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  • Tech industry's biggest M&A deals of 2009

    The top 10 mergers and acquisitions in the network industry in 2009 all cracked the billion-dollar barrier, and involved vendors in hardware, IT services, collaboration, storage, wireless infrastructure and other segments. IT behemoths such as Oracle, Cisco, Dell, HP, EMC and IBM were among the biggest spenders.

    Written by Jon Brodkin09 Dec. 09 05:52
  • iSuppli now ranks Acer ahead of Dell in PC market

    Lifted by fast-growing notebook shipments, Taiwan's Acer grabbed the No. 2 spot in the global PC market for the first time over Dell, according to iSuppli.

    Written by Eric Lai04 Dec. 09 11:38
  • HP reports solid Q4 on services growth

    Hewlett-Packard reported an 18 percent jump in profit for its fiscal fourth quarter, thanks to cost-cutting efforts and the strength of its services business.

    Written by James Niccolai24 Nov. 09 11:52
  • HP reports solid Q4 on services growth

    Hewlett-Packard reported an 18 percent jump in profit for its fiscal fourth quarter, thanks in large part to the strength of its services business.

    Written by James Niccolai24 Nov. 09 08:22
  • Shareholders sue 3Com directors over HP merger

    3Com's board of directors is facing a lawsuit over the proposed acquisition by Hewlett Packard Development Company, but a financial analyst who studies Ethernet switching argued if approved, both vendors would benefit from the deal.

    Written by Greg Meckbach19 Nov. 09 06:03
  • HP unveils new scale-out servers

    Hewlett-Packard on Monday announced a pair of servers aimed at companies that want to build large-scale computing clusters while maximizing data center space.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus17 Nov. 09 08:52
  • Lawsuit claims HP PCs suffer constant lockups, crashes

    A Colorado man has sued Hewlett-Packard, saying that its Pavilion Elite desktop computers are "inherently defective," and constantly lock up within 10-20 minutes of use.

    Written by Gregg Keizer17 Nov. 09 07:45
  • HP's 3Com acquisition: An inside look

    It started with a cup of coffee between 3Com COO Ron Sege and HP ProCurve chief Marius Haas a year ago.It ended with this week's $US2.7 billion blockbuster acquisition of 3Com by HP. In between were regular dialogue and updates, a demonstration at Interop last May, a technology bake-off in HP labs, and then an offer.

    Written by Jim Duffy16 Nov. 09 07:02
  • HP-Cisco battle spreads to China with 3Com deal

    Hewlett-Packard's acquisition of networking gear vendor 3Com will unlock a major new market for the company, taking its growing rivalry with Cisco Systems to China, analysts said Thursday.

    Written by Owen Fletcher12 Nov. 09 20:46
  • HP's history of billion-dollar technology buys

    HP's news that it would lay down $US2.7 billion to acquire network switch maker 3Com not only causes industry watchers to look ahead at what could come of such a deal, but also reminds many of the IT vendor's long history of billion-dollar acquisitions.

    Written by Denise Dubie13 Nov. 09 05:13
  • HP to buy 3Com in $US2.7bn networking, data center bid

    Hewlett-Packard has agreed to buy 3Com for about US$2.7 billion, pushing forward the giant IT vendor's strategy for combining computing, storage, services and networking under one roof.

    Written by Stephen Lawson12 Nov. 09 08:12
  • HP's new architecture tackles IT sprawl

    Hewlett-Packard has unveiled new offerings to help customers address IT sprawl and build IT infrastructures that can quickly scale as the need arises.

    Written by Kathleen Lau10 Nov. 09 05:19
  • HP MEMS could shake up motion sensing

    That accelerometer in your new iPhone 3GS must seem pretty cool, switching the phone to landscape view and steering you through racing games and all. But it's nothing compared with what Hewlett-Packard has come up with.

    Written by Stephen Lawson06 Nov. 09 02:48
  • Big IT is back, say HP, IBM, Oracle, EMC, Cisco

    A certain truth about the big IT vendors is they want to sell as much as possible to any one customer and now, with virtualization, cloud computing and very tight IT budgets, they believe they have an opening.

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau04 Nov. 09 16:10
  • HP's CEO: Some clouds not ready for prime time

    Hewlett-Packard's CEO, Mark Hurd, is raising issues with cloud computing, on everything from its name to its ability to offer a secure environment.

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau21 Oct. 09 11:15
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