Feeds

HP grabs former palmOne CEO to head PC biz

Bradley asked to fix ailing unit

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk

HP has picked up former palmOne CEO Todd Bradley to run its PC and gadget business.

Bradley, 46, spent three years as palmOne's CEO before leaving the company in February. At HP, Bradley will serve as EVP in charge of the Personal Systems Group (PSG) - the unit responsible for PCs, workstations, monitors and handhelds.

"Todd Bradley is an outstanding executive with a long track record of growing businesses, executing against plans and exceeding targets," said Mark Hurd, HP's CEO. "His experience driving growth and profitability in highly competitive hardware fields make him well-suited for this position."

HP had combined its PSG and Printing and Imaging businesses in January under the leadership of Vyomesh (V.J) Joshi. Now, however, HP plans to make PSG a standalone business once again, leaving Joshi in charge of just printing and imaging products.

Bradley will face the very serious challenge of returning consistency to the PSG unit. HP's computer business has long waffled between profit and loss as it struggles to compete against Dell and other low-cost PC makers.

Difficult conditions, however, won't be a shocker for Bradley who endured much turmoil during his tenure at palmOne. He led the acquisition of Handspring and worked to define the company after the original Palm split into separate hardware and software entities. ®

Related stories

HP a 'toxic tech giant' says Greenpeace
15,000 HP workers get nervous as analyst predicts massive job cuts
PalmOne promotes Colligan
PalmOne posts mixed Q3
PalmOne chief quits

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

More from The Register

next story
The 'fun-nification' of computer education – good idea?
Compulsory code schools, luvvies love it, but what about Maths and Physics?
Facebook, Apple: LADIES! Why not FREEZE your EGGS? It's on the company!
No biological clockwatching when you work in Silicon Valley
Happiness economics is bollocks. Oh, UK.gov just adopted it? Er ...
Opportunity doesn't knock; it costs us instead
Lords take revenge on REVENGE PORN publishers
Jilted Johns and Jennies with busy fingers face two years inside
Ex-US Navy fighter pilot MIT prof: Drones beat humans - I should know
'Missy' Cummings on UAVs, smartcars and dying from boredom
Yes, yes, Steve Jobs. Look what I'VE done for you lately – Tim Cook
New iPhone biz baron points to Apple's (his) greatest successes
Sysadmin with EBOLA? Gartner's issued advice to debug your biz
Start hoarding cleaning supplies, analyst firm says, and assume your team will scatter
Edward who? GCHQ boss dodges Snowden topic during last speech
UK spies would rather 'walk' than do 'mass surveillance'
Doctor Who's Flatline: Cool monsters, yes, but utterly limp subplots
We know what the Doctor does, stop going on about it already
prev story

Whitepapers

Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
Three 1TB solid state scorchers up for grabs
Big SSDs can be expensive but think big and think free because you could be the lucky winner of one of three 1TB Samsung SSD 840 EVO drives that we’re giving away worth over £300 apiece.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.