Pre-loaded, pre-configured and tested SAP R/3 solutions are new from Hewlett-Packard. It’s part of a service for HP-UX, NT and mixed systems users.
HP says it will slash on-site installation times and cost for system integrators, and lead to better quality and response.
* HP and Cisco Systems are to jointly develop Internet-ready enterprise-wide networked computing. HP is already strong in Internet solutons – it recently demonstrated 1,000-plus Internet operations per second on its Internet SuperServer system.
* Meanwhile, HP and Oracle are increasing their mutual development activities. They’re currently working on an open networked computing environment targeted at Intel’s IA-64 future 64bit family – the Merced chip, which will see use throughout HP’s computing range, from PCs to servers.