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HP Virtualization Journal  HP has tapped Ron Coughlin to run its LaserJet and Enterprise Solutions unit, reporting to printer chief Vyomesh Joshi. He succeeds David Murphy who is leaving “to pursue other professional interests.” HP reckons it’s handing Coughlin, a Pepsi veteran who been running HP’s printer marketing and strategy the last couple of years, a $100 billion opportunity. The printer goldmine hasn’t been producing as much ore as it used to. ... (more)

Intel & Nokia to Create a Universal Mobile OS

Wireless Technology Magazine on Ulitzer Intel, the semiconductor giant, and Nokia, the mighty handset maker, have united to create a universal widget operating system good for phones, laptops, netbooks, tablets, vehicle entertainment systems, Internet-connected TVs and other still-unimagined devices out of their existing Linux platforms - an open source combination of Intel's netbook-oriented Moblin and Nokia's smartphone-fancying Maemo. They're calling the thing MeeGo and the Linux Foundation will be hosting the project under Intel's Imad Sousou and Nokia's Valtteri Halla. The ... (more)

Trusted Cloud Initiative Kicks Off

Novell Session at Cloud Expo Novell and the year-old non-profit Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) have announced a vendor-neutral Trusted Cloud Initiative to develop a consensus-based identity management reference model and third-party certification criteria for cloud providers. They say a trusted standard should alleviate the concerns about security, governance and control of their data and IT assets that organizations considering adopting cloud-based computing may have. It was Novell's idea and Novell has identity management interests. Register Today and Save $550 ! Explore Sponsor... (more)

Cloud-Chasing To Cost CA 1,000 Jobs

CA Session at Cloud Expo CA has looked into its crystal ball and now realizes that it might have been a tad ambitious in forecasting earnings of $1.60-$1.71 this fiscal year, pushing Wall Street to expect $1.69. It'll probably come in on the low end of its guidance, it says, something Credit Suisse, for one, blames on expenses. So, apparently, does CA. Therefore, in the name of "profitable growth" and efficiency, it's going to terminate a thousand people, about 8% of its global workforce, to right-size for its new cloud computing strategy. The move will include consolidating mor... (more)

HP Still Golden

HP revenues were up 13% year-over-year to $30.8 billion in the fiscal second-quarter ended April 30. A favorable exchange rate tickled the percentage rate to the tune of four points and HP's recent 3Com acquisition, which closed during the quarter, contributed $50 million. Earnings were up 28% to $2.2 billion or 91 cents a share. Its operating margin worked out to 9.3%, up 0.9%. HP was expected to return $1.05 a share on $29.81 billion. CEO Mark Hurd called it an "exceptional quarter with strong performance across every region." Growth was called broad-based driven with enterpris... (more)