back to article Laggardly HPE kisses Joe Biden's ring, whispers Uncle Sam's IT in dire need of modernisation

Better late than never, right? HPE CEO Antonio Neri has at last congratulated Joe Biden on his victory in the US election, taking the opportunity to urge his administration to focus on digital transformation. "Congratulations to you and Vice President-elect Harris on your historic election," wrote Neri. "It was truly inspiring …

  1. cd

    Needs a favor?

    Is this the iteration of HP that wants a certain British ex-CEO extradited?

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Needs a favor?


  2. Howard Sway Silver badge

    Clever move

    Biden will have to spend a fortune on HP printers, after Trump hears about this letter and orders every one currently in use destroyed with sledgehammers.

    1. Burnett75

      Re: Clever move

      This HPE, a completely separate and different company to HP. When will people get that?

      1. rcxb

        Re: Clever move

        Yese, howe coulde anyonee possiblye makee thate mistakee? Obviouslye addinge onee extrae lettere changese thee whole meaninge.

  3. Fruit and Nutcase Silver badge

    Politico-Economic HQ moves

    Moving its headquarters closer to Washington may also help matters.

    San Jose, California

    Houston, Texas

    Wilmington, Delaware

  4. jeff_w87

    Is this the same HPe that does the NMCI contract of the US Navy/Marine Corp and can't even provide enough computers to cover their customer base along with some of the worst customer support I've ever had to deal with. If I was Biden, I'd give HPe a hard pass!

    1. Burnett75

      No that is HP the printer and laptop company. Completely different organisation and complete separate.

  5. Sparkus

    may as well.....

    try to get some of the political capital back that was spent on a certain ex-CEOs run for the White House.......

  6. Lars Silver badge

    Any kind words from Putin or Trump yet.

    PS. I have a feeling that those upset by COBOL never used it for any lenght of time, or is it just that I took the tools handed to me, then long ago, and used them best I could without complaining.

    Hmm, then again I have never complained about the colours of my girl friends either.

    1. jake Silver badge

      Nowt wrong with COBOL (or Fortran, for that matter).

      Most financial institutions use 'em for a reason.

      It's fashionable to laugh at them because "old technology", but you still use products preserved by fermentation, right? Still use a knife, fork and spoon? Listen to the radio? Some things really don't need updating in order to continue doing the job they were invented to do.

      I feel sorry for the folks who laugh at COBOL and Fortran because for the most part they are dreadfully ignorant on the subject, and have absolutely no interest in rectifying the situation.

  7. boris9k3

    tech will have hat in hand for uncle joe

    The bastards have no shame.... they will be asking for handouts

    1. jake Silver badge

      Re: tech will have hat in hand for uncle joe

      They will probably get them, too, because jobs (which will immediately go away when The Board notices there is money available for bonuses).

      Write dead-tree letters if you care, politicians pay no attention to email.

      1. rcxb

        Re: tech will have hat in hand for uncle joe

        Write dead-tree letters if you care, politicians pay no attention to email.

        Ever since the anthrax attacks in 2001, even physical letters are just scanned-in an viewed electronically by all major politicians (their assistants, actually).

        1. jake Silver badge

          Re: tech will have hat in hand for uncle joe

          It's the physical act of putting pen to paper that causes politicians to pay attention, because that (and spitting on a stamp) takes effort. They see email as being just another meaningless, effortless Internet rant. Most likely because it usually is.

  8. Potemkine! Silver badge


    The inspiring bootlicker's cry.

    1. dedmonst

      Re: *Slurrrrrrrp*

      Whilst I agree with the sentiment, given that almost every major tech co bends over backwards to the PRC government in order to get access to their citizens, there are probably easier targets to go after.

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