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Microsoft Is Losing Its OEMs

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Maybe trying to compete with its partners on the hardware front wasn’t the best idea. continue…

HP Wants Telecommuters Back in the Office

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Hewlett-Packard is taking a page from Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer’s playbook by issuing a call for employees to show up at the office. When Mayer put the kibosh on telecommuting earlier this year, my colleague Dawn Kawamoto wondered whether Mayer was the first Silicon Valley CEO to begin down a path many others have wanted to follow for a long time. She pointed to Best Buy discontinuing its eight-year-old practice of allowing non-store employees to decide whether or not they… continue…

HP Moving Further into Cloud-Based Analytics

Hewlett-Packard has a somewhat-rocky relationship with the analytics field, but it’s one the company must pursue nonetheless. continue…

Agilent Technologies to Split Company, Who Gets R&D?

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Agilent Technologies plans to split into two separate companies, but for those tied to its Research Laboratories the split may not be as clean. Agilent, which announced its plans Thursday, is looking to spin off its electronic measurement company into a separate publicly traded company and retain the Agilent name for its life sciences, diagnostics and applied markets company. Currently, the R&D department, with its 250 employees worldwide, serves both sides of Agilent’s business and is headquartered in Santa Clara,… continue…

New Tablet Data Suggests PC Manufacturers Must Evolve or Die

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Smartphones and tablets are poised to explode past laptops and desktops over the next four years, according to research firm IDC. continue…

HP’s Layoffs More Dramatic Than Thought

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The axe has been falling at HP faster than anticipated. In May 2012, the company said it would cut 27,000 positions globally, 9,000 of them in the U.S. By that September, it revised that number upward to 29,000. Originally, HP said the layoffs would occur over two years as part of a “multi-year productivity initiative” aimed at simplifying the way it operates and allowing the company to be more innovative. However, in an SEC filing Monday, HP said it has… continue…

HP and SAP Alliance Over HANA a Matter of Pragmatism

SAP needs to boost its in-memory technology’s prominence. HP needs consulting and management dollars. Boom, a partnership. continue…

People Moves: Microsoft, Apple, VMware, More

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A quick look at some of the movement among IT people this week. Microsoft announced the retirement of CEO Steve Ballmer. His departure, which is contingent upon the selection of a successor, will take affect within the next 12 months. [Dice News] Tony Scott, who resigned from his position as Chief Information Officer at Microsoft in late May, was hired by VMware as its CIO. Before Microsoft, he was CIO at Walt Disney, and before that, CTO at General Motors.… continue…

HP Builds Nvidia Graphics into VDI-Supporting Blade

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GRID GPUs will support more than one app and more than one monitor per user. continue…

Cisco Slams HP on Blade Deployment Time

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Report claims Cisco’s UCS is 77 percent faster to roll out and takes one-third the steps of HP’s Gen8 blades. continue…