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There seems to be a trend that is growing among major tech companies with breaking up into smaller pieces. Ebay and Hewlett-Packard announced that they were breaking up into smaller pieces. Now it seems Symantec Corp could be adapting that trend in the future, according to unnamed sources that spoke to Bloomberg who are knowledgeable about the matter. It seems that the software company is looking to split up its business into two separate companies. One side would focus on selling its Norton security programs while the other deals with data storage. The sources said that the plan is in advanced talks and that an announcement could be made in a few weeks. Image Source: Flick (Kazuhisa Otsubu)... Read more...
Hewett Packard must have IBM envy. They've purchased Ross Perot's old technology services company, Electronic Data Systems,  for $13.2 billion, so they can claim to be the second place provider of such services to businesses and government, behind IBM.  As usual, the first rule of Takeover Club is: you're fired. It's a field dominated by IBM, which generated $54 billion in revenue from technology services last year. HP's technology services revenue will more than double to more than $38 billion with the addition of EDS, which had $22 billion in revenue last year.To make sure the EDS takeover pays off, HP indicated it will make significant layoffs as it eliminates overlapping jobs and... Read more...
Market share? Worldwide, the biggest -- and growing. Laptop sales growth? Explosive. Net income? A gusher. Revenue growth? Firehose style. The numbers for Hewlett-Packard's latest quarter are in. They're real, and they're spectacular. HP said Monday that sales of notebook computers grew nearly 50% compared to a year earlier. That helped push net income up 26%, beating Wall Street expectations. And HP was bullish about the future, predicting continued gains in sales."There's a tremendous opportunity out there and we like how we're positioned," said Chief Executive Mark Hurd in a conference call.The Palo Alto-based company said overall business grew fastest in emerging economies, such as Brazil,... Read more...
Hewlett-Packard is still the world's largest seller of PCs. It surpassed Dell for the top spot a year ago, and is now widening its lead over Dell and everybody else. During the third quarter of 2007, H-P shipped 12.8 million PCs worldwide; that's 18.8% of the total market, and represents a whopping 33% jump from the same period last year. Dell is now a distant second with 9.8 million units shipped, followed by Acer, Lenovo, and Toshiba. In the U.S., Dell still maintained its top position, but saw its share eroded by gains from H-P, Apple Inc. and Toshiba. Dell shipped 4.8 million PCs in the U.S., which gave it 29% of the market. However, its shipments fell 5.5% from a year ago. By contrast, H-P... Read more...
After HP's acquisition of Voodoo PC last year, many speculated that the company's entrance into the high-end gaming PC market was imminent.  After all, why else would they have bought Voodoo, right?  But since then, not much has changed.  It seemed as if it was business as usual at both HP and Voodoo.  HP was secretly working on their own gaming PC, however, and its codename was Blackbird.   Despite what you may be thinking, the Blackbird wasn't being designed solely by the newly acquired engineers from Voodoo.  In fact, the Blackbird project was well underway before the acquisition was finalized.  The two did collaborate on a design though, that ultimately became the product we’re featuring... Read more...
We hardware fanbois at HotHardware observe which  processor  is chosen by computer manufacturers  like an old man at a racetrack watches the horses. Hewlett-Packard surprised us a bit by skipping right past Intel and AMD and using chipset maker Via Technologies of Taiwan for the processor in their new desktop, aimed at the mainland Chinese market. Via brings some novel characteristics to HP. The processor consumes only 20 watts of power, relatively low for a desktop chip. IT managers around the world are trying to curb power consumption by buying more energy-efficient servers and desktops. Reducing energy consumption has been a particularly acute issue in China where much of the electricity... Read more...
Good evening folks! Andrew just finished a new review of a value-priced notebook from Hewlett Packard, the ZE2000. The HP ZE2000, which is based on the Intel 855GME/ICH4-M Chipset for Pentium/Celeron-M processors, sports a 15" LCD and a great set of built-in Hardmon Kardon speakers. If you're in the market for an inexpensive notebook, you'll want to check this one out...... Read more...