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HP Labs, HP and Columbia University win Revenue Management and Pricing Section Practice Award

A team of researchers and practitioners from HP Labs, HP and Columbia University has been honored by the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) with the 2012 INFORMS Revenue Management and Pricing Section Practice Award.  The award was in recognition of their initiative "Data Driven Market Pricing and Portfolio Management."

 

The accolade recognizes outstanding applications of revenue management and pricing techniques, and the winner is selected based on the impact, originality, and technical merit of the solution presented.

 

The winning team was composed of researchers from HP Labs’ Information Analytics Lab and Columbia University and practitioners from HP’s Printing and Personal Systems Group, tackling a real-world challenge faced by HP’s product divisions.

 

More information about the project and the team members can be found on the HP Innovation Blog.

HP recognized for environmental commitment

Company named an industry leader for sustainability efforts  

 

HP’s commitment to environmental stewardship and addressing climate change has been recognized in two influential environmental reports that rank the world’s leading sustainability companies.

 

First, we are among the top companies named to the 2012 Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, which measures a company’s economic, environmental, and social performance. And for the second consecutive year, we are featured in the Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index issued by the Carbon Disclosure Project, which ranks companies on the transparency and progress they have made on their carbon emissions and climate change goals.

 

“We are proud to remain at the forefront of the sustainability movement,” said Gabi Zedlmayer, vice president, Sustainability and Social Innovation. “Earning recognition on these two indexes demonstrates our commitment to reducing energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions, paper use, water consumption, and waste. HP is particularly focused on greater transparency in data collection around GHG emissions, which not only leads to greater insight, but also greater action that better prepares us to operate in a low-carbon economy.”

 

Improving on our success  

These achievements are also significant because they reflect major improvements in HP’s overall scores in both rankings.

 

The Dow Jones Sustainability World Index ranks HP among the top 10 percent of the 2,500 largest companies on the Dow Jones Global Total Stock Market Index.

 

HP was also named to the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index, which represents the top 20 percent of the 600 largest U.S. and Canadian companies on the Dow Jones Global Total Stock Market Index.

 

In this year’s Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index, HP’s disclosure score was 92 out of 100—which represents an eight point improvement over our 2011 score. It also places us in the top 10 percent of companies on the list.

 

Making a difference  

These results underscore HP’s overall commitment to sustainability, climate protection, and carbon reduction. They also reflect our belief as a company that through our environmental programs and technology we have the power to change the world for the better while using fewer resources.

 

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HP Introduces Intelligent Security Solutions to Drive Innovation, Reduce Risk

HP today announced additions to its security solutions portfolio that enable enterprises to assess, transform, optimize and manage their security environments to proactively protect what matters.

 

Security and risk management has become one of the most pressing issues faced by enterprise executives. Security breaches make it into the news nearly every day. Threats are growing exponentially, and traditional security models are fragmented. While security intelligence is on the rise and security executives are starting to have a seat at the table, many organizations do not have a comprehensive security strategy in place. Reactive measures still dominate resources and budget.

HP's guiding principles for security is the key:

 

We build it in. We make it intelligent. We protect what matters.

 

HP’s point of view is that enterprise customers can protect what matters most by taking a proactive stance on enterprise information security, and utilize intelligent security capabilities to reduce risk. HP delivers intelligent security; solutions that help customers see and understand threats earlier.

 

Unlike other security vendors, HP can support an end-to-end security strategy and implementation, from mobile devices to converged infrastructure, to cloud services. We have market-leading technology, enterprise perspective, and experienced people. We offer a choice of delivery models: products, services, and/or a hybrid model. Our expertise covers the full range of security disciplines, including governance risk and compliance; application security; network security; data security; and identity and device security. We put the world to work for you with security research and innovation. HP researchers find more critical vulnerabilities than any of our competitors.

 

With the growing need for intelligent risk management, organizations are looking to adopt a proactive, sustainable approach to information risk management.  HP understands this and we’re expanding further with the unveiling today of new products and services enhancing this tremendous portfolio:

 

For public sector organizations, security threats are continuing to escalate, regulations are becoming more complex and budgets are shrinking. HP Security for Public Sector reflects the breadth and depth of HP’s security services capabilities to meet the exacting standards of these organizations worldwide. New additions to this portfolio include:

 

  • New features added to HP Assured Identity, a solution that offers simplified identity, credential and access management. It enables tighter controls against insider threats, robust identity proofing and reduced complexity around secure information sharing between collaborating organizations.
  • Comprehensive Applications Threat Analysis (CATA) on Demand lowers the cost of application security by addressing threats throughout the development life cycle.
  • HP Security Operations Center (SOC) Consulting Services, designed for public sector clients outside the United States, enable clients to establish an on-site intelligent cybersecurity operations center. Clients also can acquire HP Services to assist in managing the center. This service complements HP’s U.S. Public Sector security consulting and security operations center service.

 

HP also unveiled new products and services to provide clients transparency and control over their entire organization. New offerings include:

  • HP Data Center Protection Services evaluate organizations’ existing security practices and provide actionable recommendations to help them optimize infrastructure and improve program management across the data center.
  • HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager 6.0c is a powerful, scalable security monitoring and compliance solution that identifies and remediates cyberthreats faster than ever before. HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager rapidly identifies security threats across an organization’s infrastructure and prioritizes critical issues to reduce potential damage.
  • HP TippingPoint NX Platform Next Generation Intrusion Prevention Systems (NGIPS) ensures protection across network devices, virtual machines, operating systems and business-critical applications by adding significant capacity for deep-packet traffic inspection. The new modular architecture is designed to adapt automatically to threats as they are discovered, while allowing organizations to save rack space and maintain consistent power consumption and cooling costs.

 

HP also announced a mobile application for IT security professionals that utilizes data from HP Digital Vaccine Labs (DVLabs) to monitor current and trending cyberthreats. HP Information Security Pulse, available at no additional cost, enables security professionals to rapidly determine and address risks that may affect their environment. The application is currently available for webOS, Apple iOS ®, Android™ and web browser platforms.

 

HP’s intelligent security solutions also extend to print environments. Offerings include:

 

HP also announced an industry first by surpassing 2.5 billion lines of code under subscription as part of its HP Fortify on Demand (FoD) application security Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution. HP Fortify leads the industry with the capability to harden the attack surface of applications with both static and dynamic application testing for 21 languages, more than any other vendor. In addition, for mobile computing security, HP Fortify offers SaaS testing services for both the iOS and Android operating systems.

 

Additional information about HP Enterprise Security solutions is available at www.hp.com/go/EnterpriseSecurity2012.

Engaging and Energizing Experts for Superior Support

The award-winning HP Consumer Support Forum connects HP customers online to exchange insights, tips and answers to questions. Volunteer “HP Experts” are the heart of the Forum, providing 50%+ of the solutions. With the growth of the Forum, HP needed to energize and grow its base of Experts and created multiple activities, outlined in this Forrester Groundswell Award entry, to motivate Experts and extend their reach.

HP Support Forum Wins Forrester Award 2012

HP’s “PLEDGE” to Customers: Listen to Your Needs, Resolve Your Challenges

Since HP’s inception in 1939, customers have always been at the core of HP’s business.   As social channels have become an increasingly important customer communication vehicle, HP wanted to harness the listening potential of this medium to proactively resolve customer service and product quality issues, and extract insights from customer interactions to improve products, services and customer experiences. This Forrester Groundswell Award entry highlights PLEDGE and VoC, two HP initiatives working together to provide better insight into HP customer opinions, wants and needs while also supporting customers on the channels they frequent.

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