Tag Archives: HP

Xerox Buys ACS: Who’s Next in the Hardware Invasion?

Last year, HP bought professional services giant EDS.  Last week, Perot Systems was bought by Dell.  This week, hardware giant Xerox purchased ACS. Joe Doherty had this to say about the acquisition: “This deal is game-changing for both companies. It will create a $22 billion global corporation with $17 billion …

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Xerox to Buy ACS for $6.4 Billion

Xerox Inc. has agreed to buy IT services firm Affilliated Computer Services, Inc. for $6.4 billion.  The major copier company is following in the footsteps of hardware giants Dell and HP, who recently purchased service companies Perot Systems and EDS, respectively.  The new Xerox-ACS firm would boast over $22 billion …

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HP signs seven-year deal with Vale S.A.

On Thursday, HP announced that it has agreed to a seven-year contract with global mining company Vale S.A. to create a green technology infrastructure that aligns with its environmental sustainability agenda. The contract aims to transform Vale S.A.’s technology infrastructure and achieve its strategic growth and cost-containment objectives. The project …

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EDS’ new name: HP Enterprise Services

In the latest major step in the integration of the two companies, EDS is formally changing its name to HP Enterprise Services. The move serves toemphasize the growing global role of enterprise technology services in HP’s portfolio. Also, the Technology Solutions Group will be renamed the HP Enterprise Business in …

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Keane appoints Miller executive VP of European Operations

On Wednesday, IT services firm Keane announced that it has appointed Ian Miller as executive vice president of the company’s European Operations. Miller comes to Keane from HP, where he served as the director of Application Services. Under his watch, the business improved margins by over 40 percent in less …

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Hardware Acquisitions: First EDS, Now Perot Systems…Who’s Next?

This week, hardware firms continued their expansion into the services sector with Dell’s acquisition of Perot Systems.  Last year, HP bought EDS, expanding its presence in the federal marketplace.  The question on many industry experts’ minds is: who’s next? The rationale is clear: while HP’s profits fell 19% in the …

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HP to Provide US Air Force with Latest Technologies

The U.S. Air Force has chosen HP to outfit it with HP workstations and desktop PCs under its enterprise IT purchase program, part of the USAF DLS (desktop, laptop and servers) Quarterly Enterprise Buy. Outlined in the contract are customized security specifications that HP will provide. The new order will …

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Citrix and “Power IT Down Day” Donate to Wounded Warrior Project

Citrix Systems, Inc. has announced that the “Power IT Down Day” alliance of Citrix, Microsoft, Intel and HP will demonstrate their commitment to the August 27 energy awareness event by making a financial donation of at least $20, 000 to Wounded Warrior Project. The donation will remind government and industry of the …

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HP Company Wins $34 million from DoD

Hewlett-Packard outsourced company EDS has just landed a $34 million deal with the US Department of Defense, Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). The contract will renew and provide support for the Department of Defense Multinational Information Sharing Program (MNIS). MNIS provides a forum where the US Department of Defense, Combatant …

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