While HP splits up, married entrepreneurs build something together

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It’s a Structure Show of two extremes this week, kicking off with a discussion of the huge decision to split HP into two separate companies. The move is interesting for many reasons, including the possibility that it opens the door for a merger between HP (the server company) and storage kingpin EMC. The suggestion has also been floated that HP will now purchase Rackspace to quickly expand the footprint of it cloud computing business.

There are so many angles here, and Barb Darrow and I break down all — OK, some — of them.

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This week’s show concludes with an interview with Ann and Bobby Johnson, the husband and wife behind a new analytics startup called Interana. We covered the company earlier this week, but dive even deeper in the podcast, including with a discussion about why, for the Johnsons at least, it was easier to start a business together than many might imagine.

But the really interesting part of Interana is the technology and the vision, much of which stems from the work Bobby and third co-founder Lior Abraham did during their tenures at Facebook. Interana is a custom-built engine for storing, analyzing and visualizing massive amount of event data, and it’s meant to be usable by large numbers of employees.

So listen up. You might just learn something about analytics, corporate divestitures and even … love.

 

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Hosts: Barb Darrow and Derrick Harris

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