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HP Software from A to Z and what it means to you

 Think you know all about what products, solutions and services HP Software offers to help you meet your business and IT challenges?  You just might be surprised what you learn.  Here’s Part One of  our three-part series entitled “HP Software from A to Z and what it means to you.”



A is for Application Modernization.  HP Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) , brings together management and automation on a unified platform to help you with all aspects of managing and automating application modernization activities.[1]  What’s it mean to you? HP ALM  can help you break down the silos between business, development and IT operations so that you can better deliver the applications your business wants.[2] IT is under pressure from business to deliver modern, mobile applications faster than ever, which is why we launched ALM . ALM  was built to support the complexity of delivering modern, composite applications. It’s also built for choice – Agile & Waterfall; Java, .NET, SAP, Oracle, etc. 



B is for BSM  HP Business Service Management (BSM)  improves IT operations by enabling staff to effectively manage application performance and availability to meet service-level agreements with the industry’s first run-time service model.[3]  What’s it mean to you?  HP BSM , with its run-time service model, gives you an accurate view of IT services, so your troubleshooting time and the impact on users is reduced.[4]



C is for Cloud Service Automation.  Part of our portfolio of cloud solutions , HP CSA provides automation tools to help you manage cloud-based applications.[5] What’s in it for you?  CSA automates and simplifies the deployment of databases, middleware and applications and facilitates composite application provisioning and monitoring in cloud computing environments. Because cloud computing can add so much complexity to your IT, automation is necessary and can make your journey to the cloud easier and faster.



D is for Discover. HP DISCOVER, an event for you combining HP Tech Forum and HP Software Universe, is slated for June 6-10 in Las Vegas. What’s in it for you? The chance to network with 10,000 of your peers along with HP experts and technology leaders who will present breakout sessions, exhibits, keynotes, training, hands-on labs and more to help you keep ahead.



E is Enterprise Security.  With our acquisitions of ArcSight and Fortify[6], we can help you meet the new imperatives of enterprise security.[7] What’s it mean to you?  It means HP can help you build-in security –rather than just bolting it on. You can address security both when you develop and when you manage applications, reducing your business risks of insecure software.



F is for Flexible Financing. HP Financial Services provides a range of offerings, from leasing and financing services to a program that allows the buy-back of old, existing data center assets. What’s it mean to you?  It means you have a variety of options to help you get the technology your business needs including software.



G is for Governance. HP Information Management Software simplifies the management and governance of information to help you manage, protect, retain and find it. What’s it mean to you? With HP, you can shift from people-intensive data management to one-touch, policy-driven, rapid access information management.  The benefits:  

  • You can increase efficiency (capture once, manage once, store once) all your enterprise information 
  • You can simplify your information management through the use of real-time, policy-based, automated governance of your virtual and physical environments
  • And finally, you can reduce risk because your new information will be protected and retained


For Part Two, H-P, click here.

For Part Three, Q-Z, click here.




[1] InformationWeek: “HP Intros Application Lifecycle Management 11.” Babcock. Dec. 2010.

[2] PtakNoel:  “HP Application Lifecycle Management Strategy: Commentary.” July 2010.

[3] Pro Portal: “HP Launches Management Tool for Complex Business IT” Cullimore. June 2010.

[4] Newsfactor.com: “HP Rolls Out Business Service Management 9.0.” LeClaire. June 2010.

[5] PtakNoel.com: “HP expands its cloud offerings.” Rasmussen. Feb. 2011.

[6] SFGate.com: With ArcSight purchase, HP gains key software. Vanacore-AP. Sept. 2010

[7] RSA: “HP calls for new approach to risk analysis.” Nichols. Feb. 2011

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