Enterprises are under increased competitive pressure to turn data into actionable insights, but experts say legacy IT systems fall short of the task. Hewlett-Packard marketing executive Paul Miller writes that the answer is in converged IT systems and unified computing solutions that use software-defined management to integrate disparate applications into one agile business ecosystem.
Avnet Government Solutions will add Hewlett-Packard solutions and technology to its General Services Administration schedule to help its channel partners access a centralized platform to expand their customer base.
A health care analytics platform has been unveiled by Avnet Technology Solutions to enable providers to consolidate financial, operational and clinical information stored in different systems to offer a single view of patient records. The tool will initially run on the HAVEn architecture of Hewlett-Packard and will be offered by Avnet affiliates in Canada and the U.S.
Nash Finch said it plans to close a distribution facility in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and consolidate work at facilities in St. Cloud, Minn., and Omaha, Neb. "It's going to have a positive impact on St. Cloud," Nash Finch spokeswoman Maria Gallegos said. "We'll require more associates to help ship items to some of the independent retailers that had been working through Cedar Rapids."