HP to Expand Layoffs, Restructuring New Business Model?

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Hewlett-Packard revealed in its annual report Monday it plans to cut an additional 5,000 workers as part of its restructuring plan – bringing the total carnage to 34,000 pink slips. These cuts are part of its 2012 company-wide restructuring, which was initially expected to affect 27,000 workers and later revised to 29,000. The company cited “continued market and business pressures” as the reason for increasing the layoffs to 34,000. The additional layoffs also follow a pledge in October by CEO… continue…

HP to Add 200 Jobs in Arkansas

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It was just six months ago that HP was handing out pink slips to 500 workers in Conway, Ark. But now, the tech titan has announced it will add 200 positions there to focus on its healthcare clients. The new positions are slated for software developers, business analysts and managers. “We’re very positive about our growing health care business and we wouldn’t expand here if we didn’t think we had an opportunity to have these jobs and support that growing… continue…

HP’s Latest Converged-Systems Offerings Target Big Data

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Despite its somewhat-tortured relationship with data analytics, HP can’t afford to let its rivals get ahead. continue…

HP Deploying Autonomy Software to Data Backup

Hewlett-Packard still thinks Autonomy software can help it maintain a presence in the data-analytics market. continue…

Salesforce, HP Teaming Up to Sell “Superpods”

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The Superpod, a dedicated cloud instance running on HP hardware, is Salesforce’s way of competing against hybridized clouds. continue…

Whitman: No More Big Layoffs for HP

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The swath of layoffs at Hewlett-Packard is close to complete and there won’t be more of that magnitude, CEO Meg Whitman told an analysts meeting this week. In May 2012, the company said it would cut 27,000 positions globally, 9,000 of them in the U.S. By September, that number had grown to 29,000. In an in an SEC filing last month, HP said it has already shed 22,700 workers, though it allowed that the final total could vary by 15… continue…

Microsoft Is Losing Its OEMs

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…