HP Inc.’s Amplify partner conference, held in Las Vegas March 5-7 under the “Future Ready – United We Win” theme, focused on converging hybrid systems and GenAI. Several announcements came out of the three days in Sin City, including a broad portfolio of AI PCs, role-based artificial intelligence training and certification and AI data science for channel partners that use role-based AI training and certification program, a look at the results of a new AI-related worker survey, a new Color LaserJet and new services and software.

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HP announces AI PCs, printing, training and certification at Amplify partner conference

In a surprise move, Hewlett Packard announced a definitive agreement to acquire Poly, a vendor of workplace collaboration solutions for $3.3B in cash, which is inclusive of about $1.6B in debt.

This marks the end of an era for Poly, formerly Polycom, which was one of the pioneers of videoconferencing. The current Poly company is a combination Polycom business and Plantronics, which acquired the video vendor in 2018. Later that year, Logitech attempted to purchase Poly, but the deal fell apart at the 11th hour.

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Hewlett Packard Buys Poly To Address Hybrid Work Requirements