Date Added: Jan 2010
HP began a major technology infrastructure consolidation project to reduce its worldwide data centers from 85 to six. About this same time, HP also began implementing strategic growth plans for its software business. It began to acquire software companies, spurring fast-paced business and process integrations. HP more than tripled the number of employees within HP software while greatly enriching the solution portfolio HP offers its customers. This rapid growth also enabled HP to vault into a leadership position in end-to-end enterprise business technology management: the company is now the third largest enterprise application software company in the United States and sixth in the world.