Driven by HP success, New Zealand PC market set to have best year in history

In the third quarter of 2014, the New Zealand PC market shipments came in at 187,000 units, according to IDC’s Asia/Pacific Quarterly tracker. This resulted in a year over year growth of 12.9%, which was more than IDC’s forecast by 3.8%. The top five New Zealand PC vendors are Dell, Toshiba, Apple and Acer Group, but HP remained the market leader by a significant amount.

http://techday.com/the-channel/news/driven-by-hp-success-new-zealand-pc-market-set-to-have-best-year-in-history/198688/

Former China HP VP Joins LinkedIn China

LinkedIn China recently announced that Yu Zhiwei, former vice president of China HP, has joined the company as marketing vice president. Yu will directly report to Shen Boyang, LinkedIn global vice president and China president. According to Shen, LinkedIn China’s executive team will continue to maintain its localization trend and its overall strength has been further enhanced. With the joining of Yu, LinkedIn China will accelerate business expansion, especially in the enterprise customer sector.

http://www.chinatechnews.com/2014/11/19/21141-former-china-hp-vp-joins-linkedin-china

HP seeking buyers for corporate-networking business in China: WSJ

[SAN FRANCISCO] Hewlett-Packard has begun sounding out private-equity firms in China to buy its corporate-networking business in the country, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the situation. HP is expected to sell at least 51 per cent of the business, H3C Technologies Co, which could be worth roughly US$5 billion in a full sale, the business daily said. HP declined to comment on the report.

http://www.businesstimes.com.sg/technology/hp-seeking-buyers-for-corporate-networking-business-in-china-wsj

Server players eye data center orders from Europe, from TW

As demand for data center hardware in Europe has started growing strong recently, server players including Hewlett-Packard (HP), Dell and Quanta Computer have been aggressively investing resources in the market, looking to land orders, according to sources from the upstream supply chain. The sources pointed out that most Internet service players such as Google, Facebook, Amazon and Microsoft used to offer their services mainly in North America, making the region the focus of server players.

http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20141009PD203.html

HP Offers New Pair of Chromebooks, One With Nvidia’s K1 Processor

Hewlett-Packard (HP) won’t be left behind Acer and Toshiba as it announced new pair of competitive Chromebooks today. The HP Chromebooks come in two screen sizes; 11-inch and 14-inch. The 11-inch model seems like a big leap from its predecessor. Previously, HP used the ARM-based Exynos processor but now uses Intel’s Bay Trail Celeron processor. It also features 4 GB of RAM from 2 GB. It’s expected to have a 1366 x 768 screen resolution; 16 GB file storage with additional 100GB of Google Drive space and an improved battery that lasts for more than eight hours.

http://www.chinatopix.com/articles/8927/20140905/hp-offers-new-pair-chromebooks-one-nvidias-k1-processor.htm

HP opens digital printing centre in Tuas, Singapore

Tech giant Hewlett-Packard opened a multi-million-dollar facility in Tuas yesterday that will boost its commercial printing service. The plant expands HP’s Indigo ink manufacturing capability and is expected to quadruple production when it comes online next year. HP has a similar facility in Israel. The new two-storey plant also has a Centre of Excellence where HP and its customers and suppliers can exchange ideas and co-develop new digital printing solutions.

http://business.asiaone.com/news/hp-opens-digital-printing-centre-tuas

Hewlett-Packard bets big on India, Apac for server segment growth

While the server market has been growing at a flat rate for several quarters the world over, India and the Asia Pacific region are the only markets showing promise. Market leader HP is betting on India for better prospects in the segment, a top company official said. Growing popularity of cloud computing, virtualisation and big data is boosting the server market in India, where blade servers and micro servers have been major growth drivers.

http://www.mydigitalfc.com/news/hewlett-packard-bets-big-india-apac-server-segment-growth-827

Hewlett-Packard takes its Helion OpenStack Cloud to China

The cloud land grab (cloud grab?) in China continued this week with news that Hewlett-Packard inked a deal with a local provider to build and operate HP Helion–based clouds for Chinese customers. Beijing UnionRead Information Technology Ltd., the local partner, is a big CDN and hybrid cloud operator in China and gives HP the “feet on the street” that U.S. companies need to build presence in this key market. Microsoft Azure is in China courtesy of its partnership with 21Vianet, for example. In December, Amazon Web Services said it’s working with multiple partners, including ChinaNetCenter and SINNET, to bring its planned China Region online.

http://gigaom.com/2014/08/21/hewlett-packard-takes-its-helion-openstack-cloud-to-china/

Hewlett-Packard eyes Indonesia’s SMEs, public sector

US-based information and communication technology (ICT) company Hewlett-Packard (HP) is targeting customers from small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and the public sector in Indonesia, considering these market segments to be the nation’s most robust. HP senior vice president and general manager of Enterprise Group for Asia-Pacific and Japan, Jim Merritt, said his company views developing markets like Indonesia as an engine of growth.

http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2014/07/11/hewlett-packard-eyes-indonesia-s-smes-public-sector.html

HP, Foxconn Establish Cloud Server Joint Venture

HP and Foxconn announced that the two parties have established a joint venture for the development of servers designed for cloud computing services. According to the two companies, they signed an agreement to set up a non-equity joint venture on May 1, 2014. Ownership splits and capitalization schedules for the new entity were not released.

http://www.chinatechnews.com/2014/05/08/20499-hp-foxconn-establish-cloud-server-jv

HP released Helion with $1bn investment on cloud portfolio aimed at Indian telcos

HP Helion combines existing cloud offerings by HP, along with the company’s new OpenStack based products, which are coupled with a professional support service.  With OpenStack technology coupled with hybrid IT delivery, HP is aiming to praise traditional IT, public, private and managed cloud with an investment of $1 billion for next two years. 

http://www.itvoir.com/portal/news/News/HP-released-Helion-with-1bn-investment-on-cloud-portfolio-aimed-at-Indian-telcos-22-992.asp

HP bets big on Indian telcos with Helion cloud services

NEW DELHI: Betting big on the telecom sector in India, Hewlett-Packard (HP) India today introduced Helion portfolio of cloud products and services that promises to help organisations build and manage workloads in hybrid IT environments. The firm will also invest over $1 billon in its Helion brand globally to support and deliver new open source cloud products and platforms in the next two years.

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/software/hp-bets-big-on-indian-telcos-with-helion-cloud-services/articleshow/35070940.cms

Foxconn To Set Up Servers For Cloud Computing With HP Subscribe Today

The partnership came into effect on May 1, 2014 News | by CIOL Bureau MUMBAI, INDIA:Foxconn, world’s leading manufacturer of computer components and systems is establishing joint venture with Hewlett-Packard (HP) exclusively to manufacture servers for cloud computing and offering related supporting services. The partnership came into effect on May 1, 2014.

http://m.newshunt.com/in/english/ciol/home/foxconn-to-set-up-servers-for-cloud-computing-with-hpsubscribe-today_29170805

HP invests US$1bn into shift to cloud market

Hewlett-Packard plans to invest more than US$1 billion over the next two years to develop and offer cloud-computing products and services. The company said it will make its OpenStack-based public cloud services available in 20 data centers over the next 18 months. HP last week also inked a deal with Taiwanese contract manufacturer Foxconn Technology Group to make servers aimed at companies that provide cloud computing services.

http://www.itnews.com.au/News/384814,hp-invests-us1bn-into-shift-to-cloud-market.aspx