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HP continues the fight against HIV

Once again, around the world we have united on World AIDS Day (December 1st) in the fight against HIV, and to show support for people with HIV. Current estimates are that 34 million people now have HIV and – as more than 25 million people between 1981 and 2007 died from the virus – it is one of the most destructive pandemics in history.


HP continues to make substantial contributions to the fight against this deadly virus with two very successful initiatives.


One is our award-winning life-saving health initiative with the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) and governments in Africa. Now in its fourth year, this Early Infant Diagnosis (EID) alliance uses HP technology to replace antiquated paper-based testing systems in Kenya, Uganda and Nigeria. These systems used to delay receipt of infant HIV test results and diagnoses, holding babies back from the life-saving antiretroviral treatments they need. They also failed to provide Ministries of Health with statistical data vital to improving the provision of medical services.



The EID solution is proving highly successful in all locations and more than 350,000 infants have been tested so far. The latest news is that in Uganda’s remotest rural clinics, we are in phase three of implementing 3G printers (HP all-in-one HP OfficeJet 6700 printers equipped with a modem that can connect to any 3G network using local SIM cards). These printers can receive emails and text messages, and can be used to check and print out online HIV test results – an instant communications link with city-based testing centers. In Nigeria, our partner CHAI is finishing the implementation of two EID laboratories as proof of concept; during December, an EID dashboard should be up and running, enabling users to start capturing Nigerian HIV statistics.


Another important HP program is our collaboration with mothers2mothers, a South African-based non-profit organization that employs and trains HIV-positive mothers to mentor other HIV-positive women who are pregnant or who have just given birth. These mentors explain how to prevent the transmission of HIV to newborn babies. HP has teamed up with m2m to develop an IT infrastructure that moves m2m's paper-based record-keeping systems to a digital system. This allows the mentor mothers to more easily collect and exchange information, as well as tap into it from across the m2m network. A scalable database offers more accurate and timely information and gives m2m the ability to make better decisions and provide better care.


Click here to find out more about Early Infant Diagnosis (EID) and the work with mothers2mothers.

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From Central Park to around the world, the movement continues!

HP LIFE takes the stage at the Global Citizen Festival


Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Global Citizen Festival


The Global Citizen Festival in Central Park, New York City (28 September 2013), was a great success, attended by 60,000 live-music fans, global citizens, would-be entrepreneurs, and supporters of the HP Learning Initiative for Entrepreneurs (HP LIFE ).


HP is the technology partner for The Global Poverty Project and Global Citizen Festival, working to empower entrepreneurs to build and grow a business, create jobs and help societies thrive. With HP LIFE e-Learning, anyone, anywhere, anytime can access free cloud-based business and IT skills training, a global community of like-minded people, and the potential for e-mentoring support. During the event, musician Jake Clemons introduced the crowds to a young woman, Bano Fatima, who has used HP LIFE training to build her own entrepreneurial skillset. She has launched a small-scale enterprise, Weaver's Hut, helping to lift a community of weavers in India out of poverty. Her incredible entrepreneurship story received the most online votes from the HP LIFE/Global Poverty Project community, ahead of the stories of four other highly inspiring HP LIFE entrepreneurs, and earned her the HP LIFE Entrepreneurship Award. Gabi Zedlmayer, HP VP of Sustainability and Social Innovation, presented Bano with an HP EliteBook Revolve notebook and $5,000.


Recognition was also given during the festival to a learning institution in Nigeria. Abuja Enterprise Agency (AEA) received a prestigious Global Citizen Movement Award for its ongoing contributions to entrepreneurial development in Africa. AEA delivers support to underserved and extremely poor communities, and has proved to be an innovative and inspiring HP LIFE partner encouraging small and growing businesses with creative programs, youth initiatives, start-up boot camps, and more. Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus presented the award to AEA’s Managing Director Aisha Abubakar, and Center Manager and Lead Trainer Wale Ajiboye.


