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Hewlett-Packard Co. is adding to its utility computing strategy by buying management software vendors Consera Software Inc. and Novadigm Inc.

Officials with HP, of Palo Alto, Calif., said on Wednesday that the software the two companies make will add to HP’s OpenView software offerings.

“Novadigm and Consera will add powerful automation software to HP OpenView, enabling customers to flex IT with business demands,” Nova Denzel, senior vice president of HP’s Adaptive Enterprise initiative, said in a prepared release. “Together, they put repetitive, error-prone IT management tasks on cruise control and free up IT time to focus on innovation.”

No financial details of the deals, which were announced today, were released.

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