While many in the industry have been writing off HP lately, the maker of expensive printer ink says that it is about to make a comeback, but has made Itanium part of its cunning plan.
Just as Lenovo started climbing the ladder to become a top PC seller when it picked up IBM's PC business, it is now rumoured to be in early discussion about buying Big Blue's x86 server business.
Bank of America Merrill Lynch has slashed its PC shipments forecast for 2013, citing weak demand in all four corners of the globe.
Opinion There is no other way of saying it, PC makers are in a world of trouble. The slump is getting worse and many punters now believe that we might see two subsequent quarters of double digit decline. The trouble is, they can’t do much about it, at least not in the short term.
It is rather interesting to watch Apple’s slide and read the speculation about what Cupertino needs to do to turn itself around.
The maker of fashion bags, Intel, is planning to push out a lot more hardware to the lucrative server market.
Oracle has managed to delay its trial with HP, which is looking into whether it breached a contract over software support for servers running Intel's Itanium microprocessors.
HP has announced the latest in Project Moonshine, which CEO Meg Whitman said in a web conference should be a shift in the way servers handle data. It may also be a shift away from X86.
HP's Ray Lane has quit as chairman of the HP board.
Goldman Sachs, the outfit which gave such sterling advice during the subprime mortgage scandal, has warned shareholders to dump HP stock.
Hewlett Packard's (HP) Slate 7 may have tipped up on the FCC website this past week, although the Android-powered tablet likely won't ship until June 2013.
A survey of 10,000 US consumers has pointed to Apple and HP taking the top end of the satisfaction ratings for the computing segment in a Temkin Experience study. At the bottom of the rankings were Sony and Lenovo.
The stagnating and eventually declining demand for the traditional PC desktop has had an inevitable knock-on effect in the monitor industry, with the latest report from analyst house IDC lowering its Q4 2012 estimate from 37.9 million to 36.3 million units.
The UK's Serious Fraud Office is investigating HP's acquisition of business software firm Autonomy in 2011 - despite admitting a potential conflict of interest.
It all comes down to a perception of value. I’m not going to argue that Hewlett Packard (HP) has a chance of selling more tablets than Apple or generating more revenue.
It looks as if webOS may have a future after all, with HP selling the operating system to LG Electronics for use in smart TVs and other devices.
For a while, industry heavyweight HP was pushing tablets powered by the old webOS and newer Windows 8, with Google's popular Android operating system conspicuously absent from the mix.
The writing is on the wall, and it's clear from many analysts and sales statistics that the traditional PC market is declining.
HP's launched its first Chromebook, the Pavilion 14: more expensive than the competition, at $330, but with a larger screen.
Hewlett Packard (HP) will apparently be launching a slick Chromebook on February 17.