Computerworld HP News en_US (c) Copyright 2014 Computerworld, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:38:06 GMT 2014-07-25T11:38:06Z en_US (c) Copyright 2014 Computerworld, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Aloha point-of-sale terminal, sold on eBay, yields security surprises Matt Oh, a senior malware researcher with HP, recently bought a single Aloha point-of-sale terminal -- a brand of computerized cash register widely used in the hospitality industry -- on eBay for $200. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 09:15:00 GMT (Jeremy Kirk) 2014-07-18T09:15:00Z HP, Intel, GM and Walmart demand changes to renewable energy industry A dozen mega corporations are demanding that the U.S. government and the energy industry boost renewable energy supplies and make them easier to buy. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 09:55:00 GMT (Lucas Mearian) 2014-07-11T09:55:00Z Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols: Does HP have a development pipeline or a pipe dream? HP claims that its light-based, next-generation Machine will do everything except scrub the kitchen sink. But given HP's recent innovation track record, why should we believe any of it? Thu, 19 Jun 2014 11:51:00 GMT (Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols) 2014-06-19T11:51:00Z HP Places Its Data Center Bet on 'The Machine' Many industry leaders over the years have developed technology to drive data center innovation. However, columnist Rob Enderle writes that HP's Machine concept -- which treats the data center as an appliance -- looks to redesign the data center from the ground up. Fri, 13 Jun 2014 13:17:00 GMT (Rob Enderle) 2014-06-13T13:17:00Z 6 Emerging Programming Languages Career-Minded Developers Should Learn If you want to take your pick of the plum jobs of the future, you need experience in the languages that will be in demand. Learning one of these six will put you ahead of the pack. Thu, 05 Jun 2014 12:39:00 GMT (Paul Rubens) 2014-06-05T12:39:00Z Beware the next circle of hell: Unpatchable systems Insecure by design and trusted by default, embedded systems present security concerns that could prove crippling Mon, 02 Jun 2014 10:10:00 GMT (Paul Roberts) 2014-06-02T10:10:00Z Rackspace not a good fit for Cisco, says Chambers Rackspace doesn't fit Cisco's acquisition profile, CEO John Chambers told a room packed with reporters this week at the company's annual conference and exhibition. Wed, 21 May 2014 15:20:00 GMT (Jim Duffy) 2014-05-21T15:20:00Z Solar power to provide HP's HQ with 20% of its electricity A new solar power project will provide HP's Palo Alto headquarters with 20% of its power and save it $1 million over the next 20 years. Tue, 20 May 2014 18:23:00 GMT (Lucas Mearian) 2014-05-20T18:23:00Z Review: Dell WYSE delivers Android-on-a-stick Thin clients aren't very exciting, and for a reason: they're designed to allow remote access to servers, usually with a Citrix, Microsoft, or VMware client. The folks at Dell WYSE have spiced up the category by building a thin client on top of Android, and getting it down to a form factor only slightly larger than a USB memory stick. Mon, 19 May 2014 10:04:00 GMT (Joel Snyder) 2014-05-19T10:04:00Z 6 Top Enterprise Workgroup Printers Is your office paperless? Didn't think so. Consider one of these six printers, then, for the workgroups in your enterprise. Wed, 14 May 2014 12:44:00 GMT (John Brandon) 2014-05-14T12:44:00Z HP looks to ease enterprise IT cloud fears Hewlett-Packard hopes its focus on private clouds -- and its investment of muscle and money in the technology -- can convince enterprise IT executives that it can provide a secure way to enter the fray. Thu, 08 May 2014 10:37:00 GMT (Sharon Gaudin) 2014-05-08T10:37:00Z How HR Makes HP a Great Place to Work HP has been through some tough times, but it's in the midst of a turnaround that's succeeding largely because the company's head of human resources, Tracey Keogh, is making HP a great place to work once again. Fri, 02 May 2014 14:09:00 GMT (Rob Enderle) 2014-05-02T14:09:00Z HP creates a new way to sell data centers Hewlett-Packard is selling its data center services in a new way, via a program it calls "facilities as a service," or FaaS. Fri, 02 May 2014 11:51:00 GMT (Patrick Thibodeau) 2014-05-02T11:51:00Z Consumers are meh about 3D printers 3D printers may be gaining ground in the workplace, but the same isn't true for consumers, according to Juniper Research. