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HP execs Bradley and Donatelli ready to walk: reports

HP's troubles at the top continue, with formerly high-level executives getting ready to jump ship. Reuters reports that Todd Bradley and Dave Donatelli are both working on their exit strategies after being “sidelined by CEO Meg Whitman”. Bradley was head of the merged PC and printer business until June 2013, when he was shunted …
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HP PCs 'n' printers boss steps down, replaced by Aussie

HP has snatched the reins of its bogged-down global PC and printer biz from exec Todd Bradley, just a year after stitching the units together, as it struggles to compete in the mobile slablet world. Confirmation came from HP HQ this afternoon that Bradley is being put out to pasture installed as exec veep for Strategy Growth …
Paul Kunert, 18 Jun 2013

HP UK: meeting unions over staff redundancy plans

HP has confirmed it will convene with unions reps in a bid to thrash out the number of UK workers that could get the heave-ho over the next 90 days. Consultation began on 30 January "regarding potential workforce changes" that have been pencilled in by management for HP's fiscal Q2, which started this month. "Collective …
Paul Kunert, 04 Feb 2014
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Samsung UK computing chief leaves for HP PC biz

HP has plugged the gap in its local printer and PC biz following the exit of channel sales director Pascal Bourguet with Samsung UK computing GM Damian Cusick, The Channel can reveal. Popular channel figure Bourguet was handed a European remit with HP in August when he was made EMEA veep of the consumer PC biz. Cusick is …
Paul Kunert, 11 Oct 2013
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HP PC chief: Microsoft's Surface is 'KLUDGEY'. There, I said it

HP's chief of personal systems has branded Microsoft's Surface "kludgey" in a broadside against the new laptop-cum-tablet hardware. Todd Bradley dismissed the fondletop in an interview with IDG's CITEworld, and said although the tech press is obsessed with it, the public couldn't care less about Microsoft's 10-inch offering. It …
Anna Leach, 15 Nov 2012

HP Printer and PC boss: Lenovo is the LAST thing on my mind

The man straddling HP's global printer and PC portfolio has a few things on his mind, but he claims worrying about Apple, Samsung and Lenovo aren't chief among them. Dion Weisler left a senior role in Lenovo to head up HP's PC biz in Asia Pacifc/Japan in 2011, the same year former CEO Leo Apotheker was unpicking decades of hard …
Paul Kunert, 24 Jul 2014
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HP plots tablet comeback to penetrate biz world with slab

HP is returning to the tablet game, but it doesn't want to take on Apple in its consumer backyard - instead the vendor would prefer business types fondled its hardware. Troubled HP spectacularly canned its TouchPad slab last summer after it spent just six weeks on the market, despite the gear flying off the shelves when the …
Paul Kunert, 14 Sep 2012

Next HP CEO is already working at HP, says Meg Whitman

HP CEO Meg Whitman says her eventual successor will be recruited from within the company and not externally as has been the case with the previous batch of bigwigs. Ever since it hauled in Carly Fiorina from Lucent, who was replaced by Mark Hurd, then Leo Apotheker and Whitman, onlookers criticised HP's board for bypassing …
Paul Kunert, 20 Feb 2013

Ex-HP printer veep's job deal inked, jets off to outsourcer

Former HP printer veep and industry vet Vyomesh Joshi has joined the board at Indian outsourcer Wipro. Joshi retired from the troubled US titan in March after the PC and printers businesses were stitched together and PC honcho Todd Bradley was asked to head up the expanded unit. As is customary with high-level appointments, …
Paul Kunert, 02 Oct 2012
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HP to take one more stab at consumer tablets

If you thought HP's decision to spin off its webOS division into a new subsidiary signaled the end of its adventures in the mobile market, think again. According to reports, the PC maker is reshuffling its Personal Systems Group to launch a new business unit aimed at getting HP back in the tablet race. According to a leaked memo …
Neil McAllister, 18 Aug 2012
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HP plucks webOS team out of departing PC division

