klint finley IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Today HP CEO Leo Apotheker announced HP’s new strategy: cloud, connectivity and software. Mobility, consumerization of IT and big data will all play a role in this new strategy. In particular, HP’s WebOS and Vertica acquisitions will drive it forward.Here’s a look at the specific plans Apotheker discussed.Unified Experience Across DevicesRather than a “post-PC era” Apotheker is planning for a “not just PCs” era. According to CNET, Apotheker remains bullish on desktop PCs – he says HP ships two PCs a second. But he wants to provide users with a seamless experience across multiple devices, all connecting them to the same cloud services.“Our vision is to provide seamless, secure, context-aware experiences for a connected world,” Apotheker said in VentureBeat. “The idea of two separate lives, one professional and one consumer, is over. People have merged those roles in their daily lives.”He confirmed that HP will ship PCs running both Windows and WebOS. According to Business Insider, Apotheker said there will be a beta version of WebOS running on Windows in a browser by the end of this year, and WebOS will ship on Windows PCs in 2012 . We discussed the ramifications of HP running WebOS on top of Windows earlier. It’s a nice idea (I’m a fan of WebOS), but it might not end well for HP.Apotheker also said that HP will eventually sell Windows tablets; according to Business Insider the company is waiting for the right version of Windows. Presumably these Windows tablets will also run WebOS, just like the desktop PCs.Infrastructure-as-a-Service and Platform-as-a-Service VenturesOf course Apotheker doesn’t just want to provide devices for users to tap into cloud services run by other companies. As we’ve noted before, HP wants to sell tablets, PCs and other devices but also provide its own cloud services. That’s where the real money is.According to Business Insider, HP will build and manage its own cloud-based infrastructure for enterprises. Apotheker says HP already works with seven of the 10 largest cloud providers, so it has the expertise in the infrastructure. Apotheker is emphasizing HP’s security chops as a key differentiator between it and other cloud providers.In addition to a public cloud infrastructure, he also mentioned platform services.An HP App StoreHP also wants to get into the app store business. Apotheker expanded on this idea during the Q&A session after the keynote. According to Business Insider, Apotheker says HP will offer an open marketplace for both enterprise and consumer applications. No word yet on when this will be available.Big Data ApplianceHP acquired Vertica last month. Apotheker says Vertica will be a big part of its strategy moving forward, and it will offer Vertica as a service, as software and as an appliance. That means Vertica will go up against IBM Netezza (coverage) and Oracle Exadata.Disclosure: HP is a ReadWriteWeb sponsor. 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… Related Posts Tags:#enterprise#Trends
A violent clash broke out between inmates and police officers at Punjab’s Ludhiana Central Jail on Thursday, leaving one inmate dead and five injured. Around half a dozen police personnel also sustained injuries. The violence erupted around 11.30 a.m., after news of the death of a prison inmate, identified as Sunny Sood, at the Rajendra Medical College Hospital, Patiala, reached the jail. Sood was an undertrial in a case under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act.Violence over death“The news of Sood’s death triggered a riot on the jail premises. The 3,100-odd inmates refused to go back into the barracks and starting throwing stones, which were available due to some ongoing construction work. They also set on fire the record room and the car of the Jail Superintendent, and vandalised the jail property,” said an official statement. The inmates tried to break the prison gates and the police fired in the air to stop them, the statement added.Meanwhile, additional police forces, including tear-gas vehicles and around 300 personnel, reached the spot to control the violence. “The situation was finally brought under control around 1.30 p.m., when the prisoners were put back in the barracks,” added the statement. The prisoner killed in the violence was identified as Ajit Baba.Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has ordered a magisterial inquiry, to be conducted by Deputy Commissioner, Ludhiana, into the incident. Opposition slams govt.Soon after the incident, Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal demanded the immediate sacking of Punjab’s Jail Minister Sukhjinder Randhawa and blamed the State governmen for the complete breakdown of law and order in the State’s prisons. Capt. Amarinder told reporters in New Delhi that the incident did not reflect any law and order breakdown in Punjab. On the Opposition’s demand for Mr. Randhawa’s ouster, Capt. Amarinder said there was no question of it. “The Akali Dal and the Aam Aadmi Party have nothing constructive to say, except to make such illogical demands. We are dealing with the situation.”Leader of Opposition in the Punjab Assembly Harpal Singh Cheema also accused the Congress government of failing to control the deteriorating law and order situation in the State.
