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(This entry was posted by Emil Sayegh, Vice President, HP)
At the HP Summit 2011 on March 14, our CEO Léo Apotheker unveiled HP’s vision for a world driven by cloud and connectivity. Since then, there has been a lot of passionate discussion about exactly what HP’s public cloud services will look like and what they will bring to the market. So, with that in mind, we want to get right to the heart of it: what would you like to know? What is most important to you in a public cloud service?
Understanding the needs of the community is crucial to our approach. We’ll be accepting questions via email and responding directly on our blog in the coming days and weeks. While we may not be able to answer every single one directly, or quite yet, we’ll do our best to collate the most frequently asked questions and address those first. If we don’t immediately answer your question, please stay tuned as you’ll be hearing more from us in the coming months.
Here’s how to get involved:
Please submit your question via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
(Editor's note: questions and comments on this topic sumbitted to Data Central -- and meeting our community guidelines -- will be posted, but to considered for a response, email your inquiry to the address above. You can also head over to HP's Scaling the Cloud blog to see the original version of this post)
Last week’s Creative Commons Salon was held at HP Labs and focused on the evolution of the services industry and how “open services innovation” allows for collaboration between businesses, universities, and research.
Hear from Jamie Erbes of HP Labs and Henry Chesbrough, the author of Open Innovation, below:
Learn more about Erbes’s initiatives at HP Labs here.
Powerful forces are transforming how the world lives and works, placing unprecedented demands on everything from our healthcare and education systems to our energy grid. The global middle class is expected to triple to 1.15 billion by 2030, intensifying demand for energy and natural resources. Meanwhile, 71 million children of primary school age don’t have access to education, leaving them unprepared to get ahead in today’s knowledge economy.
HP recognizes these global challenges, and believes that business can play a vital role in creating positive change. Today, HP released its 2010 HP Global Citizenship Report, a comprehensive update on the company's activities and achievements in corporate and social responsibility over the past year. Spanning a variety of areas, including social innovation, environmental sustainability, human rights and compliance, the report outlines performance and goals for the company’s global citizenship practices.
A key theme in this year’s report is HP’s focus on driving innovations that enrich society while also bring value to HP’s business and its customers. HP believes that corporate success and social welfare are interdependent, and its global citizenship model enables HP to create value for both company stakeholders and for society as a whole.
Mike Holston, executive vice president and general counsel at HP, said of HP’s work over the past year, “For more than 70 years at HP, global citizenship has been about living our values and acting with purpose. It’s a commitment that goes beyond pressing issues, such as climate change or human rights. It extends to the things we do, every day in empowering others across the globe to be more sustainable, productive and successful.”
While this is the 10th consecutive year that HP has reported on its global citizenship programs, global citizenship is rooted in values that have driven the company successfully for more than 70 years. Highlights of the impact of HP’s programs are outlined below. The full report is available to view here.
“The New Global Middle Class: Potentially Profitable—but Also Unpredictable,” Knowledge@Wharton, July 2008, citing the World Bank.
“Out of School Adolescents,” United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, March 26, 2010.
HP today announced a planned commitment of $25 million over 10 years to support the projected expansion of Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford and a cutting-edge research initiative designed to enhance the safety and quality of care for critically ill patients and their families.
HP’s investment will increase access to state-of-the-art treatments for local children and expectant mothers and help advance research collaborations between scientists at HP Labs, the company’s central research arm, and Packard Children’s Hospital. The project team will investigate issues of quality, patient safety, and personalized care, with the goal of improving pediatric medicine worldwide.
(image: HP Labs in Palo Alto)
Leaders from the hospital, HP Labs, and HP’s Enterprise Business Group have worked together since 2007 to develop faster, safer, and more personalized patient care. Upcoming studies will harness methods in data-driven science to find patterns in environmental, clinical and genetic data in order to reach new levels of personalized medicine.
If you’d like to support Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital visit: http://www.supportlpch.org/.
To learn more about HP’s commitment to Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, read the full announcement at the HP Newsroom.