1999 News Archives
6.0 support still
coming for many products...
HP confirms law enforcement investigation of used hardware
Customers grapple with software upgrades Sites moving to bigger HP 3000s must manage sometimes-astounding third-party upgrade costs
Modest vendors move new 3000s Application suppliers are expanding 3000 installed base at low-end, one customer at a time
HP support floats pilot 3000 CI enhancement Support group responds to long wish list with one new Command Interpreter function
HP sticks with Oracle's Version 7 for 3000s A lack of installed base interest and Oracle-based applications put a hold on Oracle8 plans
ORBiT steps away from merger with SER HP 3000 backup supplier says healthy 3000 market helped it spurn offer to be acquired
3000 helps ship live insects without delay Insect Lore uses Macs II to get bugs out to butterfly lovers, schoolrooms
New suite enhances 3000 RPC, code reuse capability OSCAR give 3000 development managers object capability during application re-engineering
Editorial: Go ahead HP -- dare to compare
It's legal to buy HP systems and equipment from used
HP commits to Apache Web server for HP 3000 HP officially supports Apache as a Web server on the HP 3000, and FastTrack is out. But youll need to ask for a secure version of the new Web server before CSY will commit to it
Minisoft opens 3000's databases to Java The first JDBC middleware for MPE/iX ships this month, letting 3000 customers link Java applications and applets to HP 3000 databases
IMAGE Enchilada plan could beef up HP 3000 databases HP is counting on customers this month to plan an enhancement to your IMAGE databases that could free up other key enhancements
Easy Does It Technologies acquires spoolfile app Appeerx A 3000-to-Internet consultancy picks up a program to give users control over remote spooled files, even over the Internet
HP revists CFE plans for enhancements Theres been changes in the HP management cubicles, so Support and CSY meet to revise the MPE improvement project
on AppeerX: No Unix, Oracle support, but Web gateway
HP files lawsuits against 3 used hardware
HP creates IA-64 building blocks in labs Customers at the latest IPROF MPE developers conference asked HP if its next-decade commitments were blocking more pressing needs. HP managers replied that its HP 3000 IA-64 commitment stands but its not standing in the way of engineering that will be delivered much sooner.
Newest 3000 Web Server advances outlined at IPROF HP details its plans for the fall's Apache/iX release, but holds the line short of promising SSL security capability for the 3000
CSY hatches software eggs in SPP basket The developer's program tailored to solution suppliers gets HP 3000 specifics and new systems at a discount for commercial software companies and integrators
Enchilada idea heads to committee design A select group of programmers and designers form to tackle the specification of IMAGE data caching enhancement
Onsite Insights: Software delivers 3000 reports by e-mail byRequest ships reports from MPE applications around a Seattle community college district
HP seeks outside help to build CFE enhancements With the first MPE/iX improvement out for beta-test, a proposal goes out to build an ABORTPROC command using resources outside the CSY labs
HP makes promises, defends plans at IPROF Management RT An all-3000 HP managers panel looks to near term products and marketing growth at the Interex roundtable
running out on credits for older systems
3000's GM Harry Sterling has new duties on top of managing
HP lawsuits sting 3 used hardware brokers Suits allege companies, HP staff illegally reconfigured HP 9000s as HP 3000s, adjusted user license counts for MPE/iX software to steal revenues from 3000 division
Surviving MANMAN's Ides of March Persistent integer date issues require source code changes at HP 3000 manufacturing sites
Riva, HP host 3000 update day for UK users An all-day event delivers the latest news on the 3000, including a proposal for a hot-swap multiple-OS HP 3000
Programmers get free management suite Diamond Optimum gives away a 10-user license of its Diamond CM configuration tool to seed the 3000 market
New Web server optimized for 3000 apps A new version of QWEBS pulls out all the stops to create a stateful connection and serve files quickly from memory
16 bits, but whadda ya get?