India’s wrestling hero Sushil Kumar’s mentor Satpal has alleged that he was insulted by Sports Minister M.S. Gill during a function to facilitate the new world champion in the national capital on Tuesday. The function was organised at the minister’s residence. Gill was posing with Sushil for the media when Satpal also appeared in the frame. Gill then promptly asked Satpal to move away as he posed alone with Sushil. Gill also asked the coach who accompanied Sushil to Russia to pose for pictures instead of Satpal, who was in Delhi during the recently held championship in Moscow. Sushil returned Delhi with his gold medal in 66 kg freestyle category on Monday night. Incidentally, Satpal was a gold medallist in the 1982 Asian Games and is also a Dronacharya awardee.
Abhinav BindraAbhinav Bindra on Tuesday bid adieu to Asian Games by clinching the individual bronze medal in men’s 10m air rifle event.Before winning the individual bronze, Bindra teamed up with Sanjeev Rajput and Ravi Kumar to finish third on the podium, helping India swell their medals tally to eight in the 17th edition of the mega-event.He finished third in 10m air rifle men’s finals behind China’s Haoran Yang and Yifei Cao to bag the bronze. Bindra aggregated 187.1 points while his Chinese opponents, 18-year-old Haoran won gold with 209.6 points and Yifei bagged silver with 208.9.Bindra had on Monday created a flutter by stating that Tuesday’s event would be his last in professional shooting.Bindra led the field till the first twelve shots before slipping to the fifth place and was saved from being ousted after a poor performance by Pourya Norouziyan of Iran and his scores of 10.5, 10.6 and 10.7.Earlier, the Beijing Olympic gold medallist fired India to the men’s team bronze in the 10m air rifle event while booking his berth in the eight-man finals with the fifth-best score in the qualifications.The Indian team that comprised of Bindra, Kumar and Rajput tallied 1863 to finish third behind gold medal winners – China 1886.4 and South Korea (silver) at 1867.6.Bindra tallied 625.4 points while Ravi Kumar contributed 618.9. Another veteran Rajput scored 618.7.Bindra was shooting brilliantly after a modest beginning but for his two poor shots of 9.1 on the 55th and 9.7 on the 60th, he could only finish 5th in the qualification as fourth-placed Korean Kim Sengdo fared only marginally better at 626.1.advertisementBindra’s sequences after each set of 10 shots were: 102.6, 105.3, 104.5, 104.1, 105.7 ? during which period he was looking at peak form but for the sudden misfiring on the 55th shot? and 103.2.This was the fifth medal fetched from the Ongnyeon range by the shooters in these Games, comprising one gold and four bronze, men’s pistol shooter Jitu Rai’s title win being the standout performance.The top three scores were notched up by Chinese shooters led by Cao Yifel (630.7), a new Games record.In the individual list, Ravi Kumar finished 20th and Rajput stood one rung below to be eliminated.Bindra, who was just outside the top eight after the first series, got into his groove later and after the fourth set of 10 shots, took a break to have a chat with rifle coach Stanislav Lapidus for a brief. He shot 10.9 on the 40th shot.He immediately came up with successive scores of 10.6, 10.7, 10.6 and 10.3 and was going great guns till a 9.1 spoilt his efforts.But he took a deep breath, got his thoughts together and shot 10.1 on the 56th before coming up with successive high scores of 10.9 and 10.8, which were followed by 10.5 and 9.7 on his last shot.