Hewlett-Packard Makes Its Move Against IBM in Big Data

The troubled PC maker tries to push its way into Big Data
Attendees at the HP Discover 2013 conference in Las Vegas Photograph by Jacob Kepler/Bloomberg

As demand for personal computers continues to slump, Hewlett-Packard is trying to make itself more attractive to businesses. On June 11 the company unveiled HAVEn, a software package that knits together technology from its data analysis units. The move pits HP against IBM, a leader in mining corporate data. While HP long succeeded with consumer-friendly design and printing features, it now aims to offer corporate clients a more complete package, says Chief Operating Officer Bill Veghte. “Customers want solutions,” Veghte says. “They don’t want simply a piece of hardware or a piece of software.”

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