Yesterday, we announced a plan to transform HP for the future and position the company as the leader in the evolving information economy. We issued four different press releases during the announcement, so head over to the HP Newsroom for the original sources (or just read our summary blog post).
We’ve also pulled together answers to a few of the most frequently asked questions about what we’re doing and why. We’ll continue updating you here and on Twitter as new information becomes available, so stay tuned to Data Central for more. As always, we encourage your comments as well.
Finally, for more insight into the future of technology, check out two articles published today: Internet pioneer (and HP board member) Marc Andreessen’s essay “Why Software Is Eating the World” in the Wall Street Journal and webOS chief Stephen DeWitt’s interview in Engadget.
What can you tell me about Autonomy?
Autonomy presents an opportunity to accelerate our strategic vision and help customers manage the explosion of information.
After closing the transaction with Autonomy, HP plans to reinvent how unstructured and structured data is processed, analyzed, optimized, automated and protected.
Autonomy also has an attractive business model, including a strong cloud-based solution.
We believe this bold action will squarely position HP in software and information to create the next-generation Information Platform, and thereby, create significant value for our shareholders.
The acquisition of Autonomy is expected to be completed by the end of calendar year 2011.
From a customer perspective, what is the status of webOS?
We’ll continue to take care of our existing customers, but HP has reached the difficult but necessary decision to discontinue webOS hardware development. For more on the future of webOS software, read today’s post on the HP webOS blog.
From a developer perspective, what is the status of webOS?
As webOS VP Richard Kerris (@richardkerris) posted in a blog entry earlier today, “We will continue to support, innovate and develop the webOS App Catalog. Our intent is to enhance our merchandising and presentation of your great products and to continue to build our webOS app ecosystem.”
To hear more from Richard, head over to the webOS Developer Relations blog.