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HP poaches latest ESSN EMEA boss from Logica

HP has nabbed Logica's chief client director Peter Ryan to operate as EMEA senior veep of the enterprise, servers, storage and networking (EESN) biz group. Ryan replaces previous incumbent Frederic Dussart, who quit the job after just three months and handed over the reins on an interim basis to Johan Deschuyffeleer, SVP EMEA …
Paul Kunert, 05 Jul 2011

HP crowns networking boss Ansell as king of enterprise channel

After five years sat on HP's enterprise channel throne, Kevin Matthews is heading to an as yet unconfirmed role in the company with networking boss John Ansell to be crowned the new UK king. Talk in the industry about the role shifting emerged late last week and was today confirmed to El Chan by HP UK and Ireland managing …
Paul Kunert, 12 May 2014

HP plonks newcomer into hot seat for EMEA Enterprise Group

HP has shuffled the management deck in EMEA in a restructure that's bagged big cheese Peter Ryan the top job at the Enterprise Group. The vendor confirmed in March it was stitching together the PC and printer divisions and merging the Enterprise Servers, Storage and Networking (ESSN) and Global Accounts and Technology Services …
Paul Kunert, 15 May 2012

HP EMEA boss recruits enterprise generals

HP EMEA boss Peter Ryan is bolstering his band of generals by plucking a couple of Brits from HP's UK ops to lead the channel networking and volume server units at a regional level. Ryan shares the top job in EMEA with Printing and Personal Systems boss Eric Cador and is also head of the Enterprise Group. Following the merger …
Paul Kunert, 06 Feb 2013

Arise Sir Kevin, king of HP's enterprise channel

HP's UK enterprise partners of all ilk now fall under the control of channel stalwart Kevin Matthews in a long awaited re-org that the tech monster says will make it more agile. Earlier this year the US titan stitched together its PC and printing business, and merged its Enterprise Servers, Storage and Networking (ESSN) arm with …
Paul Kunert, 18 Sep 2012
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HP anoints Mayer in global networks boss role

HP has confirmed that Bethany Mayer - caretaker of its global networking biz for the last four months - will get the job on a permanent basis. Former Mirapoint and Blue Coat exec Mayer arrived at HP in March 2010 as veep for marketing and alliances in the Enterprise Server, Storage and Networking (ESSN) division but got the …
Paul Kunert, 04 Oct 2011
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HP extends reseller rebate changes into fiscal 2012

HP is again extending its linear Pay For Results compensation model for Enterprise Server, Storage and Networking (ESSN) resellers as the economy continues to limp along. The US tech titan removed the gating metrics for back-end margin in its Q2 started February and extended it into Q3, then Q4 ... and now into the first three …
Paul Kunert, 11 Oct 2011
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HP's 'strained' relations with Violin: Vulture-on-the-windowsill account

It has only been a few days since HP decided to curtail its reselling agreement with Violin Memory to concentrate on its own 3PAR product. Big-mouthed bankers also had plenty to say on the move as it pertained to a rumoured IPO by Violin. But El Reg has since heard a bit of inside information from various players close to the …
Chris Mellor, 25 Oct 2012
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HP enterprise bigshot packs it in after just three months

Hewlett-Packard has confirmed that the SVP and GM of sales for its enterprise server, storage and networking (ESSN) division across EMEA has resigned just three months after taking on the role. Frederic Dussart moved to HP from rival EMC – where he was senior veep and regional country manager for Europe south, Middle East and …
Paul Kunert, 06 Jun 2011
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PCs punch HP in the gut, servers knee it in the jewels

It has been a long time since Hewlett-Packard has had a happy quarter, and it looks like it is going to have to wait quite a while to have one again if its final quarter of fiscal 2012 is any indication. In the quarter ended on October 31, it was mostly tricks, not treats, with revenues off 6.7 per cent to $29.96bn and after …
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HP to ease 3PAR lead-time woes by adding local fab

Lead times on HP 3PAR storage kit that dogged distributors and resellers since the acquisition may not ease until the autumn, when local production in Europe comes online. Channel partners are waiting up to eight weeks for deliveries, double the norm for HP EVAs, hindering efforts to hit quarterly rebate targets. The 3PAR …
Paul Kunert, 15 Jul 2011
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HP storage hobbled by board's indecision

