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  • HP's Grey scoops small business award

    HP’s small and medium business marketing manager Warwick Grey has scooped this year’s Most Significant Contribution by an Individual prize at the Vero Excellence in Business Support awards.

  • HP: colours 'jump off the screen'

    Hewlett-Packard is planning to deploy a new colour display technology it says can display one billion colours, making them far more vibrant and real, across its product lines.

  • HP makes Australian buy

    Hewlett-Packard is to acquire Tower Software, an Australian document and records management software vendor which has clients in New Zealand. HP is offering $A3.39 (NZ$4.29) per share for Tower, whose local customers include Hutt City Council and Wanganui District Council. Tower’s three major shareholders, which include private equity firm Quadrant, have agreed to sell.

  • HP's security plans on growth track

    IT industry giant HP is experiencing marked growth of its security business less than one year after re-launching a number of its products and services under its Secure Advantage brand, company executives claim.

  • NZ spared from Cellnet's Australian woes

    The reported net loss of A$836,000 ($939,642) by Cellnet Australia will have no impact on the distributor's local business, as the two companies operate separately, says New Zealand general manager John Dunbar.

  • HP the largest PC supplier globally

    Dell's retail strategy to distribute PCs is starting to show results, helping extend its lead over Hewlett-Packard (HP) as the largest US PC vendor in the fourth quarter of 2007, according to figures from analyst firms Gartner and IDC.

  • Standout 2008 IT deals set to make a difference

    Technology mergers and acquisitions have soared since 2002, with buyers worldwide spending US$1.2 trillion to acquire nearly 14,000 companies in hardware, software and telecommunications, according to The 451 Group  and its mergers and acquisitions KnowledgeBase, a database of technology deals. Technology and telecom acquisitions in 2006 totaled $409 billion -- more than similar deals of 2002, 2003 and 2004 combined. In the first quarter this year, 20 deals exceeded $1 billion, while just 10 did so in last year's first quarter. But the most significant deals aren't necessarily the most expensive. Here are three technology mergers whose resulting products promise to have lasting influence in the enterprise.

  • Hurd: Cost-cutting crucial for HP's growth

    Cutting costs will continue to be a top priority at Hewlett-Packard for the foreseeable future, as the company aims to offer infrastructure and services to capitalise on what it sees as a US$1.2 trillion market in digital content, HP CEO and President Mark Hurd said on Tuesday.

  • HP bulks up Total Care offerings

    Although many of the latest tools in HP’s Total Care suite of services for small business are aimed directly at end-users, partners still have some role to play in delivering these services.