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Top 10 IT marriages made in heaven like Wills and Kate

27 Apr 2012

Can it really be a year since love-struck royals Prince William and Kate Middleton walked down the aisle at Westminster Abbey to become and Duke and Duchess of Cambridge? How time flies.

Since then they've become the world's most beloved coupled (Really? - Ed) while attending numerous charity events and state banquets and even finding time to promote the UK's technology industry to the luminaries of Silicon Valley. Cheers guys!

While they celebrate this first, humble anniversary - which is commemorated by paper, presumable meaning Wills will buy Kate a paper company - V3 thought it would look at some of the couples in the IT industry that have had long, successful relationships.

10. Hewlett and Packard create world-leading firm

An HP logoWhen Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard set up shop in the now famous garage in Palo Alto, California, it was the start of a beautiful relationship that stood the test of time and led to their small start-up developing into one of the largest IT companies in the world.

Like the Lennon and McCartney of the engineering world, Hewlett and Packard managed to build up their enterprise from small beginnings, initially manufacturing precision test equipment, but managed to somehow keep it together while so many other pioneers of the IT industry fell out with their colleagues and ended up leaving the companies they had founded.

In contrast, both HP founders stayed at the firm for their entire careers, and lived long enough to see it become one of the global giants of the computer industry.

Sadly, since the firm has struggled to find other leaders to remain at the firm for any length of time, with several chief executives coming and going over the last few years.

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Dan Worth

Dan Worth is the news editor for V3 having first joined the site as a reporter in November 2009. He specialises in a raft of areas including fixed and mobile telecoms, data protection, social media and government IT. Before joining V3 Dan covered communications technology, data handling and resilience in the emergency services sector on the BAPCO Journal

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