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Intel drafts in troubleshooting veteran for CFO slot

Intel has hired veteran tech CFO and sometime troubleshooter Bob Swan to take over from long-time numbers supremo Stacy Smith. Swan, or to give him his full press release name, Robert “Bob” H Swan, joins from equity outfit General Atlantic, where he was an operating partner. Stacy Smith, “as previously announced, is taking a …
Joe Fay, 20 Sep 2016
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Pivot3 puts former Perot exec in CEO hotseat

Ron Nash is the new CEO at Pivot3, a 10-year-old converged storage startup that has not been setting the world on fire. The company, founded in 2003 by Lee Caswell and Bob Galloway, aimed to build storage systems with server virtualisation embedded within, which it markets as "serverless computing". Today it has more than 600 …
Chris Mellor, 8 Nov 2013

Hey HP: You may not rate Autonomy, EDS, but buyers do

Potential buyers are probing Hewlett-Packard over EDS and Autonomy, according to reports. Bloomberg reports that HP has received an “increase in enquiries” following a recent regulatory filing saying it would dispose of businesses that don’t meet goals. The Wall St Journal says overtures have come mainly from other US tech …
Gavin Clarke, 17 Jan 2013
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How to spot a terrible tech boss within SECONDS

Part 2 Having been an occasionally competent manager I know that nowhere in the spectrum from micromanagement to management-by-email suits everyone. In fact, you people don’t even know what sort of boss you want. Your imaginary “manager I like” is really just the opposite of your most hated real-life superior, but what's missing is …
Dominic Connor, 12 Nov 2012
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HP posts $8.9bn loss on slow sales, charges in Q3

As expected, Hewlett Packard's earnings slumped in the three months ending in July, causing the PC maker to post a third-quarter loss of $8.9bn, or $4.49 per share, which was in line with the high end of analyst estimates. Much of that loss can be attributed to an $8bn write down of its Enterprise Services division, which is …
Neil McAllister, 22 Aug 2012
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GM to slash vast outsourced IT empire

You fire me? I'll fire you! It ain't that simple really, but GM CIO Randy Mott, sent into the cold, cold outside by HP's then CEO Leo Apotheker from his HP CIO post, has announced GM will stop outsourcing IT, bringing it back in house. The big loser? HP. Chief Information Officers (CIOs) control IT spend and Mott, the arch- …
Chris Mellor, 16 Jul 2012
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HP lands $2.5bn NASA IT support deal

NASA has outsourced its end-user computing services to HP, in an up to 10-year, $2.5bn deal. HP's Enterprise Services division - formerly known as EDS - will deliver most of the space agency's hardware and software requirements for desktop and mobile. The contract will be managed at the NASA Shared Services Center in …
Team Register, 29 Dec 2010
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SEC probes whether Hurd leaked EDS buy info

The SEC has gotten on Mark Hurd's case, with an investigation that will look into whether the former HP boss passed on information about the acquisition of EDS to his nemesis, Jodie Fisher. The Wall Street Journal cites its favourite source – people familiar with the matter – to report that the inside information issue is part …
Joe Fay, 21 Dec 2010
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Runner and riders for HP's top job

Comment Who is next in line to become the new boss at HP, the company that likes its CEOs to shoot themselves in the foot? Puritanical and whiter-than-white HP has forced its miracle-working CEO Mark Hurd out after tawdry accusations of sexual harassment, since settled privately, revealed inappropriate expenses claims by Hurd and meet …
Chris Mellor, 9 Aug 2010
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EDS' dodgy Sky contract costs HP £318m

HP will pay Sky a total of £318m to settle a landmark court case over a botched customer service systems deal. The deal was worth only £48m when it was won in 2000 by EDS, which HP bought in 2008. Sky parted with the contractor acrimonously in 2001, and the installation eventually took six years and cost £265m, the High Court …
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HP strike struck

HP managers will be celebrating this morning - a threatened two-day strike by 1,000 members of the Public and Commercial Services union has been cancelled. The industrial action was due today and tomorrow (Tuesday) but has been suspended to allow talks to continue. Jim Hanson, PCS national officer for HP, said progress had …
John Oates, 29 Mar 2010
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BSkyB yanks more cash from HP's hide

IT giant Hewlett-Packard said on Friday after the markets closed on Wall Street that it had to knock off another £70m from its first quarter of fiscal 2010 ended in January to cover yet another interim payment to BSkyB relating to a lawsuit filed against EDS relating to the implementation of a customer relationship management …
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HP puts own man in charge of ex-EDS

HP today stamped its authority on day-to-day operations at the former EDS by replacing the services unit's boss Joe Eazor with its own man, Tom Iannotti. Iannotti, previously managing director of HP Americas and Technology Solutions Group, will now run the group's global outsourcing operation, HP Enterprise Services. The unit …
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EDS ruling won't mean overhaul for IT procurement

IT companies will not have to conduct a total overhaul of their sales processes in the aftermath of a long-awaited court ruling this week, a technology law expert has said. The ruling focused on the dishonesty of one employee, not a whole company. BSkyB hired IT company EDS to build it a £48m customer relationship management …
OUT-LAW.COM, 28 Jan 2010
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HP to appeal over potentially massive BSkyB ruling

BSkyB has claimed victory in its long-running contract dispute with EDS, the services giant now owned by HP. A ruling was delivered to the firms today, and it is believed that the ruling accepts one of BSkyB's five claims, while rejecting the other four. However, British TV firm BSkyB sees this as a vindication of its claims …
Joe Fay, 26 Jan 2010

HP loses massive DWP contract

Exclusive HP has lost one of its largest outsourced IT contracts from the British government to rival Fujitsu Services. The Department of Work and Pensions today confirmed to The Register it had appointed Fujitsu Services as the preferred bidder to take over its huge desktop contract from 31 August. A DWP spokeswoman declined to reveal …
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EDS mainframe goes titsup, crashes RBS cheque system

HP managers are reaping the harvest of their deep cost-cutting at EDS, in the form of a massive mainframe failure that crippled some very large clients, including the taxpayer-owned bank RBS. An IBM Z10 at EDS's Stockley Park site, west of London, fell over this week after vital microcode fixes* had not been applied, because …
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HP strike off - for now

The Public and Commercial Services Union called off yesterday's strike by 1,000 of its members employed by HP, ahead of talks next week. HP confirmed the postponement and said it would be meeting the PCS next Wednesday 16 December. The workers are mostly ex-EDS staff unhappy at changes to their terms and conditions since HP …
John Oates, 11 Dec 2009

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