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 10:28:00 GMT (Lucas Mearian) 2014-04-24T10:28:00Z Career Watch: Who's the best-paid CIO in the land? Was HP's EVP of technology and operations the best paid tech leader in the U.S. in 2012? Possibly. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 10:30:00 GMT (Jamie Eckle) 2014-04-21T10:30:00Z HP says never mind about June 3D printer announcement At its annual stockholder meeting last week, Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman delivered a delicious critique of 3D printing speeds. "[It's] like watching ice melt," she said. Mon, 24 Mar 2014 22:00:00 GMT (Patrick Thibodeau) 2014-03-24T22:00:00Z Create Magical Vendor Presentations Using Analytics, TED and Steve Jobs The best TED speakers, channeling Steve Jobs, are dynamic, engaging and moving. Meanwhile, analytics technology can provide near-real-time feedback on whatever you want, including audience (dis)engagement. So why are so many tech industry events just more of the same? Fri, 14 Mar 2014 12:39:00 GMT (Rob Enderle) 2014-03-14T12:39:00Z Review + videos: 3 convertible Windows laptops try to be all devices to all people We look at three Windows 8.1 convertibles that can transform into laptops, tablets or presentation devices, and try to discover how useful they really are. Tue, 11 Mar 2014 10:30:00 GMT (Brian Nadel) 2014-03-11T10:30:00Z Reviews: HP's EliteBook 840 and Logitech's ConferenceCam CC3000e The notebook features a lightweight yet tough finish, and the latest tech specs; up to 16GB of memory; storage options up to 1TB hard drive or 256GB SSD; 802.11ac Wi-Fi. Wed, 05 Mar 2014 23:13:00 GMT (Keith Shaw) 2014-03-05T23:13:00Z Helping Data Centers to Cope With Big Data Workloads Big data workloads tend to suck up enormous amounts of compute resources, which can create serious log jams in your data center if the workloads aren't scheduled optimally. Adaptive Computing's Big Workflow is designed to leverage HPC and cloud technologies to help data centers adapt to big data. Tue, 25 Feb 2014 18:03:00 GMT (Thor Olavsrud) 2014-02-25T18:03:00Z HP upgrade project meets a NASA that's 'resistant to change' The inspector general of NASA has issued a report that's critical of both Hewlett-Packard and the space agency for messing up a plan to centralize management of the agency's end-user computing under a $2.5 billion outsourcing contract. Thu, 06 Feb 2014 11:29:00 GMT (Patrick Thibodeau) 2014-02-06T11:29:00Z Power to the portable: 3 high-performance mobile workstations When you're running a large-scale simulation or editing a professional video, you need more computing power than most laptops can give. In this roundup, we review three high-powered Windows mobile workstations. Tue, 28 Jan 2014 11:30:00 GMT (Brian Nadel) 2014-01-28T11:30:00Z 3 Powerful Laptops Built for Serious Business Looking for a laptop with serious processing power? put three high-end laptops -- the Soni Vaio Flip 15, the HP ZBook 15 and the Acer Aspire V3 -- to the photo- and video-editing test to see which offers the best bang for the buck. Wed, 08 Jan 2014 13:53:00 GMT (John Brandon) 2014-01-08T13:53:00Z As Twitter hires, HP fires With the attention given to Twitter's IPO, one might assume that the tech industry is dependent on its success. It isn't. Not even close. Thu, 02 Jan 2014 20:52:00 GMT (Patrick Thibodeau) 2014-01-02T20:52:00Z Perspective: Microsoft's CEO pick will be dubbed a dud, bragged as brilliant No matter who Microsoft names as its new CEO early in 2014, the pick