP  mergers_&_acquisitions  Splunk  Tableau  Workday 
december 2013 by jerryking
'Telepresence' Is Taking Hold -
Improved Technology, High Gas Prices Draw Smaller Companies In
HP  Cisco  telepresence  vidoeconferencing  office-space 
february 2013 by jerryking
Live and unplugged
Nov 21st 2012 || The Economist from The World In 2013 print edition | Tom Standage
mobile  Apple  Dell  HP  Microsoft 
january 2013 by jerryking
H.P.’s Misstep Shows Risk in the Push for Big Ideas -
November 21, 2012 | NYT | By QUENTIN HARDY.

The ill-fated marriage of the companies is a lesson for H.P. and other older technology giants as they throw billions at supposedly game-changing acquisitions, trying to gain a foothold in the future.

In that future, smartphones and tablets, connected to cloud-computing data centers, are the essential tools of work and play. Companies rent software over the air, rather than buying it with expensive maintenance contracts.

And vast streams of data are continually analyzed to find new patterns and make predictions about consumer behavior and product design. Autonomy, for instance, makes software that can analyze marketing patterns and advise a company on matters like where it should increase marketing resources.

These forces threaten older businesses, like H.P.’s traditional personal computer and data storage products. Other companies, like Oracle, Microsoft and Cisco, also face pressure. They are all trying to buy the future — and have the cash to do it..... But identifying the next big thing can be difficult, said Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, a professor of management at Yale University. Likely as not, he said, deals like the one for Autonomy have “maybe a 40 percent success, 60 percent failure rate.”

He added, “The odds are against you succeeding, but the odds are also worth taking.”

The real hazard, he said, is in the way companies describe these acquisitions as “natural, inevitable victories.” They should be seen, he said, as “an investment, like in research and development.”
Autonomy  big_bets  breakthroughs  cloud_computing  cultural_clash  failure  game_changers  HP  ideas  M&A  Meg_Whitman  mergers_&_acquisitions  mistakes  missteps  moonshots  Quentin_Hardy  risks  SaaS  subscriptions  success_rates 
november 2012 by jerryking
Carly Fiorina's Rough Ride -
November 30, 2004 | WSJ | By PUI-WING TAM |

Carly Fiorina's Rough Ride
H-P Chief Talks About Cuts, Compaq, Profit Miscues -- And Tech's Hard New Reality
Carly_Fiorina  Pui-Wing_Tam  HP  CEOs 
november 2012 by jerryking
H-P's New Printers: A Big Launch for the Battered Company -
October 29, 2012 | WSJ | By BEN WORTHEN

H-P's New Printers: A Big Launch for the Battered Company
HP  Ben_Worthen 
october 2012 by jerryking
Start-Ups Emerge as Tech Vendors of Choice -
August 23, 2012 | WSJ | by BEN WORTHEN.

A new crop of business-focused tech companies such as Splunk Inc. SPLK -0.23% and Palo Alto Networks Inc. PANW +0.98% have recently made successful public-market debuts, fueled by strong revenue growth.

Old-line tech vendors have taken notice. Microsoft in July paid $1.2 billion for Yammer Inc., which makes social-networking tools for businesses. IBM, Oracle and SAP AG SAP.XE +0.60% have all spent billions for younger online software makers. And H-P executives talk about reinventing the company by expanding into three hot businesses that aren't among its main ones today.

"That is a challenge to big companies to show that we can innovate," said Sanjay Poonen, president of global solutions at SAP.
Ben_Worthen  Big_Tech  Box  CIOs  HP  large_companies  Microsoft  Oracle  start_ups 
august 2012 by jerryking
Thomas Perkins
August 26, 1996 | FORBES ASAP |Owen Edwards
Kleiner_Perkins  venture_capital  vc  trailblazers  HP  Tom_Perkins  passions 
july 2012 by jerryking
The H-P-Compaq Mess Isn't All Carly's Doing -
May 21, 2002 | WSJ | By MICHAEL MALONE

Who is "Alcibiades"?
HP  Michael_Malone  Compaq  M&A  Carly_Fiorina 
april 2012 by jerryking
Michael Malone: Steve Jobs and the Death of the Personal Computer -
August 31, 2011 | WSJ | By Michael Malone.

