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HP's Budget Devices, Android In India

Jan 23, 2014 04:55 PM EST

Hewlett-Packard may launch new budget Android smartphones. HP is rumoured to launch new budget devices in India and emerging markets BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa). The devices are estimated to sell for under $200. Reports are showing that HP's SVP of Mobility, Alberto Torres will be leading the developments.


New phablets will be launched. The HP phablets are said to be 6-inch and 7-inch display size. The devices will run on Android OS. Reports also claim that HP’s Slate 6 Voice Tab and features SIM support with enabled voice-calling will be integrated. HP is aiming to offer a more differentiated consumer experience with the new budget devices.

The company also launched its new Information Management and Analytics (IM&A) solutions to leverage big data. IM&A solutions will rapidly gain increased value from Big Data assets to drive new revenue opportunities, improve efficiency, reduce risk and lower costs for HP’s clients. Electricity is a trillion dollar industry.

IM&A solutions integrate common and disparate data sets to deliver the right information at the appropriate time to the correct decision-maker. These capabilities help companies act on large volumes of data, transforming decision-making from reactive to proactive and optimizing all phases of exploration, development, and production. IM&A solutions can benefit oil and gas firms by: reducing time to first oil, increasing the productivity of assets across their lifecycles, applying advanced business intelligence and embedded analytics, ensuring the right information is available to the workforce at the right time and improving planning and forecasting results.

The new HP Big Data Discovery Experience provides a scalable discovery environment where clients can explore different technologies derived from big data. "A Big Data solution is a significant investment of time and money for any organization, regardless of industry," said Markus Ruff, vice president, Information Management and Analytics.

New global exploration discoveries, deepwater opportunities and new technologies are also important today. U.S. production could be at its highest levels since 1992. Economic factors pertain to enabling energy companies to prepare for growth. Investing in their businesses and building human capital are growth opportunities.


IBM aims to differentiate competitively through analytics. Oil and gas companies can use big data information strategically to reduce time to first oil, reduce operating costs and improve all areas of the oil and gas lifecycle. The company will face increasing pressure to extract new insights from an explosion of available data.

Intel last month launched with Supermicro, Big Data solutions with Intel Distribution for Apache Hadoop Software. The latest Hadoop-optimized system designs significantly reduce overall power consumption to help protect the environment and save customers money on their energy bills. Intel will have to rival competition in performance.

HP's flawed balance sheet will make it tougher for HP to invest in other new avenues of growth. While current IM&A offerings can deliver strong benefits, HP is working with clients to expand on the results and potential. New Technology will impact the industry.  Hewlett-Packard is on a five-year plan to transform business. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, generally high debt management risk, disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins and feeble growth in its earnings per share.

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