announces resolution agreement with HP over used broker
New midrange 3000s leapfrog high end Spring rollout includes first news on Web console for HP 3000s, AutoRAID and JDBC driver availability
Sterling takes over more HP computing reins 3000 General Manager adds technical software, data warehousing duties to new, expanded group that includes HP 3000 division
After lawsuits, HP sets license rules Owners, buyers of systems cant exchange licenses between 3000s; customers must pay upgrade fees to correct user counts
Robelle updates Suprtool for Y2K windowing A new $stddate function gives the latest version of the programmers utility a way to carry programs across 2000
NewsWire Briefs: XML for MACS, One Stop management, NetMail shifts Our roundup of 3000 news items includes new Web capabilities for SGA software, a novel integration/consulting service for datacenters, and new sales/support for 3k
new printer options online
Youll wait a few
extra weeks for the latest MPE/iX release
HP authorizes used 3000 distributor plan New channel makes used 3000s available to distributors, resellers and HP reps
HP gets judgement, criminal charge, guilty plea in actions against brokers HP resolves suit with one firm, while courts charge two others in used 3000 allegations
NewsWire Redo: HP clarifies broker status HP will be establishing a new distribution point for used systems, and its new distributor won't have SS_CONFIG capability to change personalities or modify user license counts.
3000 market to get e-service for application directory A new comprehensive Web site will make it easy for HP 3000 sites to find software and services online
NewsWire Briefs: HPs 2Q, scheduler alliances and messaging, new tools Our roundup of news items includes the number on HPs second quarter, a deal between Tidal Software and Allegro, Design 3000s new messaging solution and more
parent company fixes financials, fires HBOC chief
HP names outside candidate
Carly Fiorina as new CEO;
HP expands its reach for 3000 solutions A new Software Partner Team at CSY goes beyond verticals to rejuvenate long-time application providers
Genius offer lures 3000 purchases with cash discounts The HP 3000 division is offering cash discounts through the end of August for purchases of Series 9x9 systems, the first program that extends a sale into the territory of the new 3000 customer.
Suppliers ready for HP World debuts HP 3000 software and service providers are pulling off the wraps on their offerings for the HP World conference in August.
4GL vendors cut fees to attract HP 3000 business Speedware drops its upgrade fees on Visual Speedware and Autobahn, while Cognos adopts a new price structure based on HP's user license tiers, to woo the rising HP 3000 development marketplace back to fourth generation languages.
Onsite Insight: Flexible financials roll off 3000 among redwoods A California group of companies tracks diverse enterprises with a single financials package
NewsWire Briefs: Spoolmate sites get Unispool trade-in deal; HP starts MPE classes in Chicago; new IMAGE deadlock protection; HP ends resale pact with EMC, and more
Online Extras No. 41 (August) and 41-A (HP World '99)
Rumors of 3000 Java GUI
Oracle readies a 6.0- and
division settled on a single distributor for all of North
Unsupported sites get free Y2K upgrade for MPE/iX Almost six months after HP first announced it, a program is now underway to help many unsupported HP 3000 sites get a Y2K-safe version of the MPE/iX operating system for free.
Fiorina named CEO; Hackborn to lead board HP took a dramatic step to convince investors and analysts that it is remaking itself, naming 44-year-old Carly Fiorina as company president and CEO as of July 17.
New Web app opens books on university store The 3000 gets an entry to an $8 billion market with a solution for bookstores that puts data on intra and extranets
Customers choose DLT to get backups done reliably, faster than DDS DLT and library support solutions are online from third parties to make fast, safe backups
NewsWire Briefs: Serena Software acquires Diamond Optimum products, staff; EMC and HP compete on arrays; ORBiT adds Paul Taffel , revives the MPE pocket guide
parent company fixes financials, fires HBOC chief
HP employees pled guilty to fixing brokered sales of
Sterling 3000 address unveils GUI plans Outgoing CSY General Manager Harry Sterling's HP World addres uncovered new alliances, functionality for the 3000, a shared source program and dances
3000s E-services get real at HP World Ann Livermore's HP World keynote detailed HP's e-services plans, while CSY unveiled a deal with Telenomics and prepped other 3000 application suppliers for e-service status.