The future of HP's vibrant storage business has been made uncertain by HP CEO and board shenanigans, culminating with the latest uncertainty over CEO Leo Apotheker. Before his dismissal, former CEO Mark Hurd relaid the foundations of the storage business by hiring David Donatelli away from EMC, buying iSCSI SAN supplier LeftHand …
Chris Mellor, 22 Sep 2011
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HP finds role for its ex-networking boss

HP's former UK networking boss Barry Bonnett has made an internal move into the firm's services organisation. As revealed by El Reg, Bonnett walked away from the upper deck of the networking biz unit after less than a year in charge but was not expected to leave the company completely. Now it seems that HP is keen to not lose …
Paul Kunert, 10 Nov 2011
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HP networking boss leaves after less than a year

HP UK and Ireland networking boss Barry Bonnett is leaving the role after less than a year in charge, The Register can reveal. Formerly an exec at BT Media and Broadcast, Nortel and Stejac, Bonnett succeeded Daryl Brick – currently area partner director at Juniper Networks – in November 2010. Industry sources familiar with the …
Paul Kunert, 28 Sep 2011
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Anxiety grips HP as new EMEA chief comes aboard from Nokia

HP could not find an internal candidate to lead the Technology Consulting business across EMEA, so it has raided Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) and made off with Eric Pradier. Pradier joins the tech titan as veep and MD for the unit, reporting to Johan Deschuyffeleer, the regional boss of HP's Technology Services. Sources have …
Paul Kunert, 26 Jun 2012
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All change at top of HP storage biz

HP is trying to find an heir to its StorageWorks division (SD) in the UK and Ireland following an internal move from boss man Richard Masterson to become sales director of global accounts. In the interim, Warren Duke – HP storage sales manager for the top accounts – has assumed the SD country manager role "whilst we finalise the …
Paul Kunert, 02 Nov 2011
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HP invites just its best friends to 2012 partner bash

HP's worldwide partner shindig in back on the agenda for 2012 but the event is likely to be a more cosy affair with fewer resellers invited. The last global conference was held in San Francisco in April 2008 and resellers were keen to see the knees-up reinstated on the calendar on top of local events. Now it's back in the diary …
Paul Kunert, 29 Nov 2011
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HP: We are NOT channel's services enemy

HP claims a slew of cloud computing initiatives launched today proves that it has been "unfairly" branded a services threat to the channel. The types of HP services flogged by dealers were generally relatively low value maintenance contracts and warranty upgrades with enterprise services available only to the internal direct …
Paul Kunert, 30 Nov 2011
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HP disties warn of price hikes

Prices on HP server, storage and networking kit could rise when planned rebate cuts for enterprise distributors that sell to the largest resellers kick in next year. The removal of back-end margin paid on sales to top-tier Gold partners, otherwise known as named accounts, was due to be implemented across Europe from 1 November …
Paul Kunert, 18 Oct 2011
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HP plans to measure girth, thrust of channel pitches

HP will measure reseller pitch rates through the global rollout of the iQuote system, allowing it to market more aggressively or shift promotions. Developed by Tim Moyle, director at channelcentral.net – former manager at CCD – the tool was piloted by Westcoast and Avnet but has gone live across chunks of its PC, server and …
Paul Kunert, 04 Jul 2011
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Apotheker prescribes transformation elixir for HP

As everyone knows by now, Hewlett-Packard is trying to buy the British software company Autonomy as it shuts down its webOS hardware business and hopes to spin off its Personal Systems Group. But here's a question for you: In HP's third fiscal quarter, which of its units actually showed year-on-year as well as sequential …
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HP's Q2 beats targets, but Q3 and Q4 look tight

It is a tough day for new CEO Leo Apotheker, who had to move up Hewlett-Packard's reporting of its financial results for the second quarter of fiscal 2011 by 32 hours because someone leaked a memo about belt-tightening and looming layoffs that Apotheker sent to his top brass two weeks ago. HP has revised its revenue guidance …
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Heads roll at HP as Apotheker swings new broom

The word on the street is that more executives at struggling IT giant Hewlett-Packard are being shown the door by new CEO Leo Apotheker. apothekerCHANGES2 Apotheker: 'Ladies and Gents, let's have a look at your closest exits' A report in Bloomberg says three more top executives are leaving HP as the company shakes up its …
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HP readies next-gen servers for launch

