New Appliances from HP and Microsoft Speed Business Intelligence
Converged application appliances help organizations optimize employee productivity and decision-making.
HP (NYSE:HPQ) and Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ:MSFT) have announced four new converged application appliances that fuse applications, infrastructure and productivity tools into a single system. According to this recent news release, these solutions can help organizations optimize employee productivity and decision-making, while simplifying the delivery of applications for IT.
"The HP Business Decision Appliance is available now to run business intelligence services, and the HP E5000 Messaging System for Microsoft Exchange Server is planned to be available in 45 days to run messaging services. Two other appliances are expected to be available later this year.
"'Previously, to install all the required software and configure the components would have taken us several days. Now, not only our business analysts but the broader user community can use a familiar tool, Microsoft Excel, to create and analyze data in new and unique ways.'"