HP Introduces Data Center Software, ServicesBy Chris Preimesberger | Posted 2007-06-19 Print
An improved portfolio aims to help IT organizations make sure IT and non-IT managers work on the same business goals.Hewlett-Packard announced June 18 what it described as a "significant expansion" of its software and service portfolios as part of its overall strategy to help IT organizations improve data center efficiencies.
The Palo Alto, Calif., company revealed the improvements at HP Software Universe, the company's annual customer event focused on its software business and related partners and resellers in Las Vegas.
Although 62 percent of companies surveyed said that faster IT meant higher profits, the study showed that about 25 percent of IT projects are delivered late.
In addition, the majority of those surveyed said no more than 50 percent of IT initiatives produced positive business outcomes, the EIU said.
This gap results from tight budgets and limitations imposed by manual processes, point solutions and teams working in silos, an HP spokesperson said.
To address this growing disparity, the spokesperson said, the augmented HP portfolio aims to help IT organizations make sure IT and non-IT managers work on the same business goals; speed up internal processes within IT functions, such as IT strategy, applications and IT operations; and automate processes across the different IT roles.
"Demand for greater business agility is driving the majority of new application implementations and changes, and it requires the optimization of every aspect of the application's life cycle," said Gartner Research Director Thomas Murphy.
"When it comes to delivering applications that meet the needs of the business, quality assurance teams must look for ways to greatly accelerate their testing cycles in order to meet increasingly stringent schedules from business and application teams," Murphy said.
Updates to HP's Quality Center software and LoadRunner software include the following:
Enhancements to HP's Service Management portfolio include upgrades in HP Change and Configuration Management Center, Service Management Center software solutions, and new related services. The offerings include the following:
HP also unveiled new cross-product integration software that helps customers automate key processes across IT silos, including the following:
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