Steve Jobs and the Death of the Personal Computer
Even Hewlett-Packard is out of the game.
Steve_Jobs  HP  Michael_Malone 
april 2012 by jerryking
Hewlett-Packard Makes WebOS Open Source -
DECEMBER 10, 2011 | WSJ | By BEN WORTHEN. H-P Keeps WebOS but Gives It Away
HP  open_source  WebOS  Ben_Worthen 
december 2011 by jerryking
Hewlett-Packard's Look-East Strategy -
August 25, 2011, 10:53 am
Hewlett-Packard’s Look-East Strategy
HP  Steve_Lohr 
august 2011 by jerryking
HP Chemists Hunt Violators of Ink Patents
Aug. 29, 2006| WSJ | by Christoper Lawton. H-P's ink-cartridge
business acts as a powerful annuity for the company. HP, which has a
market share of 50% in the U.S. and more than 4,000 patents on its ink
formulations and cartridge design, often sells its printers at a loss,
then essentially locks customers in when they have to repeatedly come
back to buy replacement ink cartridges. In fiscal 2005, H-P made more
than 80% of its $5.6 billion in operating profit from ink and toner
supplies, according to Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. To protect this
franchise, increasingly under attack from rivals, H-P could sue any ink
makers it suspects are infringing on its patents. This month, it sued
China's G&G Ninestar Image Co., a cartridge manufacturer, alleging
G&G had violated seven H-P patents in cartridge design. The
complaint also targets four online retailers. H-P also asked the
International Trade Commission to open an investigation against
HP  printing  patents  patent_law  filetype:pdf  media:document 
november 2010 by jerryking
What Hewlett-Packard Seeks in a Successor to Fiorina
Feb 10, 2005 |Wall Street Journal pg. B.1 | Joann S. Lublin and
Don Clark. Ms. Dunn will spearhead the hunt, though some company
watchers expect board member Thomas Perkins to play a major role, too.
Mr. Perkins rejoined the H-P board earlier this week. A founder of the
venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, he is
regarded as an aggressive deal maker and someone who built his career by
pushing technology companies to grow. "The most important thing is not
that Carly is gone, but that Tom Perkins is back," said Mark Stahlman,
an analyst at Caris & Co. in New York.
ProQuest  Kleiner_Perkins  HP  succession  CEOs  executive_management  Tom_Perkins  boards_&_directors_&_governance  Carly_Fiorina 
october 2010 by jerryking
Jack Welch Blasts H-P’s Board - WSJ @ World Business Forum - WSJ
October 5, 2010 | Wall Street Journal | By Paul Glader. “The
Hewlett-Packard board has committed sins over the last 10 years,” said
Mr. Welch. “They have not done one of the primary jobs of a board, which
is to prepare the next generation of leadership.” Leadership
development, Mr. Welch contended, “was very low on the priority of
leadership at that company.” Mr. Welch said a board’s job is to pick
CEOs, help them shape strategy, make them feel good about themselves,
and, if the CEO isn’t doing a good job, to “get them the hell out of
Jack_Welch  HP  boards_&_directors_&_governance  leadership_development 
october 2010 by jerryking
Vidyo: Videoconferencing's Best Hope?
August 5, 2010 | BusinessWeek | By Peter Burrows. A New
Jersey startup gets pricey and basic systems communicating—and could be
videoconferencing's ticket to the mainstream.
videoconferencing  start_ups  New_Jersey  HP  Cisco  Vidyo  telepresence  cheap_revolution 
august 2010 by jerryking
Hewlett-Packard Wants to Print for Smartphones -
June 6, 2010 | NYT | By ASHLEE VANCE. The hardest part may be
convincing consumers to change their behavior and adopt the new tools.
People who once printed out directions now have their own navigational
devices, and things like boarding passes and tickets are starting to
give way to their digital equivalents on smartphones. Analysts add that
recessions tend to condition people to print less.
Ashlee_Vance  HP  printing  smartphones 
june 2010 by jerryking
Why HP Thinks Sensors Will Lead to The Next Big Wave of Computing -
Published: May 28, 2010 "The basic premise of CeNSE is to create a
worldwide network of sensors that is connected to the Internet, which in
turn creates a feedback loop for objects and people. An example HP
often gives is putting thousands of sensors on a bridge, to measure
vibrations." "HP foresees services arising out of sensor data. If
traffic services were based on sensor data from bridges and roads, then
sensor data would allow companies to "build awareness" and perhaps even
deliver services that people will pay for. Consumers may be willing to
pay for the "best decision" about which route to take to a destination,
he explained. That decision would come from a combination of sensors in
the road and real-time analytics performed by HP, or a company that
processes the data."
HP  sensors  smart_infrastructure  analytics  wireless_networks  Industrial_Internet 
may 2010 by jerryking
Tech's Future
SEPTEMBER 27, 2004 | Business Week | by Steve Hamm. Developing
countries require new business strategies as well as new products. .. A
new class of businesses -- tech kiosk operators -- is emerging to
provide computing as a service. With cash often in short supply,
pay-as-you-go programs are not only boosting cell-phone usage but are
catching on with computers and Web access as well. When these
technologies cycle back into the mature markets, it could change
everything from pricing to product design. To succeed in the developing
world, devices and software have to be better in many ways: cheaper,
easier to use, extra-durable, more compact -- and still packed with
powerful features. The resulting improvements will ultimately benefit
everybody from New Delhi to New York.
HP  BRIC  C.K._Prahalad  Bottom_of_the_Pyramid  kiosks  new_businesses  new_products  pay-as-you-go  developing_countries 
december 2009 by jerryking
Tech Giants Ramp Up Their Online Offerings -
JUNE 22, 2009 | Wall Street Journal | by BEN WORTHEN and JUSTIN SCHECK.
SaaS  HP  Oracle  business_models  transitions  e-commerce 
june 2009 by jerryking
As Growth Slows, Ex-Allies Square Off in a Tech Turf War -
MARCH 16, 2009 | Wall Street Journal | by BEN WORTHEN and

Maturing tech industry is setting companies on a collision course, as
once-disparate technologies take on new capabilities in a "convergence"
of computers, software and networking. With the recession expected to
shrink sales across the industry, tech companies are turning on each
other in their search for growth.
Cisco  growth  competitive_landscape  HP  servers  Ben_Worthen  recessions  slow_growth  mature_industries 
march 2009 by jerryking

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