A majority of security vulnerabilities that led to cyberattacks in 2014 were between 2 and 4 years old, with misconfigurations of servers ranked as the biggest security risk, according to Hewlett-Packard's Cyber Risk Report. HP says threat intelligence sharing and collaboration are key to fixing the problems.
Hewlett-Packard is looking to move forward and distance itself from several bumpy decisions from the past year, company leadership told 4,000 sales professionals attending its annual Enterprise Server Storage and Networking event. The company shared details on initiatives designed to increase the amount of business flowing between HP and its partners.
Computer giant Hewlett-Packard says that with a lack of adequate alternatives, the company won't phase out chemicals such as polyvinyl chloride and brominated flame retardants until 2011. The company, along with Lenovo and Dell, scored poorly in a report by Greenpeace, and members of the environmental group targeted HP headquarters this month, climbing on the roof and painting "hazardous products" in large letters. The company said the activists did nothing "to advance the goals that all who care about the environment share."
Hewlett-Packard believes companies need to be more efficient with their IT budgets and is sending EDS consultants to organizations to help determine which technologies are best to invest in right now. "Customers' budgets are very constrained, but demands just keep growing. Don't spend more, spend smarter," said Deborah Nelson, HP's senior vice president of marketing for technology solutions.