HP to buy software firms

Hewlett-Packard Co. will add some new automation capabilities to its OpenView management suite with the acquisitions of Consera Software Inc. and Novadigm Inc. HP announced its intent to acquire the companies today.

"Management software is the next big frontier" for information technology, said Nora Denzel, senior vice president of HP Adaptive Enterprise, in a statement. "It's clear that the race is on to deliver [to chief information officers] the automated, integrated management solutions they need to increase agility and capitalize on change. "

According to Denzel, citing IDC figures, management software revenues will reach $10.1 billion worldwide by 2007.

Novadigm's technology automates the standardized deployment of IT changes in a mixed environment, according to HP officials. It also automates configuration management. Consera offers a service modeling software to enable users to design a standardized IT environment.

HP will pay about $121 million for Novadigm, according to a spokesperson. HP already owns about 5 percent of its stock. Terms of the Consera acquisition were not disclosed.

Featured

  • Cybersecurity

    DHS floats 'collective defense' model for cybersecurity

    Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen wants her department to have a more direct role in defending the private sector and critical infrastructure entities from cyberthreats.

  • Defense
    Defense Secretary James Mattis testifies at an April 12 hearing of the House Armed Services Committee.

    Mattis: Cloud deal not tailored for Amazon

    On Capitol Hill, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis sought to quell "rumors" that the Pentagon's planned single-award cloud acquisition was designed with Amazon Web Services in mind.

  • Census
    shutterstock image

    2020 Census to include citizenship question

    The Department of Commerce is breaking with recent practice and restoring a question about respondent citizenship last used in 1950, despite being urged not to by former Census directors and outside experts.

Stay Connected

FCW Update

Sign up for our newsletter.

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.