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Qualcomm appoints HP veteran Ann Livermore to its board

Qualcomm has appointed 30-year HP veteran Ann Livermore to its board. In a statement issued by the company, Dr. Paul Jacobs, executive chairman and chairman of the board, Qualcomm, said, "Ann is an experienced, well-respected technology executive. She has an impressive track record running and growing businesses, most notably HP's entire Enterprise Business. Her senior leadership and corporate governance experience will be valuable to our directors and senior executive team. Ms. Livermore has been a director of United Parcel Services, since November 1997, and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) since November 2015.  She was a director of HP from June 2011 to November 2015. Ms. Livermore served as executive vice president of the Enterprise Business at HP from May 2004 to June 2011, and as executive vice president of HP Services...

HP launches Device as a Service delivery model

HP has launched a Device as a Service (DaaS) delivery model, that lets enterprise customers pay one price per seat for their PCs on a monthly basis over a multi-year period. Devices include workstations, as well as smartphones. HP will also provide analytics into the fleet's inventory, location, and condition, says the company. HP already offers managed print services to customers; printer hardware and services can also be integrated with this offering. Pricing will vary based on individual subscriptions, says HP.

HP Announces Largest Customer Deal In HP Indigo History

Shutterfly has leased 25 new HP Indigo 12000 Digital Presses, making this the largest customer installation in HP Indigo history. Shutterfly is shifting production to its new HP Indigo 12000 fleet, and installation of the new presses will take place in summer 2016. HP Indigo is the digital press line from HP. Shutterfly will also be using three Horizon SmartStackers, which provide automated cutting, trimming, collating, and stacking.  

DMTF Appoints HP To Board Of Directors

Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF), an industry standards organization working to simplify the manageability of network-accessible technologies through open and collaborative efforts, has appointed HP to the organization's board. HP joins 13 other technology companies on the DMTF board, including Broadcom, CA Technologies, Dell, Emerson Network Power, Hitachi, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Intel, Lenovo, Microsoft, NetApp, Software AG; TIM, and VMware.

HP Launches Two Commercial 3D Printers

HP has unveiled a commercial 3D printing system - the Jet Fusion 3D Printing Solution - designed for model shops and 3D print service bureaus. The company is launching two new 3D printers; the Jet Fusion 3D 3200 printer, ideal for prototyping; and the Jet Fusion 3D 4200 printer, designed for prototyping and short-run manufacturing. HP says it has partnered with manufacturers, co-development partners, and strategic partners to bring the product to market, including tie-ups with Nike, BMW, Johnson & Johnson, Jabil, Siemens, Materialise, Shapeways, Autodesk, and Protolabs. The company is also creating a 3D material app store, collaborating with certified partners as Arkema, BASF, Evonik and Lehmann & Voss. Software partners include Autodesk, Materialise and Siemens. The HP Jet Fusion 3D 4200 Printer will be delivered in late 2016, with the HP Jet Fusion 3D 3200 Printer following in...

Dreamworks Animation Automating IT Infrastructure With HP

DreamWorks Animation is deploying HP Datacenter Care - Infrastructure Automation, to automate its IT infrastructure. HP Datacenter Care - Infrastructure Automation features open source tools, including Chef. Chef’s IT automation platform turns infrastructure into code so datacenter management is versionable, and repeatable, according to HP. HP solutions and services have been used in DreamWorks's production processes, digital infrastructure and business divisions for over a decade.

HP Adds Microsoft EMS To Mobility Portfolio

HP has added Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS) to its mobility portfolio. Adding service delivery for EMS to HP's Microsoft ecosystem solutions delivers a common management platform across multiple operating systems and devices, while using a common identity delivers capabilities such as single sign-on to apps, self-service password reset and rights management, says HP. Microsoft EMS brings together identity and access management capabilities, including multi-factor-authentication, together with PC and mobile device management.

HP Machines Will Sport Bang & Olufsen Audio

HP devices will now sport Bang & Olufsen audio as part of a collaboration between the two companies. The first HP personal computing systems with Bang & Olufsen and B&O PLAY audio will be available this spring.