will trigger comments from experts and technology leaders who question the sanity of the board, the person who took the job or everyone involved. Mon, 30 Dec 2013 11:27:00 GMT (Gregg Keizer) 2013-12-30T11:27:00Z 3 Things That Will Make the 'New' Dell Different Dell is going private, and that means Michael Dell can stop worrying about shareholders and start focusing on what it will take to make his company grow. Fri, 27 Dec 2013 09:57:00 GMT (Rob Enderle) 2013-12-27T09:57:00Z Chromebooks charge into business market Sales of Chromebooks exploded from basically nothing in 2012 to more than 20 percent of the U.S. commercial PC market, analyst firm NPD reported on Monday, while Windows PCs and MacsA remained flat at best. Tue, 24 Dec 2013 14:40:00 GMT (Mark Hachman) 2013-12-24T14:40:00Z Review: Dell Compellent storage delivers flash speeds at disk prices Dell's latest update to the Compellent Storage Center includes a novel approach to tiered SSDs, but it comes with caveats Wed, 11 Dec 2013 11:05:00 GMT (Matt Prigge) 2013-12-11T11:05:00Z Here comes a supercomputing app store The Ohio Supercomputer Center plans to open an app store in an effort to give smaller organizations access to high-performance computing. Fri, 29 Nov 2013 11:44:00 GMT (Patrick Thibodeau) 2013-11-29T11:44:00Z An HPC champion helps Trek Bicycle shift gears Trek Bicycle has turned to high performance computers to help develop new bicycles, and the effort is seeing results. Mon, 25 Nov 2013 20:59:00 GMT (Patrick Thibodeau) 2013-11-25T20:59:00Z Supercomputing's big problem: What's after silicon? In a little booth tucked in the corner of the SC13 supercomputing conference here this week may be the next Intel. Tue, 19 Nov 2013 23:00:00 GMT (Patrick Thibodeau) 2013-11-19T23:00:00Z 5 World Problems Too Big for Big Data Despite advances in computing power, storage and analytics technology, some challenges are still too big for big data. Here's a look at five such problems -- and what it will take to solve them. Thu, 31 Oct 2013 14:32:00 GMT (John Brandon) 2013-10-31T14:32:00Z PHP Group to reset user passwords, change SSL certificate for The PHP Group will reset the passwords for accounts on, the official website of the PHP programming language, and will change the site's SSL certificate after attackers compromised two servers and injected malicious code into the website. Fri, 25 Oct 2013 16:05:00 GMT (Lucian Constantin) 2013-10-25T16:05:00Z compromised, used to attack visitors Visitors to the official website for the PHP programming language over the past couple of days might have had their computers infected with malware. Fri, 25 Oct 2013 09:07:00 GMT (Lucian Constantin) 2013-10-25T09:07:00Z HP Chromebook 14 (with 4G) review: Solid performance in a plus-sized package The HP Chromebook 14 with 4G is now available for a highly reasonable $349. Combining great performance with a spacious 14-in. display, is it the right Chromebook for you? Wed, 23 Oct 2013 10:00:00 GMT (JR Raphael) 2013-10-23T10:00:00Z PC shipments stink less, may prop up Microsoft's Q3 revenue Microsoft will probably report better than expected Windows revenue when it issues its third-quarter earnings numbers on Oct. 24, according to estimates of PC shipments this week by research firm IDC. Fri, 11 Oct 2013 19:18:00 GMT (Gregg Keizer) 2013-10-11T19:18:00Z The State of HP, As Told by Meg Whitman Hewlett-Packard is in the midst of a very public turnaround. This week, CEO Meg Whitman spoke to analysts about it. Her message -- and the way she delivered it -- should inspire HP customers and consumers at large. Fri, 11 Oct 2013 13:26:00 GMT (Rob Enderle) 2013-10-11T13:26:00Z U.S. Mac shipments shrink 56X more than industry average Mac shipments in the U.S. during the third quarter fell at a dramatically steeper rate than that of sales of other PCs, including those powered by Microsoft's Windows, IDC said Wednesday. Fri, 11 Oct 2013 10:40:00 GMT (Gregg Keizer) 2013-10-11T10:40:00Z HP Chromebook 11 review: Affordable style for