HP sets plan for IA-64-ready 3000s Platform Planning session at HP World outlines future system, MPE/iX releases, possible early delivery of N-Class 3000s
Client Systems gets sole 3000 North American distribution rights HP names one company to distribute 80 percent of new 3000s through the reseller channel
CSY brass outlines 3000 changes at roundtable The 3000 division wont be spinning off from HP. But Oracles up, CORBAs down and other change is in the air
HP World Developers Notebook MPE Command Center impressed our reviewer on the floor, and so did a little book crammed full of updated MPE/iX technique
NewsWire Briefs: 3000s to get RSA security for Web; Nobix takes JobTime to the net; IA-64 gets simulated at HP World; Interex, ORBiT offer show info to others
Online Extra No. 43
How to set that clock back in the US
manufacturing users chatted on 3kworld with the Support
Hail Winston, Farewell Harry: Prather takes over CSY as Sterling announces retirement Commercial Systems Division (CSY) General Manager Harry Sterling has announced his retirement from HP, effective by the start of December and his recommended successor Winston Prather has been named to take his place immediately at the head of the HP 3000 group.
HP proposes Java Visage as new 3000 GUI Built-in tools to give applications a graphical interface; Legacy/Js Blue/J tapped as development tool
CSY roundtable fields queries on new 3000 capability, code Top HP managers eye freeware futures, support issues at HP World
HP to link its newest storage with 3000s XP256 RAID units, AutoRAID go online with MPE/iX
Memory boost gives 9x7s performance leap Vaske Computer installs, supports 1.5Gb to help forestall software upgrade fees
Autobahn 2 gives app-on-tap new Web face Telenomics e-services application for Web gets rapid client using Speedware tool
Online Extra No. 44
Interex gets new directors
a-plenty in lean voting
stock skidded, HP tried to assure the market before Q4 results
HP points to next fork in MPE road HPs UK road map briefing includes notice of fork to create separate IA-64 version of MPE: Hewlett-Packard gave 3000 customers in the UK a look into the future of the computer with an extensive trip across the road map one that showed a fork ahead in the operating system road.
HP rounds up app suppliers in Dallas Power of Connection meeting draws dozens of application companies devoted to the 3000
Network printing: CSY's Pandora's Box Three years after releasing limited print capability, HP hears requests to update it
Net printing updates needed to keep the faith It never should have been free, but now HP should work with third parties to keep printing promises for the 3000
UK show unveils un-print report alternatives HP Users 99 displays OpenPDF, e-reporter to distribute reports
HP memory goes online in used market Branded subsystems qualify for HP support, sold well below list price
Online Extra No. 45
SIG-3000 conference dates
HPs stock roared as Fiorina launched a new brand and
HP offers final HP 3000 Y2K patch help on Jazz Web site Site identifies which patches must go on top of PowerPatch, 6.0 or Express releases for Year 2000
What are you doing New Year's Eve? Whether you believe the millennium is at hand or not, the weekend at this end of this month calls for special preparation from the HP 3000 community. A random survey of NewsWire readers shows most companies have been working hard to make this New Year a non-event and business as usual. But thats only because many HP 3000 managers will be on duty or on call across the holiday weekend.
HP offers next-generation compiler lineup The Commercial Systems Division's (CSY) plans for HP 3000 languages include a first draft of its native language list for IA-64 systems, one that includes two cutting-edge choices and COBOL, but leaves FORTRAN in compatibility mode.
Message oriented middleware links 3000s to other systems HP 3000 sites are connecting their applications and databases to servers with object technology and Microsoft components, and the customers efforts have produced two new middleware solutions.
NewsWire Briefs: HPs fiscal finish, controlling ODBC, help for tuning Oracle and Lews new wine career