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HP itching to flog flaccid biz units: Are Autonomy, PSG in firing line?

Hewlett-Packard is considering selling or spinning out its weak business units but warned investors that any deals may not go smoothly. The troubled tech titan stated in its latest paperwork filed to US financial regulator the SEC: “We continue to evaluate the potential disposition of assets and businesses that may no longer …
Gavin Clarke, 2 Jan 2013
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HP confirms Hunter to head up PC-and-printer borg

HP UK and Ireland PC boss Paul Hunter is the new chief of the merging Personal Systems and Imaging and Printing Groups. An HP spokesman confirmed the move to The Register but added: "There is no further comment to make at this time". The next role for Imaging and Printing Group (IPG) UK vice president Norman Richardson has …
Paul Kunert, 26 Apr 2012
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HP unzips, dangles fat wedge over PC dealers

HP is dangling a sizeable "discretionary funding" carrot in front of resellers to make them come up with business plans to lure small biz, schools and corporations into buying PCs. At the same time the tech titan is cutting the bewildering number of promos run by its personal systems division. It also vowed to improve the way …
Paul Kunert, 15 Mar 2012
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HP insists Whitman is new broom to clean up execution

With HP’s latest quarterly earnings looking so poor, you’d expect the traditional financial analyst’s call to be dominated by concerns on the minutiae of performance. But every question was on leadership. HP’s chairman Ray Lane said that the company had been “jolted” by the departure of Mark Hurd, and the board had made the …
Iain Thomson, 23 Feb 2012

HP systems group honcho bails after Meg flip-flops

HP has lost the CTO from its PC division after Phil McKinney announced he was leaving the company for semi-retirement. McKinney, who has been with the company for nine years, made the announcement days after Meg Whitman announced that HP would keep its PC arm after all. He says in his blog that he’ll be focusing on public …
Iain Thomson, 1 Nov 2011
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HP UK PC team baying for rivals' blood

HP UK's PSG team is unsurprisingly eager to put to bed the disastrous events of the past few months and go on the offensive. CEO Meg Whitman vowed to make a decision on the future ownership of PSG by the end of this month, and that HP is keeping the unit is not a huge surprise, neither is the fact it will have another stab at …
Paul Kunert, 28 Oct 2011
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HP flip-flops on sale of Personal Systems Group

Meg Whitman, who in September replaced the deposed Leo Apotheker as president and CEO of HP, has decided that “exploring options” for the company’s PC business will not, after all, involve selling the division. Whether in response to indifference to the opportunity to buy its Personal Systems Group, or because it’s decided …
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HP PC biz gets aggressive again

HP's Personal Systems Group is reverting back to a target-based rebate model for resellers after more than three years of operating a linear model as the tech titan eyes aggressive market share wins. The move kicks in across Europe next week (1 November) at the start of HP's fiscal New Year at a time when the traditional PC …
Paul Kunert, 26 Oct 2011
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HP UK sales hit by PC biz uncertainty

Demand for HP PCs waned in the UK following the disastrous decision to make public its strategic review of the Personal Systems Group, analyst figures reveal. The US tech titan downplayed the potential impact of blundering former CEO Leo Apotheker's poor handling of the situation, but the early signs indicate a resultant loss …
Paul Kunert, 10 Oct 2011
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Cisco veep slags off HP's PC biz wobble

Cisco quietly sat on the sidelines during the summer as a series of gaffes by a hapless senior executive team forced down HP's share price by a fifth. But the networking kingpin has found its voice again to predict that hitting the Personal Systems Group eject button will damage HP and its partners' bottom line and lead to …
Paul Kunert, 3 Oct 2011
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HP to bring 6,000 more TouchPads to UK - for staff only

HP is shipping a final batch of 6,000 HP Touchpads to the UK but only employees will be able to nab them, The Register can confirm. It was revealed this morning that HP is offering consumer and biz customers the ability to claim back the delta between the initial buy price and the heavily discounted prices it offered in the …
Paul Kunert, 12 Sep 2011
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HP PC boss: I'm so loving being spun off

HP's public statement that it will explore alternatives for its PC business has sent "ripples" across the entire organisation, according to a senior exec. Todd Bradley, global chief of the Personal Systems Group, is on a tour of duty in the US to convince resellers, disties and customers that a spin-off is the best and " …
Paul Kunert, 9 Sep 2011
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HP's UK PC boss: We're going nowhere

HP's UK Personal Systems Group head Paul Hunter has sent round an open letter urging calm on recent news that the ink giant is rethinking its PC strategy. This was widely reported as "HP gets out of PCs" – not hugely surprising given IBM's similar strategy. But Hunter said: "Let me be absolutely clear in saying that at no …
John Oates, 26 Aug 2011

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