life in the cloud Google's new HP Chromebook 11 brings a fresh look to the Chrome OS universe. Our reviewer finds that, for $279, the laptop has some interesting things to offer. Fri, 11 Oct 2013 10:00:00 GMT (JR Raphael) 2013-10-11T10:00:00Z HP's Whitman pegs Microsoft as an 'outright competitor' over Surface HP CEO Meg Whitman yesterday blamed part of her company's problems on competition from long-time partner Microsoft, making HP the U.S.'s largest OEM to publicly find fault with Redmond. Thu, 10 Oct 2013 17:24:00 GMT (Gregg Keizer) 2013-10-10T17:24:00Z Critics slam W3C over inclusion of DRM in HTML5 The latest version of the World Wide Web Consortium's HTML Working Group charter includes provisions for ongoing work on restrictive content protection systems a a decision that has angered groups like the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Free Software Foundation. Fri, 04 Oct 2013 18:01:00 GMT (Jon Gold) 2013-10-04T18:01:00Z IT Industry Undergoing an Epic Transition CEO Michael Friedenberg reads the signs of an enterprise tech industry that is unraveling before our eyes. But as one computing era ends, a new one (which IDC calls the third platform) is just beginning. Mon, 30 Sep 2013 12:50:00 GMT (Michael Friedenberg) 2013-09-30T12:50:00Z HP rolls out next-gen firewall line, threat-detection service HP today took the wraps off its Next-Generation Firewall line designed to exert application-level controls and visibility over all traffic related to the enterprise, including mobile devices used in public WiFi settings and traffic from cloud services. Tue, 17 Sep 2013 14:26:00 GMT (Ellen Messmer) 2013-09-17T14:26:00Z Navy Yard shooting suspect was IT worker with resume of gun violence The man police suspect of a mass shooting Monday at the Washington Navy Yard was employed by an IT subcontractor working on a government network project. He got that job despite having an arrest record for gun violence. Tue, 17 Sep 2013 10:00:00 GMT (Patrick Thibodeau) 2013-09-17T10:00:00Z Why HP's Successful Turnaround Is Closer Than It Looks Hewlett-Packard's turnaround effort under CEO Meg Whitman, like an object in the rearview mirror, is closer than it appears. Credit the impending success on strategic partnerships, good hires and a broad view of the future of tech. Fri, 13 Sep 2013 14:28:00 GMT (Rob Enderle) 2013-09-13T14:28:00Z Bug bounty program slates $300K mobile hacking contest for Nov. HP's bug bounty program today said it will again sponsor a mobile-only hacking contest this fall, when it will put up $300,000 in prize money for researchers who demonstrate successful attacks against mobile services and browsers. Thu, 12 Sep 2013 19:50:00 GMT (Gregg Keizer) 2013-09-12T19:50:00Z Have We Reached Gadget Fatigue? Smartphones are everywhere, and smartwatches are poised to follow. Techies are eying Google Glass. And we now wear our technology on our sleeve. Have we finally reached gadget overload? senior writer Tom Kaneshige isn't afraid to say, 'Enough!' Thu, 05 Sep 2013 18:22:00 GMT (Tom Kaneshige) 2013-09-05T18:22:00Z 10 Software Defined Networking Startups to Watch As the software-defined data center evolves from dream to reality, many Software Defined Networking (SDN) startups are being snatched up by established networking vendors. Here are nine SDN startups (and an important new standards body) that intend to push SDN into the mainstream. Thu, 22 Aug 2013 22:52:00 GMT (Jeff Vance) 2013-08-22T22:52:00Z U.S. consumers pick MacBook as their preferred next laptop American consumers named Apple as the most likely brand of their next notebook purchase, but a resurgent Dell easily captured future honors for desktop PCs, according to a survey published today Mon, 19 Aug 2013 17:58:00 GMT (Gregg Keizer) 2013-08-19T17:58:00Z HP 3PAR conjures powerful storage magic HP 3PAR StoreServe 7400 combines high scalability, high performance, and a big bag of tricks for easing storage management Wed, 07 Aug 2013 20:53:00 GMT (Paul Ferrill) 2013-08-07T20:53:00Z