Hewlett-Packard has revealed software offerings aimed at helping mobile-application developers. The tools offer Big Data analytics, IT operations management, security and application-life-cycle management.
Hewlett-Packard said it plans to sell off-brand "white box" networking devices to Web-scale data centers to keep up with demand for separate hardware and software services. The devices will be designed by Accton Technology and offer Cumulus Network's Linux.
Amazon Web Services has grown into a multibillion-dollar player that could give tech titans such as Hewlett-Packard a run in the hardware market and software firms such as Oracle reason to worry in the enterprise market, according to a Morgan Stanley report. AWS also is moving into the server virtualization industry and could prove to be a compelling competitor to VMware, the report says.
Hewlett-Packard remains tops in global PC sales, although sales decreased 6.4% in the fourth quarter compared with the year before, a decline that surpassed IDC's prediction. HP shipped 15 million computers and held 16.7% market share for the quarter. Lenovo ranked second with a 15.7% share and 14.1 million PCs shipped.
Hewlett-Packard is looking to take a monumental step toward being a leader in the software-development arena with the debut of its latest software offering, Application Lifecycle Management 11. The unveiling also represents a strategy initiated with the acquisition four years ago of Mercury Software, Darryl K. Taft writes.