Server juggernaut Hewlett-Packard is hosting a shindig in Las Vegas next week with the bigwigs in its server unit, and the speculation is that the company will preview its forthcoming ProLiant G8 servers sporting Intel's "Sandy Bridge-EP" Xeon E5 processors. The invite to the event, which is being hosted at The Cosmopolitan on …
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Whitman says HP turnaround will not happen overnight

Five months into the role as HP CEO, Meg Whitman is finally detailing the tech titan's turnaround plan that involves "fixing execution" and cutting costs to save cash before it ups investments in R&D. In a tough fiscal first quarter, HP ironically saw an upturn in the software and to a much lesser extent the services businesses …
Paul Kunert, 23 Feb 2012

HP rolls out Hadoop AppSystem stack

Everybody wants to get a piece of the Hadoop elephant in the room, and luckily for Hewlett-Packard the mad scramble to make sense of big data is just at the beginning of its hype cycle and there's time enough to get some choice cuts. Hadoop Elephant As part of its Discover customer and partner extravaganza in Las Vegas this …
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HP takes a big profit haircut, too

This is taking "industry standard" a little too far perhaps. Dell's revenues got a haircut and its profits swooned in its most recent quarter, and Hewlett-Packard followed suit in its second fiscal quarter with profits falling a lot faster than its revenues dropped. The difference, of course, is that HP is a considerably larger …
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HP misses Q1 sales, revises 2011 downward

Hewlett-Packard's new president and chief executive Leo Apotheker now knows what it is like to be Carly Fiorina, who ran the company two executives ago. Not just because they held the same power at HP, but also because they missed their numbers soon after taking the reins. In the first quarter of fiscal 2011 ended January 31, HP …
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HP soldiers on without a head

The world's longest public job interview for the chief executive officer position at a Global 25 corporation dragged on for four hours today because Hewlett-Packard did not announce a replacement for ousted top dog Mark Hurd ahead of its security analysts meeting in San Francisco. Interim CEO and chief financial officer Cathie …
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HP mates blades with VMware vSphere

It's the VMworld virtualization extravaganza this week, and that means everyone wants to show that they are best buddies with VMware and enthusiastically supporting its virty and cloudy tools. And so it is that Hewlett-Packard is trying to change the subject about its own software aspirations and PC business spinoff and wants to …
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HP started then spiked HP-UX on x86 project

As part of the ongoing lawsuit about whether or not Oracle had committed itself to supporting its software on Hewlett-Packard's Itanium-based servers, the software giant did a core dump of very interesting documents that show what many of us suspected: that HP did indeed mull acquiring the Sparc/Solaris business and that HP did …
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HP's server, PC, and printer businesses stumble

New HP CEO Meg Whitman sure does have her work cut out for her, but she managed to notch up a quarter that was slightly better than Wall Street expected on the revenue and profit fronts. But don't call victory quite yet. HP took some significant hits in its core PC, server, and printer businesses in the past three months. In …

Hardware-happy HP has swallowed a Sun death pill

Leo Apotheker has joined a long line of Silicon Valley CEOs who have struggled to stop their hardware-centric tech companies slipping into the dustbin of history. Hewlett-Packard's chief executive has unveiled an audacious plan to turn his company from the planet's single biggest maker of PCs into, er, a software company. To …
Gavin Clarke, 19 Aug 2011
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HP eager to replace brittle IT

The top brass at Hewlett-Packard – which became the largest IT company in the world two years ago and will likely stay there because IBM no longer cares for the title – want a bigger piece of the ever-changing IT pie. And they think they have a plan to not only do that, but also to grow the pie over the next several years. As El …
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HP rings up Hurd's final quarter

Mark Hurd, the ousted president, chief executive officer, and chairman of IT giant Hewlett-Packard, turned in a decent final quarter. In the quarter ended July 31 – only a week before Hurd was shown the door for becoming embroiled in a sexual harassment lawsuit with a consultant that was hired to be a greeter at HP events and …
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HP lays out sketches of storage roadmap

HP's EVA arrays will get thin provisioning and automated LUN migration, while LeftHand's SAN software will be ported to the XEN and Hyper-V platforms, according to attendees at an HP Tech Day event. This HP StorageWorks event took place in Colorado Springs yesterday with an audience of invited storage professionals. Several of …
Chris Mellor, 29 Sep 2009