HP to announce major software push

HP to announce major software push

Executives from Hewlett-Packard will hold a press conference here on Tuesday (US time) to announce new software and a new name for one of its product families, as well as discussing how recently acquired Bluestone Software will fit into the company's middleware plans.

HP officials would not provide any additional information in advance of the press conference, but the speakers lined up for the event are Duane Zitzner, president of HP Computing Systems, Bill Russell, vice president and general manager of HP Software Solutions Organization and Kevin Kilroy, vice president and general manager of HP's Middleware Division.

One of the speakers at the conference, Kilroy, was the chief executive officer of Bluestone, prior to the HP acquisition.

In its invitation to the event, HP said the executives will "discuss why HP is a major player in the software industry."

Through its acquisition of Bluestone in October of last year, HP gained the Philadelphia-based company's J2EE (Java 2 Enterprise Edition)-based and XML (extensible markup language)-based application servers and tools, as well as a Java transaction service.

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