HP evidently sees a brighter future for its webOS platform after moving the team into the Office of Strategy and Technology (OS&T) as it figures out what to do with the software. The other half of the business HP acquired from Palm – the hardware element – will continue to reside in its Personal Systems Group that will likely be …
Paul Kunert, 05 Sep 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 there …
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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, 09 Sep 2011
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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 yet …
Paul Kunert, 26 Apr 2012
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Microsoft braces for Surface RT feedback storm

Kludgey, dull screen, audio problems, fraying cloth covers – whatever your beef with Microsoft’s Surface, now’s your chance to get if off your chest. Microsoft has launched a Surface Owner Feedback Program for new owners of the Redmond fondleslab. You’ll be asked to take part in a survey on your experiences with Surface. Happy/ …
Gavin Clarke, 30 Nov 2012
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HP's Whitman: 'I will turn this company around – by 2016'

During a meeting with financial analysts on Wednesday, HP CEO Meg Whitman said her plan to turn around the ailing company was on track, but the restructuring won't be complete until 2016 and investors should expect HP's earnings to shrink even further before the work is done. In August, HP reported a loss of $8.9bn, with …
Neil McAllister, 04 Oct 2012
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HP finally decides the future of the PC: It's a printer accessory

HP has confirmed the rumours anent the future of its Personal Systems Group - the globocorp's PC-making arm, which at one point seemed likely to be sold off - by announcing that it will merge with the company's printer tentacle. According to a corporate announcement issued today: HP’s Imaging and Printing Group (IPG) and its …
Team Register, 21 Mar 2012
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HP to unveil WebOS tablets next month

HP has been sending out invites to an event its hosting on 9 February, and it's widely expected to focus on WebOS handsets and tablets. Don't take our word for it. HP senior Personal Systems staffer Todd Bradley told US TV channel CNBC last night that he'll talk about differentiating HP's offerings from Apple's iPad "on the …
Tony Smith, 13 Jan 2011

Intel eyes up HP chief for top job

Intel is looking to build up its executive ranks and is apparently willing to look outside of the chip company's own walls to find some new top brass to compete for the top jobs that president and chief executive officer, Paul Otellini, will vacate in five years or so. A report in the Wall Street Journal cites unnamed sources, …
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HP's Whitman promises 'more beautiful' PCs

Building PCs and laptops that are better looking and more instantly recognizable to consumers is a key component of HP's strategy to turn around its struggling PC division, according to CEO Meg Whitman. "I don't think we kept up with the innovation," Whitman said in an interview with The Wall Street Journal. "The whole market …
Neil McAllister, 17 Sep 2012
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HP poised to merge printer, PC divisions?

HP's boss-for-six-months Meg Whitman is about to make her first big strategic move since she took the reins at that reeling company, merging its Imaging and Printing Group and Personal Systems Group. So says AllThingsD, citing the ever-loquacious "sources familiar with the matter", who also said that current PSG headman Todd …
Rik Myslewski, 20 Mar 2012
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HP has another crack at fondleslab market

HP will make another run at the fondleslab market. During a conference call regarding HP's astonishing decision to keep its PC biz after all, the company said it will bring out a Windows 8 tablet and is evaluating what to do with webOS, the TouchPad tablet operating system. Although ex-HP CEO Leo Apotheker killed off the …
Chris Mellor, 28 Oct 2011
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HP's PC-printer lovechild is cash boon for resellers

HP's decision to stitch together its PC and printer businesses is likely driven by cost cutting but it could bring financial benefits to channel partners. In a move first mooted by former CEO Carly Fiorina but not implemented before Mark Hurd placed his butt on the hot seat, HP yesterday confirmed the formation of the Printing …
Paul Kunert, 22 Mar 2012
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Piles of unshiftable HP fondle-slabs choke Best Buy

Crates of HP fondleslabs are mounting up stateside at Best Buy as it emerged the retailer has shifted less than one-tenth of its 270,000 strong unit order. Evidence is mounting that HP's shiny slate, dubbed the OuchPad in the US, is failing to capture the attention of shoppers on both sides of the Atlantic, as indicated by …
Paul Kunert, 17 Aug 2011
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HP won't license WebOS, says exec

