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HP reveals new software solutions

HP has enhanced two of its software solutions as it attempts to assist organisations through the current financial crisis

HP has unveiled two updates to key software lines that it says will help companies to better manage cost, risk and competitiveness.

The HP Quality Centre 10.0 software and Universal Configuration Management Database (UCMDB) 8.0 were introduced at the HP Software Universe event held in Vienna Austria.

Both products are updates of current software suites and according to the company are aimed at reducing complexity and optimising applications.

“In this economic cycle, smart CIOs are turning adversity into advantage by investing in key solutions to manage cost and risk. At the same time, they are positioning their business to be more competitive when the business cycle rebounds,” said Robin Purohit, vice president and general manager, Software Products, HP.

Quality Centre 10.0 has been designed in order to help enterprises prioritise and optimise their application portfolios through integrations with HP’s project and portfolio management software.

It also works in centralising, standardising and automating the applications to run at a higher quality while at the same time locating itself at the centre of the application delivery process.

According to HP, its UCMDB 8.0 will make for quicker problem resolution while reducing costs. In addition the new version is integrated with more than 17 other products across the business technology optimisation software suite; this will allow users a more complete end-to-end service.

The new solution provides prepackaged run-book automation work flows using the HP Operations Orchestration product, integrated with the HP Network Automation 7.5 and HP Service Manager software. These software integrations can automate the execution process of business service changes.

HP additionally announced software products delivered by its Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) option. This has been introduced to present customers with the benefit of HP’s solutions, without the upfront capital expenditure associated with software projects.

“CIOs can deliver improved business outcomes – including reducing cost, mitigating risk and generating revenue – despite tighter budgets,” said Purohit.

In addition HP also announced zero percent lease financing for qualifying customers of its BTO and Information Management (IM) software through HP Financial Services, the company’s leasing and financing arm. This offer however does not extend to the Middle East at this point in time.

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