Data Central
Official news from HP

Displaying articles for: February 2013

The HP-Project Runway Designer Reunion

In February, Hewlett Packard hosted the Project Runway Designer Reunion party. The event, held during New York's Fashion Week, celebrated HP and Intel's 5th anniversary of partnership with all of Project Runway's alumni. Designers showcased winning designs from past years and were given the chance to mingle with contestants from all seasons.

As mentioned in a previous Data Central post, HP is proud of its affiliation with Project Runway. Nothing says product leadership in the personal systems market like being featured on a hit television show!
Check out this video from the reunion party:

Mobile World Congress 2013 with HP

Watch the video below to hear HP’s Norm Follett and Chris Purcell give a preview of what to expect from HP at this year’s Mobile World Conference in Barcelona, Spain.
Find out more at Experience MWC 2013 with HP.


Thought Leadership for the Enterprise: HP 2012 Cyber Security Risk Report

Hot off the presses! Today we have released the HP 2012 Cyber Security Risk Report. The annual report provides security intelligence to organizations so that they can best deploy their resources to minimize security risk.


Highlights from the report include:


  • Total vulnerabilities are on the rise

    • Disclosures grew 19 percent from 6,844 in 2011 to 8,137 in 2012
    • 2012 disclosures remain 19 percent lower than the peak in 2006
  • Critical vulnerabilities declined, but still pose significant risk

    • Critical vulnerabilities fell from 23 percent in 2011 to 20 percent in 2012
    • One in five vulnerabilities still give attackers total control of their target
  • Well-known web vulnerabilities remain prevalent in 2012

    • Four web vulnerability categories made up 40 percent of 2012 reports
  • Vulnerabilities exploited by clickjacking are still ubiquitous

    • Less than 1 percent of URLs tested leverage standard mitigation after more than a decade
  • The rate of mobile vulnerabilities continues to increase rapidly

    • Mobile vulnerabilities rose 68 percent from 158 in 2011 to 266 in 2012
    • 48 percent of mobile applications tested in 2012 gave unauthorized access
  • Mature technologies introduce continued and evolving risk

    • Vulnerabilities in SCADA systems rose 768 percent from only 22 in 2008 to 191 in 2012


*Download the 2012 HP Cyber Security Risk Report to learn more about vulnerabilities that could be affecting the modern enterprise or business.

The Slate 7: Tablet Innovation from HP

The way people create, consume and share content is rapidly changing. In recent years, there has been a dramatic shift in the personal systems landscape due to the rise of mobile technology and new consumer tastes. Enter the rise of the tablet!
In an effort to provide the best technology within a reasonable price structure and remain ahead of the changing landscape, HP today announced the Slate7. This new device is an affordable Android Jelly Bean consumer tablet that offers easy access to Google Mobile services.
The 7-inch diagonal screen and weight of 13 ounces makes the Slate7 an ideal personal companion. It's also the industry's first tablet to offer embedded Beats Audio, for the best-sounding and richest audio experience available on a tablet.
"To address the growing interest in tablets among consumers and businesses alike, HP will offer a range of form factors and leverage an array of operating systems," said Alberto Torres, senior vice president, Mobility Global Business Unit, HP. "Our new HP Slate7 on Android represents a compelling entry point for consumer tablets, while our ground-breaking, business-ready HP ElitePad on Windows® 8 is ideal for enterprises and governments. Both deliver the service and support people expect from HP."
The HP Slate7 joins the recently introduced HP Chromebook as part of HP's push to offer access to the Google experience.
HP's tablet offerings reside in the company's newly formed Mobility Global Business Unit, established in September 2012 with the hiring of Torres. Torres joined HP from Nokia, where he was executive vice president and oversaw the MeeGo products and platform.


Follow Us


Data Central is the official HP corporate blog, brought to you by the corporate communications team in Palo Alto. Before commenting, please read our community guidelines. For more news and press contacts, visit the HP newsroom. Note: all times GMT