HP will not license WebOS to rival smartphone and tablet vendors, the head of the company's PCs and gadgets division has said. Speaking at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference yesterday, Todd Bradley, executive VP of HP’s Personal Systems Group, emphatically said the company will not make the operating system, acquired when HP …
Tony Smith, 28 Sep 2010
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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 …

HP reveals inaugural Palm webOS tablet

HP has unveiled a trio of new webOS devices, including a pint-sized smartphone known as the Veer, a beefier business phone dubbed the Pre3, and, yes, the first Palm tablet: the HP TouchPad. The devices are designed to work in concert, and to dovetail with myriad "cloud-based" services, consolidating your calendar appointments, …
Cade Metz, 09 Feb 2011
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HP confirms 'Palm pad' to ship early 2011

HP will bring its WebOS-based tablet to market early next year, a company executive has stated. During the PC giant's quarterly earnings conference last night, Todd Bradley, head of the company's Personal Systems Group, said: "Tablet sales and slate sales [were] a big part of the reason we acquired Palm. You'll see us with a …
Tony Smith, 20 Aug 2010
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HP refuses to resurrect global partner piss-up conference

HP has confirmed will not be running a global partner knees-up for the third year running much to chagrin of some in the UK channel who are keen to get a run down of top level strategy, particularly in light of Leo Apotheker's succession to disgraced former CEO Mark Hurd. Despite rivals and other major vendors reinstating global …
Paul Kunert, 10 Jun 2011
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HP eyes webOS iPad rival

In purchasing Palm, HP intends to build and sell not only a new collection of phones based on Palm's critically-acclaimed webOS, but a line of webOS tablets as well. On Wednesday, the two companies announced that HP has agreed to acquire Palm for roughly $1.2bn - $5.70 per share of Palm common stock - and according to Todd …
Cade Metz, 28 Apr 2010
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HP rocks Redmond with webOS PC play

When the world's largest computer maker announced that it plans to equip laptops and desktops with its own operating system, you can be sure that the squeals emanating from Redmond's corner offices were not squeals of delight. And we're guessing the denizens of Cupertino's executive suites pricked up their ears as well. On …
Rik Myslewski, 10 Feb 2011
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HP agrees to buy Palm for $1.2bn

HP has agreed to buy beleaguered handheld maker Palm for $1.2bn. The two companies announced the deal with a press release Wednesday afternoon, and they plan to hold a joint conference call with analysts and stockholders later in the day. HP has agreed to purchase the company behind the Pre smartphone and its webOS at a price …
Cade Metz, 28 Apr 2010
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Google exec: 'Corporations ignore human rights'

Google's director of public policy doesn't think that companies are doing enough to promote human rights around the globe, and that cozying up to repressive governments is bad business. "You've got to be ready to lose some money in order to protect human rights," Bob Boorstin said to applause from the assembled activists and …
Rik Myslewski, 25 Oct 2011
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HP reported close to naming Hurd successor

Somebody has to stop Hewlett-Packard before it acquires another company for billions of dollars again, and the word on the street is that the IT giant is getting set to do that soon. Possibly as early as next week. Bloomberg reported Friday that HP's board of directors could announce a successor to Mark Hurd, now co-president at …
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Newbie CEO Apotheker rakes in big HP bucks

As El Reg reported two weeks ago, Ray Lane, the non-executive chairman of IT giant HP, has shaken up the board of directors ahead of the company's annual shareholder meeting on March 23. And as part of the proxy filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission ahead of that meeting, HP has detailed how much it's paying Leo …
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Apple COO Cook to take the HP helm?

