HP pushes IT management strategy
As expected, HP announced software for managing the Unix, Linux and Windows operating systems from a single console. HP also introduced a management platform for Web services, announced a partnership with business software company SAP and said it plans to acquire Persist Technologies, a software company focused on managing information from creation to deletion.
HP said it has new certification programs related to what it defines as "best practices" in running IT departments more like a business. Certifications are available for internal IT divisions as well as IT services companies. The company also announced that it would offer documentation for effective work processes related to its OpenView service desk software, which is focused on help-desk tasks. The documentation can be purchased together with the software or separately.
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