Intel To Power HP Multi Jet Fusion Technology

Intel Core i7 processors will be integrated into HP Multi Jet Fusion, the company's 3D-printed technology. The processors will be used in agile product testing with customers throughout 2015, with wider distribution of the HP 3D Print system beginning in 2016. Intel Core i7 Processors also HP's Blended Reality ecosystem, including Sprout by HP.

HP EVP John Hinshaw Joins DocuSign Board

John Hinshaw, EVP of Technology & Operations at HP, is joining DocuSign's board of directors as an independent director. Mr. Hinshaw brings more than 20 years of business and technology leadership to DocuSign's Board, including roles at HP, Boeing, Verizon and Accenture.

HP, Alcatel-Lucent Expand Global Alliance

HP and Alcatel-Lucent have signed an expansion of their global alliance. The partnership incorporates selected Alcatel-Lucent IP routing and optical products into HP's existing routing and storage portfolios.

HP Gets Into 3D Printing

HP is getting into 3D printing, with the launch of a 3D printer that the company says will be ten times faster than the models currently available, as well as a new computer. HP calls the new product launches,  part of its Blended Reality ecosystem. The ecosystem is powered by Multi Jet Fusion, new printing technology built on the company's thermal inkjet technology, and featuring a synchronous architecture that the company says can provide 3D printing faster and cheaper.  Multi Jet Fusion also uses multi-agent printing processes utilizing HP's Thermal Inkjet arrays that simultaneously apply multiple liquid agents. The 3D Print technology is currently available, with wider distribution of the 3D Print system beginning in 2016, says HP. HP also unveiled a new computer, called Sprout, that comes with a built-in scanner, depth sensor, projector, and touchpad....

HP Wins $116.5M Contract From California Corrections Department

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) has signed a $116.5 million contract with HP for the company to continue managing the state's Strategic Offender Management System (SOMS). Under the five-year contract, HP will continue to provide a full suite of IT services for SOMS, a statewide inmate management system. The company will also provide CDCR with disaster recovery and backup support of IT-enabled business processes. SOMS streamlines business processes by consolidating legacy databases and converting inmate records to digital files. During the SOMS implementation, HP streamlined several CDCR databases and record-keeping processes by implementing a new online system for offender management, and digitizing over 200 million documents.

HP To Split Into Two Companies

HP plans to separate into two new publicly traded companies, separating the enterprise business from the consumer business, as the company approaches the fourth year of corporate restructuring under its latest CEO Meg Whitman. Under the terms of the separation, HP's enterprise technology infrastructure, software and services businesses will do business as Hewlett-Packard Enterprise; while HP’s personal systems and printing businesses, will do business as HP Inc. and retain the current logo. The transaction is expected to be completed by the end of fiscal 2015.  Meg Whitman (Chairman, president and CEO, HP): The decision to separate into two market-leading companies underscores our commitment to the turnaround plan. It will provide each new company with the independence, focus, financial resources, and flexibility they need to adapt quickly to market and customer dynamics, while...

HP Launches Moonshot Servers With ARM Chips

HP unveiled two ARM-based servers on Monday, including its first enterprise-class 64-bit ARM-based server. The new servers are part of the HP ProLiant Moonshot portfolio, and deliver high-density, ARM-based systems for hyperscale, datacenter environments. The ProLiant Moonshot 64-bit server, the HP ProLiant m400, is the result of a multi-year effort involving customer input and ARM ecosystem, says HP. The servers are based on the X-Gene Server on a Chip from Applied Micro Circuits with Canonical Ubuntu operating system. The ProLiant m800 is a 32-bit ARM-based server, and has the KeyStone architecture-based 66AK2Hx SoCs from Texas Instruments. The server features four ARM Cortex-A15 cores and integrated digital signal processors (DSPs), Canonical, and HP 2D Torus Mesh Fabric in combination with Serial Rapid I/O, to deliver what the...