What kind of fool would leave Apple's second-in-command job to run Hewlett-Packard? Probably not chief operating officer Tim Cook, but that is the rumor running around the Intertubes right now, and it has spooked Wall Street. HP is hosting its financial analysts meeting in Palo Alto this afternoon, local Silicon Gulch time, and …
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HP launches webOS products, but no ecosystem

Hewlett-Packard has unveiled its first major webOS products since it acquired the mobile software platform with Palm last year. It has launched a 9.7-inch tablet, the TouchPad, and two smartphones. The TouchPad is initially a Wi-Fi only device but a cellular version will follow, HP promised, which may attract more carrier …
Wireless Watch, 13 Feb 2011
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Mozilla and Baidu join battle for the new cloud OS

The battle for the conventional “fat‟ mobile OS is won and lost. But the fight to control the user interface to the cloud is wide open, and with Apple and Microsoft on the back foot, a Linux-based winner looks logical. Google has pitched Chrome OS, Hewlett-Packard has webOS and Intel has MeeGo. Now enter Mozilla, and Chinese …
Wireless Watch, 30 Jul 2011
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HP grabs former palmOne CEO to head PC biz

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 …
Ashlee Vance, 13 Jun 2005
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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's Palm bid beat Apple, Google, RIM, says report

HP was not Palm's only suitor when the Prē and Pixi punter offered itself for sale — Apple, Google, and RIM were also seeking the hand of the smartphone maker, presumably attracted by its webOS dowry and its patent portfolio. Nokia wasn't. This tidbit comes from the Business Insider, citing "a source familiar with the …
Rik Myslewski, 16 Jul 2010
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PalmOne chief quits

PalmOne's CEO Todd Bradley has resigned, the company announced today, with Palm veteran and former Handspring marketing boss Ed Colligan filling the gap. Colligan will perform the role of interim CEO from February 25. The board said that Bradley will remain as an advisor after seeing the current quarter through. "We respect …
Andrew Orlowski, 24 Jan 2005

Did Hewlett-Packard overreact on Hurd's Fishergate?

After its tumultuous time under president and chief executive Carly Fiorina followed by the journalist spying scandal that cost chairman Patricia Dunn her job, you can't blame Hewlett-Packard's board for being a little jumpy about a sex scandal and padded expenses. Or maybe you can, especially if cutting the cord on CEO, …
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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 …

Azul star DeWitt runs to HP

Last September, we revealed that then Azul Systems CEO Stephen DeWitt planned to bail on the start-up. Six months later DeWitt confirmed the move by popping up at HP. HP has turned DeWitt into SVP of its PC business in the Americas region. He'll report to Todd Bradley, the EVP of HP's entire Personal Systems Group. DeWitt once …
Ashlee Vance, 13 Mar 2008
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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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PalmOne to axe 12% of workforce

PalmOne today said it will rid itself of around 100 workers - 12 per cent of its headcount - in a bid to streamline the company following its acquisition of Handspring. Todd Bradley, the PDA maker's president and CEO, described the decision to embark on this "second phase" of the integration of the two companies as "tough but …
Tony Smith, 21 Jan 2004
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Shepheard leaves Gateway flock

John Shepheard has resigned from Gateway, following the appointment of a senior VP at the vendor. Shepheard, director of sales for Gateway Europe, Middle East and Africa, left last week after four years at the vendor. The company stressed the appointment of Todd Bradley to senior VP of Gateway EMEA and Shepheard's departure were …
Linda Harrison, 25 Nov 1998
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PalmOne promotes Colligan

PalmOne's Ed Colligan has joined the ranks of interim CEOs who become the real deal. The PDA pioneer announced yesterday its decision to give Colligan a seat on the board, to drop the 'interim' from his job title and to issue him with a new set of business cards.* Colligan took over the company's key role on 25 February …
Tony Smith, 17 May 2005
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PalmOne posts Q4 profit

PalmOne saw its shares jump more than 20 per cent in after-hours trading last night after it beat expectations by posting a profit for the fourth quarter. For the fourth quarter ended 28 May 2004 the handheld maker made a profit of $13.3m on sales of $267.3m, up 23 per cent from the same period last year. Turnover comfortably …
John Oates, 22 Jun 2004