Hewlett-Packard has revealed software offerings aimed at helping mobile-application developers. The tools offer Big Data analytics, IT operations management, security and application-life-cycle management.
Hewlett-Packard said it plans to sell off-brand "white box" networking devices to Web-scale data centers to keep up with demand for separate hardware and software services. The devices will be designed by Accton Technology and offer Cumulus Network's Linux.
Hewlett-Packard has debuted an online platform called Vertica Marketplace for development and sales of Big Data tools. The vendor also announced a wireless color laserjet printer for users of mobile devices with the "KitKat" version of Android.
Amazon Web Services has grown into a multibillion-dollar player that could give tech titans such as Hewlett-Packard a run in the hardware market and software firms such as Oracle reason to worry in the enterprise market, according to a Morgan Stanley report. AWS also is moving into the server virtualization industry and could prove to be a compelling competitor to VMware, the report says.
Hewlett-Packard remains tops in global PC sales, although sales decreased 6.4% in the fourth quarter compared with the year before, a decline that surpassed IDC's prediction. HP shipped 15 million computers and held 16.7% market share for the quarter. Lenovo ranked second with a 15.7% share and 14.1 million PCs shipped.