HP’s commitment to entrepreneurship continues to grow. At the festival, Gabi announced HP is committing to working with the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to bring access to HP LIFE e-Learning entrepreneurship training to more than 15,000 refugees in 15 countries by 2015. “We stand in solidarity with all refugees and pledge to help them gain or further their education now,” said Gabi. HP has been working with the UNHCR to establish 56 Technology Centers in 25 countries so far. 


Live on stage were Stevie Wonder, John Mayer, Alicia Keys, and Kings of Leon, whose performances were streamed live and for 72 hours post-festival to an estimated global audience of 20+ million. The impact of this event continues around the world, and it has raised awareness of HP LIFE e-Learning —which prepares entrepreneurs for small business success. Many global citizens took action with HP LIFE to earn points to enter the festival ticket draw.



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New HP/NACCE collaboration in America boosts entrepreneurship for youth

HP LIFE e-learning in the formal education system


HP and America’s National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE) are collaborating to boost entrepreneurship among young people across the US. Over the next few months, the HP LIFE (HP Learning Initiative for Entrepreneurs) e-Learning program will be integrated into the formal education system in the US.


This exciting collaboration was announced by Meg Whitman at the recent Montana Economic Development Summit which was attended by around 3,000 delegates.


Starting September, six ‘HP LIFE Faculty Ambassadors’ from NACCE will integrate the e-learning platform into their community college classes in different ways, effectively building their own teaching capacity while also enhancing the classroom experience. This will provide real-time insights and practical experiences into how e-learning can be used, not just on campuses but also in communities to foster youth entrepreneurship.


Young entrepreneurs are urgently needed across the nation. They can play a fundamental role both in improving their own lives and in contributing to a thriving economy by creating jobs to benefit others. Yet estimates suggest that more than 75 million unemployed youth around the world lack access to the educational resources required to develop and support their entrepreneurial business ideas. Often what’s missing are business and IT skills to help turn good ideas into economic success.


Online learning provides a solution – HP LIFE e-Learning is a cloud-based, free business and IT skills training program.  It offers learners a self-paced hands-on learning experience virtually anywhere, anytime, with the added advantage of access to a global community of like-minded people and opportunities for e-mentoring support from HP employee volunteers.  The program has more than 70,000 registered users in over 215 countries and has reached 2 million plus students to date.


By bringing HP LIFE e-Learning into the formal education system, the collaboration between HP and NACCE enables community colleges to enhance their role not just on campuses but also in communities. Success at this initial stage could result in roll-out of HP LIFE e-learning to over 1,200 community colleges and additional institutes of higher learning across the USA, and would point the way for similar expansion and application of the program in other countries around the world.



Read more about the collaboration between HP and NACCE in the press release  


Find out more about Sustainability and Social Innovation at HP


Visit the Montana Economic Development Summit website.

HP Reports Third Quarter 2013 Results

  • Third quarter non-GAAP diluted earnings per share of $0.86, down 14% from the prior year, within previously provided outlook of $0.84 to $0.87 per share
  • Third quarter GAAP diluted earnings per share of $0.71, up from GAAP diluted loss per share of $4.49 in the prior year, above previously provided outlook of $0.56 to $0.59 per share
  • Third quarter net revenue of $27.2 billion, down 8% from the prior year and down 7% when adjusted for the effects of currency
  • Cash flow from operations of $2.7 billion, down 6% from the prior year
  • Returned $283 million to shareholders in the form of dividends and share repurchases
  • Improved operating company net debt position by $1.7 billion, the sixth consecutive quarterly reduction of over $1 billion


(Editor's note: for more details, read today's press release, "HP Reports Third Quarter 2013 Earnings”)

Reference Guide: HP's Q3 FY13 Earnings Announcement

Hewlett Packard (NYSE ticker symbol: HPQ) will present its third quarter earnings results tomorrow, Wednesday, August 21, 2013, after the market closes.  We will post links to the news release, financials and other information as it becomes available here at Data Central and on both Twitter and Stocktwits at @hpnews. 
CEO Meg Whitman and CFO Cathie Lesjak will also host a live audio webcast to review HP’s financial results.  The call is scheduled for tomorrow at 2:00 pm PT and will be available here
You’ll also be able to follow the news on our investor relations website and newsroom, and on HP Next.
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