More than 60 years after the Walt Disney Co. became one of Hewlett-Packard's first customers when Walt Disney purchased an oscillator to improve the sound quality for the animated feature Fantasia, the companies last week formed a 10-year strategic alliance to refine consumer entertainment technologies by collaborating on everything from theme-park attractions to back-office IT systems to home networking gear. HP and Disney worked together on the newest Disney World Epcot attraction, Mission: Space, also unveiled last week, and they'll jointly develop digital infrastructure technologies for securing content delivered over the Internet, as well as entertainment appliances for home networks, HP CEO Carly Fiorina and Disney president Bob Iger said during a Webcast to disclose the alliance.
5 Top Federal Initiatives For 2015As InformationWeek Government readers were busy firming up their fiscal year 2015 budgets, we asked them to rate more than 30 IT initiatives in terms of importance and current leadership focus. No surprise, among more than 30 options, security is No. 1. After that, things get less predictable.